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RIMM wins a crucial BlackBerry Patent

RESEARCH in Motion's court battle to save its BlackBerry machine took a turn for the better yesterday. The US Patent office rejected a patent which...
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NTP Patent Rejected in Final Judgment

The United States Patent and Trademark Office said that it had found one of the five wireless e-mail patents owned by NTP invalid, and...
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Microsoft fingered over fingerprint patent

SOFTWARE FIRM Microsoft is being sued by a firm which claims it's infringing a fingerprint patent. International Automated Systems (IAS) Inc started the case in...
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Program launched to improve patent quality

IBM, open-source to play big roles In a step toward reforming the U.S. patent system, IBM, the Open Source Development Lab and the U.S....
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IBM helps improve open source patent quality

BIGGISH BLUE is helping the US Patent Office and open source software community to improve patent quality. A spokesBlue said that IBM would make...
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Nokia loses patent fight with InterDigital

Nokia must pay between $232 million to $252 million after losing a patent dispute in U.S. District Court with InterDigital Communications, a wireless-technology provider....
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IBM, Sony, Novell start Linux patent sharing project

The biggest fish in the Linux pond have established a new collaborative patent sharing model in order to promote innovation and open source technology....
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Qualcomm files patent infringement suit against Nokia

Qualcomm Inc. on Monday said that it had filed a lawsuit against Nokia . on Friday, charging Nokia with patent infringement. While this is...
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IBM drops patent claims against SCO

IBM has dropped its three remaining claims of patent infringement in a lawsuit against the SCO Group, which originally sued Big Blue in March...
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The copyright challenge in China

Signs of China embracing global market rules abound, from Beijing's decision to loosen its currency's peg to the dollar to the willingness of Chinese...
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Creative Threatens Apple with UI Patent

While it struggles to compete with Apple in the marketplace, Creative is exploring a new avenue for dethroning the digital music king: patent litigation....
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Microsoft settles networking patent dispute

Microsoft has reached a licensing agreement with networking technology vendor Alacritech ending a year-long court battle. The dispute prevented Microsoft from selling its TCP...
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Patent Reveals Universal Apple Wireless Touch-Screen Remote

Apple Computer recently researched and developed a wireless touch-screen remote control concept that would automatically discover and communicate with existing and future consumer electronics...
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IBM gives patent access: Other motives seen in open-source boost

IBM Corp. is chipping in to help the open-source software movement that likes nothing more than tweaking the nose...
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Torvalds denounces EU patent law

Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, Michael Widenius, a creator of the MySQL database, and Rasmus Lerdorf, the author of the PHP scripting language,...
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EU software patent law under web attack

Red Hat and MySQL are backing a web campaign today against the European Union software patent directives. A web site, NoSoftwarePatents.com has been launched and...
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Novell Warns Against Patent Suits

Subscribing to the theory that the best defense is a good offense, Novell on Tuesday made it clear that any patent litigation against the...
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Forgent Readies Post-JPEG Patent Targets

The company that is suing 42 major technology vendors over their use of technology in the JPEG image standard is preparing for its...
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P2P Company Sues RIAA Over Patent

Altnet, a company that sells music and other digital goods through file-swapping services, sued the Recording Industry Association of America on Wednesday for alleged...
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Apple readying Handheld;files for Design trademark!

Apple has filed for a European design trademark which may provide a tantalising glimpse of the company's long-awaited tablet computer.The filing, made in May...
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Study shows Linux violating 283 patents

A study conducted by a startup that offers insurance against patent and copyright violations has identified 283 patents that could pose a threat to...
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Patent suit against Apple, Microsoft

London-based BTG International, a company that deals with intellectual-property licensing, has sued Apple Computer and Microsoft alleging infringement of software technology patents, BTG said...
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Sony sued in digicam patent clash

Sony was slapped with a patent infringement lawsuit and application to the US International Trade Commission (ITC)to ban the import of its PDAs and...
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Patent Feud:Gateway Vs. HP

Gateway this week fired the latest salvo in its ongoing patent dispute with Hewlett-Packard, asking the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to prohibit HP...
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Apple files patent on translucent windows

Apple has recently filed a patent for translucent windows that automatically adjust the opacity as information is updated (or not updated): "overlaid, Information-bearing windows...
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