The patent wars are here and the lawsuits are flying as tech giants acquire intellectual property stockpiles.
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The deal is undergoing a second-phase anti-trust probe by China's commerce watchdog, which is taking longer than the usual 30 days, reportedly due to concerns from domestic handset makers over a potential Nokia licensing fee hikes.
Google joins IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony as a full member of the Open Invention Network open-source and Linux patent protection organization.
AT&T has developed and patented technology which detects and blocks file-sharing software.
The move is expected to help grow the intellectual property rights landscape to drive economic development in the country.
A ban on the One Mini has been stayed, allowing HTC to resume shipping several of its devices in the UK.
A patent loss in a German court may lead to trouble for Microsoft's Android strategy.
Nokia's rivals fear that the company will begin unfairly milking its patent portfolio, according to the European Commission, but the organisation will be closely observing the former handset maker.
Once more the Supreme Court is going to have a shot to kill off software and business-practice patents. Hopefully they'll get it right this time.
Democrats and Republicans may disagree on almost everything, but they can agree on one thing: They all hate patent trolls. The anti-patent troll Innovation Act has passed in the House of Representatives.
Based on where this goes next, a retrial in California or an appeal pushed all the way to the Supreme Court are both possible.
Legitimate patent owners won't be substantially negatively impacted by this bill. It's a little weak (leaving the door open to the big-boy trolls who use a different bag of tricks), but it's good, robust progress.
HTC's flagship HTC One has escaped an import ban that could extend to several HTC devices should the Taiwanese company's appeal against a UK court ruling fail.
Potential uses of the headwear include in road navigation, checking blood pressure or flipping through of slides in a presentation. Besides wireless communication, it will also include tactile feedback.
Sierra Wireless takes its dispute with Nokia over standard essential patent royalties to Europe's competition regulator.
While a retrial had placed into question how much of the original US$1.05 billion Samsung should pay Apple over patent disputes, Apple has again walked away with most of Samsung's money.