Displaying items by tag: Patents

US telecommunications holding company Sprint has been awarded US$139.8 million in damages from Time Warner Cable for infringing on patents for VoIP services.

Published in Business Telecoms
Friday, 03 March 2017 09:07

Apple files another lawsuit against Qualcomm

Apple has filed another lawsuit against Qualcomm, this time in the UK, upping the legal stoush between the two companies over patent royalties and deals on processors.

Published in Technology Regulation

Melbourne-based ASX listed video technology developer Linius Technologies has secured additional US patents to further protect its intellectual property and reinforce its already existing core patent.   

Published in Strategy
Monday, 23 January 2017 09:31

Patents still ruled by tech companies

Tech companies from the United States, South Korea, and Japan occupy the top 10 2015-16 US patent registrations. Most of the top 50 are also tech based.

Published in Strategy

The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) has warned that recommendations by the Productivity Commission on Intellectual Property Arrangements would significantly weaken the Australian patent system, introduce uncertainty into obtaining and enforcing patent rights, and make the system more expensive for innovators,

Published in Government Tech Policy

Imagine if your smartphone or tablet battery was smart enough to recharge itself using power from the radio waves it generates to go online. Radient says it can be done!

Published in Energy

Australian businesses say the most significant barrier to innovation and business change is simply not having enough time to turn their ideas into reality, according to a new study revealing that traditional innovation measures, such as R&D and patents, had been growing solidly since 1990 but have flatlined since the end of the mining boom.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 02 June 2016 11:54

Microsoft sells 1500 patents to Xiaomi

Microsoft has long held 310 core Android patents that earn it a pretty penny – $5 to $15 from every Android device sold. Manufacturers consider this a cost of using Google’s ostensibly free Android operating system.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 11:34

Google won, but developers are now at risk

There has been much relief among free and open source software developers following Google's win in its copyright battle with Oracle.

Published in Open Sauce


Lawyers at one of the oldest specialist intellectual property firms in Australia and New Zealand have slammed the High Court's decision to refuse leave to a patent applicant to appeal a decision by the Full Federal Court of Australia.

Published in Government Tech Policy

ASX-listed US-based technology products developer, Department 13 (D13), has been granted a US patent on technology that it says will further enhance its drone defence capabilities and advanced communication networking.

Published in Listed Tech
Monday, 28 March 2016 13:57

Australian firm's software patent invalidated

An Australian company has had its patent on a method of software product activation invalidated by the US Patent Trial and Appeals Board. The PTAB is part of the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Published in Technology Regulation

The agreement between the two tech titans ‘includes a global cross license for patented standard-essential technologies and grants certain other patent rights.’

Published in Deals

Microsoft has refused to say openly whether it will be extending the patent-licensing deal that it signed with Novell back in 2006. At that time, SUSE Linux was a part of Novell.

Published in Open Source

A Melbourne-based technology company has been awarded a US Patent for what it says is its “ground-breaking invention” of a fully secure vault for Apple’s iPhones and iPads, as well as other smartphone and tablet devices.

Published in Security

Tech kingpin Apple’s bottom line could be under threat to the tune of $1 billion a year as it faces a red hot lawsuit for unlicensed use of 2G and LTE patents from wireless technology giant Ericsson. The legal wrangle which started in January this year but had its origins more than two years ago has now expanded from the US to Ericsson’s home turf, Europe.

Published in Mobility

Listed cloud services provider Bulletproof has introduced a door-to-door delivery service which it says will get its managed cloud services solutions into the hands of customers within a ‘near-instant’ four hours of ordering.

Published in Enterprise Cloud
Thursday, 26 February 2015 18:11

Newzulu flipps over to media partnership

Listed crowd-sourced media company Newzulu has sealed a partnership with Flipps Media which it says allows it to stream videos to millions of TVs worldwide.

Published in Entertainment

A report that suggested Samsung was seeking to buy BlackBerry for US $7.5 billion for its patents has been denied by both companies.

Published in Deals
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 04:44

IBM retains lead in patent race

IBM is not  the company it once was, but its deep R&D background means it still files more patents in the US than any other company. Samsung, Canon and Sony are next.

Published in Technology Regulation

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