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Apple is being trolled again, now in China
Jun30

Apple is being trolled again, now in China

China seems to have mastered the skill of putting pressure on large companies, with one of the world’s most valuable companies, Apple, being just the latest victim. Last week, a judge at the Beijing Patent Court ruled that Apple’s iPhone 6 family of smartphones is violating the intellectual property rights of a Chinese company called “Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services”. It’s a curious outcome for the technology giant from Cupertino,...

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The next big smartphone war, or a Chinese trick?
Jun03

The next big smartphone war, or a Chinese trick?

The world’ third-largest smartphone manufacturer, Chinese consumer electronics giant Huawei, has kicked off a new smartphone war, filing lawsuits against the market leader (both by value and by volume), Korean rival Samsung. Charges have been brought in two jurisdictions simultaneously: in California, home to the Apple-Samsung smartphone war and also the world’s most lucrative smartphone market, and on home soil, in China’s commercial...

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China’s Huawei and ZTE top list of global patent filings
Mar23

China’s Huawei and ZTE top list of global patent filings

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei filed for 3,898 patents in 2015, making it the world’s most patent-happy company for the second year in a row. Qualcomm, the US-based semiconductor company whose chips can be found in everything from the latest Xiaomi phone to Samsung’s flagships, took second place. Chinese Huawei competitor ZTE rounded out the top three, with 2,155 filings of its own. In short, tech in China made a big showing...

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