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Honeywell Files Patent Lawsuit Against Smart Thermostat Developer Nest

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Conglomerate Honeywell, which develops thermostats, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nest Labs, the developer of the innovative smart thermostat. The lawsuit, which was filed United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleges infringement of seven Honeywell patents related to its thermostat technology. As we’ve reported in...
Honeywell Files Patent Lawsuit Against Smart Thermostat Developer Nest

German court dismisses Motorola's patent lawsuit against Apple

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Motorola suffered a setback in Germany this morning, after a Mannheim Regional Court struck down one of the company's several patent lawsuits against Apple. The patent in question, EP1053613, is considered essential to the 3G/UMTS wireless standard and, more specifically, pertains to a "method and system for generating a...
German court dismisses Motorola's patent lawsuit against Apple

Apple wants to file patent lawsuit against Kodak, fully aware that Kodak's bankrupt

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Poor Kodak just can't catch a break these days. Nearly a month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and mere days after shuttering its digital camera business, the sputtering company now finds itself the target of no less a behemoth than Apple. Yesterday, Cupertino's legal team asked a US...
Apple wants to file patent lawsuit against Kodak, fully aware that Kodak's bankrupt

Amazon settles with patent troll

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A subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation, easily one of the world’s most annoying patent trolls, has managed to force Amazon.com into settling a pending patent lawsuit. The subsidiary, Adjustacam LLC, originally filed suit against dozens of retailers in July 2010, including Amazon, Dell, Wal-Mart, Newegg.com, Eastman Kodak, Target, Sears, Overstock.com...
Amazon settles with patent troll

Xamarin releases XobotOS, the .NET-powered version of Android

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A company has substantially ported Google's Java-based Android software to use C# and the .NET framework, a move that could be the first step towards creating an Android-like operating system that avoids legal entanglements with Oracle. Android's primary application environment is based on the Java technology first developed by...
Xamarin releases XobotOS, the .NET-powered version of Android
Nest officially answers patent lawsuit: 'Honeywell is worse than a troll'

This News Would Have Made Steve Jobs Ecstatic (AAPL, GOOG)

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Google and Motorola Mobility have been ordered by a Chicago judge to hand over Android development data to Apple as part of a patent lawsuit, reports Bloomberg. This would be a banner day for Steve Jobs, who maintained that Android was "grand theft" of iOS and that "I will spend...
This News Would Have Made Steve Jobs Ecstatic (AAPL, GOOG)
How Apple and Microsoft Armed 4,000 Patent Warheads
Patent troll tries to mangle hand craft site Etsy

Facebook Uses Patent By A Former Yahoo Employee To Sue Yahoo

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In 2006, former Yahoo employee Thyagarajapuram S. Ramakrishnan was working for Facebook when he filed a patent for the news feed. Today in a sweet piece of irony, Facebook is using that same patent to sue Yahoo. Facebook claims that Yahoo’s Flickr Photostream and Activity Feeds infringe on “Generating a...
Facebook Uses Patent By A Former Yahoo Employee To Sue Yahoo

4 Real Secrets We've Learned So Far About Apple

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What happens when one of the most secretive companies in the technology industry goes to court to battle its largest competitor? It is forced to reveal what it does not want to reveal, which has created a feeding frenzy in the tech press over every little detail that surfaces. But...
4 Real Secrets We've Learned So Far About Apple

Mobile Ads: Hipcricket Owner Augme Buys 5 Patents, 25 Pending Patents For Its Mobile VoIP Strategy

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More developments in the world of mobile patents, and mobile advertising, as it happens: mobile marketing company Augme Technologies has purchased five patents covering mobile VoIP and other technologies, and a further 25 related patent applications, which it says it will use to spearhead its move into new services — and the legal defense...
Mobile Ads: Hipcricket Owner Augme Buys 5 Patents, 25 Pending Patents For Its Mobile VoIP Strategy

Rather Than Pay Yahoo’s Troll Tax, Facebook Built A Patent Fortress

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Facebook had a choice to make: pay off Yahoo with gobs of money and remain vulnerable to other patent trolls, or make a long-term investment into a intellectual property portfolio it can protect itself with for years to come. Facebook wisely took the second path, as solidified by its $550...
Rather Than Pay Yahoo’s Troll Tax, Facebook Built A Patent Fortress

Apple Hit With Patent Lawsuit in China Over FaceTime Feature

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The number of new lawsuits against Apple in China continues to grow, as a Taiwanese man has sued the company, alleging that the FaceTime feature on its iPhone......
Apple Hit With Patent Lawsuit in China Over FaceTime Feature

Apple goes directly after Google, secures full disclosure of Motorola purchase and Android roadmap

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Apple’s latest cunning move in its Holy Crusade against Android involves getting a court order to force Google, the maker of Android software, to produce documents detailing the Android roadmap and its proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of handset maker Motorola Mobility. It wasn’t immediately clear what data Apple was exactly...
Apple goes directly after Google, secures full disclosure of Motorola purchase and Android roadmap

Secrecy bids in Apple-Samsung patent lawsuit denied

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Companies are trying to keep key portions of sensitive documents private, but Judge Koh rules their requests go too far. [Read more]...
Secrecy bids in Apple-Samsung patent lawsuit denied
As patent wars escalate, business booms for those who can predict the odds

Facebook slapped with patent lawsuit by NASDAQ-listed software firm Mitel

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Facebook gets sued over patent infringement all the time, but very rarely by publicly-listed companies (*cough* Yahoo *cough*). Late last week, however, Canadian communication and collaboration software maker Mitel Networks (Mitel) filed suit against the social networking giant, alleging that Facebook has infringed on two of its patents. According to...
Facebook slapped with patent lawsuit by NASDAQ-listed software firm Mitel
If Facebook pays up, experts say Yahoo may go full time patent troll
Nest responds to Honeywell suit, will 'vigorously defend itself' against 'patent-attack'

Facebook Has Been Sued Five Times For Patent Infringement In Two Months Since Filing For Its IPO

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We recently wrote about a Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda column for the Washington Post, which suggested that getting sued for patent infringement was like frat hazing for tech companies that file to go public. If that's true, then it appears that Facebook is taking its paddle whacks from quite a few...
Facebook Has Been Sued Five Times For Patent Infringement In Two Months Since Filing For Its IPO

Apple Wins Access to Information on Android Development History and Motorola Acquisition Talks

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Bloomberg reports that a federal judge in Chicago has ruled that Google and Motorola Mobility must share with Apple background information on both the history of Android development and Google's pending acquisition of Motorola as part of an ongoing patent dispute between Apple and Motorola. The development is a key...
Apple Wins Access to Information on Android Development History and Motorola Acquisition Talks

Digital Health is a Long Distance Race, For Dot-Com Veteran BodyMedia

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One of the top trends in digital health is wearable body sensors. The Nike+ sensor shoe is the Usain Bolt of this market, with its flashy image and impressive results. Startup Fitbit has also gained a lot of traction, with its small clip-on device. But still in the race for...
Digital Health is a Long Distance Race, For Dot-Com Veteran BodyMedia

Groupon slapped with patent lawsuit by digital marketing firm Blue Calypso

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Another day, another patent lawsuit, but this time at least it doesn’t involve any patent trolls nor any Apples or Samsungs. Daily deal giant Groupon has been hit with a patent suit by digital word-of-mouth marketing company Blue Calypso, which is led by Bill Ogle, ex-CMO of Motorola Mobility (now...
Groupon slapped with patent lawsuit by digital marketing firm Blue Calypso
Twitter Vows To Sue For ‘Defensive’ Patent Purposes Only

Apple gets serious about nano-SIMs, will offer royalty-free licenses to quell patent lawsuit concerns

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Apple’s upcoming showdown with Nokia, Motorola and RIM over proposals for the new 4FF (nano-SIM) standard have taken a new twist after it was revealed that the Cupertino-based technology giant sent a letter to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) offering royalty-free licenses for its nano-SIM standard. With other parties worried that Apple...
Apple gets serious about nano-SIMs, will offer royalty-free licenses to quell patent lawsuit concerns

Dear new Yahoo CEO: End the Facebook patent lawsuit

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commentary In order to save Yahoo from total destruction, new CEO Ross Levinsohn needs to end the Facebook patent lawsuit as quickly as possible. [Read more]...
Dear new Yahoo CEO: End the Facebook patent lawsuit

How Tech Patent Lawsuits Hurt Real People

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A patent lawsuit between a David and Goliath in the tech world threatens to silence a four-year-old girl, parents claim....
How Tech Patent Lawsuits Hurt Real People

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, ZNGA, AOL)

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Good morning! Here's the news: This news from a patent lawsuit would have made Steve Jobs ecstatic. Zynga's about to spend $228 million to buy its office building. Your webcam can read your ID card to verify your identity. This West Coast AOL veteran is firing back at East...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, ZNGA, AOL)

Judge Posner Rips Apart Apple's Patent Litigation Strategy: Being 'Really Annoyed' Is No Reason To Sue

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A few weeks ago, we wrote about influential appeals court Judge Richard Posner, who was slumming it down in a district court for fun (appeals court judges do that sometimes) and gave a brief statement about his plans to dismiss a major patent lawsuit between Apple and Motorola Mobility (now...
Judge Posner Rips Apart Apple's Patent Litigation Strategy: Being 'Really Annoyed' Is No Reason To Sue
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