Patents,legal

08.28.13
New Zealand Parliament bans software patents with a 117-4 vote
08.28.13

New Zealand Parliament bans software patents with a 117-4 vote

After five years of debate and a 117-4 vote, New Zealand's Parliament has passed a bill that says...

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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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08.09.13
Today is a big day of legal wrangling for Apple
08.09.13

Today is a big day of legal wrangling for Apple

The LA Times has a good breakdown of what's happening today. Today, Apple has three coincidental r...

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08.07.13
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit revives Apple's ITC battle with Motorola over multi-touch patents
08.07.13

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit revives Apple's ITC battle with Motorola over multi-touch patents

It's been well over a year since the ITC ended its initial investigation into Apple's allegations...

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07.30.13
European Commission proposes framework for unified patent court
07.30.13

European Commission proposes framework for unified patent court

Getting a patent in Europe is hard. Making sure it's protected in every European Union member stat...

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05.21.13
Twitter's Innovator's Patent Agreement launched, applied to first patent
05.21.13

Twitter's Innovator's Patent Agreement launched, applied to first patent

The patent wars have grown long and tiresome for many, but Twitter's among the first to take meani...

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04.23.13
German court dismisses Nokia patent claim against HTC, HTC 'delighted'
04.23.13

German court dismisses Nokia patent claim against HTC, HTC 'delighted'

In HTC and Nokia's ongoing patent litigation, one patent infringement claim against HTC was dismis...

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04.11.13
Miami judge accuses Google, Apple of using the courts 'as a business strategy' (updated)
04.11.13

Miami judge accuses Google, Apple of using the courts 'as a business strategy' (updated)

Miami U.S. District Judge Robert Scola had choice words for Apple and Samsung Google during a pate...

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04.08.13
Patent troll Lodsys sues Gameloft, Disney and more for using in-app purchases
04.08.13

Patent troll Lodsys sues Gameloft, Disney and more for using in-app purchases

A company named Lodsys has filed suit against a number of mobile game developers, including Gamelof...

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