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[News] Patent Abuse Gets Qualcomm Under Antitrust Probe, Nuclear Patent War Resumes

  • Subject: [News] Patent Abuse Gets Qualcomm Under Antitrust Probe, Nuclear Patent War Resumes
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 14:27:31 +0100
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Qualcomm faces fresh EU inquiry

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| The new complaint, being looked at by the 
| European Commission, comes from Icera, a UK 
| rival, which claims that Qualcomm is using 
| patent-related incentives to discourage 
| customers from doing business with Icera.


Patent Office Seeks Input on Three-Track Examination Proposal

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| For years now, experts and observers have 
| claimed the U.S. patent system is broken. 
| They all have different ideas about why and 
| how to fix it. Congress floats some kind of 
| reform legislation every year, it seems, but 
| nothing that requires significant change has 
| made it all the way through.the process. 
| (Maybe this is the year?)


Making things worse.

Nvidia, Xerox, Motorola others get writ over remote access

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| The same day, and yet another patent action, 
| this time involving another clutch of IT 
| companies being sued over software patents.
| A case was launched in the Eastern District 
| of Texas, Marshall Division alleging that 
| Xerox, Activision, Ademero, Cakewalk, Check 
| Point Software, Coffeecup Software, Cvision, 
| Document Imaging Solutions, Geo-Plus, 
| Lenovo, Manedge Software, Motorola, Nvidia, 
| Office Gemini, Polycom, Portable Tech 
| Solutions, Silicon Graphics International, 
| Synchronica and Treeno Software breached 
| patents.


Apple, IBM, Adobe, Citrix others sued over software patent

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| This time Apple, Activision, Adobe, 
| Autodesk, Capcom, Citrix, Corel, Dassault, 
| Delcam, Square Enix, Electronic Arts, 
| Frontrange Solutions, IBM, Intuit, Konami, 
| Digital Entertainment, Maximizer Software, 
| Nuance, Parametric Technology, Sage 
| Software, Sega, Skype, SPSS, Teradata, THQ 
| and Legacy Interactive are the numbers that 
| have come up on the patent roulette wheel.


MobileFrame Issued Patents for Its 100% Code Free Smart Database 

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