Oracle case: Illness cuts short jury's dayview story

http://www.itwire.com – Jury deliberations in the patents phase of the case that Oracle has filed against Google were affected by mundane issues yesterday, when a juror fell ill. Judge William Alsup sent the jury home early and asked the 11 members - one juror was dismissed a couple of days ago after a traffic delay prevented her from attending an entire day's proceedings - to return the next day. (IT news)

Ellison Fumbles Testimony in High-Stakes Java Caseview story

http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com – If there were any doubts as to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's attitude toward Google, those were dispelled in his testimony on Tuesday morning in a San Francisco U.S. District Court courtroom. Oracle has filed suit against Google, alleging that that its Android mobile operating system infringed on patents that Oracle acquired in 2009, when it bought Sun Microsystems. (General)

EC investigates Motorola Mobility over possible patent abuseview story

http://www.itwire.com – The European Commission has opened two formal antitrust investigations against Motorola Mobility to determine if its violating prior commitments given to licence patents essential to standards for cellulr and video technologies fair, reasonable and non-discriminator (FRAND) terms. (IT news)

Dell Buying Wyse; Will Desktop Virtualization VARs Engage?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Dell is buying Wyse Technology to push deeper into desktop virtualization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dell has been busy swallowing a long list of technology companies — including SonicWall (firewalls), Force10 (networking), Compellent and EqualLogic (storage), Boomi (cloud integration), SecureWorks (SaaS Security) and managed services (Kace). (IT news)

Apple and patents are now getting really sillyview story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/01/apple_patent/Apple drops 'thermonuclear' patent bombshell (HowTos)

Patents, Legal Collaboration and our Legal Summitview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org –   Unfortunately legal issues, specially patents lawsuits, are much in the news. From Yahoo suing Facebook to the ongoing battles surrounding Apple and other mobile device providers, my RSS and social media feeds seem to have more and more articles about legal issues everyday. Wired published a great article today from an ex-Yahoo developer on how his work was weaponized for a patent war. (General)

Apple, Microsoft and friends clear to acquire Nortel patentsview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Rockstar Consortium is free to proceed with its acquisition of thousands of Nortel patents. (IT news)

Is Google Planning to Sell Motorola’s Set-Top Box Division?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – When you think breaking tech news, you probably don’t think about the New York Post, but the news outlet is reporting that Google plans to drop the set-top box division of Motorola after the completion of the Motorola Mobility acquisition. But is it true? And if it is, what does it say about Google’s future plans? What did Google say about this? According to the Post, nothing. (IT news)

Intel Launches Next-Generation Xeon E5-2600 Processor Lineview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Intel’s new Xeon E5-2600 CPUs are hot off the wafers and here to provide “breakthrough I/O innovation.” You might be thinking, “How exciting can a new set of processors be?” I’m here to tell you, pretty darn exciting. (IT news)

Editorialview story

http://www.linux-magazine.com – Trademarks receive much less media attention than patents or copyrights – at least in open source circles – but it looks like the trademark buzz might be heating up again with the recentnews that a company in China called Proview owns the name “iPad” and is preparing to throw down with Apple over the use of it. (Distributions)