Intellectual Property

Apple Spared $3.4M Penalty By Nokia’s Late IP Disclosure

Apple Inc. won’t have to pay up for infringing one of Conversant Wireless Licensing SARL’s wireless communications technology patents because the patent’s original owner, Nokia Corp., didn’t disclose it in a timely fashion to European telecom regulators, a California federal court has ruled…

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FTC Slams Justice Dept. Filing In Qualcomm Antitrust Case

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday highlighted an unusual split with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division in a California federal court filing that slammed the DOJ’s antitrust watchdogs for butting into the FTC’s case against Qualcomm over the chipmaker’s patent licensing practices…

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ASML Scores $845M IP Judgment Against Bankrupt XTAL

Dutch semiconductor maker ASML will take over much of the intellectual property belonging to its bankrupt rival XTAL after a California judge on Friday issued an uncollectable $845 million judgment for XTAL’s alleged inducement of ASML employees to breach their contracts and reveal various trade secrets…

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