HTC licenses Microsoft patents for its Android phonesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Microsoft has licensed unspecified patents to phone-maker HTC. Is Android under attack? (IT news)

Microsoft's FUD goes mobileview story

http://linuxo.com – The Register: "But why does Microsoft make money from Google's software? Android is based on open source software - and Microsoft has long raised fears that aspects of Linux may infringe on its patents." (General)

Find More Than 7 Million Patents at “Google Patents”view story

http://www.chaaps.com – (General)

HTC settles with Microsoft in Android patent dealview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Microsoft and HTC have signed a patent agreement protecting the handset maker from Microsoft patent lawsuits over its industry-leading Android smartphones. HTC will have to pay royalties to Microsoft, which for the first time is enforcing its alleged Linux-related patents on an Android-based product, but the agreement could help it defend against a lawsuit from Apple.... (Embedded)

Apple patents print-oriented display technologyview story

http://www.itwire.com – The U.S. Patent Office has published an Apple patent for a display that would use printing colors rather than monitor colors. (IT news)

While We Wait for a Decision in Bilski: Patent Absurdity, the movieview story

http://linuxo.com – Groklaw: "Every day I check to see if there is any news about a decision by the US Supreme Court on In Re Bilski. I'm sure a lot of you do too, so while we wait, here's a 30-minute movie by independent filmmaker Luca Lucarini, Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system, made possible by a grant from the Free Software Foundation, on how we got into patent quicksand in the US:" (General)

Patent Absurdity: The Case against Software Patents Comes to Filmview story

http://www.linux-magazine.com – The new film Patent Absurdity achieves what you might think is impossible: summarizing American law about software patents while engaging the audience (Distributions)

Darkness Visible: Making Patent Absurdity Patentview story

http://linuxo.com – Open Enterprise: "Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I write a lot about software patents. The reason is simple: they represent probably the greatest single threat to free software, far beyond that of any individual company." (General)

Mobile Broadband and Qualcomm Proprietary Protocolsview story

http://blogs.gnome.org – NO PROTOCOL FOR YOU (General)

GNOME Foundation: Providing previously missing board meeting minutesview story

http://permalink.gmane.org – GNOME Foundation: Recently Rosanna Yuen informed me that she needed to print out and archive copies of all past board minutes. She was having trouble doing this since the GNOME Foundation board minutes archive on the Wiki only went back to 2007. So she asked me to flesh out the Wiki so it includes links to all meeting minutes back to the year 2000. (Software)