News tagged ‘patents’

Monday, 12 Nov 2012

Apple and HTC Sign 10-year Patent Cross-Licensing Deal

Apple and HTC Sign 10-year Patent Cross-Licensing Deal

Apple and HTC have settled all their outstanding patent litigation with a 10-year cross-licensing deal that covers current and future patents by both companies.

Friday, 23 Mar 2012

Facebook Rumored to Have Acquired 750 Patents from IBM

Facebook Rumored to Have Acquired 750 Patents from IBM

According to the rumor mill, Facebook is said to have acquired 750 patents from IBM, possibly to help it counter allegations of patent infringement.

Friday, 27 Jan 2012

RealNetworks Announces Sale of Patents and Video Codec Software to Intel

RealNetworks Announces Sale of Patents and Video Codec Software to Intel

RealNetworks have announced their agreement with Intel to sell a significant number of its patents and its next-generation video CODEC software to the chipmaker for a purchase price of US$120 million.

Monday, 24 Oct 2011

More than 50% of Android Devices in Patent License Agreement with Microsoft

More than 50% of Android Devices in Patent License Agreement with Microsoft

With Microsoft and Compal entering a patent licensing agreement for patents under the Google Android portfolio, this means that companies accounting for over half of all Android devices are now covered under Microsoft's patent license agreements.

Thursday, 18 Aug 2011

Apple, Google, Nokia and Qualcomm Battle for InterDigital Patents

Apple, Google, Nokia and Qualcomm Battle for InterDigital Patents

Apple, Google, Nokia and Qualcomm are said to be interested in acquiring InterDigital, a wireless telecommunications firm that has about 8,800 patents.

Friday, 5 Aug 2011

The Spat between Google and Microsoft Continues

The Spat between Google and Microsoft Continues

Previously, we reported that Google has accused its biggest rivals of colluding to hamper the growth of Android. Microsoft rebutted the suggestion shortly after. The cat fight hasn't stopped yet, as blows continue to be traded between the two.

Thursday, 4 Aug 2011

Google Says Rivals are Colluding to Hamper the Growth of Android

Google Says Rivals are Colluding to Hamper the Growth of Android

Google has lashed out at its rivals and accused them of colluding to hamper the growth of Android.

Thursday, 7 Oct 2010

Motorola Mobility Sues Apple for Patent Infringement

Motorola Mobility Sues Apple for Patent Infringement

Motorola today announced that its subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, Inc., has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Apple's iPhone, iPad, iTouch and certain Mac computers infringe Motorola patents.

Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010

Apple Loses Patent Suit to the Tune of US$625.5m

Apple Loses Patent Suit to the Tune of US$625.5m

Apple has lost a patent suit and is liable to pay US$625.5m in damages.

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