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Rovi sues Comcast over set-top patents

Rovi has filed suit against Comcast, alleging the cable company and it set-top suppliers have violated 14 of its patents.

Oracle seeks more than $9B from Google in case over Java patents in Android

Oracle is seeking as much as $9.3 billion in damages from Google in a long-running copyright dispute over the use of Oracle's Java platform in Google's Android smartphone operating system.

Supreme Court agrees to hear Samsung's appeal in patent war with Apple

The U.S. Supreme Court announced this morning that it will take up the long-running patent feud between Apple and Samsung, stepping into a high-profile case that may have significant impact on the patent-litigation landscape.

Jury orders Apple to pay $625M to VirnetX in patent case

Apple was ordered to pay more than $625 million to VirnetX Holding Corp. after an East Texas jury ruled the iPhone maker had infringed on four patents.

Apple, LG seen cheering Samsung's new patent deal with Nokia

Nokia finally ended a long-running patent dispute with Samsung, but investors in the Finnish company had been hoping for a much better deal.

Samsung's older phones banned- but Google, Facebook, others rally with firm against Apple

Samsung suffered a symbolic loss in its ongoing patent fight with Apple, but the company is gaining some heavyweight allies as it hopes to take on the iPhone vendor in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Qualcomm asks U.S. court to force Apple, Samsung and others to surrender documents

Qualcomm is hoping to force some major tech companies including Apple and Samsung to surrender documents that were supplied to South Korean antitrust regulators investing the San Diego-based chip maker.

Samsung appeals Apple patent case to Supreme Court

Samsung made good on its promise to take its patent fight with Apple to the nation's highest court. The Korean manufacturer took to the Supreme Court to appeal a $399 million judgment for illegally copying patented features and designs of the iPhone.

Qualcomm beats analysts' expectations in Q3, but struggles to ink Chinese licensing deals

Qualcomm reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations, even as its sales and profit fell sharply from a year ago. However, Qualcomm's expectations for its current quarter fell below analysts' forecasts, as the chipset giant is facing headwinds in negotiating new patent licensing deals with Chinese smartphone makers.

HEVC Advance patent group might give Netflix, Amazon and other 4K players a break

HEVC Advance, a new patent group seeking to collect 0.5% of the revenues from all HEVC-encoded 4K content sold, said it will adjust its fees … maybe.
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