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  • Appeals body ducks question of software patentability

    No change: That's the result of an 18-monthlong appeals process that the president of the European Patent Office hoped would clarify the rules on whether software may be patented.

    Written by Peter Sayer13 May 10 03:33
  • Ellex clears path to US sales of 2RT

    Has secured a patent sublicense agreement that will remove a barrier to entry into the market

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling12 April 10 15:46
  • IBM executive denies open-source sellout

    IBM will not use its open-source patents in any potential legal actions it may bring against TurboHercules, an IBM company executive seemingly asserted on Wednesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson09 April 10 04:58
  • Patent office to review VoIP patent

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to review a controversial patent issued in 2001 that is claimed to cover much of the technology underlying VoIP.

    Written by Stephen Lawson08 Feb. 10 08:42
  • Kodak sues Apple, RIM over camera patents

    Kodak has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission charging Apple and Research In Motion with infringing patents in products with cameras.

    Written by Nancy Gohring15 Jan. 10 04:53
  • Apple countersues Nokia over patents

    Apple has filed a patent lawsuit accusing Nokia of infringing 13 Apple patents, in response to Nokia's patent lawsuit against Apple filed in October.

    Written by Grant Gross14 Dec. 09 07:05
  • Nokia sues Apple over iPhone 'free ride'

    Nokia today said it has sued Apple in federal court, charging that the iPhone infringes on 10 patents owned by the Finnish mobile phone maker.

    Written by Gregg Keizer23 Oct. 09 03:37
  • Microsoft wins appeal in Uniloc patent case

    Microsoft will not have to pay $388 million to a security software company for infringing on a patent, U.S. District Judge William Smith ruled Tuesday.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk01 Oct. 09 07:41