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.
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.
There has been much relief among free and open source software developers following Google's win in its copyright battle with Oracle.
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.
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.
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.
The agreement between the two tech titans ‘includes a global cross license for patented standard-essential technologies and grants certain other patent rights.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A report that suggested Samsung was seeking to buy BlackBerry for US $7.5 billion for its patents has been denied by both companies.
Airbus' team of aircraft designers aren't leaving all the Virtual Reality fun to Google and Oculus, designing a headrest for aircrafts that doubles as a virtual reality-type helmet to provide distraction-free all-encompassing music, movies and even smells to help flyers relax.
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has made the stunning move of opening up its patents, in a bid to encourage other vechicle makers to make the switch to electric.
IT services vendor Datacom has been contracted to deliver contact centre services to the Intellectual Property rights agency, IP Australia.
Samsung's ongoing patent war with Apple has got even more expensive but is still not over, with a US jury ordering the Korean tech giant to pay US$119.6 million (AU$128.8 million) to Apple overnight, though this is far less than what Apple had gone after.
The much talked about deal between Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia and Microsoft has been delayed, and will now close in April if all goes according to plan.
Apple has filed a patent for a potentially game-changing device -a tiny desktop computer that uses a small projector and a nearby wall instead of a monitor.
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