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    • Intel ordered to pay $2.18bn in patent lawsuit

      Intel ordered to pay $2.18bn in patent lawsuit

      Intel has been ordered to pay $2.18bn dollars after losing a lawsuit over two decade-old patents, Bloomberg has reported today. A jury ruled that Intel infringed patents related to clock frequencies and voltage owned by a company called VLSI LLC. The jury found $1.5bn for infringement of one patent and $675m for infringement of the second.

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    • Apple, Broadcom to pay $1.1bn for patent infringement

      Apple, Broadcom to pay $1.1bn for patent infringement

      A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday ordered Apple and Broadcom to pay a total of $1.1bn  to a California university for infringing wifi technology patents in what is thought to be one of the largest patent verdicts ever. In particularly, Apple was ordered to pay $837m and Broadcom must pay $270m  to the California Institute of Technology.

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    • Qualcomm strikes new licensing deal with LG

      Qualcomm strikes new licensing deal with LG

      After extended negotiations and a lawsuit that threatened to “impact the entire 5G market,” Qualcomm, the world's largest seller of smartphone chips, said it had entered into a licensing deal with LG Electronics that will continue the South Korean company’s access to the US chipmaker’s 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular modem technologies.

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    • Apple, Qualcomm at each other's throats

      Apple, Qualcomm at each other's throats

      Apple and Qualcomm have spent almost two years locked in an intense legal fight, suing one another across the globe, claiming monopolistic practices, patent infringement, and even theft. And while the Federal Trade Commission trial in January was just a dress rehearsal, on Monday the real showdown for the two companies started.

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