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.
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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.
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.
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.