Patents articles

Qualcomm reportedly asks ITC to ban US iPhone imports

The ongoing licensing dispute between Apple and Qualcomm was already getting ugly, but things could be about to get a lot worse. According to a Bloomberg report, Qualcomm is planning to ask the International Trade Commission to ban the import…

Apple's first vehicle patent looks a lot like a tank

Even though the company offers nothing but cryptic clues when talking about its existence, Apple’s long-rumored electric car is almost certainly in development. Now, the Cupertino firm has been granted its first vehicle patent, but it’s not what people were…

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…