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Google buys Foxconn patents for undisclosed amount

Foxconn, manufacturer of notable device such as the iPhone, also holds a host of patents. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google recently purchased a number of patents from Foxconn, though what was purchased isn’t yet known. We also don’t know how much the portfolio was purchased for.  

LG files patent for “W Watch” name, speculation abounds

LG has patented a moniker for what could be an upcoming wearable. Their recent application, LG is attempting to patent the name W Watch, which is noted to be a smart watch, of course. We've already got expectations of a smart wearable or two from LG, so we’re especially intrigued as to what else they’ve got in the works.  

Samsung downplays monetary value of Apple’s patents

It is in court houses that you sometimes get to hear some of the most entertaining arguments, ways of thinking, or tactics you wouldn't normally encounter in the world outside. In the current and latest bout between Samsung and Apple, the Korean manufacturer is claiming that Apple's patents, which are being brought against it, aren't really worth that much.

Qualcomm faces possible $1 billion fine in China for alleged overcharging

In China, Qualcomm is facing difficulties surrounding perceived price fixing. Anti-monopoly regulators in China have accused Qualcomm of overcharging, and abusing their market position as a leading chipset manufacturer. It’s part of an ongoing effort to protect Chinese consumers from pricing which could get out of hand.
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