Daimler signs licensing agreement with Sharp Corp after losing patent lawsuit

On Wednesday, in a statement Sharp Corp said, German automaker Daimler has signed a licensing agreement with it following a settlement in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning in-vehicle mobile communications technology. In a court ruling last month, Sharp won the patent dispute with a German court allowing Sharp to enforce a sales ban against Daimler…

Washington extends Huawei’s trading licenses up to May 15, 2020

The Trump administration has once again allowed U.S. companies to continue to do business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd by extending the trade license until May 15, 2020. The U.S. Commerce Department had previously extended it until April 1. Separately, the U.S. Commerce Department has sought public comments on whether it should issue future…

Gaming giant Razer Inc leads consortium for online banking license from Singapore

On Thursday, gaming firm Razer Inc stated, it is leading a consortium of companies that has applied for online banking license in Singapore. Razer’s fintech business will have a 60% stake in the consortium which includes FWD, an insurance firm, and Sheng Siong Holdings, a private vehicle of the Lim brothers behind a Singaporean supermarket…

Launch of Huawei’s 5G compatible flagship Mate 30 smartphone clouded by lack of Android as its OS

In recent years, Huawei has shot up surprising fast into the global smartphone business. A U.S. ban citing theft of intellectual property and being a threat to U.S. national security has however crippled its sales outside China. On September 18 Huawei Technologies plans to launch its new Mate 30 line of smartphones in Munich, said…

U.S. moves to stop Huawei from exploiting U.S. patent courts

Senator Marco Rubio files legislation which prevents certain companies from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts. In a significant development, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has filed legislation aimed at preventing Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts. The move comes after the Chinese company demanded that Verizon Communications Inc pay $1…

InterDigital Wireless & Qualcomm Inc aim to license their 5G tech to China’s Huawei despite U.S. ban

The U.S. ban on selling American technology to Chinese firms, which now has a grace period of 90 days, does not cover patents. Moreover Huawei owns both firms sizeable dues … cutting off business relations could potential mean massive writedowns if not write-offs. In a significant development, patent attorneys of InterDigital Wireless Inc stated, it…

Germany’s biggest network operators file lawsuit against Federal Network Agency over 5G auction

Germany’s biggest network operators, including Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica Deutschland and Vodafone have sued the market regulator for placing new preconditions in the country’s 5G auctions which are to take place in early 2019. As per a report by German newspaper Die Welt, Deutsche Telekom has filed a lawsuit against Federal Network Agency for setting preconditions…