Samsung Strikes New Cross-Licensing Deal with Qualcomm
Samsung and Qualcomm recently announced a renewed cross-licensing agreement regarding each firms' patents in mobile and wireless technology. Samsung will be making use of up to 57 of Qualcomm's 3G and 4G patents. Samsung will make a down payment of $1.3 billion for use of the patents, and then ongoing royalty costs, which were undisclosed. Qualcomm will also use some of Samsung's patents, but because Qualcomm's patents are much more valuable, it is not making any payments to Samsung. This agreement extends a previous agreement for an additional 15 years and a Samsung spokesperson said, "The new deal is better for us."
Nvidia and Samsung Strike Patent Deal, Drop Lawsuits
Nvidia today said it has settled its patent-related litigation with Samsung. The company first sued Samsung in 2014 over smartphone patents and was later sued in turn by Samsung.
Nokia and Samsung Expand Patent Agreement
Nokia and Samsung have broadened an existing patent cross-licensing agreement to include more intellectual property. The companies ended patent litigation between the two in February with an initial cross-licensing agreement.
Nvidia Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Over Patents
Nvidia today filed legal action against Qualcomm and Samsung, alleging both firms are violating patents it holds regarding graphics processing on mobile devices. "They're using our technology for free in their devices today and they're shipping an enormous number of devices," said Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.
Nokia and Samsung Settle Patent Licensing Deal
Nokia today said it has reached an agreement with Samsung over the licensing of its wireless patents. The companies have been disputing the value of Nokia's patents since Nokia sold its handset division to Microsoft.
Qualcomm Signs Patent-Licensing Deal with Lenovo
Qualcomm today said it has signed a new patent licensing agreement with Lenovo, which will use Qualcomm's 3G and 4G wireless technology in future mobile devices. The patents will appear in both Lenovo- and Motorola-branded devices and cover technologies specific to the China market.