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Apple has been granted a patent that could lead the way to a fully flexible iPhone that's actually built to bend in your pocket.
Chinese authorities reportedly have asked the world's largest chipmaker maker to lower its patent fees and unbundle its licensing agreements, following a year-long antitrust investigation.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the Chinese e-commerce giant that kicked off a $25 billion mega initial public offering on NASDAQ this year, admitted it took down as many as 90 million counterfeit goods from its e-commerce platforms in order to smooth its IPO.
Amid the ITC development this week, Nvidia's chief administrative officer David Shannon acknowledged all of this reflects "typical legal ping pong."
A long-simmering patent dispute involving Google and some of its key rivals could finally be over. Today's deal transfers the former Nortel patents to a syndicate of 30 members and comes on the heels of a settlement in a patent infringement lawsuit last month.
After the Ericsson-Xiaomi fracas, this is the second lawsuit between phone makers in less than a month in India.
The top three Google products cited in data removal requests from federal agencies came down to Blogger, Search and YouTube.
Cisco's lawsuit concerns 12 features covered by 14 patents - all of which are embedded within current products.
The electronics retail giant published a more detailed timeline on Friday following an investigation that launched this fall.
Microsoft has settled its latest patent spat with patent-licensing vendor VirnetX by paying $23 million covering disputed unified communications patents.
The mobile provider has agreed to refund its customers for unwanted third-party charges placed on phone bills to the total sum of approximately $90 million.
Microsoft is no longer legally required to remind Windows users in the European Union that they have a choice of browsers beyond IE, as has been the case for the past five years.
Apple has escaped a potential $1bn damages bill after a jury decided an iTunes update that kept rivals' music off its iPod was a genuine product improvement.
Google has been outspoken over the last few years in lambasting the growing number of "patent trolls" seeking and filing lawsuits left and right in the technology sector.
The GPL is still the world's most popular open-source license but it's declining in use, while permissive licenses are gaining more fans, and some developers are choosing to release code without any license at all.
What is inside a hard drive exactly. TechRepublic cracks one open to find out.
A Dutch bookstore is located inside a 12th century church. But don't let that fool you--it uses the latest RFID tracking system.
Antipiracy measures were a bit of an afterthought with Windows XP; with Vista, most of Microsoft's antipiracy work is built right in.
See the hardware that lurks inside Apple's latest media machine.
The Cancer Genomic Atlas will have a heavy information technology component as it crunches data to map the cancer genome.
On a fresh installation of Windows Vista, we took screen shots when it came time to install Adobe's Flash plug-in into Internet Explorer for the first time. The sequence is especially interesting given Microsoft's emphasis on using Windows Vista as a non-administrative or "Lesser Privileged User" (LPU). Why? Because our first couple of attempt's failed. As it turns out, though, as best as we could tell, the failure had nothing to do with Vista, being an LPU, or Adobe's Flash. It has more to do the Web site that's calling for the Flash plug and how it responds when the Flash plug-in isn't there. In other words, depending on what site you go to, mileage may vary.
Here, the famous and infamous who probably now wish they'd never hit the send button.
Patricia Dunn leaves Santa Clara County Superior Court on her way to be booked on four felony charges.
Pandora's founder travels from town to town, sharing his time and story with fans.
Hoping to capitalize on MP3 player mania, Creative will soon offer two versions of its 30GB Zen Vision player.
The company wins a patent covering user interface technology on digital music players--like those on Apple's iPod.
Companies have won protections for inventions such as a sealed crustless sandwich and a pet toy shaped like a tree branch.
The W800 Walkman from Sony Ericsson features a music-only mode that enables it to be used solely as an MP3 player while its cell phone transmitter remains off.
Disney's iPod challenger comes at a low price and is geared for kids of all ages.
Microsoft's chairman and RealNetworks' CEO strike a deal to end an antitrust squabble and promote the Rhapsody music service.
Chevrolet's contest to get consumers to create ad content for its Tahoe SUV has attracted a lot of satire ads. The rules say any attempt to "undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws." Here are some Tahoe clips from the contest you won't see on TV.
MCI chief executive Michael Capellas opens the NetWorld+Interop trade show in Las Vegas in his first keynote address since his company emerged from bankruptcy last month. He says MCI has a strong balance sheet and is committed to innovation.
VMware's software allows Intel-based architecture to be partitioned into several independent virtual machines. In an exclusive Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, Diane Greene discusses the benefits of her company's technology, the competitive challenge Microsoft poses and her hopes for an IPO.
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