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‘Disruptor in software-defined blocks storage’ awarded US patent
Excelero recently announced that it was assigned a US patent for the underlying technology to its NVMesh server SAN solution.
22 Jun 2017
AgigA Tech granted patent for Hybrid Non-Volatile RAM in China
Enterprise and data center applications were previously constrained by the higher latency of existing storage solutions such as SSDs.
26 May 2017
Kiwi innovation set to benefit from revamped trans-Tasman patent regime
“A modern regime for regulating patent attorneys ensures New Zealand businesses have optimal access to high quality, reliable advice."
16 Nov 2016
Western Digital buys IBM patents, gears up to be leader in data storage
"The patents will augment Western Digital's existing portfolio of more than 10,000 patents and patent applications."
29 Feb 2016
SenCbuds: The next big thing for earphones?
With the help of patent pending sensor technology, SenCbuds instantly know when they are taken out of the user’s ear, and pause the media accordingly.
17 Feb 2016
What the TPP means for NZ's tech sector
“We’ve raised these issues in the past because they’re a major concern for our industry. If we wait until the ink is dry on TPP, it’ll be too late."
17 Aug 2015
Victorious Veeam slams Symantec following patent win
Symantec's bid to 'stifle competition' because 'its legacy physical backup products could not compete' fails after Veeam wins three year patent battle
14 May 2015
In the innovative world... patent is a virtue
"This legislation will bring New Zealand patent law into the 21st century with a more consistent, high quality patent examination process."
19 Aug 2014
Apple and Google call patent war truce
For those managing to keep up with the growing complexity of patent lawsuits, a truce has been called; between warring rivals Apple and Google.
19 May 2014
Lenovo drives smartphone business with NEC mobile patents deal
"A strong patent portfolio is a key element for success in the smartphone business..."
10 Apr 2014
New dawn for New Zealand patent landscape
Wednesday, August 28 marked the biggest shake up in New Zealand’s Intellectual Property landscape in more than 50 years...
30 Aug 2013
IT pros welcome passing of Patents Bill
The Institute of IT Professionals welcomes the near unanimous passing of the Patents Bill in Parliament, effectively removing software patents from New Zealand.
29 Aug 2013
Labour tables alternative patent clause
Opposition Party demands change over current Patents Bill which is "effectively stifling New Zealand's important software sector."
12 Sep 2012
Jury deliberates Apple v Samsung evidence
A Californian jury examines the evidence in the high stakes patent infringement lawsuit, with deliberation expected to last several days.
23 Aug 2012
Steve Jobs barred from US patent trial
Judge approves request from Apple to have late CEO’s ‘thermonuclear’ statement discounted in court proceedings.
19 Jul 2012
Apple forced to admit Samsung didn't copy iPad
UK judge makes surprise ruling after saying Samsung tablets are 'not as cool' as Apple's.
19 Jul 2012
Apple-Motorola patent case dismissed 'with prejudice'
US judge refuses to let case turn into 'Apple versus Motorola popularity contest'.
25 Jun 2012
China approves ‘Googlerola’ deal – Updated
CEO Larry Page announces that massive acquisition has now been completed.
23 May 2012
Apple, Samsung sit-down underway
Tim Cook and Choi Gee-Sung in court-ordered patent pow-wow.
22 May 2012
Apple, Samsung to talk out patent grievances - Updated
Date set for CEO showdown.
30 Apr 2012
Twitter says its patents are a shield, not a weapon
Employees' inventions won't be used in offensive litigation without their permission, company says.
18 Apr 2012
Microsoft cries foul over patent abuse
Motorola Mobility - and by extension Google - failing to meet FRAND licensing commitments; is this the pot calling the kettle black?
23 Feb 2012
How much is social messaging costing telcos?
According to a new report, a lot.
22 Feb 2012
US, EU sign off Google's Motorola purchase
Two major regulators say acquisition is okay, but promise to watch closely for signs of trouble.
14 Feb 2012