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Kaspersky counters 'patent troll' lawsuit, wins $5,000

The troll initially wanted $60,000 from the antivirus firm
31 Aug 2017
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Apple and Nokia resolve patent dispute

Tech giants agree future collaboration, as Apple pays in cash
23 May 2017
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Apple charged £348m in iTunes patent dispute

iPhone maker loses claim filed by Texas-based Smartflash relating to the way it stores iTunes content
26 Feb 2015
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Microsoft patents location-aware sound & display settings

The so-called Inconspicuous Mode will adapt settings according to where you are and what you're doing
20 Jan 2015
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Google asks Supreme Court to reopen Java copyright case

The search giant seeks the defence of the US Supreme Court after losing more than $1bn to Oracle over Java APIs
9 Oct 2014
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Mobile

Samsung owes Microsoft $6.9m in interest

Although Samsung is up to date on its fees, the firm is still indebted because of late payment charges
6 Oct 2014
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iPhone location patent may change settings automatically

A patent purportedly filed by Apple will change iPhone settings according to your location
7 Jul 2014
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Microsoft-owned Android patents revealed by Chinese website

Chinese authorities post lists detailing the extend of Redmond's hold over Android manufacturers
16 Jun 2014
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Microsoft charges Motorola for use of Android and Chrome OS

Motorola Solutions is the latest company to enter into a deal with Microsoft to avoid a patent lawsuit
23 Apr 2014
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Researchers to patent 2D camera hand gesture recognition kit

Research team hail development of software that can convert 2D mobile phone cameras into hand gesture recognition devices.
1 Apr 2014
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Cisco and Google sign cross-licensing patent deal

Second patent deal announced by Google in ten days.
4 Feb 2014
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Samsung and Google sign 10-year patent-sharing pledge

Tech giants agree to share contents of their respective patent portfolios for the next ten years.
27 Jan 2014
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BlackBerry's patents could generate a bidding war

Apple, Google, Lenovo, Microsoft and Samsung all touted as suitors for patents valued at around $3bn.
15 Aug 2013
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Google's FTC pact could affect other patent disputes, it is

Last week's ruling could have far-reaching consequences for smartphone makers, say analysts.
7 Jan 2013
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Apple presses case for Samsung sales ban in appeals filing

Consumer tech giant appeals to court to reinstate pretrial sales ban on Samsung products.
21 Dec 2012
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Microsoft and Google disagree over Xbox patent values

Warring technology giants look set to continue battle over patent values.
18 Dec 2012
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Judge rejects Apple's bid to ban Samsung smartphone sales

Consumer electronics giant fails to win over judge during latest round of smartphone patent wars.
18 Dec 2012
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Apple iPhone infringes on Sony, Nokia patents, court rules

Federal jury verdict finds Apple infringed three patents owned by IP firm
14 Dec 2012
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Apple-Samsung return to court over $1.05bn patent ruling

Smartphone giants' patent battle rumbles on, as questions over ruling payments emerge.
7 Dec 2012
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Apple and Samsung infringement battle heats up

iPhone-maker adds six more products to its infringement action against bitter rival.
26 Nov 2012
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Samsung bags US court order to access Apple-HTC deal info

iPhone maker forced to divulge details of its recent patent settlement with arch-rival.
22 Nov 2012
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Microsoft-Google patent trial nears close

Week-long trial, aimed at working out the royalty payments Google is owed by Microsoft for Motorola patents, finishes up.
21 Nov 2012
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Apple and HTC settle global patent dispute

Smartphone giants sign 10-year licensing deal.
12 Nov 2012