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Microsoft Sues Samsung Over Android Patent Royalty Dispute

Microsoft said Friday that it has sued Samsung in the hope of settling a contract dispute over the patent royalty payments that the Korean company pays the software giant. 174 more words

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Patent Monsters, Beware! Electronic Frontier Foundation Introduces Stupid Patent of the Month


Electronic Frontier Foundation has introduced a new blog series titled ‘Stupid Patent of the Month‘ where they will be featuring ‘spectacularly dumb patents… 298 more words

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Two Hundred Forgotten U. S. Phonograph Patents (1878-1912)

Here for your browsing pleasure is a list of just over two hundred phonograph-related patents issued in the United States between 1878 and 1912.  Even if you’re pretty well up on this sort of thing, you probably haven’t seen most of these particular patents before. 13,873 more words

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Bowman v. Monsanto Case Study

The Aereo case may be a demonstration about how a larger force in the market uses intellectual property arguments to shut down a competition. This sort of behavior is not limited to copyright cases though. 801 more words

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Weird inventions that made millions - #9

It’s Funky Friday, everyone! Here is our next money-spinner weird invention…

Imagine you’re sitting on your couch on a cold December day reading a book. It’s chilly, so you decide to use a blanket. 164 more words

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EPO - Rules relating to Unitary Patent Protection

The EPO Select Committee approved the Rules relating to unitary patent protection on 24 June. A copy of these rules has appeared online and is discussed below. 670 more words

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