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by: RigelnetworksRigelnetworks
05 Oct 2010 14:43
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TQP (Telequip Corporation) has sued eBay and Apple over its patent for changing keys during encrypted data transmissions. This follows similar suits against several US banks.
by: ggiedkeggiedke
22 Sep 2009 17:15
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After a five-and-a-half-year fight, Google and its attorneys have managed to convince federal bureaucrats to bestow a patent on the company's iconic home page. We always thought the page was brain-dead simple, but apparently it's an innovative "graphical user interface."
by: ggiedkeggiedke
03 Sep 2009 15:55
2 by pieterhpieterh
03 Sep 2009 17:03 Jump!
Software patents were rejected in Europe, but amid turmoil, the EPO is selling out to corporations. It does not even care about a democracy, nor does it pay attention to Spanish citizens for example. The EPO continues walking down the wrong path. A new brochure titled “Patents for software?” has just been release by the EPO. Software patents are not legitimate in the EU. So why even produce such a brochure with a question mark as an excuse?
by: zoobabzoobab
09 Jun 2009 10:26
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Over the next few months, significant decisions will be made, both in the US and in Europe, concerning the patentability of software and of business practices, decisions which are already casting shadows. Concluding at the end of April, the Enlarged Board of Appeal at the European Patent Office (EPA) is conducting a consultation about the patentability of computer programs. The board hopes that the consultation will help with the processing of the referral by EPA President Alison Brimelow to clarify open questions concerning the controversial interpretations of the European Patent Convention (EPC). The questions refer to Article 52, which states that "programs for computers as such" are not to be regarded as inventions and are therefore excluded from patentability.
by: zoobabzoobab
17 Mar 2009 13:57
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Among its top recommendations, the new report calls for turning the agency into a government-run corporate entity so it can have the freedom to set new, higher fee levels. It also calls for President-elect Obama to appoint new leaders to the agency with experience litigating patents and running large organizations with conflicting user groups.
by: zoobabzoobab
20 Dec 2008 22:16
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In Apple's latest legal battle, a wireless-entertainment company has sued the computer-maker for patent infringement, according to InformationWeek. EZ4Media submitted the filings to a Louisiana court, claiming that Apple TV, Airport Express, and even Mac computers infringe on a number of its patents. The company had originally purchased the patents from Universal Electronics (UEI) in March and alleges that three UEI employees left to work for Apple approximately a year before the launch of Apple TV.
by: zoobabzoobab
19 Dec 2008 14:32
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An interesting take on patents in teh US economy: "The patent bubble hasn't burst, but judging by last week's Wall Street Journal story on Intellectual Ventures, it's getting pretty big."
by: ggiedkeggiedke
28 Sep 2008 13:15
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An horrible report of the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is currently being discussed in the European Parliament by the Trade Committee of the European Parliament, led by the liberal italian MEP Susta (ALDE). This extreme report gives a white card to the Commission to negotiate criminal sanctions to the French Presidency and Sarkozy to negotiate criminal sanctions for filesharers with the US. And get competence for criminal sanctions at the EU level by the back door. The Tweede Kamer motion about criminal competences, remember?
by: zoobabzoobab
26 Aug 2008 22:07
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European Commission has published a communication which clearly mentions the possibility to legalise software patents in Europe with the caselaw of a specialized patent court.
by: zoobabzoobab
03 Aug 2008 18:19
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The shareholders of Symbian announced their intent to unify their various mobile software offerings and to create one open mobile platform. The declared intent is to make the whole platform available under the free Eclipse Pubblic License 1.0 within the next two years.
by: ggiedkeggiedke
24 Jun 2008 08:03
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Patent Retriever - http://www.patentretriever.com This site allows users to download patents for free in PDF format without user registration and does not modify the pages on the PDF (e.g. does not insert logos etc)
by: johnsegaljohnsegal
13 Jun 2008 04:10
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In order to find out what your members of European Parliament are doing, you need some special software. Europe by Satellite (EBS) is only for those people who have the right software.
by: zoobabzoobab
23 May 2008 17:16
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The big industry, gathered inside a club named Trans Antlantic Business Dialogue, is lobbying the European Commission (McCreevy and Verheugen) and the American Department of Commerce (Carlos M. Gutierrez) to sign a bilateral treaty on harmonisation of patent law between the developed countries, in order to cast in an international agreement the legalisation of software patents.
by: zoobabzoobab
26 Apr 2008 09:48
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11 leaders from the open source and vendor communities discuss the current open source climate and outline the challenges and opportunities ahead
by: ggiedkeggiedke
25 Mar 2008 15:54
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Some of the fundamental basics any software engineer should know when thinking about how damaging the patent system is to his/her job.
by: Anonymous
30 Nov 2007 09:37
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Summary of recent discussions in the EU concerning the centralized patent jurisdiction.
by: ggiedkeggiedke
24 Nov 2007 15:59
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One-Click patentable after (not even cosmetic) modifications?
by: ggiedkeggiedke
22 Nov 2007 20:12
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Viral marketing or outsourcing? Adobe invents new terminology.
by: podmoklepodmokle
20 Nov 2007 16:36
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The Free Software Foundation is warning on its frontpage that the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement is requiring a mandate for software patents. Does someone has a copy of the text?
by: Anonymous
19 Nov 2007 09:19
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