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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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Apple’s “patent violation”: selling smartphones and tablets
May25

Apple’s “patent violation”: selling smartphones and tablets

As patent cases go, the latest lawsuit against Apple is taking the smartphone wars to a new level of ridiculousness. The subsidiary of a Japanese patent troll, Texan law company Corydoras Technologies, has accused the Cupertino giant of violating its patents by releasing and selling any kind of smartphones and tablets around the world.   Based on the arguments put forward, any manufacturer of phones, tablets or other flat screen...

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The Dinosaur Returns
May11

The Dinosaur Returns

There is quite an interesting situation between IBM, a titan with the great past in the field of high-tech, and e-commerce platforms. The most typical episode of this confrontation is an ongoing conflict between the titan from New York and young entrepreneurs from Groupon, an on-line service from Chicago. The conflict has been going on for three years. IBM, the company which is more than one hundred years old, decided to recover...

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Google and Microsoft are at finally peace
Apr26

Google and Microsoft are at finally peace

A couple of days ago it was reported to the public that the two tech giants agreed to settle all the disputes and become friends. Still not partners but one never knows what to expect in the future. And there is so much to look at in their past. Eighteen complex litigations in the US and Europe, which could easily destroy both opponents, because some of the cases had such counterclaims that they could lead to the correction of the law...

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Kudelski continues to attack
Apr13

Kudelski continues to attack

When in 1939 ordinary Polish engineer Kudelski and his family fled from the Nazis to the west, no one could guessed that the boy in glasses, who was carrying a bulky suitcase on railway platforms of Bucharest would become the founder of one of the largest and most long-lived empires in IT. As well as the fact that little Stefan in the future would get four “Oscar” awards for his contribution to the development of the...

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Troll continues to hunt down fat “grouse”
Apr05

Troll continues to hunt down fat “grouse”

The troll, known for his attacking power players of the technology world, does not change his habits. SimpleAir, the legal company founded by Mr. John Payne, the former boss of Stamps.com, is gripping by the throat top manufacturers in the high-tech field. While being the boss of Stamps, Payne has gotten several patents in the field of mobile devices, and decided to use them to make a good living. For himself, needless to say. And his...

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Rovi is mad at Comcast
Apr05

Rovi is mad at Comcast

Comcast, the largest in the world cabling company (at least in cashflow), has decided to ignore the fact that its licenses for some technologies of its former partner Rovi are expired. It is true, for some time the two titans have been friends, and they even have been thinking about collaborative projects. But year after year passed, and gradually Comcast somehow just got used to the fact that the technologies, considered...

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