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GlobalFoundries sues TSMC and 20 companies to block chip shipments to the US and Germany

SoC's, or System-on-a-Chip, form the brains of a smartphone, directly dictating the capabilities, power, and features of the smartphone. SoCs are at the forefront of the smartphone upgrade cycle, as OEM refresh cycles are dependent on new features being brought over by the advancement to the SoC. While companies like Qualcomm design their own SoCs...

HTC stops selling phones in the UK due to patent dispute

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC isn't dead, although it may as well be in the UK. Due to a patent dispute with Munich-based research and development company Ipcom, the company has pulled its smartphones from the UK market. The patent specifically pertains to car phones, which HTC agreed in 2012 to sell their phones in the...

Apple & Samsung settle lawsuit over alleged copying of iPhone design

Apple and Samsung's long-standing patent dispute over alleged copying of the iPhone's design is finally coming to an end. The two companies have settled the dispute that started way back in 2011 when Apple first accused Samsung of copying the iPhone's design in their Galaxy smartphone. This news comes from a court filing from the U.S....

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $539 million for copying their design

As a result of a seven-year-long legal battle, Samsung has been ordered to pay $539 million dollars as a result of patent infringement. They were found liable all the way back in 2012, but disagreements over the amount to be paid caused massive delays. Samsung had already paid $399 million to Apple for infringement of...

BlackBerry Accuses Facebook and WhatsApp of Patent Infringement

Text communication quickly became one of the most popular features on smartphones. BlackBerry was one of the first companies to really put an emphasis on messaging. BBM was the original messaging app that locked people into an ecosystem. Nowadays, you don't need a phone from a specific manufacturer to send messages. There are hundreds of...