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March 28, 2012 by

Google tries and fails to settle with Oracle

After a magistrate court judge tried to bring Oracle and Google back to the negotiation table again to work out a potential settlement for their ongoing legal battle, Google made an attempt to offer a percentage of Android revenue to Oracle, which rebuffed the offer.

November 17, 2010 by

Samsung, LG hit with Android patent infringement suit

Administrative software and internet technology company Vertical Computer Systems has filed a legal complaint alleging that Samsung, LG and Interwoven have built products that use its patented technology.The filing — made on Monday — relates to two patents (numbered 6,826,744 and 7,716,629) granted to Vertical which cover a "system and method for generating web sites in an arbitrary object framework".

August 2, 2007 by

Microsoft and open source: Frost sightings in hell

In a guest post, Stephen Walli -- a software consultant specializing in open-source, and a former Microsoft program manager for the Shared Source implementation of the ECMA Common Language Infrastructure -- shares his two cents on Microsoft's recent open-source-related moves.

November 16, 2004 by

Sun will 'take bullets' over patents: McNealy

As Sun Microsystems moves to tie itself more closely to the developer community by releasing an open source version of Solaris, chief executive officer Scott McNealy has reinforced the company's willingness to "take bullets" to protect end-users from patent and copyright litigation.McNealy told ZDNet Australia  the recent Kodak patent case was an example of the company "taking a bullet" to protect its end-users.


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