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Smartphone Manufacturers Racing to Acquire Vehicle Patents

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that Apple and Google are forging ties with automakers to develop various vehicle technologies such as infotainment platforms and autonomous driving systems.  Envision IP analyzed the US patent holdings of Google, Samsung, LG, Sony, Nokia, Apple, and BlackBerry to understand which of these companies may be leading innovators […]

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Nokia is Well Positioned to Acquire and Monetize BlackBerry Patents

Fresh from its recent deal with Microsoft, Nokia may be well poised to acquire BlackBerry’s patent portfolio in whole or part, if the patents are made available for sale.  Nokia sold its Devices & Service business to Microsoft for EUR 3.79 billion, and licensed its utility patents for another EUR 1.65 billion, for a total […]

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Lacking Market Share, These Telecom Giants May Flex Their Patent Muscle

On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Ericsson filed suit against Samsung, alleging that Samsung infringes patents “involving GSM, GPRS, 3G and LTE mobile phone standards.”  Also, Reuters reported today that RIM lost a dispute over the use of Nokia patents, in a case which could halt the sale of RIM products if a […]

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Nokia Has a Valuable and Relatively Young US Patent Portfolio

According to a Wall Street Journal report yesterday, Nokia’s patent portfolio is being valued at “$6 billion” by analysts.  As the company struggles to keep pace with other players in the mobile and wireless space, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop suggested that the company may start looking at its patent portfolio to “generate cash”.