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What IBM, Apple, and Pharmaceutical Giants Could Learn From Andre Konstantinovich Geimview story

http://techrights.org – Photo from Prolineserver Summary: A Nobel Prize winner, professor Geim, joins the ranks of many people in his level whose thoughts about patents are very rational and progressive Professor Andre Konstantinovich Geim earned the Nobel Prize at a very young age. (General)

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Microsoft Pays Acacia Again and It Also Pays ACCESS Co.view story

http://techrights.org – Handouts from Microsoft Summary: Software patents proponents share their wealth while companies that bring free/libre software to the market get sued PATENT TROLL Acacia has been agitating Linux for almost exactly three years now and a few days ago it made a settlement announcement regarding Red Hat [1, 2, 3]. (General)

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As Expected, Nokia and HP Betray Linux Under Microsoft-sympathetic New Leadershipview story

http://techrights.org – Greek military junta of 1967–1974 Summary: Microsoft may be organising a coup against Linux, especially inside some of its very top supporters, and evidence from the news concurs “Nokia’s MeeGo device chief quits,” reports Engadget. (General)

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Update on Android Lawsuitsview story

http://techrights.org – “Those who can, innovate, those who can’t, litigate.” –Harish Pillay, Red Hat (and others) Summary: Some of the latest articles about Ballmer’s and Ellison’s warpath against Android THE LAWSUITS against Android are not something to be depressed about. They may simply mean that Android is winning and rivals see no solution to this other than to sue. (General)

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Microsoft's new spin: Android isn't freeview story

http://www.itwire.com – With patent lawsuits flying this way and that across the tech landscape, Microsoft has given the clearest hint yet that while it will litigate to protect patents in Google's Android operating system that it claims it owns, it is hesitant to take on Google. (IT news)

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LXer: Google spits back at Oracle's Android suitview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: Google has responded to Oracle's lawsuit over the use of Java in Android, claiming that the mobile OS does not violate Oracle's patents – while accusing Ellison and company of a certain Java open source hypocrisy. (HowTos)

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Patent System Gone Crazy: Patents on Paris Hilton’s Hair, Thanks to Maximalistsview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: New evidence which shows increased opposition to some software patents and bizarre turns taken by the patent system when lawyers are put in charge THE FFII’s president shares what he labelled “EFF letter to the US Supreme Court [PDF] about software patents and binaries as prior art” (the latter is humour). For those who missed the context of it, the EFF supports an at (General)

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Microsoft sues Motorola and its Android phones for patent infringementview story

http://www.downloadsquad.com – Filed under: Microsoft, MobileIn a continuing, drawn-out, and rather banal storyline that's reminiscent of a cheap daytime soap, Microsoft has sued Motorola for infringing nine patents in its Android phones. (General)

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Microsoft Offers More Filesystem Patent Traps (While Suing Over Them Again), Red Hat’s Rob Tiller Speaksview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Microsoft keeps using filesystems to extort money out of Linux users and Red Hat explains its latest amicus brief in Bilski WE ARE STILL preparing a post about Microsoft’s patent lawsuit against Motorola, which ought to serve as a wakeup call to Mono and Moonlight boosters. (General)

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Microsoft’s Top Boosters Worry About Decreased Press Exposure, Acquisition Freezeview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: Additional signs of the gradual death of Microsoft, not just as measured in terms of scale but also exposure AS NOTED in the previous post, more Microsoft layoffs may be imminent as Microsoft grows increasingly litigious (like SCO), it has greater debt, there is evidence that acquisitions have become scarce (no acquisitions so far this year), and the company’s managers are feelin (General)