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09.30.15
Google and Microsoft end their years-long patent war
09.30.15

Google and Microsoft end their years-long patent war

Google and Microsoft have decided that there's not much point to suing each other over phone and Xbox patents.

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06.29.15
Supreme Court won't touch Google's fight with Oracle over Android
06.29.15

Supreme Court won't touch Google's fight with Oracle over Android

When Oracle got a second chance at making Google pay for using Java programming kits in Android, t...

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04.27.15
Google wants first refusal on the patents you want to sell
04.27.15

Google wants first refusal on the patents you want to sell

When a business is finished with a patent or just needs some cash, it often winds up selling its i...

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03.10.15
Former Google lawyer Michelle Lee will run the US patent office
03.10.15

Former Google lawyer Michelle Lee will run the US patent office

It's official: after four months of waiting, former Google legal counsel Michelle Lee has been con...

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12.23.14
Apple- and Microsoft-backed patent group ends its war on Android
12.23.14

Apple- and Microsoft-backed patent group ends its war on Android

And just like that, the Rockstar Consortium's lawsuit campaign against Android is over. The patent...

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12.16.14
Google and Verizon strike a deal to use each other's patents
12.16.14

Google and Verizon strike a deal to use each other's patents

Google has been forging patent deals left and right with smartphone manufacturers to both get tech...

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11.20.14
Google cuts a deal over old Nortel Networks patents
11.20.14

Google cuts a deal over old Nortel Networks patents

Remember the Rockstar Consortium? The group was formed by a handful of tech giants (including Appl...

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11.04.14
Google and LG will license each other's patents for the next decade
11.04.14

Google and LG will license each other's patents for the next decade

Samsung isn't the only Android device maker getting cozy with Google's patents, apparently. LG ha...

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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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