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Qualcomm antitrust probe in China to trigger patent wars

Qualcomm antitrust probe in China to trigger patent wars

Chinese regulators will end Qualcomm's 'reverse patent licence' practice that allows the chip makers' clients to employ each other's patents free of charge, Chinese reports said this week, indicating that the patent wars between smartphone makers are likely to begin.

published December 3, 2014 by


Patent auction nets millions for inventors

CNET's Michael Kanellos checks out the Ocean Tomo SpringIP Patent auction in San Francisco, where buyers snapped up $19.6million worth of patents. While critics say these patents will fuellawsuits, inventors say it's a good way to get recognition for the workthey've done.

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