Tag "Patent"

Court orders Apple to pay $439mn to VirnetX for patent case loss

By : CIOL Writers

Apple has been slapped with a $439 million fine after infringing four patented technologies of VirnetX which are used in FaceTime and other iOS apps. The US District Court has announced the final ruling which was going on since 2012.

Nokia and Xiaomi sign patent deal; to explore IoT, AI, and VR together

By : CIOL Writers

Nokia and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi have signed a patent licensing agreement including a cross-license to each company’s cellular standard patents, which will help both companies develop new products. Nokia will provide network infrastructure equipment to Xiaomi. The two firms will also

Apple and Nokia call a truce with multi-year patent license

By : CIOL Writers

Finally, at least one patent lawsuit in the tech industry looks settled. We wish this was one of Uber’s, but it relates to a litigation between Apple and former world number one mobile maker, Nokia that has been years in making. The two

Google launches PatentShield to help defend startups against patent litigations

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Google has announced a new program in partnership with Intertrust named PatentShield that aims to help startups from unnecessary patent litigation — in return of some equity. Patent litigations are often damaging for nascent startups, so through this new service, Google and Intertrust are providing startups with

Snap acquires Mobli’s ‘Geofilters’ patent for $7.7 million

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Snapchat’s parent company, Snap has reportedly acquired Mobli’s ‘Geofilters’ patent for $7.7 million. Mobli is photo-sharing network, which also happens to be Instagram’s rival. Citing sources and a confidential email sent by Mobli, to its shareholders, TechCrunch report says that

Qualcomm files countersuit in a rebuttal to Apple’s billion-dollar lawsuit over patent licensing

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Apple filed a billion dollar lawsuit against American chipmaker Qualcomm this January for over-charging them for the use of patents. That was followed up by two additional suits, one in China and one in the United Kingdom that also focused on patents and designs.

Wass Up Tech: Paying a price, Paying fines

INDIA: Security is changing many things. If announcements made at Cisco Live (yes, the networking giant is

Yahoo is selling its search technology patent

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Yahoo is planning to sell approximately 3,000 patents, including its proprietary search technology, in a deal

Apple faces $862 million payout suit

MUMBAI, INDIA: Consumer giant Apple which created ripples globally with the launch of its latest iPhones,