Apple extends its 5G modem licensing with Qualcomm
Published in Mobiles

To last through March 2027 is a big day for QTL

Qualcomm has announced its Q1 fiscal 2024 results and is back to growth. The restructuring is working out, as the company announced $9.92 billion in revenues and $2.77 billion in net income, exceeding the high end of the company's guidance. A significant announcement of a great quarter result is that Apple will use Qualcomm's 5G licensing at least until the end of Q1 2027.

AIs should be allowed their names on patents
Published in AI

If they invented it

A team of boffins said that an artificial intelligence system should be recognised as the inventor of two ideas in patents filed on its behalf.

Huawei loses US trade theft case
Published in News

US jury could not believe that the Chinese invented anything

A US jury cleared California semiconductor designer CNEX Labs of stealing trade secrets from Chinese electronics giant Huawei while awarding CNEX no damages on its trade theft claims.

IBM breaks records for patents
Published in AI

For the 26th year in a row

IBM is officially the world's most innovative company for the 26th year, at least based on Patents.

Samsung wins battle of the MPEG patents
Published in News

All is not well in MPEG land

The New York State Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned a $115 million judgment against Samsung over telly patents.

AMD sues over stolen patents
Published in PC Hardware

ITC called in

LG, MediaTek, Sigma Designs and Vizio have all been named in a court case in which AMD is throwing its toys out of the pram in a big way.

Appeals court overturns Samsung-Apple patent case
Published in News

That’s $120 million, thank you very much

The US court of appeals in Washington DC has re-instated a $120 million penalty against Samsung for patent infringement of Apple intellectual property.

Microsoft sells 1,500 patents to Xiaomi
Published in Mobiles

A long term partnership

Microsoft is flogging off 1,500 of its patents to Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi which will give the Chinese maker a foot in the door into Western markets.

Nvidia and Samsung settle IP Litigation
Published in Graphics

Details unknown

Nvidia was confident that it could pressure Samsung and Qualcomm into some kind of licensing dea and started a legal battle in September 2014. However not it appears that the battle is over and with a disappointing result.  

IBM cornering the cloud patent market
Published in News


Just like Goldfinger attempted to corner the supply of Gold, it seems that Big Blue is attempting the same thing with cloud patents.