Intel confirms Apple’s $1 billion smartphone modem business acquisition

Posted in Business, Hardware on 26th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

According to Intel, the transaction means Apple will hold over 17,000 wireless technology patents, including both Intel- and Apple-developed innovations.

Surge in US 'brain-reading' technology patents

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Fewer than 400 neuro-technology patents a year had been filed in 2000-09. But that had doubled to 800 in 2010. And 1,600 such patents had been lodged in the US in 2014.

Twitter acquires over 900 patents from IBM after infringement dispute

Posted in Business on 2nd Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

Like many other tech companies, Twitter has decided to buy some of IBMs patents rather than go to court.

Google sells Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo for $3bn

Posted in Software on 31st Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

Google will keep the majority of Motorola's lucrative patents, which include one for Android software.

Google and Samsung sign global patent cross-license deal

Posted in Software on 27th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

The deal covers both existing patents and patents filed over the next 10 years, though the companies didn't say how all encompassing the agreement was.