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TNW Conference Europe will be opened by royalty: The Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands

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Tech conferences may often list ‘royalty’ amongst their attendees, but it’s usually ‘tech royalty’ – maybe some founder of successful startups or a true pioneer in their field. At The Next Web Conference Europe 2013, we’re going better than that, by welcoming actual royalty to our event. We’re proud to...
TNW Conference Europe will be opened by royalty: The Prince of Orange, Prince of the Netherlands

Apple pledges royalty-free licensing of "nano-SIM" technology geared towards future iOS devices

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Apple will reportedly offer to license a new, ultra-compact SIM card technology to rival mobile devices makers if they agree back the format as the new industry standard for subscriber identification modules (SIM), a move which could pave the way for more compact and efficiently-designed iOS devices....
Apple pledges royalty-free licensing of "nano-SIM" technology geared towards future iOS devices

Royal Canadian Mint Claims Copyright On One Cent Piece, Threatens Indie Musician Over Album Art

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Recently, we learned that Canadian musician Dave Gunning ran into some copyright troubles regarding his latest album, No More Pennies. No, he did not use music or lyrics from any other artist without permission. What he did was something far worse, at least in the eyes of one organization. What he...
Royal Canadian Mint Claims Copyright On One Cent Piece, Threatens Indie Musician Over Album Art
Nokia refuses royalty-free and FRAND licensing for its WebM patents

Apple to Samsung: Your patents are worth half a penny per unit

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And by the way, you owe us $2.5 billion in sales, damages and lost profits for ours FORTUNE -- On Monday, Reuters reported that Apple (AAPL) and Samsung were far apart in their second round of court-ordered settlement talks, but we had no idea how far apart. According to FOSS...
Apple to Samsung: Your patents are worth half a penny per unit
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The World Wide Web is 20 years old today

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20 years ago today, on April 30 1993, CERN contributed the technologies underpinning the World Wide Web to the royalty-free public domain. These simple technologies -- the humble URL, HTTP, and HTML -- were developed by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in the early '90s, but it wasn't until they were...
The World Wide Web is 20 years old today

Seeking capital? A new option rears its head

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(Editor’s Note: Beth J. Felder is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and has extensive experience representing investors and companies in all stages of growth on various financing transactions. She submitted this column to VentureBeat.) With the market still in flux, raising capital remains a challenge for startups –...
Seeking capital? A new option rears its head

WSJ: Motorola wants 2.25% of iPhone sales, representing over $1B in 2011

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Following brief injunction in the Motorola patent case forcing Apple to remove products from its German online store, a judge shortly after suspended the injunction and Apple claimed it would appeal the court’s original decision “because Motorola repeatedly refuses to license this patent to Apple on reasonable terms.” So...
WSJ: Motorola wants 2.25% of iPhone sales, representing over $1B in 2011

Latest Nokia statement indicates potential for multi-year court battle over nano-SIM patents

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After Apple made its royalty-free patent licensing offer related to nano-SIM, Nokia said it was not aware of "any Apple IP which it considers essential to its nano-SIM proposal" (though Apple declared a U.S. provisional patent application to be potentially essential) and reiterated, as its primary concern, its positions that...
Latest Nokia statement indicates potential for multi-year court battle over nano-SIM patents

Nokia calls Google's EU antitrust complaint "frivolous" and a waste of time and resources

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I just reported on Google's EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft and Nokia, and subsequently saw that Nokia has meanwhile issued a statement. I'll now quote it, and comment on it, passage by passage:"Though we have not yet seen the complaint, Google's suggestion that Nokia and Microsoft are colluding on IPR...
Nokia calls Google's EU antitrust complaint "frivolous" and a waste of time and resources

No "free" ride in the e-publishing handover

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Writers need to get real as they square up to the e-revolutionIt was only a matter of time, and now it's happening. The e-revolution has already begun to inspire vigorous, thoughtful and practical suggestions about the way in which the creative community should engage with the digital transformation.Charlie Hill, who...
No "free" ride in the e-publishing handover
Amazon will start publishing fanfiction for 'Gossip Girl' and other books with Kindle Worlds

New Ericsson lawsuits against Samsung indirectly help Apple in fight against FRAND abuse

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Ericsson just announced that it has sued Samsung -- not for the first time in history -- over various wireless standard-essential patents (SEPs). This dispute is interesting in its own right, but the issues it raises are even more interesting in light of the SEP issues pending between Apple and...
New Ericsson lawsuits against Samsung indirectly help Apple in fight against FRAND abuse

Apple’s tax rate: 9.8 percent?

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A weekend story from the New York Times shared a surprising statistic: Apple paid just $3.3 billion on $34.2 billion of profits last year — giving it a tax rate of just 9.8 percent. The report, which points out that nearly every major technology firm has its share of tax...
Apple’s tax rate: 9.8 percent?
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Nokia's federal lawsuits against HTC and ViewSonic won't go to trial before 2015

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Judge Leonard P. Stark, the federal judge presiding over half a dozen Nokia patent infringement lawsuits against HTC and ViewSonic in the District of Delaware, just signed a scheduling order for two Nokia v. HTC lawsuits and three Nokia v. ViewSonic actions. The sixth Delaware case is not affected by...
Nokia's federal lawsuits against HTC and ViewSonic won't go to trial before 2015

As Expected, FTC Announces Close Of Google Investigation With No Antitrust Charges, But Minor Tweaks To Biz Practices

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It appears that the rumors from last month were entirely accurate. The FTC more or less has admitted that it can't find any real antitrust problems with Google, but did get Google to agree to a few minor tweaks in how it operates -- which lets the FTC declare victory....
As Expected, FTC Announces Close Of Google Investigation With No Antitrust Charges, But Minor Tweaks To Biz Practices

Google infringes old Lycos patents, must pay $30 million

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Vringo is a little company that's made a huge bet on suing Google over patents. Today that bet paid off, although to a much lesser degree than its investors hoped earlier. After a two-week trial in Virginia, a jury found that Google's advertising system infringes two old Lycos patents...
Google infringes old Lycos patents, must pay $30 million

If Amateur Photographers Are As Good As Professionals, Then We Can All Be Professional Photographers

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Only a few decades ago, photography was dominated by film cameras, where each and every photograph you took cost money and time to develop. To accumulate 10,000 hours of shooting experience under one's belt was prohibitively expensive, so only those truly dedicated to the craft were able to excel. The...
If Amateur Photographers Are As Good As Professionals, Then We Can All Be Professional Photographers

Motorola attempts trial procedural advantage over Microsoft

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Late Wednesday, Motorola Mobility filed a motion with the Western District of Washington court for a summary judgement hoping to limit the scope of the trial. Motorola Mobility and its parent, Google, propose that one issue be evaluated at trialówhether Motorola Mobility violated fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms...
Motorola attempts trial procedural advantage over Microsoft

Turn your porcelain throne into the Iron Throne

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Rule over the restroom like the royalty you are with an Iron Throne wall decal for your toilet. [Read more]...
Turn your porcelain throne into the Iron Throne

Broadcom Scores Permanent Injunction Against Emulex

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The tentative ban Broadom won against Emulex earlier this month is now permanent. The chipmaker said today that a federal court made permanent an injunction that prevents Emulex from selling controller chips that were found to infringe two Broadcom patents. Emulex’s BladeEngine2 and BladeEngine3 Ethernet controllers and Lancer chips are...
Broadcom Scores Permanent Injunction Against Emulex
Apple's nano-SIM standard would be royalty-free if approved by ETSI, claims insider

Apple v. Motorola: Tentatively tossed out, bounces back

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The judge left open the possibility that he might change his mind, and that's what he did Judge Posner FORTUNE -- When last we visited Judge Richard Posner's court in the Northern District of Illinois he had issued an order dismissing "with prejudice" the Apple v. Motorola patent infringement case...
Apple v. Motorola: Tentatively tossed out, bounces back
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Google tells European Commission on 'open standards': do as I say, not as I do

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More than a year ago, I blogged a few times about the European Interoperability Framework 2.0, a set of IT procurement guidelines that was adopted in December 2010. The most controversial item, which delayed adoption by many months, was a passage that some stakeholders wanted to turn into a ringing...
Google tells European Commission on 'open standards': do as I say, not as I do

Pink Floyd goes to court in royalty row with EMI (AP)

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Pink Floyd goes to court in royalty row with EMI (AP)

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

YouTube could face huge royalty bill for music in German case

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German court rules that YouTube is solely responsible for the content users upload and post, a decision that could have massive implications for the Google-owned video-sharing giant. [Read more]...
YouTube could face huge royalty bill for music in German case
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