The Open Invention Network now has over a thousand licensees and the court cases are starting to go against the patent trolls.
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When a patent is put up for sale, members of the LOT Network are still protected from whatever "troll to which the patent was sold."
Google joins IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony as a full member of the Open Invention Network open-source and Linux patent protection organization.
According to Big Blue, its invention should pave the way for more efficient software defined networking and allow cloud systems to better handle bursts.
Indian manufacturer agrees to work out a royalty deal with the Swedish network equipment maker, which had filed a lawsuit--seeking US$18 million in damages--against the company over patent infringement.
Shanghai's Zhizhen Network Technology has accused Apple of violating its patent used in Siri, claiming it developed and patented a product with similar speech recognition technology before Siri was developed.
UK cloud services provider Six Degrees Group acquires Datahop, giving it a high-speed fiberoptic network connecting datacenters in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris.
Facebook has been granted yet another patent related to the News Feed: "Communicating a newsfeed of media content based on a member's interactions in a social network environment."
The Open Invention Network, a Linux patent protection consortium, is expanding its defense to related open-source programs such as KVM, Git, OpenJDK, and WebKit. Mobile Linux distributions like Android, MeeGo, and webOS will also soon be expressly protected.
T-Mobile is the second mobile carrier this week to oppose Apple's bid to ban a range of Samsung's phones, in the midst of a long-running patent fight between the two companies.The phone giant joins Verizon, which earlier this week sided with Samsung to prevent a slow adoption rate on its new high-speed 4G network.
Verizon, claiming that the ban of Samsung devices in the U.S. would slow the adoption of its high-speed network, is weighing in on the Apple-Samsung patent row.
The US mobile network operator Verizon Wireless has stepped into the legal battle between Apple and Samsung, asking a Californian court not to ban Samsung's 4G Android devices over alleged patent infringement.In July, Apple filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of California for a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G and Droid Charge smartphones, as well as its Galaxy Tab 10.
Cisco, the networking giant and Twitter, the social networking company, has joined the Linux patent protection organization, Open Invention Network, along with a host of other companies.
While some of us seriously debated about privacy and real names on Google+, Google's online social network took a populist turn with Paris Hilton's arrival.
Last year, Facebook closed down its Gift Shop. This year, Facebook has been granted a patent for gift giving on a social network.
Tivo, Dish Network and EchoStar said the companies settled all ongoing patent litigation for $500 million. That's short of some expectations.
Facebook on Tuesday was awarded a patent for a social network news feed, setting the stage for a future battle with its social networking peers over similar technologies.
The Open Invention Network - an IP company created to protect Linux from patent lawsuits - has purchased 22 patents formerly owned by Microsoft and which appear to impact Linux, The Wall Street Journal reports.The group purchased the patents from Allied Security Trust - a consortium of companies, including Verizon, HP and Cisco, created to buy up patents in a self-defensive move.
The Open Invention Network is making good on its pledge to try to overturn the Linux-related patents that were contained in Microsoft's recently settled litigation against TomTomNV.OIN announced today that three patents in the lawsuit -- including those the deal with the creation of long and short file names -- have been named for prior art review on the Post-Issue Peer-to-Patent website linked to the Linux Defenders portal.
Microsoft may view its legal settlement with TomTom as a patent victory of sorts but it's a hollow and meaningless win in the eyes of some in the open source community.Open Invention Network CEO Keith Bergelt said the settlement announced yesterday was anticipated and expected and he is "nonplussed" with the result.
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