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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.

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.

Google and LG sign 10-year patent licensing deal

To prevent any ridiculous and time-consuming patent disputes, LG and Google have signed a patent licensing deal that allows each company to use the other's patents for the next ten years. The agreement includes any new patents filed by either…

HP said to be shopping around webOS mobile patents

HP is reportedly looking to offload some of its mobile patents to the highest payer. Included in the portfolio are patents related to webOS, the mobile operating system they inherited as part of the $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm in 2010.

Google buys head-mounted display patents from Foxconn

Google has purchased a patent portfolio pertaining to head-mounted displays from Foxconn. The Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer said they sold technologies to Google that would generate a virtual image and superimpose it on a real-world view although they stopped short of…

Google donates 79 additional patents to open patent pledge

Google has donated 79 additional patents to a list of “safe” patents in an effort to accelerate the pace of innovation in computing which could ultimately lead to better products and services at lower cost. The new patents cover a…