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Microsoft and Dell sign patent licensing agreement

Mar 27, 11:41

Microsoft and Dell have announced a patent licensing agreement allowing the companies to share technology and build on each other's innovations. It is the continuation of a nearly...

Asia Optical pays over US$33 million to settle patent disputes with Kodak

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 10:52

Digital camera ODM Asia Optical has paid US$33.852 million in compensation to Eastman Kodak for infringing on Kodak patents with the production of digital cameras for Japan-based...

PTI to pay Tessera US$196 million in patent lawsuit settlement

Stockwatch - Feb 27, 15:54

Packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) has issued a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) disclosing it has settled a patent infringement dispute with...

ASE to pay US$30 million to Tessera to settle patent case

Feb 26, 15:34

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has issued a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) announcing that the company will pay Tessera a total of US$30 million to...

Lextar Electronics tops Taiwan LED makers in patent application in 2013

Feb 21, 15:10

Taiwan-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker and LED packaging service provider Lextar Electronics filed applications for 208 patents with the Intellectual Property Office under...

Macronix files patent infringement complaints with USITC against Spansion and its customers

Dec 31, 11:59

Macronix International and Macronix America have have filed a patent infringement law suit against Spansion, Inc, Spansion LLC, Spansion (Thailand) and certain of their customers...

China may require Microsoft lower patent fees as condition to acquiring Nokia devices unit, say sources

Dec 27, 10:15

China's Ministry of Commerce is reviewing Microsoft's planned acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services Unit for possible violations of its antitrust laws, and may take the opportunity...

Largan sues Samsung over alleged patent infringement

Nov 20, 14:32

Handset-use lens module makerLargan Precision has filed a lawsuit with a US local court in the Southern District of California accusing Samsung Electronics of infringing six of its...

China court rules in favor of Nichia in patent lawsuit against Everlight

Nov 7, 11:38

The No.1 Intermediate People's Court in Beijing, China has upheld the validity of Japan-based Nichia's two YAG (yttrium aluminum garnet) patents in a lawsuit against the largest Taiwan-based...

VIA Telecom grants MediaTek CDMA 2000 license, says report

Newswatch - Oct 4, 14:41

VIA Telecom has granted MediaTek a license to develop and manufacture SoC solutions implementing the CDMA 2000 standard, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times...

Macronix files patent complaints against Spansion for infringement of 7 flash memory patents

Oct 3, 14:43

Macronix International announced on October 3 that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Spansion LLC and Spansion in the US for infringement of seven Macronix patents...

MediaTek, Qualcomm amend patent agreements

Sep 27, 10:25

Neither MediaTek nor Qualcomm has lodged any complaint against the other, formally, informally, or otherwise, to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the US International Trade...

Nichia to be active in patent war against Taiwan LED maker Everlight

Sep 16, 10:22

Japan-based Nichia will turn from reactive as in the past to proactive in filing patent infringement charges against Everlight Electronics, company chief legal officer Katsuyuki Akutagawa...

Everlight loses patent lawsuit against Nichia in Germany

Sep 12, 11:26

Dusseldorf District Court, Germany has ruled that Taiwan-based LED packaging company Everlight Electronics and its Germany-based subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH have...

Electronics makers accused of patent infringement over point to point network communications devices

Sep 5, 21:17

Electronics makers have been accused of patent infringement by US-based patent holding firm Straight Path IP Group over point to point network communications devices.

Everlight wins blue LED patent dispute

Aug 22, 20:47

After The Japanese Patent Office (JPO) rendered Nichia's patent JP2780691 invalid on November 12, 2012, Nichia decided to file for a Correction Trial at the JPO to conduct claim amendment...

Macronix vows to defend against Spansion patent suit

Aug 15, 21:20

Macronix International has responded to Spansion's patent suit filing with the US ITC as saying the company will fully defend itself against allegations of patent infringement.

Spansion sues Macronix over flash patents

Aug 15, 15:35

Spansion has filed complaints against Taiwan-based Macronix International alleging past and ongoing widespread violations of Spansion's patents in a broad and growing range of Macronix...

Notebook vendors concerned about Apple application for USB/SD hybrid port patent, say Taiwan makers

Jul 5, 15:51

Apple has filed a patent application with the USPTO for a hybrid USB/SD port which combines a USB port with SD card slot to save space to make notebooks slimmer. Ultrabook vendors...

Largan sues Genius Electronic in US for patent infringement

Jun 14, 12:17

The largest Taiwan-based handset-use lens module maker Largan Precision on June 13 announced its filing of a lawsuit with the California Northern District Court against fellow maker...

Patent infringement lawsuit with Ledray does not affect operations, says Ledlink

Jun 3, 20:13

Taiwan-based LED optical lens maker Ledlink recently lost a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Taiwan-based LED heatsink maker Ledray, but the firm has stated that the case is not...

Telung Tang, CEO of Ledlink

Phison warns several backend firms of possible patent infringement

May 24, 15:28

IC design house Phison Electronics has warned several Taiwan-based backend service providers that products being shipped to Silicon Motion Technology may infringe on its NAND flash...

HTC wins patent lawsuit over Nokia in Germany; production not affected by Netherlands injunction ruling

Apr 25, 21:29

The District Court of Mannheim, Germany, has dismissed a complaint filed by Nokia accusing HTC of infringing patent EP 1581016, covering a communications network terminal for accessing...

Chilisin signs patent license agreement with Vishay

Feb 19, 10:59

Chilisin Electronics has announced that the company and Vishay Intertechnology have entered into a worldwide, non-exclusive licensing agreement.

Lextar leads Taiwan-based LED makers in 2012 patent applications

Feb 18, 22:51

Lextar Electronics applied with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs for 174 patents of which 125 ones were invention patents (the...

STATS ChipPAC enters into license and settlement agreement with Tessera

Jan 29, 11:30

STATS ChipPAC announced on January 29 that it has signed a patent license and settlement agreement with Tessera. The agreement results in the dismissal of all claims and counterclaims...

Taiwan FTC consents to formation of DVD patent alliance

Jan 25, 15:02

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) on January 24 approved an application to form a DVD patent licensing alliance filed by Pioneer, Sony, Royal Philips Electronics and LG Electronics,...

TPK files lawsuits against Nokia and Huawei over touch panel patent infringements

Jan 9, 22:30

Taiwan-based touch panel maker TPK has filed lawsuits against Nokia and China-based Huawei technologies for patent infringements on the conductor pattern structure of the company's...

Japan 3-busbar solar cell patent affects OEM orders to Taiwan

Dec 12, 14:06

Japan-based Kyocera obtained a 3-busbar solar cell patent in Japan in September 2012. Some other Japan-based solar firms have been asking Taiwan-based solar cell OEM firms to change...

Everlight Electronics wins patent appeal against Nichia

Dec 4, 21:28

LED packaging company Everlight Electronics on December 4 announced that the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has made a judgment to uphold its claim on the invalidity of Japan-based LED...

Samsung, Apple patent disputes may escalate

Nov 23, 10:27

Samsung Electronics seems to be determined to continue to its patent disputes with Apple after the US smartphone vendors reached a settlement with Taiwan-based HTC, according to industry...

Patent disputes hike royalty fees for Android handset makers

Nov 22, 14:22

Hardware vendors who use the Android platform for mobile devices are now finding their costs mounting up because of royalty payments, mainly to Microsoft and recently to Apple, according...

ASMedia to be listed at the end of December

Nov 14, 22:19

ASMedia Technology, an Asustek Computer subsidiary that focuses on producing USB 3.0 controller chips, is set to be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) at the end of December,...

HTC, Apple settle patent dispute

Nov 12, 10:53

HTC and Apple have jointly announced that they have reached a global settlement that includes the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a 10-year license agreement.

E Ink sues Trekstor over patent usage

Nov 8, 16:14

E Ink's US-based subsidiary, E Ink Corporation, has announced that it is suing German-based Trekstor for use of E Ink technology patents.

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    Cree launches XLamp XT-E Royal Blue LED

    Cree has introduced the new XLamp XT-E Royal Blue LED optimized for use in remote-phosphor lighting and other applications with similar requirements. Cree also announced a remote-phosphor-component...

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