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HTC One mini banned in the UK after Nokia injunction

Thinking of buying a loved one an HTC One mini for Christmas? You’d better be quick, because as of 6th December they will be taken off the shelves after HTC lost a patent battle with Nokia today. Without getting too technical, there’s a chip in the HTC One …

Apple and HTC reach a settlement

Apple and HTC have finally made a truce over patents. A solution to the long term issues between the two companies was long over due. Although all the information isn’t public yet, we do know that it’s a 10 year agreement and is excellent news for both companies. …

Apple continues to go thermo-nuclear

So, that patent battle. All done and dusted, right? Just a few older Samsung handsets in the US affected, right? Well, not so. Despite rumours that the CEO’s of both Apple and Samsung are now “in talks”, the Apple legal team have named extra devices to their seperate …

Kodak are now going to sell their patents instead

Instead of suing people with them that is. Recently Kodak has been struggling. They used to be known for making camera film, cameras, digital cameras, printing equipment and no doubt some other stuff. More recently though they have been known for making budget digital cameras and budget printers. Neither …

Guess which company just made millions from Android?

Go on. Guess who’s just earned themselves $792 million? Who has just bagged themselves over £507 million in only one quarter thanks to Android? Microsoft. OK, you may have guessed that one. Microsoft have always made money thanks to the royalties that Android has to pay for Microsoft-held …

HTCs banned in Germany for Christmas?

Another day, another legal battle over patents, and another one HTC has lost. HTC has withdrawn its appeal against the defeat it suffered to patent company IPCom, meaning it is now open to having to pay IPComs costs, as well as a handset ban on any that involve …

Huawei to licence patents from Microsoft too

Patents. They’re everywhere and money seems to be changing hands with alarming regularity to use intellectual property. Microsoft have been one of the big winners in the mobile patent game, taking cash for handsets using Android because of several royalty fees paid to Microsoft for patent use. Now …

Microsoft now earning from over half of all Android handsets

Microsoft are doing pretty well thanks to success of Android. Estimates state that Microsoft will make $444 million (nearly £284 million) from the sale of Android handsets in 2012. It’s all because Android partners are entering into licence agreements with Microsoft, who hold a number of patents relating …

The Microsoft mobile success story, thanks to Android

Let’s all be honest, we’re quickly losing track of who is suing who and owns which patent. What is clear though, is just how much one company can make from the success of a competitor. According to a Goldman Sachs analysts, Microsoft will make $444 million (nearly £284 …

Google redefines “open”

Papers marked as “Confidential” have popped into the limelight today as part of court papers submitted by Google. It seems to reveal that companies who adhere to the Google specs are able to put phones and tablets on sale first. One section reveals how Google attempts to ramp …

Google hand over weaponry to HTC

HTC have added more patents to a lawsuit against Apple. The patents were purchased from Google last week and actually come via Pal, Motorola and Openwave Systems originally after Google purchased those companies last year. At face value it seems that Google are helping HTC to fight their …