Articles about Patents
Microsoft has settled its latest patent spat with patent-licensing vendor VirnetX by paying $23 million covering disputed unified communications patents.
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.
Xiaomi isn't the only company to fall afoul of Ericsson, but it needs to press for a speedy resolution if it is to continue its winning ways in the ultra-competitive Indian market.
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.
Google has agreed to settle with the Apple and Microsoft-backed consortium that outbid it for Nortel's patents in 2011.
A jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has awarded a patent holder millions after finding Apple infringed its ageing pager patents.
Samsung now claims there's another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.
Google has petitioned the highest court in the country to overturn a previous appeals court ruling favoring Oracle, which in itself overturned a mixed bag of district court rulings that primarily sided with Google.
We knew Microsoft makes most of its mobile operating system money from Android, not Windows Phone, but a billion dollars? From one vendor?! Microsoft's good times, however, are in danger of coming to an end.
A newly unsealed legal document indicates that Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion in Android patent-licensing royalties in 2013 alone.
The Open Invention Network now has over a thousand licensees and the court cases are starting to go against the patent trolls.
The lawsuit argues that ServiceNow has built its business on BMC's patents covering IT management.
UPDATED: Besides damages, Nvidia wants the ITC to ban select Samsung Galaxy devices running on Qualcomm chips.
Like it or loathe it, his Intellectual Ventures now owns more than 40,000 intellectual 'assets' and has raised $3 billion in licensing revenue from that portfolio. Yet, he supports proposed patent reform. Here's why.
Microsoft's wrestling match with Samsung may just be a contract fight, or it could be the beginning of a war over the validity of Microsoft's Android patents.