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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.

Analyst urges video industry to reject HEVC Advance patent pool

The licensing terms put forth by HEVC Advance, a patent pool which may soon include companies like Technicolor, Dolby, Philips and Mitsubishi Electric, are "unfair and unreasonable" and the industry, including online video providers, should band together and refuse to pay, an industry analyst said.

Nokia will look for 'world-class' hardware partner before jumping back into smartphones via licensing

Nokia reiterated that it will look for the right hardware partner before jumping back into the smartphone business via licensing its brand and technology, which won't happen until the fourth quarter of 2016 at the earliest.

Qualcomm's Jacobs: We have no plans to spin off chipset biz

Qualcomm Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs said the wireless silicon giant has no current plans to spin off its chipset business from its licensing business despite pressure from an activist investor to do so.
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