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HP wins inkjet print cartridge patent case

Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday that two Taiwan-based companies and a Chinese firm had been found to be infringing on patents held by the US computer giant for inkjet print cartridges.

Managing intellectual property a challenge for firms, innovators

The increasing complexity of multi-invention technologies such as laptops and smartphones raises serious challenges for firms looking to cash in with the "next big thing," and points to a need for businesses to integrate ...

Samsung, Apple tablet row heats up in Australia

Electronics giant Samsung Monday said it would launch a counter claim against US firm Apple in Australia as part of a dispute between the rival companies over tablet computers.

Samsung LED seeks US import ban on Osram products

(AP) -- A Samsung unit is raising the ante in a patent dispute with a German rival over energy-saving LED lighting amid intensifying legal disputes among global companies jockeying for supremacy in key consumer technologies.

Federal agency backs HP inkjet patent complaint

Hewlett-Packard said Friday that a US federal agency has backed its claim that rival MicroJet Technology Co. was infringing on patents for lucrative inkjet printer cartridges.

China piracy costs almost million jobs: US study

US firms could support nearly one million more jobs if China stopped intellectual property violations, a study said, leading US lawmakers to call for a tough line with Beijing.

'Rogue websites' bill returns to US Senate

US senators re-introduced a bill Thursday that would give the US authorities more tools to crack down on websites selling pirated movies, television shows and music and counterfeit goods.

China piracy cost software industry $20bn in 2010

Piracy cost the global software industry more than $20 billion in losses in the China market last year despite the increasing use of legitimate programmes, an official survey showed Thursday.

Samsung files lawsuits against Apple

(AP) -- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. says it sued Apple Inc. for patent rights violations, only days after Apple sued Samsung for the same reason.

Taiwan's AUO, Japan's Sharp agree to drop lawsuits

Taiwanese flat panel maker AU Optronics Corp. said Friday it had signed a patent agreement with Japanese rival Sharp to dismiss ongoing lawsuits the two firms have filed against each other.

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