A stunning decision in a Microsoft patent infringement case may have made patent royalties more fair, but also made them much more unpredictable.
By Russell L. Parr and George Hovanec , guest contributors
A January decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit had a sweeping effect: it dropped the value of US patents. Just how much the value has been reduced, overall, is not yet known. Part of the MOREMar 23, 2011 2:40 PM ET
The struggling bookseller now has to fend off a lawsuit from Microsoft over the Android OS in its Nook eBook Reader.
Microsoft (MSFT) today filed legal actions against Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS), Foxconn International Holdings Ltd., and Inventec Corporation in both the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington over patents related to the Android operating systems on which its Nook eBook readers are MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 21, 2011 5:53 PM ET
An analysis of his latest suit suggests Android's maker has more to fear than Apple does
FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller, whose judgment I've come to trust when it comes to high-tech intellectual property disputes, makes two interesting points about the patent infringement suit Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen refiled Tuesday against nearly a dozen companies, including Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), eBay (EBAY), Facebook, Yahoo (YHOO), Netflix (NFLX) and AOL (AOL).
First, that those MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 29, 2010 8:18 AM ET
Ten patents published last week show how hard it's working on fixing your snapshots
Apple (AAPL) files a ton of patents, and you never know when one is published whether the technology covered will ever see the light of day. But the filings do tell you a lot about where the company is focusing its R&D efforts.
That's what makes the flurry of imaging-related patents published last week -- and summarized in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 12, 2010 7:16 AM ET
Including patents for video iChat, virtual keyboard and multi-touch error compensation
Apple (AAPL) just added more than a dozen warheads to its stockpile of intellectual property holdings.
On Wednesday, the U.S Patent and Trademark Office published 16 newly granted Apple patents, including some that have been pending for more than seven years and several that would seem to apply to the iPad.
Patently Apple has the story, including patent numbers and a link MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 7, 2010 11:09 AM ET
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