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Here's Bilski: It's Affirmed, But . . .No Decision on Software Patentabilityview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – The US Supreme Court has ruled in Bilski v. Kappos. Groklaw: "The lower court's decision is affirmed, and so no patent for Bilski. (General)

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Full Circle Side-Pod #2: A World Cup -free zoneview story

http://fullcirclemagazine.org – Full Circle Side-Pod #2: A World Cup -free zone (Distributions)

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Hacking through the Software Patent Thicketsview story

http://linuxo.com – The H Open: "Most people in the hacking community are well aware that patents represent one of the most serious threats to free software. But the situation is actually even worse than it seems, thanks to the proliferation of what are called patent thickets." (General)

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MPEG LA Shrugs Off Antitrust Allegationsview story

http://linuxo.com – Law.com: "MPEG LA, as we've told you here and here, is in the business of issuing licenses for pools of patents related to digital video technology. Companies that want to make consumer technology products can take a license from MPEG LA and not worry about being sued." (General)

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The DPL and the "Fair Trolls" Business Model: Make Money Fighting Patents with Patentsview story

http://linuxo.com – FOSS Patents: "But no matter how defensive the DPL may be at first sight, it could pave the way for a whole new business model: that of the Fair Troll (which I'll explain in this post)." (General)

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The Microsoft/Novell Mono Lobbyview story

http://linuxo.com – Tech Rights: "Summary: Why there is increased pressure for GNOME and for other projects to love the patents-encumbered monkey (Mono)" (General)

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Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” released!view story

http://www.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 9 “Isadora”. Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” New features at a glance: (Distributions)

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A conference on software patents and free softwareview story

http://linuxo.com – LWN.net: "So, do software patents matter for new companies? Lawyer Jason Haislmaier said that they can be important, especially with venture-backed companies, because they are relatively attractive to investors." (General)

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HTC hits Apple with counter suit, asks ITC to block sales of iPhone, iPad and iPodview story

http://www.zdnet.com – Taiwanese handset maker HTC has hit back against Apple by filing a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC), claiming that the Cupertino giant is violating five of its patents. (General)

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Standing up to a patent bullyview story

http://linuxo.com – OpenSource.com: "Red Hat and Novell stood up to a patent bully and got a favorable jury verdict in the IPI trial which invalidated some software patents that should never have been issued." (General)