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Samsung hits back at Apple but shares tumble after smartphone patent ruling

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South Korean group urges consumers to shun Apple as its market value suffers multimillion dollar fallSamsung has hit back at arch rival Apple as investors wiped $12bn (£7.6bn) off the South Korean group's market value in the wake of its dramatic loss to the iPhone maker in a high-profile US...
Samsung hits back at Apple but shares tumble after smartphone patent ruling

You've seen Apple's internal memo to employees on the verdict, now here's Samsung's

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We were the first to deliver Tim Cook’s internal memo on Apple’s trial victory.  Here’s the other side of the coin: [Internal Memo] Regarding the Jury Verdict in California On Friday, August 24, 2012, the jury verdict in our trial against Apple was announced at the US District Court for...
You've seen Apple's internal memo to employees on the verdict, now here's Samsung's

And Here's Samsung's 'Internal Memo' On Apple's Huge Patent Win (AAPL, GOOG)

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Samsung has posted an "internal memo" on the outcome of its big patent lawsuit on the company's blog. We're not sure how internal the memo really is, since it was posted on its blog, but whatever. Here's what Samsung is telling its people: We initially proposed to negotiate with Apple...
And Here's Samsung's 'Internal Memo' On Apple's Huge Patent Win (AAPL, GOOG)

Samsung, Apple rally employees after US patent verdict

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Samsung has vowed to continue its legal fight against Apple following last Friday's US court decision in Apple's favor. In an internal memo to employees, which was posted to Samsung's official blog on Monday, Samsung said that the verdict has "caused concern" for employees and customers alike, but said that...
Samsung, Apple rally employees after US patent verdict
UK Judge Who Chastised Apple Over Samsung 'Apology' Now Consulting as Patent Expert for Samsung

Samsung: We are the ones prioritizing innovation over litigation

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Samsung has released details of an internal memo sent to employees following Friday’s crushing US legal defeat to Apple. Though the verdict hit the Korean company hard — to the tune of more than $1 billion — it still believes, or says it believes, that it is more dedicated to...
Samsung: We are the ones prioritizing innovation over litigation

How DRM will infest the 3D printing revolution

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While you were busy getting yourself all worked up and declaring 3D printing the beginning of a new age, one of the most maligned figures in modern patent law is preparing to rain on your parade. Nathan Myhrvold, former Microsoft CTO and founder of patent holder Intellectual Ventures, has managed...
How DRM will infest the 3D printing revolution

I Hope Yahoo Crushes Facebook in its Patent Suit

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Anyone who reads this blog knows how much I hate patent laws. I think 99pct of the time they are anti-competitive, corruptive,  impede creativity and innovation and can kill small businesses. I think the ratio of patent law doing a good job protecting company IP vs it being used purely...
I Hope Yahoo Crushes Facebook in its Patent Suit

Oracle v. Google Shows the Folly of U.S. Software Patent Law

www.wired.com
Oracle v. Google has all the ingredients of an epic, high-stakes courtroom battle: a damages claim of up to $1 billion over the use of Java in the popular Android operating system, testimony by both Larrys (CEOs Page and Ellison) in the first week alone, and, of course, the...
Oracle v. Google Shows the Folly of U.S. Software Patent Law
Judge Richard Posner calls on Congress to reform copyright law
Google vs Apple equals WWIII: How's that for thermonuclear, Apple?

The America Invents Act: Fighting Patent Trolls With "Prior Art"

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Guest author Don Marti is a technical marketing manager at Perforce, and a Git user since 2007. Key parts of the America Invents Act (AIA), which passed in 2011, came into effect on March 16, 2013. These changes in U.S. patent law can help all companies that use software to...
The America Invents Act: Fighting Patent Trolls With "Prior Art"

Live: Apple and Samsung Get Their First Chance to Address the Jury

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With a jury picked, Samsung and Apple are getting their first opportunity to make their case in the landmark patent infringement trial in San Jose. Both companies are suing one another for patent infringement, with Apple seeking billions of dollars in damages as well as an injunction against the Samsung...
Live: Apple and Samsung Get Their First Chance to Address the Jury
Markets: Guest Opinion: Let's Go Back to Patenting the 'Solution,' Not the 'Problem'

"First to file" patent law starts today: what it means in plain English

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In 2011, the U.S. passed a law that changes the centuries-old way that the country hands out patents. Instead of a “first to invent” system, America will now give a patent to whoever files first. Here’s a quick summary of the law and what it means: Why did the law...
"First to file" patent law starts today: what it means in plain English

Why Does An Unpatentable 'Abstract Idea' Becomes Patentable If You Add 'On The Internet'?

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Back in 2009, we wrote about a case involving a company called Ultramercial, which held a broad and ridiculous patent (7,346,545) that effectively covered the process of watching an ad before you could download content (seriously). Ultramercial sued Hulu, YouTube and WildTangent over this. The case went back and forth...
Why Does An Unpatentable 'Abstract Idea' Becomes Patentable If You Add 'On The Internet'?

A Former Patent Examiner's Perspective On The Current "Patent Hubbub"

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Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by G. Nagesh Rao, an IP-Law and Technology Commercialization Strategist based out of San Francisco and Washington DC. He most recently worked for The City of Los Angeles’s CleanTech Initiatives and before that as a US Patent Examiner and Senior Policy Advisor for...
A Former Patent Examiner's Perspective On The Current "Patent Hubbub"

As Germany Becomes Europe's East Texas, Microsoft Moves Its Distribution Center

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Just as companies often try to file their patent lawsuits in East Texas, so Germany is emerging as a favorite forum for patent litigation in Europe -- and for precisely the same reason: Germany's specialized court system, where cases are ruled on relatively quickly and it can be easier than...
As Germany Becomes Europe's East Texas, Microsoft Moves Its Distribution Center

Quantum Wave To Put $100M Into Quantum Tech Behind The Next Computing Wave

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Amid the startups, panels and speeches at TechCrunch Moscow today has been some emerging news about the Russian scene. For one, is the move in Russia’s top echelons to address patent law and a robitics investment. But also today has come news of a new fund which takes a very...
Quantum Wave To Put $100M Into Quantum Tech Behind The Next Computing Wave

Patent Law 101: What’s Wrong And Ways To Make It Right

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Patent blogs were lit up after the Supreme Court’s decision in Prometheus v. Mayo. Some have hailed the decision as a “harbinger of progress to come” while others have denounced it as revealing “just how little the Court understands the nuances of science, philosophy and language – let alone the...
Patent Law 101: What’s Wrong And Ways To Make It Right

Court Reverses: Paying Competing Drug Companies Not To Compete Is An Antitrust Violation

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A few years ago, we wrote about a ridiculous situation in which big pharmaceutical companies were keeping prices artificially high by paying other drug companies to delay entering the market with generic drugs. The really scary part about this was that the big pharma companies would abuse patent law to...
Court Reverses: Paying Competing Drug Companies Not To Compete Is An Antitrust Violation
Apple awarded design patent for actual rounded rectangle

Judge: Hey Oracle and Google - Turn Over The Names Of Your Paid Bloggers

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Oh, this is going to get juicy real quick. U.S. District Judge William Alsup is demanding the names of any writers who have a paid relationship with Oracle or Google. The demand came today in the ongoing lawsuit between the two companies in their dispute over the Android OS. Alsup...
Judge: Hey Oracle and Google - Turn Over The Names Of Your Paid Bloggers

Tech Firms Sit Down To Patent Talks In Geneva

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The ITU - that's International Telecommunication Union, fact fans - is having a conference today in Geneva to discuss patents. Yes, that hot-tamale topic of whether patent laws stifle innovation is to be discussed by representatives from all the big names in technology. Google, Apple, Microsoft, Huawei, Motorola and Samsung...
Tech Firms Sit Down To Patent Talks In Geneva
It's time to take a hard look at the term 'intellectual property'
Presidential candidates face patent lawsuit for using Facebook
Apple-Samsung juror: 'I could defend this if it was my patent.'

Twitter takes a preemptive, common-sense stance on patents

venturebeat.com
Ah, we love the smell of a patent lawsuit in the morning around here. It’s something between week-old garbage and the unmistakable stench of attorney ego. But patent lawsuits are often based on nothing more than greed and can end up hurting consumers in the long run. That’s why...
Twitter takes a preemptive, common-sense stance on patents

Fark's Drew Curtis Explains How To Beat A Patent Troll (And Live To Tell The Tale)

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A few years ago, we wrote about a patent troll known as Gooseberry Natural Resources LLC who claimed to hold a patent (US Patent 6,370,535) which it believed broadly covered putting press releases online. It then sued a ton of companies, including Fark, Reddit, Slashdot, Digg, TechCrunch and others. While...
Fark's Drew Curtis Explains How To Beat A Patent Troll (And Live To Tell The Tale)

Where the Tea Party is right, and wrong, about tech policy

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It must be difficult to be a member of the Tea Party, having to balance the desire for more rights for everyone — including corporations — with less government to enforce those rights. A recent Heritage Foundation event featuring Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), highlights the movement’s dichotomy. (Watch it in...
Where the Tea Party is right, and wrong, about tech policy
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