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We're pleased to introduce a new column today, Adgadget, a periodic editorial by Ariel Waldman about the advertising behind consumer technology: Functioning to flatter, Apple's marketing department continues to imitate their inspiration. While a bit lack-luster, Apple's recent commercial for the up

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Here's one we didn't exactly see coming (at least not like this): Apple and Cisco have settled that \"silly\" lawsuit, with Apple agreeing to guarantee the exploration of \"wide-ranging 'interoperability' between the companies' products in the areas of security, consumer and business communications\" a

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Here's one we didn't exactly see coming (at least not like this): Apple and Cisco have settled that \"silly\" lawsuit, with Apple agreeing to guarantee the exploration of \"interoperability in the areas of security, and consumer and enterprise communications\" according to the WSJ. We don't know exac

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For those of you eagerly awaiting the result of the the iPhone trademark dispute today... well, you'll have to keep waiting. Cisco extended the time for Apple's response to its iPhone lawsuit until Wednesday, February 21st. In a statement released this morning, Cisco states that they are \"fully com

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For those of you eagerly awaiting the result of the the iPhone trademark dispute today... well, you'll have to keep waiting. Cisco extended the time for Apple's response to its iPhone lawsuit until Wednesday, February 21st. In a statement released this morning, Cisco states that they are \"fully com

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Good news on the \"let's sue Apple!\" front. Apple and Cisco, in a \"tersely\" worded joint statement yesterday, announced that Cisco has agreed to delay its iPhone lawsuit, while the two companies start up talks again to see if they can't settle this naming dispute out of court. It's unclear if Apple

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While Apple's iPhone remains behind closed doors, with secretive minions putting the last touches on the software and the hardware peeps chuckling to themselves about the crappy EDGE data they've managed to foist upon the public, there's another iPhone out there that could very well spice up your c

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Apple isn't the only one having trouble messing with intellectual property as it relates to its iPhone product. Cisco was apparently reprimanded in October by a certain Armijn Hemel over unreleased code which, under the GPL-license that the phone submits to due to its Linux underpinnings, is require

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Apparently Cisco has more \"iPhone\" trouble in store for it than just that prior art dispute we mentioned yesterday. In order to keep a trademark alive, you have to file a \"Declaration of Use\" with the US Patent and Trademark office every six years or forfeit the trademark. On 11/16/2005 Cisco misse

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Apparently Cisco has more \"iPhone\" trouble in store for it than just that prior art dispute we mentioned yesterday. In order to keep a trademark alive, you have to file a \"Declaration of Use\" with the US Patent and Trademark office every six years or forfeit the trademark. On 11/16/2005 Cisco misse

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Apple's argument that Cisco's claim to the name iPhone is \"silly\" is about to get a whole lot more cogent. Although they hold the trademark, it's still seemingly debatable whether Cisco has rights to the name. Eagle-eyed reader mrsalty points out the fact that Cisco's patent filings for the \"Intern

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Oh no they didn't! By now you already know it's on, and the latest round in the iPhone v. iPhone dance-off comes from Apple spokesman Steve Dowling, who was quoted as saying the Cisco lawsuit is \"silly\" and that several companies are already using the term iPhone for VoIP products. He called Cisco's

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Rumors are rampant as to just what Cisco wanted from Apple in exchange for some trademark sharing, and now Mark Chandler, SVP of Cisco, has weighed in with his own take on the situation. Apparently Cisco wasn't hitting up Apple for cash, asking for royalties or hedging for an IT contract -- or at l

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Rumors are rampant as to just what Cisco wanted from Apple in exchange for some trademark sharing, and now Mark Chandler, SVP of Cisco, has weighed in with his own take on the situation. Apparently Cisco wasn't hitting up Apple for cash, asking for royalties or hedging for an IT contract -- or at l

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\"It is our belief that Apple intends to agree to the final document.\" Not so much. We're not quite sure what broke down in talks between Cisco and Apple, but they ain't playing friendly no more. Cisco just announced that it has filed a lawsuit in Northern California to prevent Apple from infringing

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\"It is our belief that Apple intends to agree to the final document.\" Not so much. We're not quite sure what broke down in talks between Cisco and Apple, but they ain't playing friendly no more. Cisco just announced that it has filed a lawsuit in Northern California to prevent Apple from infringing

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Apple \"iPhone,\" huh? As we're all aware, that's the name of the new Linksys VoIP phone which Cisco (Linksys' parent company) owns the trademark to. So what's next? Another protracted legal battle for Apple? Oh hells no, son. After Steve dropped their latest i-bomb, Cisco told MarketWatch that they'

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We hate to break it to everybody who thought the inevitable Apple phone was going to be called the iPhone, but Cisco, which has apparently had the trademark on the name since the 90s, is launching a line of Linksys \"iPhone\" VoIP devices (yes, that's right, lower case \"i\", uppercase \"P\"). Why wait u

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