The patent wars are here and the lawsuits are flying as tech giants acquire intellectual property stockpiles.
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Microsoft and Dell have renewed their patent cross-licensing agreement, with Dell agreeing to pay Microsoft royalties for Dell's products running Android and Chrome OS.
Verizon, yes, Verizon, is moving beyond being an open-source software user and becoming a much more active member in two vital open-source organizations.
Galaxy smartphone maker files for U.S. patent to unlock mobile devices when users touch-and-drag drawings that have at least one intersection point. These diagrams also can be customized to launch specific apps.
The company filing the most patents in Europe isn't in fact a European business, according to the continent's patent watchdog.
Redmond contended that Google and Motorola had infringed on a mapping patent it owns. Not so, says the patent court.
IPCom, a patent-licensing firm, claimed Apple and HTC were infringing on its patents. A German court disagreed.
The legal action comes after China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) rejected Apple's request to invalidate a patent by a Shanghai-based company which it claimed was similar to its voice-driven technology Siri.
InterDigital says it will no longer charge Chinese companies discriminatory royalties, as it seeks to end an antitrust probe by China's industry regulator.
It may have been the top patent-filing nation last year with over 825,000 patent applications, but China is still lacking innovation and should focus on helping inventors commercialize their patents.
New recommendations from the Obama administration include expanded pro bono legal help for inventors and crowdsourcing prior art.
U.S.-based cellphone maker Hop-on is the latest company to sign an Android patent-licensing deal with Microsoft.
Microsoft has added Voxx Electronics to its list of Android patent licensees.
The Justice Department has closed down its antitrust investigation into Samsung's tactics against Apple concerning standards-essential patents.
Korean electronics giant inks a cross-licensing agreement with Cisco Systems to avoid legal tussles over technology patents, giving each company use of the other's existing and future patent portfolio.
Patent-licensing firm IPCom claims Apple is infringing on its mobile technology patents.