Apple, once again, has secured another injunction against an Android manufacturer. This time, a repeat performance from Motorola, and specifically a 'slide-to-unlock' patent.
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A Microsoft patent application details a business model whereby the user gets a free or heavily subsidised PC but is charged for usage time, application and performance
A Microsoft patent application details a business model whereby the user gets a free or heavily subsidized PC but is charged for usage time, application and performance.
Can "prior art" be too prior?Dramatic evidence of America's broken patent system surfaced in last week's lawsuit by Seagate against STEC, the innovative developer of high-performance flash drives.
Gibson Guitar says the the wildly popular "Rock Bank" and "Guitar Hero" video games violate a 1999 patent for technology to simulate a musical performance.
According to two U.S. researchers, fewer degrees of separation make companies more innovative. They've studied the innovative performance of about a thousand companies in various industries over a six-year period. And they've concluded that "companies that network and form strategic alliances are more creative and develop more patented inventions than those that don't." Even if the conclusion sounds right, basing it on patent numbers might be questionable. Read more and tell me what you think.
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