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 >


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 >


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 >


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 >


Apple and HTC bury patent lawsuit hatchet

By Hanleigh Daniels 12 November 2012

Apple and HTC settle their patent dispute by signing a ten year patent licensing agreement. FULL STORY >


NTP ends patent lawsuits against 13 tech firms

By Hanleigh Daniels 24 July 2012

NTP has ceased its patent lawsuits against some of the biggest players in tech via a patent licensing agreement. FULL STORY >


RIM found guilty of patent infringement

By Ryan Noik 16 July 2012

Research in Motion has been ordered to pay a substantial $147 million in damages to Mformation Technologies, after a court ruled that the BlackBerry maker had infringed on its patents. FULL STORY >


Nvidia and Intellectual Ventures beef up their IP portfolio

By Hanleigh Daniels 15 May 2012

Nvidia and Intellectual Ventures have bought the rights to around 500 LTE, LTE advanced, 3G and 4G patents from IPWireless. FULL STORY >


Nokia files patent lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic

By Hanleigh Daniels 3 May 2012

Finnish phone giant Nokia has filed patent lawsuits and ITC complaints against HTC, Viewsonic and Research In Motion over alleged patent violations. FULL STORY >


Apple vs. Samsung - Samsung countersues in the US

By Hanleigh Daniels 23 April 2012

The latest battle in the Apple vs. Samsung patent war sees Samsung filing yet another counter lawsuit against Apple over alleged patent violations. FULL STORY >


Twitter announces its Innovator's Patent Agreement

By Hanleigh Daniels 18 April 2012

Popular social networking destination Twitter reveals its Innovator's Patent Agreement, via which the site commits to using its patents for defensive purposes and not as a revenue generating tool. FULL STORY >


Microsoft lays claim to more Android licensing agreements

By Ryan Noik 24 October 2011

Microsoft has laid claim to royalties from more Android phones under a new licensing agreement. FULL STORY >


MOSAID-Nokia patent deal details

By Hanleigh Daniels 5 September 2011

One of Canada's largest patent licensing and intellectual property development companies, MOSAID Technologies, acquires 2000 Nokia Standards-Essential wireless patents. FULL STORY >


Microsoft and General Dynamics Itronix sign patent agreement

By Hanleigh Daniels 28 June 2011

Microsoft concludes yet another patent agreement with a company utilising Android. FULL STORY >


Samsung Electronics and IBM sign patent agreement

By Staff Writer 10 February 2011

Samsung Electronics and IBM have announced a patent cross-license agreement, under which the companies will license their respective patent portfolios to each other. FULL STORY >

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