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There are more than 2 million electric vehicles on the road...

According to an IEA report, Norway and China have been pulling the weight when it comes to EV sales.

Apple Employees in China Detained for Selling User Data

Chinese authorities in Beijing detained twenty-two Apple employees suspected of illegally obtaining personal data.

California gov to work with China on clean energy tech, defying...

Comes as California legislature debates ambitious renewables goal.

Saturday’s SpaceX launch carried a secret payload—a Chinese experiment

US company has ensured that Chinese experiment cannot transfer tech from station.

False Positives: Why Vendors Should Lower Their Rates and How We...

In pursuit of a high cyberthreat detection rate, the some developers of cybersecurity solutions neglect the subject matter of false positives, and unfairly so. Regretfully, only then does the idea dawn on these developers that high-quality protection from cyberthreats involves not only prevention but also a low false-positive rate.

Broadband Forum and SDN/NFV Industry Alliance partner on network transformation

Partnership will establish the Open Broadband Laboratory Asia to accelerate network transformation and the evolution to cloud servicesBeijing, China, 2 May 2017.

The Broadband Forum and SDN/NFV Industry Alliance today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly set up an Open Broadband Laboratory Asia (OBLA) and promote the development of network transformation and cloud evolution.

The partnership – which was signed during the China SDN/NFV Conference in Beijing last week –... Source: RealWire

Apple wins China patent battle over iPhone 6 design

Apple has fended off a claim that the iPhone 6’s design infringed a patent from a little-known local company in China.Shenzhen Baili had claimed that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus bore striking similarities to the products from its parent company, Digione.

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The product designs of the two companies contain differences, the court said.

For instance, Apple’s iPhone 6 contains a symmetrical exterior curve on the device, while the design patent from Baili uses an asymmetrical curve.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Red Flag Windows: Microsoft modifies Windows OS for Chinese government

Chinese government blocked Microsoft product purchases after NSA leaks.

Fossils reveal ancient “unknown” human in China

Two skulls are a "mosaic" of modern and Neanderthal features.

Xiaomi reportedly wants to build its own SoCs, break free from...

The Wall Street Journal claims Xiaomi is getting into the chip design business.

Apple sues Qualcomm in China, expanding fight over patent licensing

Qualcomm displays some of its patents on a wall in its headquarters in San Diego, California.Nathan Rupert / flickr reader comments 8 Share this story Apple filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Qualcomm on Friday, alleging that the chipmaker's patent-licensing practices amount to  "extortion." Today, the full, international extent of that legal assault became clearer, as Apple filed two more lawsuits in Beijing's Intellectual Property Court. Like the US cases, the Chinese lawsuits say that Qualcomm abused its dominant position in the industry, according to Reuters, which first reported the developments. The first seeks 1 billion yuan ($145.35 million) in damages.

The second case says Qualcomm didn't license standard-essential patents at a fair and reasonable rate. In a statement on the new lawsuits, Qualcomm said that Apple was offered the same terms as other customers. "These filings by Apple’s Chinese subsidiary are just part of Apple’s efforts to find ways to pay less for Qualcomm's technology," said Qualcomm general counsel Dan Rosenberg. "Apple was offered terms consistent with terms accepted by more than one hundred other Chinese companies and refused to even consider them... Qualcomm is prepared to defend its business model anywhere in the world." Qualcomm has been taking heat from multiple fronts in recent weeks.
In December, Korean regulators hit Qualcomm with a $850 million fine over its patent-licensing practices. The US Federal Trade Commission sued Qualcomm earlier this week over patent licensing practices, as well. The FTC lawsuit says Qualcomm had a "no license, no chips" policy, in effect putting a patent "tax" on any cell phone makers who used non-Qualcomm products. Apple's lawsuit accuses Qualcomm of "double-dipping" royalty payments.

Apple's contracted manufacturers buy Qualcomm chips and take a patent license, and then Apple is required to pay for a separate patent license. Combined chip purchases from Apple and Samsung account for 40 percent of Qualcomm's $23.5 billion revenue in the last fiscal year, according to Reuters.

Apple takes patent battle with Qualcomm to China

Apple has filed two new lawsuits against Qualcomm, this time in China, that allege the mobile chip maker abused its market dominance and patents to charge excessively high licensing fees.Apple is seeking 1 billion yuan ($145 million) in damages from Qualcomm, according to Beijing’s intellectual property court, which announced Wednesday it would hear the lawsuits.  [ Commiserate with your fellow techies -- check out "7 hardware horror stories from the help desk." | Have a tech story to share? If we publish it, we'll send you a $50 American Express gift card -- and keep you Anonymous.
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The legal action centers on Qualcomm’s standards-essential patents for its cellular technology.

Allegedly, the company refused to negotiate a fair licensing fee for the patents and even declined to license some of them to Apple. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here