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  • Apple v Samsung case set for 8 March

    An official early final hearing date has been set in the Federal Court for the case brought against Apple by Samsung, in which the latter is seeking to ban the sale of the iPhone 4S in Australia.

    Written by Chloe Herrick18 Nov. 11 14:53
  • FST files patent case against MS, CDW

    Australian financial software firm FST has filed patent violation charges in a US court against Microsoft and IT reseller CDW Corporation

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling19 Oct. 11 18:21
  • What the America Invents Act means for the small inventor

    On Sept. 16 <a href="">President Obama signed</a> the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (the "America Invents Act") into law, ushering in the most significant changes to the U.S. patent system in decades.

    Written by Jeffrey Shieh, senior patent attorney, Inovia06 Oct. 11 06:43
  • MS-Samsung patent deal: Great news for Windows Phones

    The success of Samsung's Galaxy S Android phones just became a cash cow for Microsoft, thanks to a patent cross-licensing agreement in which Microsoft gets paid for every Android phone or tablet Samsung sells.

    Written by Jared Newman29 Sept. 11 06:53
  • Imdex appeal in patent case rejected

    An appeals court has declined a request from drilling services company Imdex (ASX:IMD) to revisit a patent violation claim against two rivals

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling15 Sept. 11 20:12
  • ipernica 1H loss shrinks 19%

    Technology company ipernica (ASX:IPR), operator of the aerial mapping service, has reported a 19% smaller net loss of $3.5m for 1H11

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling25 Feb. 11 19:44
  • MGM Wireless beats own profit forecast

    School SMS services provider MGM Wireless (ASX:MWR) exceeded its own estimates with a 1H profit of $45k, from revenue of $1.2m

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling24 Feb. 11 19:26
  • MGM Wireless wins global patent

    School SMS services provider MGM Wireless (ASX:MWR) has secured a patent from the World Intellectual Property Office for the technology behind its School News Channel platform

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling11 Feb. 11 18:05
  • FST-Oracle lawsuit settled: ipernica

    Technology and IP commercialisation company (ASX:IPR) has announced the settlement of a patent violation lawsuit it had been helping to fight for Melbourne's FST against Oracle

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling03 Feb. 11 17:36
  • Software patents hurt everyone, but especially SMBs

    Software patents have figured prominently in the news in recent weeks, thanks not just to Oracle's attack on Google but also--more recently--to Paul Allen's breathtaking multi-victim onslaught.

    Written by Katherine Noyes01 Sept. 10 08:02
  • Microsoft won't stop .Net on Android

    Oracle's patent and copyright lawsuit against Google for its use of Java in Android won't be repeated by Microsoft if .Net is used on the Linux-based mobile operating system instead.

    Written by Rodney Gedda27 Aug. 10 09:34
  • Creation of common EU patent system faces legal setback

    The European Court of Justice looks set to derail plans for a common patent system across the European Union. The court's Advocate General believes that a centralized patent is "incompatible with the treaties" that created the E.U., according to a leaked document.

    Written by Jennifer Baker26 Aug. 10 05:53
  • Ghost of Sun's Schwartz chides Oracle's Google lawsuit

    Oracle's recent patent infringement lawsuit against Google around the way its Android operating system uses Java is contradictory to the apparent joy of former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz in a blog post three years ago still hosted by Oracle.

    Written by Rodney Gedda24 Aug. 10 10:18
  • US trade agency to investigate Apple's patent complaint

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate complaints by Apple that Eastman Kodak violated its patents related to digital imaging devices and software, the latest dispute in a long-standing patent skirmish between the two companies.

    Written by Grant Gross17 May 10 05:19