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Canon places top five in U.S. patent rankings for 35 years running

By Press Release 18 January 2021

Canon Inc. ranked third for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2020, becoming the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for 35 years running, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results... FULL STORY >

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Tesla being sued for $2 billion for patent infringement

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 2 May 2018

The electric car company is being sued by a hydrogen-powered truck startup. FULL STORY >

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Canon places top five in U.S. patent rankings for 32 years running

By Press Release 12 January 2018

Canon Inc. ranked third for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2017, becoming the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for 32 years running. FULL STORY >

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Qualcomm attempting to ban sale of iPhone X by select US carriers

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 1 December 2017

The pair's legal battle shows no signs of abating, with Qualcomm looking to ban the sale of iPhone X devices by AT&T and T-Mobile in the US. FULL STORY >

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New Apple patent places fingerprint sensor in screen

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 15 February 2017

A newly filed patent supports rumours that Apple is planning to go without a physical home button for future mobile devices. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft files patent for foldable phone-tablet hybrid

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 17 January 2017

Could a foldable Surface Phone be on the way? FULL STORY >

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Samsung reportedly files patent for foldable smartphone

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 10 November 2016

Could a foldable smartphone distract from the Note 7's woes? FULL STORY >

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Beijing IP Bureau reportedly bans iPhone 6 sales in China's capital

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 20 June 2016

According to reports, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus too closely resemble a 5.5" Android device launched two years ago by Chinese company Shenzhen Baili. FULL STORY >

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Newly discovered Nintendo patent shows controller and screen becoming one

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 11 December 2015

As the gaming community holds out for news about Nintendo's fabled NX console, a new patent filing has everyone wondering if this is indeed what it will look like. FULL STORY >

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New patent says Google's self-driving cars could 'talk' to pedestrians

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 30 November 2015

As Google's self-driving cars ramps up their efforts, a newly discovered patent filing could see new prototype vehicles with a series of lights and signs to alert other drivers and pedestrians. FULL STORY >

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Galaxy S7 rumoured to sport Samsung version of 3D Touch

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 20 October 2015

With the Apple iPhone 6s unveiled only a few short weeks ago, a Samsung patent has been found, with the company's own version of 3D Touch. Let the trolling begin. FULL STORY >

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Twitter launches version 1 of Innovator's Patent Agreement

By Hanleigh Daniels 22 May 2013

Twitter launches version 1.0 of its Innovator's Patent Agreement and also utilises the IPA framework for its latest patent. FULL STORY >

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Nokia and RIM bury the patent lawsuit hatchet

By Hanleigh Daniels 21 December 2012

Nokia and RIM settle all outstanding legal actions between the two firms, thanks to a patent licence agreement. FULL STORY >

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Kodak finally sells off its patent portfolio

By Hanleigh Daniels 20 December 2012

Kodak announces the sale of its digital imaging patent portfolio. FULL STORY >

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Apple and Google team up to snag Kodak imaging patents

By Hanleigh Daniels 10 December 2012

Apple and Google reportedly submit a joint bid for struggling Kodak's desirable collection of imaging patents. FULL STORY >

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