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[News] New Paper Explains How Klaus-Heiner Lehne Profits from Software Patents; New Examples of Patent Nuisance

  • Subject: [News] New Paper Explains How Klaus-Heiner Lehne Profits from Software Patents; New Examples of Patent Nuisance
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 02:00:46 +0100
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File-Sharers Monitoring The File-Sharing Hunters

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| Although their activities with Hadopi will 
| be limited to monitoring and gathering 
| evidence against file-sharers, we saw them 
| trying to smother a lone file-sharer with 
| their P2P-spamming technology, for which 
| they have submitted a patent. The 
| screenshot below shows TMG âDDoSingâ the 
| BitTorrent user in question.


Tech Ticker: Twitter, Microsoft, Ericsson

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| Microsoft's Tellme Networks unit won a 
| patent-infringement lawsuit brought by 
| Nuance Communications over speech-
| recognition software used in telephone 
| systems. Nuance's patent for a way to 
| eliminate problems associated with 
| background noise and poor audio quality is 
| invalid because it didn't cover a new
| invention, U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson 
| in Wilmington, Del., said in an April 20 
| decision. The case had been scheduled for a 
| May 3 trial. Instead, the judge closed the 
| case in Microsoft's favor. The dispute was 
| over Tellme software sold to AT&T and 
| Verizon Communications for their directory 
| assistance services. 


Big-Name Litigators Signing on to Apple's Patent Wars

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| Steve Jobs doesn't skimp on lawyers.
| Apple Inc. just added another big, 
| expensive name to the growing list of 
| lawyers engaged in the company's latest 
| round of patent wars.
| Matthew Powers, head of litigation at Weil, 
| Gotshal & Manges in Redwood City, Calif., 
| filed a countersuit for Apple against Kodak 
| last week. In its dispute with Nokia, Apple 
| has already hired Boston's William Lee, co-
| managing partner of Wilmer Cutler Pickering 
| Hale and Dorr. And in its patent offensive 
| against HTC Corp.'s Google phones, Apple is 
| using Kirkland & Ellis top patent lawyer 
| Robert Krupka, from Los Angeles. 


LawPundit Excerpts of and Comments to the ORAL ARGUMENTS in the BILSKI case, 
which currently awaits decision by the United States Supreme Court 

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| This posting provides LawPundit excerpts 
| and comments to the ORAL ARGUMENTS in the 
| BILSKI case, soon to be decided by the 
| United States Supreme Court (we have added 
| the links in the excerpted text). Although 
| much of the patent industry seems to expect 
| the machine-or-transformation standard in 
| Bilski to be overturned, we view the course 
| of oral argument to suggest that the 
| Supreme Court could well affirm the Federal 
| Circuit limitation of patents in Bilski by 
| pointing to the context-defined definition 
| of "process" in the patent law as 
| historically applying to machines and 
| transformative inventions, it being the job 
| of Congress -- if it so desires -- to 
| extend that definition of "process" beyond 
| those bounds -- an extension which, in view 
| of the desperate need for real patent 
| reform, is legislatively in fact not 
| desirable.

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