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February 5, 2015
by sjvn01
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Some patents become less troll friendly

In one small step for patent law interpretation, one giant leap forward for patent sanity, the Department of Justice (DoJ) has agreed to let the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE) new Standard Association (SA) patent policy stand. This … Continue reading

August 15, 2014
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Patent trolls under attack, but not dead yet

Patent trolls under attack, but not dead yet

When I started covering technology in the ’80s, the last thing I thought I’d need to learn about was intellectual property law. But as Nicolai Tesla learned in his fight with Thomas Edison in the electrical-current patent wars of the … Continue reading

August 6, 2014
by sjvn01
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Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit

At this point, it’s hard to say exactly what’s going on in Microsoft’s patent contract dispute with Samsung. The two companies may just be fighting out their contract terms or it could be the first shot at Microsoft’s Android patent … Continue reading