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[News] Rivals of GNU/Linux Sued for Patent Violations

  • Subject: [News] Rivals of GNU/Linux Sued for Patent Violations
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 01:06:32 +0000
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Microsoft, Nokia, Amazon, others sued over hardware acceleration 

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| A company called Nazomi Communications has 
| sued a number of large companies for 
| breaching patents it owns on hardware 
| acceleration.


Apple getting sued again by patent profiteers

,----[ Quote ]
| It must be hard to be as popular as Apple. 
| You're always fighting the competition, who 
| sometimes come late to the dance with a 
| wannabee product, then deliver snarky 
| punches into the kidneys with their TV ads. 
| Even worse are the lawyers, who circle the 
| company like a flock of vultures, picking 
| away at whatever juicy bits of meat they 
| can get.
| But the true bottom feeders are the "patent 
| trolls," a specific species of law firm 
| that has picked up patents from companies 
| that usually never brought a product to 
| market.


Apple sued for alleged infringement over iPhone camera


Apple loses $21.7 million in patent suit, appeal in progress


Murky status for tech firm suing Microsoft

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| A Massachusetts company that last week sued 
| Microsoft Corp., alleging patent 
| infringement, appears to be something akin 
| to a homeless orphan.
| NetView Technologies Inc. has no permanent 
| address, and no full-time management. 
| Regulatory filings, legal filings and the 
| companyâs Web site list three different 
| addresses, two of which are residences 
| registered to former executives. A third is 
| a Waltham address that the company no 
| longer occupies.


Ralph Nader Calls Out Legal Profession, Law Schools

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| Lawyer and long-time activist says U.S. law 
| schools don't spend enough time encouraging 
| students to think critically about the law



Microsoft's Struggle With i4i Sheds Light On Software Patent Process

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| Microsoft's recent trials and tribulations
| with its Word software patent illustrates
| the difficulty in granting -- and defending
| -- software patents. This fall, Microsoft
| was briefly barred from selling Word
| because of a dispute over XML code that i4i
| claimed infringed on one of the Toronto,
| Ontario-based company's patents. That trial
| is ongoing. While some observers questioned
| why Microsoft didn't resolve the dispute
| early on, others are interested to see how
| the dispute will play out and how patent
| rights will be determined.
| [...]
| The Bilski case could provide the Supreme
| Court with an opportunity to resolve the
| ongoing debate over the wisdom of having
| software patents in the first place. At
| issue is whether a "process" must be tied
| to a particular machine or apparatus or
| transform a particular condition into a
| different state to be considered as patent-
| eligible subject matter.

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