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Patent firm Wi-LAN loses to Sony, HTC in U.S. court

Shares in Wi-LAN Inc. dropped sharply Monday after the technology patent company said a U.S. district court in Texas ruled against it in an ongoing patent dispute. The Ottawa-based company says a trial jury found that the four patents in a suit against Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., Ericsson Inc., HTC Corporation and Sony Mobile Communications had not […]

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Patent troll sues eBay over “new paradigm” for auctions

A lawyer who once ran a website called “I’m a Patent Troll” now claims he owns a method of online auctions and wants eBay to pay him.  Reference:  Patent troll sues eBay over “new paradigm” for auctions

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And Now Patent Trolls Come To YouTube

This isn’t quite the way the story is told but it’s as accurate a reading of it as the one that is given: patent trolls have now arrived on YouTube. What’s actually happened is that someone has opened for business in aiding song rights owners in tracking who is using their music on YouTube videos. […]

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Patent trolls threatening Connecticut businesses

Patent trolls are nameless, faceless entities that stifle innovation and progress. They don’t manufacture or sell any products, but serve exclusively to file lawsuits. Many companies, including local supermarkets, can’t afford the lawsuits and sometimes end up shutting their doors for good or settling to avoid paying legal fees. The money spent in the courtroom […]

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Britain needs to overhaul patent laws, says gaming icon

One of the icons of the once-burgeoning British gaming industry believes that laws must be changed over intellectual property and patents if the UK is to flourish in tech and gaming. David Braben, co-creator of iconic game Elite, believes that there are major problems in the way in which patents operate.  Reference:  Britain needs to […]

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A New England Attorney General Is Trying To Beat An Alleged Patent Troll At Its Own Game

The federal and state governments are all invested in trying to curb patent trolling activities and for the first time, an attorney general (AG) has attempted to sue alleged patent troll under the Consumer Protection Act. The Vermont AG is trying to take down MPJH Technology Investments, LLC after the company has sent hundreds, if […]

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Nikon Patent Solves Camera Overheating by Integrating Removable Heat Storage

As DSLRs become more and more capable video capture machines, the problem of overheating becomes a more pressing one. With RAW video in particular, where the amount of data being captured is staggering, the sensor needs to be protected if you expect to keep using the camera for any extended amount of time.  Reference:  Nikon […]

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Emergence of iWatch: Patent battle looms over pronoun, i

Exactly as we discussed in the Asian Tribune a month ago, there are clear signs that Apple is going to introduce what Tim Cook, the CEO of the company, recently mentioned as a wearable device.    Emergence of iWatch: Patent battle looms over pronoun, i

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Novartis Sues Intas Over Patent Infringement Claims

Novartis (HCBA) AG sued Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. for patent infringement, claiming it sought U.S. approval to sell a generic version of the immuno suppressant drug Myfortic before Novartis’s patents expired.  Reference:  Novartis Sues Intas Over Patent Infringement Claims

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Apple hit by patent suit from Boston University

Apple is on the receiving end of a patent lawsuit from one of the country’s top universities. In a suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, Boston University claims that a part used in the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Air was patented by computer engineering professor Theodore Moustakas in 1997, the Boston Herald […]

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