On October 8, 2012, the New York Times reported that the US House Intelligence Committee has accused Huawei Technologies and ZTE Inc. “of being arms of the [Chinese] government that had stolen intellectual property from American companies.
The Wall Street Journal reported today that T-Mobile’s German parent Deutsche Telekom AG is close to a merger with smaller rival MetroPCS Communications Inc.
On Tuesday, The Korea Times reported that “Samsung Electronics will sue Apple over its release of the iPhone 5 for infringing on its fourth-generation (4G) long-term evolution (LTE) connectivity patents, according to industry sources.” In light of the recent US federal court decision holding Samsung liable for infringing a number of Apple patents related to […]
On Wednesday, Reuters reported that part of Alcatel-Lucent’s (ALU) upcoming restructuring plans include “how to make more money from 29,000 patents after an initial project with licensing specialist RPX Corporation fell short of expectations”.
On July 9, 2012, International Business Times reported that RIM has valued its patent portfolio at $3.37 billion. RIM claims to have slightly over 3,300 US patents, which works out to about a $1 MM price per patent for the patent portfolio as a whole.
Research in Motion, Ltd. (RIM), a former powerhouse in the enterprise mobile communication device market, has consistently lost market share over the past few years as its BlackBerry handsets continue to fail to keep up with current-generation Android or iOS devices.
With 990 issued patents, and approximately 2100 pending patent applications, Yahoo has a sizable patent portfolio. Yahoo owns a suite of patented technologies developed in-house and through patents obtained by acquiring Inktomi and Overture Services (which had previously acquired the pioneering search engines AllTheWeb and AltaVista).
With 21 patents related to portable computing devices and associated software, Amazon is dwarfed by the more established tablet players (as covered in our report, The US Tablet Computing Market, July 2011). With its current patent portfolio, Amazon owns approximately 0.2% of total tablet-related patent filings in the United States. Moreover, Amazon has not filed […]
As the struggle for smartphone supremacy continues, mobile device manufacturers now have a new arena in which to wage battle – the tablet market. Though Apple still claims the lion’s share of the United States market with its iPad line, Apple’s competitors have been hard at work developing innovative tablet technologies to eclipse Apple’s stronghold. […]