Licensing

Ericsson Hits Apple With 5G Patent Claims In UK High Court

Ericsson's latest patent-licensing battle with iPhone maker Apple comes to UK High Court as two sides argue over terms for…

2 months ago

EU Takes China To WTO In Smartphone Patent Spat

European Commission launches WTO challenge against China over court decision that forces smartphone tech patent owners to settle for cut-rate…

6 months ago

Nokia Halts Legal Action Against Daimler To Boost Mediation Efforts

Nokia changes tactics as it seeks to negotiate with car makers over technology royalties while avoiding a European Commission competition…

3 years ago

Apple’s £21bn Patent Lawsuit Against Qualcomm Arrives In Court

The row focuses on Qualcomm's lucrative licensing practices for patents and its dominant smartphone modems

3 years ago

UK SMBs Fined £900,000 For Using Unlicensed Software

Damages and legalisation costs for companies caught with unlicensed software increasing year-on-year

5 years ago

Imagination Says Apple Plans To Stop Paying iPhone Royalties

Imagination's shares plummetted on the news that Apple plans to stop using the British company's graphics technology in its iPhones,…

5 years ago

IBM Forms Power Consortium To Challenge Intel

IBM is taking a leaf out of ARM’s book by licensing its Power chip technology to third party companies

9 years ago

Microsoft Seeks To Address Office 2013 Licence Anger

Microsoft is seeking to address the licence lock-in furore that has erupted with Office 2013

9 years ago

Microsoft Hikes Enterprise Application Licence Prices

Microsoft is raising the price of clienc access licences for some server-based software due in part to the proliferation of…

10 years ago

Apple And HTC Cease Hostilities, Agree Patent Deal

“Thermonuclear war” against Android has been postponed

10 years ago

SAP Users Slam Complex And Rigid Licensing

A survey of British SAP users has revealed that many are unhappy over licensing complexity and lack of flexibility

10 years ago

Cisco Modifies Licensing Model for UC Platform

Cisco has revamped its licensing model for its unified communications portfolio, in light of new workplace trends

10 years ago

Yorkshire Company Punished For Using Unlicensed Software

Business Software Alliance gets £6,500 in settlement fees

10 years ago

Public Sector Spared Microsoft Licensing Price Hikes

New Public Sector Agreement limits price rise, while increases capped at 25.9 percent for all organisations

10 years ago

Microsoft To Increase Volume License Costs By 29 Percent

New prices to take effect from 1 July, but educational customers excluded

10 years ago

Australian Police Wanted For Mass Software Piracy

New South Wales Police allegedly broke licensing agreement and shared software with other law enforcement agencies

10 years ago

Apple Licensing Fees Could Alter The Android Landscape

Like Microsoft, Apple may be negotiating licensing fees with Android manufacturers, according to the Wall Street Journal

10 years ago

Simplified Licensing Scheme Announced For Microsoft System Center 2012

Microsoft is looking to spur the adoption of its private cloud offerings with a simplified licensing plan for System Center…

11 years ago

Quanta Computer Buys Microsoft’s ‘Android’ Licence

Another Android device maker agrees to buy a licence from Microsoft rather than meet the company in court

11 years ago

Microsoft Hooks Acer, ViewSonic With Android Patents

Microsoft has tied two more companies into patent deals, a continuation of its strategy to pursue Android licencees

11 years ago

VMware vFabric 5 Brings In New Licensing Model

VMware vFabric 5 introduces the Spring framework and a new flexible packaging and licensing scheme

11 years ago

Whistleblower Sticks Label Firm With Licence Payment

A label-making company has paid out nearly £25,000 after a whistleblower told the BSA of unlicensed software

12 years ago

Government Scraps £80 Million Microsoft NHS Licence Deal

The government has scrapped a £80 million software licensing deal with Microsoft for the NHS Connecting for Health (CfH) programme

12 years ago

Symantec Looks To SMBs With Expanded Licensing Scheme

Security giant Symantec has expanded its licensing program for business partners in an effort to help reduce their costs

12 years ago