Twitter Buys Patents from, Signs Deal With IBM
Twitter has purchased approximately 900 patents from IBM, and has also signed a patent-licensing agreement with the company. IBM accused Twitter last year of infringing on three IBM-held patents. The purchase and cross-licensing agreement are meant to help protect Twitter from patent-related lawsuits down the road. The companies did not immediately place a value on the pact.
Qualcomm Says iPhone Violating 16 More Patents
Dec 1, 2017
Qualcomm this week filed yet more lawsuits against Apple over alleged patent infringement. Three new lawsuits say Apple's iPhones violate some 16 additional Qualcomm patents.
Google, Seeking Patent Peace, Debuts PAX Licensing Network
Apr 3, 2017
Google today announced PAX, a patent-licensing initiative for Android that the company hopes will help resolve and/or prevent patent-related threats. Companies that join PAX give each other royalty-free patent licenses that cover Android and Google applications on compatible devices.
Google Play Protect Now Securing Android Devices
Jul 20, 2017
Play Protect, a security tool Google announced earlier this year, has made its way to many of today's Android smartphones. Play Protect is a set of features that Google created to keep Android phones safe from malware and other malicious applications.
Nokia and Samsung Expand Patent Agreement
Jul 13, 2016
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.