Apple and patents are now getting really sillyview story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/01/apple_patent/Apple drops 'thermonuclear' patent bombshell (HowTos)

Patents, Legal Collaboration and our Legal Summitview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org –   Unfortunately legal issues, specially patents lawsuits, are much in the news. From Yahoo suing Facebook to the ongoing battles surrounding Apple and other mobile device providers, my RSS and social media feeds seem to have more and more articles about legal issues everyday. Wired published a great article today from an ex-Yahoo developer on how his work was weaponized for a patent war. (General)

Apple, Microsoft and friends clear to acquire Nortel patentsview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Rockstar Consortium is free to proceed with its acquisition of thousands of Nortel patents. (IT news)

Is Google Planning to Sell Motorola’s Set-Top Box Division?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – When you think breaking tech news, you probably don’t think about the New York Post, but the news outlet is reporting that Google plans to drop the set-top box division of Motorola after the completion of the Motorola Mobility acquisition. But is it true? And if it is, what does it say about Google’s future plans? What did Google say about this? According to the Post, nothing. (IT news)

Intel Launches Next-Generation Xeon E5-2600 Processor Lineview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Intel’s new Xeon E5-2600 CPUs are hot off the wafers and here to provide “breakthrough I/O innovation.” You might be thinking, “How exciting can a new set of processors be?” I’m here to tell you, pretty darn exciting. (IT news)

Editorialview story

http://www.linux-magazine.com – Trademarks receive much less media attention than patents or copyrights – at least in open source circles – but it looks like the trademark buzz might be heating up again with the recentnews that a company in China called Proview owns the name “iPad” and is preparing to throw down with Apple over the use of it. (Distributions)

AMD Snaps Up Intel-Based Cloud Server Builder SeaMicroview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – AMD has scooped up cloud server company SeaMicro, setting the IT world ablaze over the chip maker’s ambitions are in the future. SeaMicro builds Intel boxes, so what does AMD plan on doing with those assets? Here’s a small look at something of a big deal in the IT world … What does SeaMicro do exactly? (IT news)

Apple wins injunction against Motorola in Germany – Motorola shrugs nonchalantlyview story

http://www.talkandroid.com –   Seconds out, Round 10! Another day, another few haymakers thrown in the ongoing court battle between Apple and… well, everyone! Apple and Motorola seem to have a permanent residency within the German courts and today has seen Apple awarded an injunction against all Motorola products that violate on a patent related to photo management. (IT news)

Oracle’s Case Against Google Crumblingview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Given that Android and its respective manufacturers are having a tough time against Apple these days it would be nice to see a win for Google and the Android platform altogether. Well boy do I have good news for you folks as Oracle is seeing its patent suits against the search giant crumble down around them. (IT news)

German Injunction Ruling Favors Apple Over Motorola For Side-to-unlock Patent Infringementview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Add this to the back and forth and the ever growing battles between Apple and whomever they’re suing the pants off of this month. This month the lucky company to lose their pants is Motorola. While Motorola won one of their battles back in November, Apple has skated off with the most recent of victories. Judge Dr. (IT news)