Patent trolls

07.09.14
Google, Dropbox, Canon and others team up to disarm future patent trolls
07.09.14

Google, Dropbox, Canon and others team up to disarm future patent trolls

Patent litigation from non-participating entities (casually known as "patent trolls") is the bane...

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08.27.13
Apple is now the undisputed No. 1 victim of all patent trolling
08.27.13

Apple is now the undisputed No. 1 victim of all patent trolling

When you're one of the world's most valuable companies, it's not hard to find people hoping to lif...

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06.20.13
FTC planning to take on patent trolls, hopes to reduce frivolous lawsuits
06.20.13

FTC planning to take on patent trolls, hopes to reduce frivolous lawsuits

Sick of endless patent wars yet? According to the New York Times, so is the Federal Trade Commissi...

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05.31.12
Google lobs antitrust complaint against Microsoft, Nokia in EU, claims they're playing patent footsie (updated)
05.31.12

Google lobs antitrust complaint against Microsoft, Nokia in EU, claims they're playing patent footsie (updated)

The gloves just came off at Google: the company has just filed an antitrust complaint with the Eur...

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05.30.12
Intellectual Ventures' Nathan Myhrvold defends patent trolling, calls tech industry immature
05.30.12

Intellectual Ventures' Nathan Myhrvold defends patent trolling, calls tech industry immature

Intellectual Ventures' CEO and founder Nathan Myhrvold, who previously spent some 14 years at Micr...

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03.06.12
Kodak moves to block Apple's latest patent suit from proceeding in federal district court
03.06.12

Kodak moves to block Apple's latest patent suit from proceeding in federal district court

In a move that's sure to surprise no one, Kodak is fighting Apple's latest round of patent litigat...

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12.09.11
Watson now hunting down patent trolls, plans Ken Jennings' elaborate demise
12.09.11

Watson now hunting down patent trolls, plans Ken Jennings' elaborate demise

The Watson supercomputer used its speech recognition, natural language processing, machine learni...

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07.31.11
Judge shoots down Personal Audio's second Apple infringement case
07.31.11

Judge shoots down Personal Audio's second Apple infringement case

Talk about swift justice. It's been less than a week since we reported on Personal Audio's second...

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07.15.10
Software to be unpatentable in New Zealand, Peter Jackson said to have some opinion on that
07.15.10

Software to be unpatentable in New Zealand, Peter Jackson said to have some opinion on that

Oh, New Zealand, you country full of crazy cats. When will your zany ways end? Looks like the gover...

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