The Morning Briefing: Reaching deals on patents

Summary:"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about patent agreements and protocol.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about patent agreements and protocol.

1.) Silicon Valley lands Patent Office bureau. Fulfilling one of Silicon Valley's longtime goals, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is expected to announce today that it will open one of its first satellite bureaus in San Jose.

2.) Samsung seeks stay on injunction against Galaxy Nexus. Samsung Electronics asked a U.S. federal court over the weekend for a temporary stay on its preliminary injunction on the sale of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone in the U.S., pending the company's appeal.

3.) EU chiefs reach agreement on patent system, Van Rompuy says. European Union leaders cleared the final hurdle to an agreement on a common patent system, paving the way for improved and cheaper enforcement of intellectual- property rights.

4.) Problem patents: the battle of ideas. Buying up patents is big business. But the system that was designed to protect the small investor is being twisted by big companies who are using it to stifle the small guys.

5.) Qualcomm looks to safeguard patents with reorganization. Qualcomm on Thursday said it had restructured its business operations, adding a new unit to handle the chip business as the company tries to protect its portfolio of patents, which includes key mobile communications intellectual property.

Bonus: Another thing immigrants do for the economy: Invent cool things.

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