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Inside Ericsson

Ericsson invited me to hang out with them in Stockholm for a couple of days so I did and here’s what I got up to.

Qualcomm sues Apple some more – yay

Qualcomm has managed to dig up some more patents it reckons arch-enemy Apple has infringed upon and decided to turn that into three new legal actions.

Qualcomm seeks US import ban on Apple iPhone

Qualcomm has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) which claims Apple is infringing six of its patents enabling various features.

Apple pays Ericsson to settle patent dispute

The patent dispute between Apple and Ericsson that has been running for the whole of 2015 has apparently been settled in Ericsson’s favour, with Apple agreeing to pay a lump sum and ongoing royalties.

Europe curtails frivolous patent wrangling

The European Union’s Court of Justice has set limits and procedures on how competitors in any given market are able to challenge each other on patent infringement grounds.

Qualcomm gets off lightly with near $1bn Chinese antitrust fine

Mobile chip giant Qualcomm has announced it will pay a fine of 6 billion yuan, which currently equates to just under a billion dollars, that has been imposed on it by a Chinese antitrust authority having concluded Qualcomm violated anti-monopoly law.

Twitter primed for IPO; caught in IBM’s crosshairs

With Twitter’s IPO set to go live later today the company has priced its shares at $26 each, higher than the expected range of $23-25. With 70 million shares on offer the company is looking to score around $1.8bn in proceeds with a 30 day option for another 10.5 million shares to be sold.

Sisvel makes LTE patent pool available

Companies looking to produce LTE equipment now have more options as intellectual property firm Sisvel has made a patent pool offering available under license. The portfolio includes patents that the company picked up from Nokia in late 2011 as well as some from Cassidian, an EADS company, the China Academy of Telecommunication Technology, the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, France Telecom, TDF, and KPN.

Developer pulls Java out of Android

Against the background of Oracle and Google’s big legal ruckus over the latter’s usage of Java, a platform developer has decided to sidestep the whole argument and ported Android to C#.

UK moves to encourage patent innovation

The last couple of years have seen a rapid escalation in the number of patent disputes in the telecoms sector, prompting many big names to call for changes to software patent law to better allow the industry to break out profits derived from patents.

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