Tag Archives: Licensing

Apple Reportedly Planning New UAC Connector in Its MFi Licensing Program

Apple is reportedly introducing support for a new connector type in its MFi (Made for iPhone) licensing program for certified accessories. Apple calls it the Ultra Accessory Connector (UAC) and it’s much smaller than the USB Type-C and Lightning connectors currently used by the company. It is used for the same purposes as all connectors – for charging and transferring ... Read More »

BlackBerry Partners Optiemus to Manufacture, Sell Smartphones in India in New Licensing Agreement

Canadian mobile maker BlackBerry on Monday announced its partnership with Optiemus, a Delhi-based telecom enterprise to licence software and services for the production of secure Android handsets in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. Under the terms of the agreement, BlackBerry will licence its security software and services suite, as well as related brand assets to Optiemus Infracom Ltd. The ... Read More »

Qualcomm Misses Revenue Estimates, Defends Licensing Model

Qualcomm Inc reported a lower-than-expected 3.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, and defended its licensing model in the face of multiple legal challenges over its alleged “anticompetitive” tactics. The company’s shares were down 3.8 percent at $54.75 in aftermarket trading. The US Federal Trade Commission and Apple Inc have sued Qualcomm accusing it of resorting to “anticompetitive” tactics ... Read More »

Xiaomi, Microsoft enter Patent Licensing settlement; Xiaomi to Preload workplace, Skype

software program maker Microsoft Corp is promoting approximately 1,500 of its patents to chinese tool maker Xiaomi, a rare departure for the U.S. business enterprise and a part of what the 2 corporations say is the start of an extended-term partnership. The deal, introduced on Wednesday, also includes a patent go-licensing association and a dedication through Xiaomi to put in ... Read More »