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  • SAP Q4 preliminary results show jump in software revenue

    SAP on Thursday reported preliminary results for the fourth quarter and year ending Dec. 31 that showed a strong uptick in software revenue, spurred in part by its acquisition of Sybase last year.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus14 Jan. 11 04:45
  • Websites object to digital piracy label

    Owners of three websites said to be involved in digital piracy in a new paper have objected to the label, saying they provide legitimate and legal services.

    Written by Grant Gross13 Jan. 11 07:20
  • Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, EMC consortium filing withdrawn

    In a move that will be seen by many as <strong>a sign of open-source advocates' influence</strong>, <strong>a filing in Germany </strong>to create a consortium led by Microsoft to buy Novell patents has been withdrawn.

    Written by Jennifer Baker and Chris Kanaracus12 Jan. 11 14:19
  • Microsoft fights Apple trademark on 'App Store'

    Microsoft is asking the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to deny Apple a trademark on the name "App Store," saying the term is generic and competitors should be able to use it.

    Written by Stephen Lawson12 Jan. 11 12:30
  • Oracle lawsuit not slowing support provider's momentum

    Oracle's lawsuit against Rimini Street is not slowing the smaller company's momentum, as it logged its best-ever performance in the fourth quarter, according to an announcement Tuesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus12 Jan. 11 05:19
  • Piracy sites draw huge traffic: Paper

    Forty-three websites identified by brand-protection firm MarkMonitor as digital piracy sites generate 53 billion visits per year, according to a new paper sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    Written by Grant Gross12 Jan. 11 08:51
  • Intel, Nvidia sign $1.5 billion licensing deal

    Intel and Nvidia have signed a patent cross-licensing agreement and ended a long-standing legal dispute between the two companies, Intel said Monday.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Jan. 11 09:28
  • Firm files patent lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, Zynga

    An invention firm started by Priceline.com founder Jay Walker has filed a lawsuit against two large computer gaming companies, Activision Blizzard and Zynga, alleging that some of their most popular games infringe on an online tournament patent.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Jan. 11 06:58
  • Judge sets aside $US139M verdict in SAP-Versata patent suit

    A federal judge has set aside the $US139 million judgment against SAP that a jury awarded Versata Software in August 2009, according to a ruling filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus07 Jan. 11 07:03
  • Oracle sued by drug-safety software vendor

    Oracle is being sued by drug-safety software vendor DrugLogic over alleged patent violations, according to a complaint filed Dec. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus21 Dec. 10 05:23
  • Apple, Oracle and EMC part of Microsoft-led patent LLC

    Apple, Oracle and EMC are involved with CPTN Holdings LLC, the Microsoft-led consortium that is purchasing 882 patents from Novell for US$450 million, according to a Dec. 9 posting on the website of German antitrust authority Bundeskartellamt, or Federal Cartel Office.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus17 Dec. 10 04:15
  • Nokia expands patent lawsuit against Apple

    Nokia announced on Thursday that it has filed patent claims in the U.K. High Court, Dusseldorf and Mannheim District Courts in Germany and the District Court of the Hague, Netherlands, again taking aim at Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs17 Dec. 10 04:04
  • Oracle, mobile vendor in Java legal battle

    Oracle and Swiss mobile software platform vendor Myriad Group are locked in a legal battle over Java licensing issues, one with an apparent connection to Google.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus15 Dec. 10 04:55