Great stories about patents and other IP
Adventures in Wonderland continue
Apr29

Adventures in Wonderland continue

Applying of the precedent decision in the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International continues and spreads. Seems like only recently the trial between the Australian troll and the bank has been ended, but the reports about new casualties among non-practicing entities – other words, trolls – keep coming. Now we can see another defeat, which obviously is not gonna be the last one. In the Northern District Court of Texas...

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Google and Microsoft are at finally peace
Apr26

Google and Microsoft are at finally peace

A couple of days ago it was reported to the public that the two tech giants agreed to settle all the disputes and become friends. Still not partners but one never knows what to expect in the future. And there is so much to look at in their past. Eighteen complex litigations in the US and Europe, which could easily destroy both opponents, because some of the cases had such counterclaims that they could lead to the correction of the law...

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Assistant Siri assits Troll to win Apple
Apr21

Assistant Siri assits Troll to win Apple

When Apple just announced the speaking assistant Siri on iPhone everyone was just delighted. Indeed, the smartphone talker cracked jokes and entertained surprised users so, that many thought – nicely done, Apple! They can do anything. But well-informed people know that Siri had not been invented by programmers from Cupertino. To be exact, the two scientists from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York multidisciplinary training...

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Rovi Corp. and TiVo: union, unequal marriage or something else?
Apr15

Rovi Corp. and TiVo: union, unequal marriage or something else?

Rumors about a merger of two players in the field of the cable television market appeared long ago. Moreover, both companies stirred up interest. Two years ago, from the interior (as it was declared) sources the information about the negotiations appeared. And if Rovi is quite a solid and successful player in the field of cable technologies, Tivo just got to his feet – and maybe too quickly, some might say. The “trick...

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Yandex has reached agreement with troll
Apr14

Yandex has reached agreement with troll

This week it came out that Yandex reached an agreement with a small but quite annoying troll from Texas. The name of this nimble troll sounds pretty friendly – Fellowship Filtering Technologies, but these guys are anything but your fellows. They sue giants, medium and even small businesses around the world: in China they filed a lawsuit against Alibaba, in America – Hewlett-Packard and Adobe, in Korea – Verizon and...

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Kudelski continues to attack
Apr13

Kudelski continues to attack

When in 1939 ordinary Polish engineer Kudelski and his family fled from the Nazis to the west, no one could guessed that the boy in glasses, who was carrying a bulky suitcase on railway platforms of Bucharest would become the founder of one of the largest and most long-lived empires in IT. As well as the fact that little Stefan in the future would get four “Oscar” awards for his contribution to the development of the...

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Will Federal Circuit Invalidate 13,500 Continuation Patents?
Apr08

Will Federal Circuit Invalidate 13,500 Continuation Patents?

The Federal Circuit is set to hear oral arguments in Immersion Corp. v. HTC Corp. on May 6, 2016. According to the amicus brief filed on behalf of the United States, if the court affirms the district court decision “over 13,500” continuation patents could be invalidated. According to the amicus brief filed by the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the ripple effects of such a decision could reach over 30,000 patents. Indeed,...

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