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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)

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Outercurve – Just Another Microsoft Proxy/Groupview story

http://techrights.org – Microsoft front gets another makeover Summary: CodePlex/Microsoft wolf in new sheep’s clothing; Free software luminaries are not foolish enough to fall for it In order for Microsoft to speak on behalf of its opposition (Microsoft’s CodePlex does this a lot), Microsoft must pretend to be a friend of the competition. (General)

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USPTO Receives Overwhelming Opposition to Software Patentsview story

http://techrights.org – Summary: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) successfully encourages many people to voice their opinion on software patents and the USPTO comes under pressure from other directions while unregistered lobbyists heckle those who drive progress THE FSF’S Brett Smith, along with other people who support the FSF’s cause, has been calling for requests to be sent to the USPTO (first mention (General)

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Microsoft’s Three Biggest Patent Trolls and Whitewashers: Bill Gates, Nathan Myhrvold, and Traul Allenview story

http://techrights.org – Still all about monopolies Traul Allen, photo by msprague Summary: Reputation laundering follows massive patent scams spanning different areas of science and technology; identical tricks are used by 3 top Microsoft persons (with overlap between their operations) ABOUT a month ago we produced and presented a factual case to show that Microsoft is a leading producer of patent trolls. (General)

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FSF and EFF Challenge Software Patents at the USPTO, Nature (Journal) Wants EPO to be Like USPTO, and Patent Trolls Roam Free in Land of the Freeview story

http://techrights.org – First title page of the scientific journal Nature, November 4th, 1869. Summary: News about patents, ranging from action against software patents in the United States to patent trolls and their use of software patents to terrify US-based businesses Brett Smith from the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has just issued a call for mail to be sent to the USPTO, urging it “to stop issuing softwar (General)

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Links 23/9/2010: Qt News, OpenShot Video Editor 1.2.2, Mandriva Not Deadview story

http://techrights.org – Contents GNU/Linux Distributions Free Software/Open Source Leftovers Clip of the Day GNU/Linux The Beginning [of LPI] As I said at the beginning of this blog entry, the members of Linux International were fully behind the creation of LPI in 1998. It was even suggested that LPI become a branch of Linux International, but I felt that this would be a bad idea. (General)