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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...

HTC denies Microsoft plans to hike royalty fees for Android smartphones

Stockwatch - May 30, 11:21

The Chinese-language Economic Daily News has reported that Microsoft plans to raise royalty charges imposed on Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC for using its software applications...

Microsoft to charge royalty fees to prevent Acer, Asustek from using Android in netbooks, say Taiwan makers

Oct 26, 01:30

Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees on Taiwan-based vendors of Android handsets for using its patents in e-mail, multimedia and other functions, with Acer and Asustek Computer...

Kodak withdraws charge against Taiwan-based Ability Enterprise

Oct 5, 01:20

Taiwan-based digital camera ODM maker Ability Enterprise on October 4 announced US-based Eastman Kodak has withdrawn from the US Court for the Western District of New York a charge...

Royalty fees account for 18-19% of Blu-ray Disc player production cost, say Taiwan makers

Aug 5, 12:20

While production costs for a Blu-ray Disc (BD) player have been reduced to US$75-80 currently due to decreased costs of pick-up heads and chipsets, royalty fees for BD patents may...

Taiwan Blu-ray Disc consortium plans to negotiate lower royalty fees

Apr 16, 14:08

Taiwan Blu-ray Disc (BD) Consortium, a special interest group formed by Taiwan-based makers of BD optical discs, disc drives and components, plans to consolidate all members concerned...

Blu-ray Disc player maker Forworld says royalty charge too high

Mar 16, 14:16

As the BD4C Licensing Group began to charge royalty fees for their patents on the Blu-ray Disc (BD) format on March 1, 2010, Taiwan-based BD player maker Forworld Electronics has...

New licensing contracts between Philips and CMC, Ritek effective for only 3 years

Jan 7, 12:25

The new licensing contracts that Philips signed with Taiwan's two largest optical disc makers - CMC Magnetics and Ritek - will only remain in effect for three years instead of 10...

Philips makes large cuts in CD-RW, DVD royalties for CMC, Ritek

Jan 4, 10:14

Royal Philips Electronics has reduced royalty charges for CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW and DVD-RW optical disc formats by 71.4-72.2% from US$0.035-0.036 per disc originally to US$0.01...

Optical disc maker Princo fronts security deposit in order to pursue CD-R royalty case with Philips

Jul 20, 15:53

Second-tier Taiwan-based optical disc maker, Princo, has offered a security deposit of NT$300 million (US$9.1 million) in cash and stocks to a northern Taiwan court in an attempt...

MediaTek deal with Qualcomm reportedly to be finalized shortly

Jul 7, 14:55

Recent reports in Taiwan's Chinese-language press have recently claimed that MediaTek is close to signing a WCDMA licensing deal with Qualcomm, but the Taiwan-based IC designer described...

Philips wins lawsuit to claim over 7 billion-yen royalty payment from Taiwan CD-R maker Princo

Apr 24, 12:36

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Court (IPC) on April 23 determined that Princo, a Taiwan-based maker of blank optical discs, shall pay a total of 7.606 billion yen (US$77.6 million)...

Philips accuses Taiwan optical disc maker Lead Data of royalty underpayment

Stockwatch - Dec 26, 10:33

Royal Philips Electronics on December 16 charges filed with Taiwan's Intellectual Property Court against Lead Data, a Taiwan-based maker of blank optical discs and a licensee of Philips...

Prodisc seeks court protection from creditors; blames Philips for its financial woes

Aug 5, 01:00

Prodisc Technology, the third largest Taiwan-based blank optical disc maker and the fourth largest worldwide, on August 4 announced that it has made a request to a local Taiwan court...

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