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TruePosition and Ericsson Settle Antitrust Litigation
August 7th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
TruePosition and Ericsson have reached a settlement of TruePosition's antitrust case against Ericsson....more

Apple and Samsung to Drop Some Patent Lawsuits
August 6th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Apple and Samsung have agreed to drop their patent lawsuits against each other, but only outside the USA. ...more

Wi-LAN Wins Patent Dispute Against Ericsson
August 6th 2014 - 01:05 GMT
Patent troll, Wi-LAN says that it has won a court fight with Ericsson over the proper interpretation of a contract signed between the two companies....more

Microsoft Sues Samsung Over Android Patents Dispute
August 5th 2014 - 02:15 GMT
Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against Samsung seeking payment on Android patents that it says it has licensed to the company....more

Apple Pays $400 Million to Settle E-Book Pricing Conspiracy
July 16th 2014 - 23:00 GMT
Apple has agreed to pay US$400 million to settle allegations against it following a price-fixing conspiracy concerning how it set the prices of e-books sold through its iTunes store....more

FTC Alleges Amazon Billed Parents for Children's Unauthorized In-App Charges
July 11th 2014 - 01:45 GMT
Amazon.com is the latest company to face accusations that it profited from the sale of mobile services without the users permission....more

Wi-LAN Signs Patent Licensing Deal with Nokia
July 8th 2014 - 02:10 GMT
Patent holding company Wi-LAN says that it has signed a multi-year license to a broad portfolio of wireless patents with Nokia Networks....more

Vringo Files Another Patent Lawsuit Against ZTE
July 4th 2014 - 01:00 GMT
Ringtones to patent lawsuit company, Vringo has added Romania to the long list of countries where it is suing ZTE for patent infringement....more

Qualcomm Overturns $173 Million Patent Lawsuit
July 1st 2014 - 02:05 GMT
Qualcomm has won an appeal over a US$173 million patent claim that had been originally filed against it by ParkerVision....more

ZTE Seeking to Have Vringo Patents Overturned in China
June 26th 2014 - 02:30 GMT
China's patent office is reviewing an application by ZTE to have 32 patents claimed by the former ringtone company, Vringo declared invalid....more

Gemalto Loses Android OS Patent Lawsuit
June 25th 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Gemalto has lost a patent lawsuit where it has claimed infringement of its patents by the Android OS....more

US Court Overturns Software Patent in Landmark Ruling
June 20th 2014 - 00:00 GMT
The USA Supreme Court has passed a ruling that could prove to be a major benefit to companies fighting vexatious patent lawsuits from so-called patent trolls....more

ZTE Files Anti-Trust Complaint Against Vringo in Europe
June 19th 2014 - 00:00 GMT
China's ZTE has filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission, requesting it to investigate the licensing practices of ringtone to patent troll, Vringo...more

InterDigital Patent Infringements Against Nokia and ZTE Unlikely to Succeed
June 15th 2014 - 01:05 GMT
InterDigital is likely to lose a patent lawsuit against Nokia and ZTE following a preliminary ruling from the US International Trade Commission....more

Apple Wins Partial Victory in IPhone Trademark Dispute
June 6th 2014 - 04:00 GMT
Apple has won a partial victory in a trademark dispute in Mexico over the use of its iPhone brandname....more

InterDigital Settles Patent Lawsuits Against Samsung
June 3rd 2014 - 08:45 GMT
Patent holding company, InterDigital says that it has settled a range of patent lawsuits against Samsung, after the South Korean firm signed a license agreement with it....more

Apple Seeking Retrial in $2.2 Billion Lawsuit Against Samsung
May 26th 2014 - 05:25 GMT
Apple is seeking a retrial in a patent dispute after a US court awarded it just US$119 million in damages instead of the US$2.2 billion that it had been seeking....more

Alcatel-Lucent Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Sophos
May 22nd 2014 - 08:30 GMT
Alcatel-Lucent has initiated a litigation claiming patent infringement in Federal Court in the District of Delaware against Sophos and its subsidiary Cyberoam....more

Samsung and Apple in Talks to Settle Patent Wars
May 20th 2014 - 07:21 GMT
Apple and Samsung are reportedly in advanced talks that could see the two sides settle their long running and acrimonious patent disputes....more

Apple Faces Lawsuit from IPhone Users Who Switched to Android Smartphones
May 17th 2014 - 06:06 GMT
Apple is facing a possible class-action lawsuit from former customers who switched from its iPhone to an Android device, and found that text messages from other iPhone users were often not delivered....more

Apple and Google Settle Patent Dispute
May 17th 2014 - 05:33 GMT
Apple and Google have settled a long running patent battle, and said that they will now work together on some areas of patent reform....more

WiLAN Looking to Sell Unwanted Patents
May 15th 2014 - 03:52 GMT
Patent holding company, WiLAN has announced that it is looking to sell some of its patent assets as the company seeks to reduce the risks associated with its business model of suing companies for patent infringements....more

Google Faces Lawsuit Over Mobile Search Monopoly Allegations
May 4th 2014 - 01:25 GMT
Google is facing a possible class-action lawsuit over how it preloads its own search tools into Android smartphones....more

Samsung Ordered to Pay $120 Million to Apple for Patent Infringements
May 3rd 2014 - 00:25 GMT
Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple the sum of US$119.6 million in a patent infringement lawsuit -- far less than the US$2.2 billion Apple had been seeking....more

Samsung and Motorola Mobility Censured Over European Patents Behaviour
April 30th 2014 - 05:41 GMT
The European Commission has settled two separate but related patent disputes with Samsung and Motorola Mobility covering standards essential patents....more

Google Buys Batch of Tech Patents from Foxconn
April 28th 2014 - 03:10 GMT
Taiwan headquartered Foxconn, which operates huge factories in China for assembling consumer electronics has sold a batch of key patents to Google....more

ACLU Argues Against Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking Before Appeals Court
April 25th 2014 - 10:28 GMT
The USA based American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has argued before an appeals court in a case about whether police need a warrant to track an individual's location using data created by their cell phone service provider....more

Microsoft Signs Android Patent License Agreement with Motorola Solutions
April 22nd 2014 - 01:20 GMT
Motorola Solutions has become the latest company to sign an Android patent license agreement with Microsoft....more

Apple Facing Fresh Patent Trial Following WiLAN Appeal
April 22nd 2014 - 00:05 GMT
Patent holding company, Wi-LAN says that it is filing an appeal against a court decision that saw it lose a patent trial against Apple....more

Unwired Planet Closes Lenovo Patent License and Purchase Transaction
April 18th 2014 - 00:05 GMT
Unwired Planet says that it has completed a previously announced patent license and purchase transaction with Lenovo. ...more

AT&T Hacker Wins Appeal Against Conviction
April 13th 2014 - 02:35 GMT
A US court has overturned the conviction of a man who had been jailed for stealing the information of around 100,000 iPad users on the AT&T network....more

Corporate Conflict is on the Increase, Says New Eversheds Study
April 8th 2014 - 00:50 GMT
There has been an increase in the use of courts to settle disputes between companies in recent years, even as large firms increasingly claim they do not want to resort to litigation....more

BlackBerry Wins US Patent Lawsuit
April 8th 2014 - 00:25 GMT
BlackBerry says that it was won a patent dispute in a US court after the federal jury dismissed a claim by the Dutch semiconductor firm, NXP....more

Eight Men Charged with Customer Data Theft from AT&T
April 7th 2014 - 11:02 GMT
Eight people have been charged in a US court, accused of stealing customer account details from AT&T and using the information to defraud thousands of customers through their credit cards....more

Lenovo Buys Mobile Patents from NEC
April 7th 2014 - 03:25 GMT
China's Lenovo has purchased a portfolio of patents from NEC, to bolster its mobile technologies used in the Motorola Mobility division it recently agreed to buy from Google....more

Marvell Technology Fined $1.5 Billion for Patent Infringement
April 1st 2014 - 11:33 GMT
A US court has ruled that US chip maker Marvell Technology Group will have to make a payment of US$1.5 billion to the Carnegie Mellon University for infringing two of its hard disc patents....more

BlackBerry Wins Sales Ban Against Copycat Keyboard for Apple's IPhone
March 30th 2014 - 03:45 GMT
BlackBerry has won a rare patent victory and secured a court order blocking the sale of a keypad accessory for Apple's iPhone that it said was too similar to its own keypad designs....more

Apple Files Patent for Transparent Display Screen
March 30th 2014 - 02:10 GMT
Apple has filed for a patent that aims to make it easier to type on a phone while walking, by projecting an image of the street ahead of them onto the screen....more

Microsoft and Dell Sign Android Patents Agreement
March 27th 2014 - 00:30 GMT
Speculation about Dell's intentions towards the Android smartphone and tablet market is heightened following an announcement from Microsoft....more

Lenovo Pays $100 Million for Mobile Patent Licenses
March 21st 2014 - 02:10 GMT
China's Lenovo, fresh from buying Motorola Mobility from Google is boosting its mobile patents portfolio with a $100 million deal with Unwired Planet....more