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The company has secured two patents to streamline cloud deployment and enhances real-time analysis of cloud data.
Big Blue says the engine will eventually enable businesses to aggregate international requirements for data transfers and flag any cross-border privacy issues.
IBM has patented a technique designed to help customers automatically analyse and manage the location where their public and private cloud data is stored.
Besides patents, intellectual property, and an enterprise data network, what else is there at the struggling Canadian smartphone firm? John Chen thinks a lot more.
Netflix is being sued by an interactive TV solutions provider over at least seven U.S. patents regarding digital rights management and how viewer data is used.
Biowrap is a patented data protection service that leverages the cloud to eliminate the complexities of encryption, offering an immediate...
Yahoo has warned Facebook that the social networking giant allegedly infringes on 16 more patents. This time, the patents are about open source technology used in Facebook data centers and servers.
Nokia has alleged that HTC, RIM and ViewSonic have infringed on 45 Nokia patents in lawsuits filed in the US and Germany.Nokia alleged on Wednesday that the companies have variously infringed on patents covering dual function antennas, power management and multimode radios, application stores, multitasking, navigation, conversational message display, dynamic menus, data encryption and retrieval of email attachments on a mobile device.
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So Facebook has announced a new data centre, the latest in a series of moves to keep on a par with Google, even as the two companies continue to ladle new features into their social collaboration platforms, all the while trying to steer clear of breaking any patents. While the trolls are probably rubbing their hands together in glee, not everybody is quite so thrilled.
The telecoms equipment company Huawei has sued its biggest Chinese rival, ZTE, for patent and trademark infringement.On Thursday, Huawei said in a statement that ZTE was infringing on Huawei patents relating to data card and LTE technologies, and had "illegally used a Huawei-registered trademark on some of its data card products".
The US Patent and Trademark Office published a series of minor Apple iPhone/iOS patents including a method of altering audio output from an electronic device based on image data.
You can't argue with the success of the Apple iPhone, especially here in the US. However, Nokia believes that Apple infringes on their patents for GSM, UMTS, and WLAN standards so it is suing Apple in a Delaware court. There are ten patents called out in the suit that cover wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption and are infringed by all Apple iPhone models shipped since the iPhone was introduced in 2007. The details of the patents were not in the press release, but I have to wonder why the iPhone is different than all the other smartphones using these same wireless technologies and maybe it has to do with the way they all work together or something.
With the upcoming iPhone 2.0 release, I will be free from a USB cable to sync my PIM data by using the Exchange ActiveSync utility. However, there are still a couple of reasons cables will be needed and that is for getting movies and podcasts onto my iPhone and to charge my iPhone. Apple can fairly easily solve the media content issue by providing content downloads and transfers over WiFi. The New York Times reports that Apple has filed some new patents that may bring solar charging capability to Apple devices in the future.
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WikiPatents, "a public community that reviews US patents and pending patent applications," is one year old and now home to information and commentary about over 10 million patents and patent applications. It also is as far as I know the only place you can sort patent data by whether the invention in question is amusing, clever, complex, efficient, historic, important, innovative, interesting, practical or simple.
The idea of putting a data center in a shipping container is nothing new, but Google manages to patent the concept in the United States this week.
The idea of putting a data centre in a shipping container is nothing new, but Google has this week managed to patent the concept in the US
From the days of its first handheld laser barcode scanner in 1980, Symbol has come a long way in the enterprise mobility space. To date, the company holds more than 800 patents in all areas of mobile technology, including mobile computing, wireless infrastructure, radio frequency identification (RFID), mobility software, services and data capture.
News.com's Martin Lamonica reports that a small company called Scientigo is claiming that its patents on "data in neutral forms" applies to XML and that it will use the patents to extract royalties from companies that use it.
The BSA has issued a persuasive study on software patents and their importance - persuasive, until you look at the data
Companies will gain access to each other's patents in areas such as data management, digital effects and digital rights management.
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