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Week in Apple: WWDC ticket madness, Tim Cook on patent suits, and more

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Ars took a look at the iPad as a tool for IT professionals this week and discussed what Intel's Ivy Bridge processors could mean for the MacBook Pro. Those were the most popular posts in the Apple section this week, but we also discussed WWDC dates, the WWDC ticket...
Week in Apple: WWDC ticket madness, Tim Cook on patent suits, and more

Software patents 'a bit of a mess' says Martin Goetz, the first man to get one

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Amazon 1-Click 'should never have been awarded' and Apple's pinch-and-zoom 'questionable' says man who changed software industry in 1968The man who was awarded the first software patent says that he thinks the field is now "a big mess" - but that he "hopes it will get straightened out in time"....
Software patents 'a bit of a mess' says Martin Goetz, the first man to get one

RIM And Nokia Make Nice. But Has The Sun Already Set On Their Businesses?

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Two of the cell phone world's most embattled former giants have set aside their differences to better compete against Apple and Google. Neither Nokia nor RIM can be said to be doing particularly well right now--though they are both desperately fighting against the iOS and Android smartphone phenomenon that...
RIM And Nokia Make Nice. But Has The Sun Already Set On Their Businesses?
90 Seconds on The Verge: patent wars, Star Wars, and RIM

Motorola wins preliminary ITC ruling against iPhone

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The mobile patent wars continue to drag on, with Motorola scoring a point Tuesday with a preliminary decision against Apple at the International Trade Commission. Apple was judged to have violated one of four Motorola patents with the iPhone, and if a six-judge panel agrees with the preliminary ruling, Apple...
Motorola wins preliminary ITC ruling against iPhone

Nokia seeks ban on BlackBerry sales

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Move against Canadian firm RIM signals new wave of hostilities in smartphone patent warNokia has laid the ground for a ban on sales of BlackBerrys in the US, UK and Canada in a new wave of hostilities in the smartphone patent wars, which have also seen Sweden's Ericsson file a...
Nokia seeks ban on BlackBerry sales

Apple and HTC call off hostilities

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Mobile phone makers sign 10-year licensing agreement after 32 months of lawsuitsIn a surprising outbreak of peace in the mobile phone world, Apple and the Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC have halted legal hostilities and signed a 10-year licensing agreement.Industry sources suggested that HTC may have agreed to pay Apple between...
Apple and HTC call off hostilities

German Patent Wars Thin Out Motorola's Offerings

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Google’s Teutonic patent battles are severly impacting the availability of its mobile devices in Germany. Point your browser at the German Web site of its Motorola Mobility division and you’ll find a paucity of smartphones, not a single Android tablet, and a notice promising some updated devices by the end...
German Patent Wars Thin Out Motorola's Offerings

Apple, Samsung CEOs to Negotiate Patent Dispute

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The court ordered a summit Monday intended to hash out the companies' differences and try to end their international patent wars....
Apple, Samsung CEOs to Negotiate Patent Dispute

Patent Peace: Article One Partners Raises $7 Million For Its Patent Research Platform

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You won’t have to go far in Silicon Valley to find someone who will tell you that the patent situation in the tech industry is a mess. While trouble has been brewing for a decade, the last year has been marked by a continuous stream of litigation, and some might...
Patent Peace: Article One Partners Raises $7 Million For Its Patent Research Platform
Software patent progress? Hopefully, it's just a start

The Technology newsbucket: patent wars, Apple v Google, online reading and more

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The Technology newsbucket: patent wars, Apple v Google, online reading and more

Google blasts Microsoft, Nokia for hiding behind patent trolls

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In documents sent to regulators in the United States and Europe, Google accuses the companies of funding patent wars through proxy companies. [Read more]...
Google blasts Microsoft, Nokia for hiding behind patent trolls
Court shreds power of Motorola's standard-based patents
Google Chairman on Apple patents: 'there are plenty of prior arts' and patents shouldn't be used to block sales

Three days after suing Apple, Google says patent wars hurt consumers

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Google’s public policy director today said software patents are failing to promote innovation, and that patent lawsuits are hurting consumers. But it would be hard to argue Google is doing much to end the patent wars. Only three days ago, Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility sued Apple and demanded an import...
Three days after suing Apple, Google says patent wars hurt consumers

ZTE becomes 20th Android device maker to take Android patent license from Microsoft

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Just like one week ago (when Foxconn parent Hon Hai took a royalty-bearing Android and Chrome patent license from Microsoft), there's major smartphone patent news out of Asia: Microsoft has announced on its corporate blog a license agreement with ZTE covering Android and Chrome devices. Numerous device makers (including Samsung,...
ZTE becomes 20th Android device maker to take Android patent license from Microsoft

Mobile patent wars hurting innovation, experts say

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Patents on software and on business methods are fueling a huge war in the mobile industry and holding back innovation, a group of patent experts said Tuesday....
Mobile patent wars hurting innovation, experts say

Google accuses Microsoft, Nokia of patent 'trolling'

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The patent wars hit another twist: Google says Microsoft and Nokia are colluding to fire the patent cannon through a third-party, while the smartphone partners accused Google of “abuse”....
Google accuses Microsoft, Nokia of patent 'trolling'

Twitter's no-lawsuit pledge: "We will not join the patent wars"

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Twitter today unveiled a bold new commitment that will be made in writing to its employees—the company will not use any patents derived from employee inventions in offensive lawsuits without the inventor's permission. The move is highly unusual in the technology industry, which is awash in patent lawsuits filed...
Twitter's no-lawsuit pledge: "We will not join the patent wars"

#ATD10 Kicks Off With Apple's Tim Cook -- Also Adding Online Education to Mix with Kahn and Hennessy

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The All Things Digital team is all ready down in Palo Verdes, Calif. under sunny skies and with a lineup of tech and media speakers that are even more stunning that the spectacular view here. We begin tonight with the first major interview that Apple CEO Tim Cook has...
#ATD10 Kicks Off With Apple's Tim Cook -- Also Adding Online Education to Mix with Kahn and Hennessy

Apple forced to shut off push e-mail service in Germany

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Motorola Mobility (and Google) give Cupertino a taste of its own patent medicine  Following a loss three weeks ago in Germany's Mannheim Regional Court, Apple (AAPL) late Thursday informed German iPhone customers that e-mail would no longer be "pushed" to their phones -- BlackBerry style -- through their iCloud or MobileMe...
Apple forced to shut off push e-mail service in Germany

Google Argues Against Patent Wars Just A Few Days After Suing Apple For Patent Infringement (GOOG, AAPL)

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Google isn't a fan of all the software patent disputes taking place right now. Google's public policy director Pablo Chavez slammed the patent wars as being harmful to innovation and called for reforming software patents during a Q&A at the Technology Policy Institute conference on Monday. "We think that these...
Google Argues Against Patent Wars Just A Few Days After Suing Apple For Patent Infringement (GOOG, AAPL)

Booting Up: The State of the Internet Edition

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Good morning, we brought you coffee. {flickr.com/cgk) Hope you aren’t holding your breath til you can register that .money address. The expansion of top-level domain names has reportedly morphed into a “bug-plagued mess.” [CNNMoney] Now here’s a blast from the pre-Internet past: Microsoft has partnered Encyclopedia Britannica and will  now...
Booting Up: The State of the Internet Edition

Technology Patent Wars Sign of Robust Innovation, Patent Office Claims

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David Kappos, the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, received a friendly reception from a House committee yesterday as he offered an update on the agency's progress in implementing the landmark patent reform legislation enacted last September....
Technology Patent Wars Sign of Robust Innovation, Patent Office Claims

Smartphone Patent Wars - The Coming Sequel

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Samsung holds the largest portfolio of patents for next-generation smartphone technology, called 4G, according to a new report by iRunway, a research firm. By contrast, Apple holds few patents for 4G technology. The report suggests Samsung has a strong hand in the next wave of the smartphone patent wars, and...
Smartphone Patent Wars - The Coming Sequel
Motorola and Cisco pay TiVo $490M to dodge East Texas patent trial

Google-Motorola Deal Could Be Approved Early Next Week

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Google’s bid for Motorola (NYSE: MMI) is likely to get a thumbs up from the U.S. Department of Justice, but still could face opposition from other regulators both in the U.S. and in Europe. The landmark $12.5 billion deal is essential for Google’s attempts to play defense in the...
Google-Motorola Deal Could Be Approved Early Next Week

Apple and Google Lead Separate Groups in Bidding for Kodak Patents

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Google and Apple are once again going head to head in bidding for a major collection of patents owned by a bankrupt corporation. According to The Wall Street Journal, two consortiums have formed to bid for the patents owned by camera giant Kodak, which is currently in bankruptcy. Apple, Microsoft,...
Apple and Google Lead Separate Groups in Bidding for Kodak Patents

Mark Zuckerberg Wins Approval For His First-Ever Patent Application - From 6 Years Ago

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In the last few months, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took his company public, got married and scored a nearly $6 million home loan at just over 1%. What could possibly top all that? How about approval of his very first patent request from way back in 2006 - covering privacy...
Mark Zuckerberg Wins Approval For His First-Ever Patent Application - From 6 Years Ago
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