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Company wins $368M from Apple, immediately files brand-new lawsuit

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Three days ago, Apple was ordered to pay $368.2 million for infringing domain name security and virtual private network patents for its FaceTime service. Now, it turns out the same company that beat Apple in that case—VirnetX—filed a new lawsuit against Apple on the very same day. The suit, filed...
Company wins $368M from Apple, immediately files brand-new lawsuit

Big Data Consolidation: WANdisco Buys AltoStor To Beef Up Apache Hadoop Cred

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A little consolidation in the world of big data and Apache Hadoop development: WANdisco, a UK/U.S.-based provider of collaboration software that focuses on the open-source Apache Subversion revision control system, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Palo-Alto-based AltoStor, which will help it further develop its big data products....
Big Data Consolidation: WANdisco Buys AltoStor To Beef Up Apache Hadoop Cred

Motorola Mobility Begins Reality Distortion Field Tests in Germany

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So that setback Motorola Mobility suffered in its patent battle with Apple today? The one that saw a German court bar it from enforcing an injunction that would require Apple to remove its iPhones and iPads from store shelves in Germany? The one that said to rebuff the licensing terms...
Motorola Mobility Begins Reality Distortion Field Tests in Germany

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

Court Denies Motorola the Billions it Wanted From Microsoft for Standard-Essential Patents

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A federal court in Seattle issued a ruling Thursday that could help settle the question of just how much a company can expect to reap from standard-essential patent. Source: Microsoft In the highly-anticipated court ruling, a court said Google’s Motorola Mobility unit is entitled to about $1.8 million a...
Court Denies Motorola the Billions it Wanted From Microsoft for Standard-Essential Patents

Boot up: Java Bitcoin malware, Apple and Motorola slapped, Ballmer's big bet and more

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Plus Samsung half-billion goal, what emails does a dormant account receives in nine years?, iPad forecasts and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamJava applet attack wipes out Bitcoin accounts on Mt.Gox >> TechCrunchJohn Biggs details a phishing site that grabs...
Boot up: Java Bitcoin malware, Apple and Motorola slapped, Ballmer's big bet and more

Patent Troll vs. Foursquare: Checkin App Sued Over GPS Technology

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U mad? (Photo: Wikipedia) Oh good, the patent trolls are at it again. There’s something remarkably sinister about shell companies whose raison d’être is to mess with people actually working to innovate and build cool things. Silver State Intellectual Technologies, a shell company based in Las Vegas, is no exception....
Patent Troll vs. Foursquare: Checkin App Sued Over GPS Technology
On the Big Screen: Surface Beats Retina
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Nintendo wins court appeal over Wii motion-tracking patents

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The United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled in favor of Nintendo, upholding a previous decision that video game giant did not infringe upon motion-tracking patents held by Ohio-based Motiva LLC. Back to 2008, Motiva accused Nintendo of infringing on two patents it held for “Human Movement Measurement System,” and...
Nintendo wins court appeal over Wii motion-tracking patents
Steve Wozniak talks about Apple's court victory over Samsung and the iPhone 5

Patent Trolls have the Smartphone Industry in a State of Emergency

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According to a study from the Boston University School of Law, patent litigation caused by "non-practicing entities" (NPEs), better known as "patent trolls," cost U.S. software and hardware companies US$29 billion in 2011. NPEs are individuals and firms that own patents but do not directly use their patented technology to...
Patent Trolls have the Smartphone Industry in a State of Emergency

Maker of the fastest espresso machine in the world perks up with $6.5M in funding

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Concordia's X6 espresso machine Now here’s an entrepreneurial story that’s perfectly brewed for Seattle. Concordia Coffee Systems on Monday announced that it raised $6.5 million in fresh funding from Marker Hill Capital, Fluke Capital Partners, Swiftsure Capital and several Seattle angel investors, money that it will use to continue to develop...
Maker of the fastest espresso machine in the world perks up with $6.5M in funding

Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

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No, Blab’s new platform can’t necessarily predict the future. But what the Seattle-based social analytics company did debut today is software that will help brands determine which of the millions of social media conversations they should focus on. Using Blab’s patented technology, the company analyzes 50,000 news and social...
Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

Microsoft secures Android patent agreements from two more vendors

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Two more Android vendors have agreed to pay Microsoft licensing fees in response to the company's claims that Google's free mobile OS contains Microsoft patented technology. The latest vendors to pay up are EINS SE, which sells Android tablets under the Cat brand in Germany, and Hoeft & Wessel,...
Microsoft secures Android patent agreements from two more vendors

Beyond Verbal Gets A $2.8M Seed Round To Develop Voice Recognition That Decodes Emotions

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With the introduction of Siri on the iPhone 4S in 2011, voice recognition, not exactly a new innovation, suddenly took center stage with consumers. But before that, and especially since then, there has been a rush of developments to meet the demand for ever better, more responsive technology across smartphones,...
Beyond Verbal Gets A $2.8M Seed Round To Develop Voice Recognition That Decodes Emotions
How Samsung could get its revenge against Apple

LoyalBlocks Lands $9 Million Led By General Catalyst To Scale Out Its Mobile-Based Loyalty Program

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LoyalBlocks, a startup that makes a mobile-focused technology platform for brick-and-mortar businesses looking to encourage customer loyalty, has raised $9 million in new funding. The round, which serves as LoyalBlocks’ Series A, was led by General Catalyst Partners with participation from Founder Collective and existing investor Gemini Israel Ventures. This...
LoyalBlocks Lands $9 Million Led By General Catalyst To Scale Out Its Mobile-Based Loyalty Program

YieldMetrics Brings Radical Transparency to Online Advertising, Whether You Like it or Not

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The display ad market has been built on a model of opacity and black boxes. Online publishers, advertisers, agencies, and ad networks each count on the fact that the party on the other side of the table doesn’t know the source, makeup, or pricing of their ad inventory. As a...
YieldMetrics Brings Radical Transparency to Online Advertising, Whether You Like it or Not

Sony countersues Red over seven camera patents

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Sony has countersued high end digital camera maker Red Digital Cinema for patent infringement, two months after Red alleged Sony cameras infringed its patents and called for the cameras to be destroyed. Sony accused Red of infringing seven of Sony's patents in a suit filed with the U.S. District...
Sony countersues Red over seven camera patents

Want To Shake Down Cloud Music & Video Providers? Patent For Sale!

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When we talk about patent trolls, what many people don't recognize is how often many of these patents get passed around to and from different entities, often until someone sees an opportunity to force lots of companies into licenses, or to sue them. Failing that, many companies often feel compelled...
Want To Shake Down Cloud Music & Video Providers? Patent For Sale!

Microsoft and TiVo call truce on patent lawsuits

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Microsoft and TiVo have agreed to withdraw patent lawsuits the companies filed against each other. Microsoft sued TiVo in January 2010, seeking monetary damages and a court order preventing TiVo from using certain patented technology in its video recording devices and services. The lawsuit was part of an effort...
Microsoft and TiVo call truce on patent lawsuits

Samsung sucker-punched by Euro set-backs

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Samsung‘s short run of legal success against Apple has been quickly curtailed, with the past two weeks punctuated by court rejections and news that the European Commission has singled out the firm for potentially misusing patents. The Korean company’s prospects had been buoyed by a Dutch court finding against Apple...
Samsung sucker-punched by Euro set-backs
Perfecto Mobile lands $15M to test apps on real phones over the web

Mobile Ad Wars: Augme Slaps Millennial Media With Patent Lawsuit Over Targeting Technologies

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After debuting on the New York Stock Exchange last week with a huge pop in stock value, mobile ad network Millennial Media is now facing potential legal trouble from another mobile ad player. The company is facing a patent lawsuit by mobile marketing service, Augme Technologies. We’ve embedded the lawsuit...
Mobile Ad Wars: Augme Slaps Millennial Media With Patent Lawsuit Over Targeting Technologies

Samsung Seeks U.S. Sales Ban On Some Ericsson Products As The Two Continue Wrangling Over Patents

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The patents war between Samsung Electronics and Ericsson rolls on. The Korean electronics company has announced that it filed a complaint last week against the Swedish telecom manufacturer with the U.S. International Trade Commission, requesting a U.S. import and sales on some Ericsson products. This latest action comes one month after...
Samsung Seeks U.S. Sales Ban On Some Ericsson Products As The Two Continue Wrangling Over Patents

The 7 men and 3 women who will decide Apple v. Samsung

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They include a social worker, a systems engineer and a would-be video game designer FORTUNE -- Oh to be a fly on the wall in the jury room for this case. After more than two years of thermonuclear rhetoric, legal posturing and billions of dollars in smartphone sales, the question of...
The 7 men and 3 women who will decide Apple v. Samsung

Apple Wants to Protect Your Identity ... by Cloning You

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The company just patented technology aimed at fighting the Internet's "Little Brothers."...
Apple Wants to Protect Your Identity ... by Cloning You

Microsoft, Motorola patent row set for trial tomorrow

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The two tech giants will argue over reasonable fees that Motorola can charge Microsoft to use patented technology considered essential for video and wireless streaming. [Read more]...
Microsoft, Motorola patent row set for trial tomorrow

Judge: Microsoft owes Google a small fraction of Motorola patent demands

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A federal judge in Seattle has largely sided with Microsoft in a closely watched patent battle with Google’s Motorola unit, ruling that the Redmond company owes less than $1.8 million a year for its use of Motorola’s patented video and wireless technologies in Windows, Xbox and other products. Motorola had originally...
Judge: Microsoft owes Google a small fraction of Motorola patent demands
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