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Samsung inks patent cross-licensing pact with Cisco

The agreement marks the latest collaboration among tech giants. In the past weeks, Samsung also reached deals with Google and Ericsson.

By Feb. 5, 2014


Google, Samsung strike patent cross-licensing deal

The two companies are pretty vague about the terms but take veiled shots at Apple.

By Jan. 26, 2014


Nokia, Samsung agree to extend patent licensing deal

Samsung will license Nokia patents for another five years, but the price on that intellectual property will be determined in arbitration.

By Nov. 4, 2013


Patent licensing terms still murky for next-gen video

Plenty of patents are involved in HEVC, the leading technology contender for compressing 4K video. Several big names still haven't signed up for an effort to ease licensing.

By Jan. 17, 2014


Microsoft awarded $14.5M in Motorola patent licensing suit

In the second phase of a closely watched patent trial, a federal jury finds the Google handset maker in breach of contract for failing to license standard essential patents at a reasonable rate.

By Sep. 4, 2013


Apple to secure licensing for iRadio this week, report says

Apple is set to sign a licensing agreement with Universal Music Group this week, hastening the launch of its iRadio streaming service.

By Apr. 15, 2013


Microsoft addresses confusion over Office 2013 licensing

The company's latest blog attempts to answer some lingering questions about Office 2013 licenses.

By Feb. 20, 2013


Google's Android faces EU probe over licensing practices

European competition authorities have reportedly sent out a questionnaire to Google's competitors in the mobile market, asking their opinions on its behaviors.

By Jun. 14, 2013


RIM CEO says licensing of BlackBerry 10 'conceivable'

Thorsten Heins tells a German newspaper that it's possible the new operating system might end up on third-party devices.

By Jan. 21, 2013


Apple's patent licensing pact with HTC released -- mostly

Thanks to Apple's legal spat with Samsung, more details are revealed in a heavily redacted copy of the Apple-HTC agreement.

By Dec. 5, 2012