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Samsung tries to get peek at iOS source code in Korean patent suit

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In a request to the Seoul Central District Court on Friday, Samsung asked to see the source code for Apple's latest iOS, claiming that it needed access to the extremely sensitive data to confirm that the operating system infringes on a software patent....
Samsung tries to get peek at iOS source code in Korean patent suit

Patent troll sues Apple, Google and everyone else, but BT denies involvement

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Oh look, it’s another mobile-related patent lawsuit. This time the plaintiff is an obscure Delaware-registered limited liability company called Steelhead, and the patent covers ‘mobile radio handover initiation determination’ – in other words, choosing which cellular base station has the best signal as the handset moves from one place to...
Patent troll sues Apple, Google and everyone else, but BT denies involvement

Poland Betrays Its Past, Moves Closer To Allowing Software Patents

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Earlier this year, Poland played a crucial role in igniting street protests that pretty much stopped ACTA in its tracks. That's not the first time it has had a major impact on European tech policy. Half a decade earlier, it derailed a proposed EU software patent directive, which had sought...
Poland Betrays Its Past, Moves Closer To Allowing Software Patents

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

Appeals Court Gets Yet Another Shot At Fixing The Software Patent Problem

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The next big case to pay attention to concerning software patents appears to be the CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. case, which is being reheard "en banc" (by the full slate of judges) at the federal circuit court of appeals (CAFC). The short version of the case is that it...
Appeals Court Gets Yet Another Shot At Fixing The Software Patent Problem

Guest Post: Software patents are broken, and it's hurting our economy

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Editor’s note: The U.S Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) is hosting a second software patent roundtable on Wednesday in New York City, which aims to give the public an opportunity to share their thoughts on how to improve on software-related patents. Josh Hartwell, CEO of Mobile Deluxe, an independent mobile...
Guest Post: Software patents are broken, and it's hurting our economy

PBS profiles Martin Goetz, recipient of the first software patent

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PBS has been exploring a fair bit technology history with its digital shorts lately -- examining the likes of animated GIFs, indie games and coding as art in its Off Book series -- and it's now tackled one issue that's making more headlines than ever: software patents. It hasn't...
PBS profiles Martin Goetz, recipient of the first software patent

Patents, Patents, Copyright, Patents (and an antitrust suit)

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This week we saw a slew of intellectual property debates in and out of court. From a former Senate sponsor admitting the SOPA/PIPA bills were risky to the Internet, to a jury handing down a decision in the patent half of the Oracle v. Google trial, no stone of tech intellectual...
Patents, Patents, Copyright, Patents (and an antitrust suit)
Do Patents Really Matter To Startups? New Data Reveals Shifting Habits

Supreme Court orders do-over on key software patent ruling

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United Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit The United States Supreme Court signaled skepticism about broad software patents Monday when it ordered reconsideration of an online advertising patent. The high court asked the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to reconsider its decision approving the...
Supreme Court orders do-over on key software patent ruling
This Is How to Fix the 'Patent Fix' We're All In
US patent chief to software patent critics: "Give it a rest already"

Copyright cases like Oracle v. Google are more controversial than software patent cases

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Judge Alsup said on Thursday that the API material Google "replicated" from Java was not protected by copyright. I have commented on the implications of this finding in a detailed post that also explains the fundamental line of thought behind this ruling that Oracle has said it will appeal. In...
Copyright cases like Oracle v. Google are more controversial than software patent cases
Google's chief legal officer calls for software patent reform

Yes, Patents Are A Restriction On Freedom

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Tim Lee points us to an interesting blog post from a patent lawyer who tries to parse out why software patents feel so offensive to some. The lawyer, Steve Lundberg, who tends to be a software patent supporter (and whose blog posts I've strongly disagreed with in the past) does...
Yes, Patents Are A Restriction On Freedom
Software patent progress? Hopefully, it's just a start

Google Legal Chief David Drummond calls for a reform on software patents

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It is no secret that Mountain View-based Google has been in a flurry of legal proceedings over its Android operating system, along with the OEMs that use it. Consequently, Google has been vocal in the past about how it change in the patent system in the United States. Adding to...
Google Legal Chief David Drummond calls for a reform on software patents
Apple, LG taken to court by Alcatel-Lucent over video compression patents

The Federal Circuit has set the stage for granting Apple an injunction against Samsung

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A week ago the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in a snowplow patent case, Douglas Dynamics, LLC v. Buyers Products Company, and (among other things) instructed the district court to grant a permanent injunction it previously denied. The majority of the three-judge panel...
The Federal Circuit has set the stage for granting Apple an injunction against Samsung

Congress Considers Bill That Would Make Patent Trolls Pay, Literally

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Seriously, do not fuck with startups. Seems like just about everyone’s had it up to here with patent trolls, up to and including certain members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Ars Technica reports that Oregonian Democrat Peter DeFazio has introduced a bill torturously named ”Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes” Act,...
Congress Considers Bill That Would Make Patent Trolls Pay, Literally
Obama Calls Patent Trolls Extortionists That 'Hijack' People's Ideas

Boot up: Google 'tracked iPhones', why Mac OS X Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper is important, and more

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Plus Apple is granted patent on slide to unlock 'even though it existed two years before they invented it'A quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamGoogle Tracked iPhones, Bypassing Apple Browser Privacy Settings - WSJ.comGoogle apparently disabled the code when contacted...
Boot up: Google 'tracked iPhones', why Mac OS X Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper is important, and more
Google: US patent system 'over-rewards' ideas while taxing the 'hard part' of innovation
Pay up, patent trolls: New legislation would force failed plaintiffs to pay defendants' legal bills
Bill would force patent trolls to pay defendants' legal bills

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)

Want More Jobs? Get Rid Of The Patent Trolls

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Last fall, after years and years of bickering and fighting, Congress and the President finally got together to pass what they called a "patent reform" bill. While the bill made a few changes to how the patent system works, it almost completely ignored the issue of patent trolling or just...
Want More Jobs? Get Rid Of The Patent Trolls
How Linus Torvalds Helped Bust a Microsoft Patent

Can big data fix a broken system for software patents?

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Legal scholars are always searching for ways to improve the U.S. patent system, sometimes via sweeping changes, but big data could help provide a technological fix to a big part of the problem. The patent system is broken — on that almost everyone agrees. There’s a backlog of applications that...
Can big data fix a broken system for software patents?
UK Judge Who Chastised Apple Over Samsung 'Apology' Now Consulting as Patent Expert for Samsung
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