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August 9, 2011 by

Apple is right to protect its iPad design patent

There was a time when holding a patent was a prestigious accomplishment. A patent used to be a respectable thing. Now it's a dirty word. And, shame on anyone who protects their intellectual property--especially if it's Apple.

December 18, 2009 by

Is the fat lady singing? Psystar calls it quits - or does it?

(updated at 5:15 pm PST)It seemed to be the end of the road for Florida-based Mac clone maker Psystar earlier today, with all signs pointing to a complete shutdown after it  found itself on the losing end of a court battle with Apple.Early in the day, Psystar attorney Eugene Action told Dow Jones Newswires that the company's eight employees will be let go and that Psystar President Rudy Pedraza will be "shutting things down immediately...

September 2, 2009 by

Microsoft calls for global patents

A senior lawyer at Microsoft is calling for the creation of a global patent system to make it easier and faster for corporations to enforce their intellectual property rights around the world.

August 1, 2007 by

AlwaysOn Stanford Summit: lawyers for Google, IBM, and Apple ponder the patent system

According to lawyers from Google, IBM, Apple, and two respected IP law firms, the patent system needs help, it's more important than ever to think about protecting innovations early and often, open source and proprietary technologies can and should happily co-exist, and changes are in the offing that promise to improve the patent situation for players both large and small in the IT arena.

January 11, 2007 by

Novell: SCO insolvency 'imminent, inevitable'

Novell has claimed that The SCO Group, the licensing and consulting firm conducting various legal campaigns over the Linux operating system, is about to go bankrupt. In a court filing reported this week by legal Web site Groklaw, Novell claimed that SCO should pay it almost all of the Unix licensing revenue it has received from Sun Microsystems and Microsoft.


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