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Patent granted for “direct communications” to smartphones

The US Patent Office has granted a Patent covering ‘SATCOM GSM Solution Directly Communicate With GSM Phones’. The Patent was granted on November 14th 2023 to three inventors – Zhi Zhong Yu or Reading UK, Frederico Pedro Fawzi of Midland, Texas and Abel Avelian of Coral Gables, Florida. The Continuation Patent is assigned to AST […]

January 29, 2024By Chris Forrester

German Patent Court preliminary backs Broadcom over Netflix

Broadcom has announced that the German Federal Patent Court issued a preliminary opinion finding that a Broadcom patent related to HEVC/H.265 video coding is valid. This opinion follows a September 19th judgment by the District Court of Munich that Netflix infringes this patent. The Munich Court also issued an injunction requiring Netflix to cease and […]

November 6, 2023

Court rules Netflix infringing Broadcom patent

Broadcom has announced that the District Court of Munich, Germany, ruled that Netflix is infringing a Broadcom patent related to HEVC/H.265 video coding. The court issued an injunction requiring Netflix to cease and desist all further infringement in Germany. Since 2018, Netflix and Broadcom have been engaged in a patent dispute whereby Broadcom has accused […]

September 26, 2023

European Patent Office grants patent to Cobalt Iron

Cobalt Iron, a provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, has received a European patent on its technology for dynamic data monitoring fidelity. European patent no. 3684027, granted on August 16th, describes new capabilities for the Cobalt Iron Compass enterprise SaaS backup platform that will automatically and dynamically adjust data collection granularity and frequency in response […]

August 17, 2023

Nokia, Apple sign patent agreement

Nokia has signed a new patent cross-licence agreement with Apple which will replace the current licence that is due to expire at the end of 2023. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Jenni Lukander, President of Nokia Technologies, said: “We are delighted to have concluded a long-term patent licence agreement with Apple on […]

July 3, 2023

Nokia, Samsung sign 5G patent licence agreement

Nokia has signed a new cross-licence patent agreement with Samsung following the expiry of the previous agreement at the end of 2022. Under the agreement, which covers Nokia’s fundamental inventions in 5G and other technologies, Samsung will make payments to Nokia for a multi-year period which started on January 1st 2023. The terms of the […]

January 23, 2023

Ericsson, Apple sign global patent ‘peace’ agreement

Ericsson and Apple have reached a multi-year, global patent licence agreement between the two companies. The agreement includes a cross-licence relating to patented cellular standard-essential technologies and grants certain other patent rights. Furthermore, Ericsson and Apple have mutually agreed to strengthen their technology and business collaboration, including in technology, interoperability and standards development. This settlement […]

December 9, 2022

SSIMWAVE granted patent for image and video banding detection

SSIMWAVE, a specialist in Viewer Experience QC and Automation, has been awarded a patent for image and video banding detection. US Patent No. No.63/008, 257, ‘Image and Video Banding Assessment,’ is intended to help live and VoD streaming services detect and eradicate one of the most difficult-to-solve video quality impairments in OTT streams. The solution […]

August 23, 2022

New OpenVault patent accelerates data retrieval, processing

OpenVault, a source of revenue and network improvement solutions and data-driven actionable insights for the broadband industry, today announced that it recently was awarded a patent for techniques that enable faster retrieval and processing of data. U.S. Patent No. 11,275,594, “Intelligent data storage and processing using FPGA devices,” is intended to remove bottlenecks that increasingly […]

April 20, 2022

Nielsen sues TVSquared on patent  

Nielsen has filed a patent-infringement suit against TVSquared alleging a technique for measuring audience exposure across platforms while protecting personal information has been infringed. Nielsen is seeking to recover damages, including lost profits. TVSquared was acquired last month about $160 million (€146.1m) by Innovid, to build “a new currency-grade standard for cross-platform TV measurement”. “We […]

March 11, 2022