'Patents' Tag Index

IBM Tops U.S Patent Office Record Year
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 10, 2013
More patents than ever before were granted in 2012, as Google and Apple make strong appearances.
Tags: cloud computing, Google, IBM, Apple, patents
Google: Motorola's Patents, Tech Are Worth $5.5 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 25, 2012
The company's SEC filings break down the purchase price for Motorola Mobility.
Tags: Google, patents, Motorola
AOL Sells 800 Patents to Microsoft for $1.1 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 09, 2012
The struggling Internet company has unloaded the bulk of its patents.
Tags: Microsoft, patents, AOL
America Invents Act Signed into Law
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 16, 2011
Patent law is revised, but is it a good thing for tech's biggest patent holder?
Tags: IBM, patents, patent lawsuit
Google Acquires More Patents to Defend Android
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 15, 2011
Google is buying another 1,023 patents in a bid to bolster its intellectual property stance against Microsoft and others.
Tags: Google, Android, mobile, patents
Google Buys IBM Patents
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 29, 2011
In mid-July Google acquired more than 1,000 new patents.
Tags: patents
IBM Celebrates 100th Anniversary of its First Patent
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 25, 2011
One hundred years ago today IBM was granted its first patent -- what was it? And how have patents changed (or not) in the last hundred years?  
Tags: IBM, patents
MasterObjects Sues Microsoft Over 'Instant Search'
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 20, 2011
A small search developer claims it originated 'instant search' features in your favorite search engine, and wants the big players to pay up
Tags: search, Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, MasterObjects
Novell Sale to Attachmate Completed
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 27, 2011
$2.2 billion bid to take Novell private is closed as patent deal is reached.
Tags: open source, Linux, patents, Novell, Attachmate
Apple Planning Graphics Pen, New Input Devices?
By David Needle | Article Published February 07, 2011
Patent filings by Apple point to interest in input devices. Which markets are they likely to go after?
Tags: iphone apps, iPad apps, Apple, patents, MacBook Air
Microsoft Sues TiVo for Patent Infringement Again
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 26, 2011
DVR creator TiVo finds itself in Microsoft's legal sights over four patents.
Tags: Microsoft, software, lawsuits, patents, TiVo
Open Source Group Challenges Attachmate Bid for Novell
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 03, 2011
Will European regulators delay acquisition of Novell over patent issues?
Tags: open source, Microsoft, patents, Novell, Attachmate
Judge Tells Microsoft Co-founder to Refile Suit
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 13, 2010
A federal judge tossed out the patent lawsuit filed by one of Paul Allen's companies because it lacked enough detail.
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, licensing, Paul Allen
Supremes to Hear Microsoft's i4i Appeal
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 29, 2010
Microsoft's appeal to the Supreme Court over a patent infringement judgment is accepted.
Tags: XML, Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, i4i
LinuxCon: Open Source Patent Crisis Is Not Going Away
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 12, 2010
Lawyer Eben Moglen cheers the free and open source software movement's achievements, but warns about what's needed to defend it in a world where sharing and profit must coexist.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Linux downloads, patents, Patent Reform
Microsoft Settles Patent Row with BackWeb
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 04, 2010
Sometimes it just makes sense to settle lawsuits than to fight them out for years in the courts. Is that the message that Microsoft is sending lately?
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, lawsuit
Microsoft Pays $200 Million to Settle Patent Tiff
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 17, 2010
Microsoft has had a hard time lately winning over juries in patent disputes. In the VirnetX case, the software titan decided to settle out of court. Will that become a pattern?
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, intellectual property, VirnetX, patents
Microsoft Strikes Out With The Patent Office
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 12, 2010
The software giant once again fails in its legal battle against a small Toronto company over an XML editor that it has long since removed from its word processor.
Tags: Microsoft, software, lawsuits, patents, i4i
Red Hat, Novell Win Open Source Patent Case
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 03, 2010
Linux vendors join forces to win a critical battle and stave off claims of patent infringement.
Tags: Linux, Red Hat, intellectual property, patents, Novell
Court Denies Rehearing of Microsoft's I4i Appeal
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 02, 2010
Microsoft's request for an 'en banc' rehearing by the appeals court regarding i4i's patent infringement verdict against the software giant is turned down. So what's next? An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court?
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, i4i, appeals
Microsoft Sued Over Zune FM Radio Patents
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 26, 2010
What does an eye doctor with a penchant for inventions have to do with Microsoft's Zune, and will the company ante up with him in a patent dispute or fight to the finish?
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, Zune, windows phone 7 series
Microsoft King of the Patents Hill for Third Year
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 22, 2010
In the annual race to win as many patents as possible, Microsoft ends up in front at least in the software category. So how valuable are those patents to a company the size of Microsoft?
Tags: Microsoft, IEEE, lawsuits, patents, lawsuit
Microsoft Sues TiVo Over DVR Patents
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 20, 2010
Is it a move to indemnify AT&T for TiVo's patent suit regarding U-verse?
Tags: Microsoft, patents, lawsuit, AT&T, TiVo
Microsoft Loses Office i4i XML Patent Appeal
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 22, 2009
Analysts say patent litigation may just be the new cost of doing business in an increasingly complex product environment.
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, i4i
Patent Licensing Firm Sues IBM over ASIC
By - Reuters | Article Published July 14, 2009
The suit concerns the fabrication and sales of a chip and application in the ASIC products.
Tags: IBM, IT, patents, media




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