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Google wins bid on which court to fight Rockstar over patents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Google Inc will fight patent holder Rockstar Consortium in a California court instead of a Texas court that lawyers consider more friendly toward plaintiffs. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday ordered proceedings … Continue reading

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Nvidia sues Qualcomm, Samsung over graphics patents

By Noel Randewich and Diane Bartz SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nvidia Corp NVDA.O has sued rival chipmakers Qualcomm QCOM.O and Samsung Electronics 005930.KS, accusing both companies of infringing its patents on graphics processing technology. It said on Thursday that Qualcomm … Continue reading

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Disney seeks drone-related air show patents

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co has filed for three drone-related patents that it says could lead to an era of aerial movie screens and larger-than-life puppets flying through the sky. Reuters: Entertainment News

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Inventors struggle to protect patents in Africa

By Helen Nyambura-Mwaura JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – When Malagasy entrepreneur Andry Ravololonjatovo came up with the idea of a hi-tech translation service named after a local bird, the Drongo, he hesitated about registering the patent. In many countries in Africa, protection … Continue reading

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Alice Corp. Vs. CLS Bank: Are Software Patents Dead?

By Markman Advisors: The Supreme Court of the United States has issued its long-awaited opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l (No. 13-298). This case was highly-anticipated by investors in high-tech companies, holders of stock of patent assertion entities, … Continue reading

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Software patents survive US court test

The technology industry is breathing more easily after the court declined to issue new guidance on the legal protections for software Asia homepage

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Tesla Opens Up Its Patents: What Altruism? This Is A Strategic Move

By Casual Analyst: Tesla’s (TSLA) enigmatic leader Elon Musk said yesterday in a blog post that All Our Patent Are Belong To You (sic). This announcement has led to much debate in the Tesla investor and fan circle about Tesla’s … Continue reading

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Nokia, ZTE do not violate InterDigital patents: ITC judge

Nokia Corp and ZTE Corp have not violated InterDigital Inc’s patents for making wireless phones, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge said in a preliminary ruling released on Friday. InterDigital shares plunged on the ruling, and were down about 9 … Continue reading

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HTC, Huawei, ZTE did not violate FlashPoint patents: U.S. panel

HTC Corp and others did not violate digital camera patents owned by Apple Inc spinoff FlashPoint Technology to make their smartphones, the U.S. International Trade Commission said on Friday. FlashPoint Technology, which filed the complaint in 2012, had originally accused … Continue reading

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U.S. ends probe of Samsung Electronics’ use of essential patents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department will close its investigation into Samsung Electronics’ use of a special class of essential patents to attack rivals, but said it would continue to monitor related patent litigation. Samsung had filed a complaint … Continue reading

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