Softwarepatents

01.04.13
USPTO planning two roundtable discussions with developers about software patents
01.04.13

USPTO planning two roundtable discussions with developers about software patents

We know, we know: the patent system is broken. But what exactly should the US Patent and Trademark...

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11.26.12
USPTO director David Kappos to depart in January, leave mixed record in tech patents
11.26.12

USPTO director David Kappos to depart in January, leave mixed record in tech patents

Patents play an at times all too instrumental role in technology, so it's a potentially momentous...

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09.20.12
Microsoft wins injunction against Motorola in German court, aims to strike patent license deal
09.20.12

Microsoft wins injunction against Motorola in German court, aims to strike patent license deal

Motorola and Microsoft are no strangers to the patent war tango, and today marks the third injunct...

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06.27.11
Microsoft inks Android patent deal with Itronix, causes more heads to explode
06.27.11

Microsoft inks Android patent deal with Itronix, causes more heads to explode

We've already noted our slip into Bizarro World, a strange and topsy-turvy land where -- thanks t...

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04.28.10
Microsoft says Android infringes on its patents, licenses HTC (update: talking to other Android manufacturers as well)
04.28.10

Microsoft says Android infringes on its patents, licenses HTC (update: talking to other Android manufacturers as well)

The lawyers up in Redmond seem to have been woken from their slumber with the sudden realization th...

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