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)

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)

Nokia Slaps Apple with Another Patent Infringement Suitview story

http://linuxo.com – OS News: "And so the suing continues. Apple and Nokia aren't particularly friendly towards one another as of late, with both companies accusing each other of infringing upon one another's patents." (General)

GNOME Foundation: Stormy’s Update: Week of April 26, 2010view story

http://blogs.gnome.org – GNOME Asia meeting. The GNOME Asia team is planning GNOME Asia 2010. While the exact event hasn’t been announced, I can tell you it will most likely be in Taiwan and they are already looking for potential speakers. (Software)

Are Ubuntu users covered by H.264 license? "It depends"view story

http://www.zdnet.com – Canonical is listed as a licensee of H.264 from MPEG LA, the patent pool which licenses out the codec patents, but does this mean that Ubuntu users are covered by this license? The confusing... (General)

Internet Explorer dips below 60% in the Browser market shareview story

http://linuxers.org – Yet another bad month for this Microsoft Browser. According to the Net Application, Internet Explorer's market share has gone below 60% for the first time. IE user base continues to decrease with the April 2010 stats showing 59.95% share of IE. (General)

Patents, Patents, Everywhere...view story

http://linuxo.com – Open Enterprise: "But recently something seems to have got into the water, for the entire world, apparently, has gone software patent mad." (General)

Apple, Microsoft Come Out Against Open Source Video Codecsview story

http://linuxo.com – Datamation: ""All video codecs are covered by patents," Jobs said in the e-mail, according to Roy. "A patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora and other 'open source' codecs now" (General)

openSUSE Weekly News, issue 121 is out!view story

http://news.opensuse.org – We are pleased to annouunce the new Weekly News #121 (Distributions)

Patent Pool to Thwart Open Source Codecsview story

http://linuxo.com – DaniWeb: "Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse in the world of software patents, a reliable source sent me this response from Steve Jobs about a patent pool that's forming and aiming to nail the open source codecs projects." (General)