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A Court Is About To Determine The Fate Of Software Patents And The Implications Are Massive

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A federal appeals court is set to consider a case closely watched by Google Inc, Facebook Inc and other technology companies that could determine how far the patent system should go in protecting software inventions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which specializes in patent cases, will...
A Court Is About To Determine The Fate Of Software Patents And The Implications Are Massive

U.S. judge orders Nokia, HTC and ViewSonic to hold court-moderated patent settlement talks

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Judge Leonard P. Stark of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware just entered an order referring a handful of Nokia patent cases against HTC and ViewSonic to Magistrate Judge Christopher J. Burke for mediation. The order comes less than a week after the same judge set...
U.S. judge orders Nokia, HTC and ViewSonic to hold court-moderated patent settlement talks

Former Chief Judge Of Patent Court: We Need To Strengthen, Not Weaken, The Patent System Because [Reasons]

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We've written a few times about Judge Paul Michel, the former Chief Judge for CAFC, the appeals court that handles all appeals in patent cases. He's an out and out maximalist, making claims that defy reality and suggesting a truly surprising ignorance of how innovation actually works today. And yet,...
Former Chief Judge Of Patent Court: We Need To Strengthen, Not Weaken, The Patent System Because [Reasons]

Judge rules against Apple in Samsung UK patent case, claims Galaxy Tabs "are not as cool"

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Last week reports noted Samsung’s attempt to lift Apple’s preliminary injunction placed on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S. was rejected by District Judge Lucy Koh. Today, in Apple’s ongoing patent cases with Samsung in the UK, today Bloomberg reported Judge Colin Birss ruled against Apple claiming the Sammy’s...
Judge rules against Apple in Samsung UK patent case, claims Galaxy Tabs "are not as cool"

Federal Judge Says Motorola Can't Hold Up Microsoft Shipments Over Standard-Essential Patents

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A federal judge in Seattle ruled Friday that Motorola isn’t entitled to an injunction on Microsoft products just because they could infringe on standard-essential patents. Given that Motorola committed to licensing its patents as part of submitting them to various standards bodies, Judge James Robard said that monetary damages are...
Federal Judge Says Motorola Can't Hold Up Microsoft Shipments Over Standard-Essential Patents

German court stays Samsung's voiceover patent lawsuit against Apple: patent likely invalid

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This morning the Mannheim Regional Court ordered a stay of a Samsung v. Apple lawsuit over the iPhone's screen-to-speech (or, more briefly, voiceover) functionality pending a parallel nullity action that appears highly likely to result in the validation of the patent-in-suit. DE10040386 (B4) is the German equivalent of U.S. Patent...
German court stays Samsung's voiceover patent lawsuit against Apple: patent likely invalid

Copyright cases like Oracle v. Google are more controversial than software patent cases

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Judge Alsup said on Thursday that the API material Google "replicated" from Java was not protected by copyright. I have commented on the implications of this finding in a detailed post that also explains the fundamental line of thought behind this ruling that Oracle has said it will appeal. In...
Copyright cases like Oracle v. Google are more controversial than software patent cases

Meet the sock-puppet: Oracle, Google file list of paid authors

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A federal last week wrote that he was “concerned” Oracle and Google had paid journalists and bloggers to comment on their highly-publicized intellectual property trial and ordered them to provide a list of names. The responses are now in. Oracle’s list is headed by patent propagandist, Florian Mueller, a long-time...
Meet the sock-puppet: Oracle, Google file list of paid authors

Federal Circuit upholds dismissal of Apple's ITC complaint against Kodak

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On Friday, the ITC threw out Eastman Kodak's patent complaint against Apple and RIM. Kodak has meanwhile vowed to appeal that decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.Today, the Federal Circuit ruled against Apple's ITC countersuit against Kodak by affirming an ITC ruling form a...
Federal Circuit upholds dismissal of Apple's ITC complaint against Kodak

Judge Says Mathematical Algorithms Can't Be Patented, Dismisses Uniloc Claim Against Rackspace

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A federal judge has thrown out a patent claim against Rackspace, ruling that mathematical algorithms can’t be patented. The ruling in the Eastern Disrict stemmed from a 2012 complaint filed by Uniloc USA asserting that processing of floating point numbers by the Linux operating system was a patent violation. Chief Judge Leonard...
Judge Says Mathematical Algorithms Can't Be Patented, Dismisses Uniloc Claim Against Rackspace
Kodak loses patent case against Apple, again, then appeals, again

Nokia, ViewSonic, HTC forced into patent battle mediation

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A series of patent cases started by Nokia and against ViewSonic and HTC have been referred to mediation. Judge Leonard P. Stark of the United States District Court has sent the trio to Magistrate Judge Christoper J. Burke to try and hammer out a solution to the patent battles. The...
Nokia, ViewSonic, HTC forced into patent battle mediation
German court rules Motorola does not infringe Microsoft patent

Yahoo, well, Googles its new CEO

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Struggling Web pioneer goes to its rival for its new chief, while Microsoft previews Office. Also: Apple patent cases. [Read more]...
Yahoo, well, Googles its new CEO

Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility both appeal Judge Posner's ruling

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When Judge Posner dismissed an Apple v. Motorola Mobility patent infringement lawsuit in Chicago about a month ago, I analyzed his decision in detail and agreed with him in many ways, though I also predicted that the parties would appeal -- which they did yesterday -- and warned that the...
Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility both appeal Judge Posner's ruling
East Texas courts are back on "top" for patent lawsuits

German appeals court takes Microsoft v. Motorola case over SMS layer patent under advisement

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In the two leading smartphone patent jurisdictions of the world, the United States and Germany, a number of final district court rulings are coming up for hearings at the appeals courts this year. Various smartphone-related patent and design rights cases have previously been adjudged by appeals courts, but with the...
German appeals court takes Microsoft v. Motorola case over SMS layer patent under advisement

Apple vs. Motorola Mobility Matchup Called on Account of Judge's Annoyance

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Richard Posner, the judge presiding over Apple v. Motorola Mobility, has little patience for the companies’ legal teams and even less for their dilatory arguments. Earlier this year, Posner upbraided Motorola for what he described as the company’s “ridiculous” approach to claim construction. Then he spanked Apple’s legal team for...
Apple vs. Motorola Mobility Matchup Called on Account of Judge's Annoyance

Mannheim court continues to weaken the FRAND defense -- bad news for Apple, Nokia, HTC, others

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With four different FRAND statements showing up yesterday (Apple, Cisco, Microsoft, Google), my coverage of the Mannheim court session on Tuesday (four trials organized as one) has been delayed a bit. So far I only got to report on Motorola's position that a single standard-essential patent is a license to...
Mannheim court continues to weaken the FRAND defense -- bad news for Apple, Nokia, HTC, others

Munich court won't ban Motorola Gleam at this stage for infringement of an Apple patent of doubtful validity

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Earlier today, the Munich I Regional Court held a second hearing, which under the local rules for patent litigation ("Münchner Verfahren") roughly corresponds to a trial, on one of Apple'S various German lawsuits against Motorola Mobility. In this particular action, Apple is asserting EP1430380 on a "computing device with dynamic...
Munich court won't ban Motorola Gleam at this stage for infringement of an Apple patent of doubtful validity
Taiwanese university sues Apple for Siri-related patent infringement

German court refers Huawei-ZTE standard-essential patent case to Europe's highest court

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Today the Düsseldorf Regional Court ("Landgericht Düsseldorf") issued an order in a Huawei v. ZTE case that may, indirectly, have unprecedented impact on all standard-essential patent (SEP) enforcement in the European Union. The court, which hears more patent infringement cases than any other court in Europe (though most of the...
German court refers Huawei-ZTE standard-essential patent case to Europe's highest court

German appeals court stays Google v. Apple case over (likely invalid) push notification patent

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Two weeks ago I reported on an appellate hearing held by the Oberlandesgericht Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court) concerning Google's (Motorola Mobility's) assertion of a push notification patent against Apple and wrote that "[t]he most likely outcome is a stay pending a parallel nullity (invalidation) action before Germany's Bundespatentgericht (Federal...
German appeals court stays Google v. Apple case over (likely invalid) push notification patent

Microsoft willing to settle with Google/Motorola, posts call for "A Solid Foundation for Patent Peace"

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Microsoft is no stranger to signing up Android vendors to licensing agreements. Most of the major Android device manufactures are already paying the company royalties and last year Microsoft is currently involved in various cases with Motorola in the U.S. and elsewhere. The latest from Microsoft’s intellectual property group...
Microsoft willing to settle with Google/Motorola, posts call for "A Solid Foundation for Patent Peace"

US ITC begins pilot to speed up disposal of patent cases

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The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched a pilot program to test whether early rulings on identified crucial issues in some investigations could limit unnecessary litigation, saving time and costs for all sides....
US ITC begins pilot to speed up disposal of patent cases

Microsoft Contends FTC-Google Deal Kills Pending Motorola Patent Cases

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Though the agreement Google reached with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last week was in many ways expected, there’s one issue that really doesn’t seem to be clear. That is: What is Google required to do with the existing standards-essential patent cases it is currently fighting on behalf of its...
Microsoft Contends FTC-Google Deal Kills Pending Motorola Patent Cases

Are Apple’s Competitors Stealing Its Patented Inventions?

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The Apple patent suit against HTC really riled up my friend Sawyer.  I wasn’t planning on posting another missive from him until next week, but I thought this was particularly timely given the public statement from Apple, including a specific quote from Steve Jobs about its competitors stealing their...
Are Apple’s Competitors Stealing Its Patented Inventions?

Rather Than Pressuring The ITC Over Key Patent Cases, Congress Should Fix A Broken Patent System

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For years we've talked about how many patent holders these days have two cracks at anyone they accuse of infringing: through the courts and then separately through the ITC, which can issue an injunction (but not monetary awards) that block a product made elsewhere from entering the US. The ITC...
Rather Than Pressuring The ITC Over Key Patent Cases, Congress Should Fix A Broken Patent System

Washington court rules Motorola can get millions, not billions, from Microsoft for its patents

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Among the many patent cases currently ongoing between Motorola and Microsoft is one in US District Court in the state of Washington concerning standards-essential WiFi and h.264 patents. AllThingsD reports that while Motorola was requesting billions in royalties for the technology it owns, Judge James Robart -- who invalidated...
Washington court rules Motorola can get millions, not billions, from Microsoft for its patents

Apple's second suit against Samsung may be postponed until appeals court ruling

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U.S Judge Lucy Koh, who is presiding over two California patent cases involving Apple and Samsung including post trial motions for the landmark Apple v. Samsung jury trial, may put the second suit on hold until an appeals court comes to a decision on the first....
Apple's second suit against Samsung may be postponed until appeals court ruling
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