Featured Articles

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

LG G Watch R ships in two weeks

The LG G Watch R, the first Android Wear watch with a truly round face, is coming soon and judging by…

More...
LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG unveils NUCLUN big.LITTLE SoC

LG has officially announced its first smartphone SoC, the NUCLUN, formerly known as the Odin.

More...
Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft moves 2.4 million Xbox Ones

Microsoft has announced that it move 2.4 million consoles in fiscal year 2015 Q1. The announcement came with the latest financial…

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 04 July 2011 14:51

Wi-Lan buries the hatchet with Texas Instruments

Written by Nick Farell
texas_instruments

TI writes a cheque
Canadian patent licensing outfit Wi-LAN has settled a patent dispute related to Bluetooth technology with chipmaker Texas Instruments. Wi-LAN holds more than 525 wireless technology patents, did not disclose terms of the agreement, including the how many zeros TI had to put on the final cheque.

The outfit has been doing quite well lately.  In February, Wi-LAN  agreed to end all litigation with British chipmaker CSR out of court and has  signed license deals with a host of companies, including Intel, Apple, Dell and HP.

Indeed it seems there is more money to be made in patent deals then there is making actual products. At this rate you can't invent something new without stepping on someone's patent. Normally it goes to court, gets expensive and someone has to write a cheque to make someone else's laywers go away.


Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments