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[News] [Rival] Sun Defeats Software Patents, Its New Proprietor Gets Sued

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Sun Successfully Defends Itself Against $100M Patent Suit

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| A jury denies the claim for than $100 million in damages from Sun for alleged 
| patent infringement, breach of contract, interference with an existing 
| contract, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition that had been 
| filed by Versata, formerly called Trilogy Software. Versata claimed Sun stole 
| its technology for a product configurator designed to model a software 
| development project throughout the entire product cycle, from requirements to 
| marketing and sales.      


Oracle Sued by I2 for Patent Infringement

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| Oracle has been sued for alleged patent infringement by supply chain 
| management vendor i2 Technologies, i2 said on Wednesday. 
| The suit charges Oracle with infringing on 11 of i2's patents. I2 is seeking 
| monetary damages and royalty payments, or else an injunction to block the 
| alleged infringement.  



Bill Gates, top Microsoft executives do some of their inventing on the side

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| Bill Gates and several of Microsoft’s top technologists are credited as
| inventors in eight newly disclosed U.S. patent applications. That isn’t a
| surprise. But here’s where it starts to get unusual: The applications weren’t
| made on Microsoft’s behalf.
| [...]
| Here's what we know: An entity called Searete LLC applied for the patents.
| Searete is part of Intellectual Ventures LLC, the Bellevue-based invention
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| house run by Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft’s former chief technology officer.
| Myhrvold’s company has stirred controversy with its large patent hoard.


Top Microsoft Execs Moonlighting For a Patent Bully

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| "TechFlash reports that Microsoft bigwigs like Craig Mundie and Bill Gates
| (when he still worked there) have been secretly moonlighting at Intellectual
| Ventures (IV), the 'patent extortion fund' run by Bill's pal Nathan Myhrvold.
| A Microsoft spokesman confirmed that its technologists have been sitting in
| on IV-sponsored 'innovation sessions,' where their pearls of wisdom were
| captured and turned into patent applications for Searete, an IV shadow
| corporate entity. And if all goes well, Searete will soon enjoy exclusive
| rights to the fruit of the brainstorming, which includes processes ranging
| from determining and rewarding 'influencers' to treating malaria, HIV, TB,
| hepatitis, smallpox, and cancer."

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