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IBM awarded most U.S. patents for the 23rd year in a row

International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has claimed the honor of being awarded the most U.S. patents for the 23rd year in a row after racking up 7,355 utility patents in 2015 according to patent analysis firm IFI Claims Patent Services.

Amazon patents outline vision for headset-free augmented reality

Augmented reality is most often associated with products like Microsoft’s HoloLens or Google Glass, both of which require users to wear physical headgear to power the experience. Amazon, on the other hand, is seemingly interested in developing a solution that…

Asus will now pre-install Microsoft apps on its Android devices

Microsoft has expanded its patent-licensing deal with Taiwanese hardware maker Asus. The revised terms will permit Asus to pre-install Microsoft’s Office productivity suite on its Android smartphones and tablets. Conversely, Microsoft also gains access to Asus’ patent portfolio. …

Google and Microsoft settle five-year patent dispute

Google and Microsoft have agreed to bring an end to their five-year dispute over patents related to smartphone and video game technology, dismissing about 20 active lawsuits in the US and Germany. Financial terms of the arrangement weren’t disclosed.