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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
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:47

New Airbus patent helps you forget you're in a plane

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.

Published in Development

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.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 15:00

Datacom makes its mark with IP Australia

IT services vendor Datacom has been contracted to deliver contact centre services to the Intellectual Property rights agency, IP Australia.

Published in Deals
Monday, 05 May 2014 10:04

Apple fails to land Samsung KO

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.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 10:58

Nokia and Microsoft deal hits delay

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.

Published in Deals
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 17:46

Apple patents a monitor-free computer

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.

Published in Home Tech

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