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Senators introduce the Protecting American Intellectual Property Act
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Senators introduce the Protecting American Intellectual Property Act

“We need to stop pulling punches and go after thieves and hackers,” says Senator Sasse
12 Jun 2020
Kaspersky counters 'patent troll' lawsuit, wins $5,000
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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
Apple and Nokia resolve patent dispute
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Apple and Nokia resolve patent dispute

Tech giants agree future collaboration, as Apple pays in cash
23 May 2017
Apple charged £348m in iTunes patent dispute
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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
Microsoft patents location-aware sound & display settings
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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
Google asks Supreme Court to reopen Java copyright case
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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
Samsung owes Microsoft $6.9m in interest
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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
iPhone location patent may change settings automatically
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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
Microsoft-owned Android patents revealed by Chinese website
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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
Microsoft charges Motorola for use of Android and Chrome OS
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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
Researchers to patent 2D camera hand gesture recognition kit
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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
Cisco and Google sign cross-licensing patent deal
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Cisco and Google sign cross-licensing patent deal

Second patent deal announced by Google in ten days.
4 Feb 2014
Samsung and Google sign 10-year patent-sharing pledge
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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
BlackBerry's patents could generate a bidding war
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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
Google's FTC pact could affect other patent disputes, it is
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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
Apple presses case for Samsung sales ban in appeals filing
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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
Microsoft and Google disagree over Xbox patent values
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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
Judge rejects Apple's bid to ban Samsung smartphone sales
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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
Apple iPhone infringes on Sony, Nokia patents, court rules
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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
Apple-Samsung return to court over $1.05bn patent ruling
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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
Apple and Samsung infringement battle heats up
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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
Samsung bags US court order to access Apple-HTC deal info
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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
Microsoft-Google patent trial nears close
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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