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  1. July 25, 2013

    Don’t let Snowden overshadow the real cyber threat

    The world has recently been rattled by two unexpected exposures. First, Mandiant, the cyber security specialist, managed to...

  2. July 24, 2013

    Supreme Court rules pension plans do not rank above other creditors

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  1. June 13, 2013

    Copyright and intellectual property

    Recent “patent wars” between mobile-phone makers Apple, Samsung, HTC and others over smartphone technology have highlighted...

  2. April 23, 2013

    Huawei ‘not interested in the US any more’

    Huawei has given up its quest to conquer the market for telecom network equipment in the US, where the Chinese company’s...

  3. February 13, 2013

    Google sues BT for patent infringement

    Google on Wednesday sued BT Group, the UK telecoms company, for patent infringement, the first time the internet search...

  4. August 7, 2012

    Low patent bids blow to Kodak

    Opening bids for patents being put up for auction by Eastman Kodak have come in at only around 10 per cent of the value the...

  5. May 22, 2012

    Patent ruling casts shadow over Kodak

    Eastman Kodak has lost a preliminary ruling in a key patent infringement case against Apple and Research In Motion, casting...

  6. March 25, 2012

    Atoning for Sims

    When the technical standards for mobile phone Sim cards in Europe become the subject of a public argument among some of the...

  7. February 22, 2012

    Microsoft in fresh attack on Google

    Microsoft opened a fresh front in its legal battle with Google, lodging a complaint with Europe’s competition watchdog over...

  8. February 13, 2012

    Google wins grudging approval for Motorola deal

    Competition regulators on both sides of the Atlantic have voiced unease with Google’s $12.5bn acquisition of Motorola...

  9. January 19, 2012

    Battle set for Kodak’s patent portfolio

    Eastman Kodak’s bankruptcy is set to trigger a battle between some of the largest smartphone makers and other technology...

  10. January 19, 2012

    One negative too many for Kodak

    For the best part of two decades, Eastman Kodak has been a case study in whether a global pioneer in an earlier, analogue...

  11. January 11, 2012

    The smart technology loser folds

    Eastman Kodak’s last big investor meeting ended with its executives trying to finish while a shareholder shouted at them:...

  12. January 6, 2012

    Kodak weighs bankruptcy plan

    Eastman Kodak may have had $862m in cash on hand when it last disclosed its financial condition, but that has not stopped...

  13. December 8, 2011

    Surge in bandwidth demand helps Ciena

    Surging data growth is driving demand from big telecommunications companies for the heavy-duty network equipment supplied by...

  14. November 4, 2011

    Apple-Samsung patent battle worries Brussels

    Europe’s competition watchdog is investigating the increasingly aggressive legal tactics being used in Samsung’s patent...

  15. November 3, 2011

    It is not just new companies that inspire creative work

    With ambitious and fast-growing companies eager to test the boundaries of “business as usual”, it is no surprise that the...

  16. October 14, 2011

    Pensions win right to liquidation funds

    The UK Pensions Regulator, acting on behalf of scheme members, has the right to be at the head of the queue when assets of...

  17. September 6, 2011

    Alcatel-Lucent: stuck on the phone

    Management doyen Michael Porter identified two simple business strategies: product differentiation and cost leadership. But...

  18. August 17, 2011

    Kodak shares jump on patent speculation

    Shares in Eastman Kodak jumped 55 cents, or 26 per cent, amid speculation that patents held by the 131-year-old pioneer of...

  19. August 16, 2011

    HTC files fresh lawsuit against Apple

    Taiwan’s HTC on Tuesday filed a fresh lawsuit against Apple in the US, in an escalation of the legal battle between the two...

  20. August 15, 2011

    Patents main lure behind Google’s purchase

    It has hardly taken investors and technology rivals much digging to find the main motivation behind Google’s mould-breaking,...

  21. July 27, 2011

    Patent hunting is latest game on tech bubble circuit

    A new kind of bubble is inflating in tech and, like all the most alluring bubbles, this one is being pumped up by a potent...

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    July 22, 2011

    Icahn sparks Motorola surge with patent proposal

    Motorola Mobility’s shares gained more than 12 per cent after Carl Icahn, Motorola’s largest shareholder, urged the US...

  23. July 21, 2011

    Icahn sparks Motorola surge with patent proposal

    Motorola Mobility’s shares gained more than 12 per cent after Carl Icahn, Motorola’s largest shareholder, urged the US...

  24. July 13, 2011

    UK watchdog wins pensions settlement

    Britain’s Pensions Regulator has dropped the threat of action against US-based Chemtura Corp and its UK subsidiary, after...

  25. July 8, 2011

    Google chief voices fears on patents race

    Eric Schmidt, Google executive chairman, has criticised Apple, Microsoft and Research in Motion for spending richly on...

  26. July 1, 2011

    Apple consortium beats Google to Nortel patents

    A group of technology companies including Apple, Microsoft and Research in Motion have paid $4.5bn in cash for a collection...

  27. FT Alphaville

    July 1, 2011

    Consortium buys Nortel patents for $4.5bn

    Bidders including Apple, Research in Motion, and Microsoft have bought up the remaining patents of Nortel Networks, hoping...

  28. FT Tech Hub

    June 24, 2011

    Winklevoss twins open fresh Facebook case

    Tech news from around the web: Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have not finished with Facebook yet, the Los Angeles Times...

  29. May 9, 2011

    Huawei to upgrade UK mobile network

    Huawei, the Chinese telecoms equipment company, has moved into the British mobile industry by signing a four-year deal to...

  30. April 4, 2011

    Google bids $900m for Nortel patents

    Google has sought to bolster its weak position in the smartphone industry’s patent wars, bidding $900m for a stack of...

  31. December 15, 2010

    Case study: Nortel

    The story: In the 1980s Nortel began its evolution from being a supplier of telecommunications equipment to Bell Canada, the...

  32. December 11, 2010

    Landmark pensions ruling to cause ripples

    Companies with large pension deficits may face higher borrowing costs after a High Court ruling on Friday that a claim by...

  33. November 24, 2010

    Pensions regulator in court challenge

    Administrators to two insolvent companies on Wednesday launched a legal case challenging the ability of the UK Pension...

  34. November 20, 2010

    Lehman Europe wins ruling

    More than $1bn of assets can stay with the administrators of Lehman Brothers’ main European operations rather than be handed...

  35. September 29, 2010

    Smiths must go on making virtue of togetherness

    From General Electric to Smiths Group, conglomerates have at least one thing in common: they dislike being called...

  36. September 29, 2010

    Pensions regulator faces court challenge

    The UK’s pensions regulator is facing a High Court challenge to the global reach of its power to demand a share of the...

  37. July 23, 2010

    Ericsson warns on 3G lag

    Surging use of wireless internet services has yet to spark revival in the mobile infrastructure market, the chief executive...

  38. July 15, 2010

    Nokia Siemens in talks to buy Motorola unit

    Motorola, the US mobile phone maker, is in talks to sell its network infrastructure unit to Nokia Siemens Networks in a deal...

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