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  • BlackBerry Battle: RIM/NTP Patent Case Takes New Turn

    If you're a long-time BlackBerry user or "CrackBerry addict", you very likely remember a time just a few years ago when the continued existence of your precious handheld - and its addictive "push" e-mail technology - were in question due to a high-profile lawsuit between Research In Motion (RIM) and patent company NTP.

    Written by Al Sacco29 Sept. 09 11:59
  • IBM loses patent dispute with Asus

    The U.S. International Trade Commission Monday rejected an IBM request to review a decision that denied the company's attempts to block the import of hardware made by Asustek on patent infringement grounds.

    Written by Agam Shah15 July 09 06:39
  • Jury orders Microsoft to pay $200 million in patent dispute

    A jury in Texas has ordered Microsoft to pay a Toronto software company US$200 million for patent infringement involving several of its software products, Microsoft confirmed Thursday.

    Written by Elizabeth Montalbano22 May 09 02:26
  • IBM garners most patents -- again

    IBM on Wednesday announced that it has become the first company to earn more than 4000 patents in a single year, and also said it will ratchet up the number of technical innovations it publishes instead of seeking patent protection.

    Written by Tom Sullivan15 Jan. 09 05:14