Posts Tagged ‘ip’
  • Apple accuses HTC of infringing on (20) of their patents. [UPDATE: 2]
    by Mike
    Posted March 2nd, 2010 at 10:15 am
    Update 2: Well well well. Looks like at least part of the ruffled feathers are centered around Android. How specific does it get? We'll shall see... Update: It seems HTC wasn't enough aware of the filings yet, they only learned of the suit from Engadget's post and Apple's press release, They haven't even been served yet. Here is what HTC sent in to Engadget: "We only learned of Apple's actions based on your stories and Apple's press release. We have not been served yet so we are in no...
  • Microsoft Office ban coming January 11th…again.
    by Mike
    Posted December 22nd, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    Fighting a losing battle and getting stuck in a vicious black hole of denial seems to be the name of the game for Microsoft. A month or so back Microsoft found a fresh lawsuit on their doorstep compliments of i4i. The infringing code revolved around Microsoft's use of protected algorithms dealing with the handling of .xml, .docx, and .docm files in Microsoft Office -- more specifically Microsoft Word 2003 and 2007. Not surprisingly Microsoft appealed -- and they lost, with the court ordered O...
  • Square, the innovative new payment solution for iPhone faces patent problems
    by Mike
    Posted December 17th, 2009 at 10:41 am
    Patent and IP problems oh my. For a quick refresher, "Square" is an innovative new piece of hardware that attaches itself to any iPhone/iPod Touch and instantly transforms it into a mobile POS station. Cool, right? Definitely. But the startup is far from the finish line. A patent problem is looming that could derail Square's launch and ultimately cost them big time. The founders of Square consisted of Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey. The two coined the whole idea and plan you see...
  • Pirate Bay logo gets patented — by clothing/tech company
    by Mike
    Posted November 17th, 2009 at 10:07 am
    The Pirate Bay trackers may be down for the count, but that infamous sailing ship will live on, plastered against countless clothing items from t-shirts and hoodies to sweatbands and underwear. In an odd turn of events, that iconic logo used by The Pirate Bay is in the process of becoming patented. Yes, patented. But it isn't by founding members or anyone related to the company. Instead, a Swedish clothing and technology retailer called Sandryds Handel is taking it upon themselves to claim o...
  • Danish anti-piracy group “Antipiratgruppen” gets it — Giving up on chasing and prosecuting file sharers.
    by Mike
    Posted November 7th, 2009 at 10:18 am
    Label me a pirate. A renegade. A lawless scum who doesn't care about intellectual property. That's fine. I pay for music in one way or another. I have no qualms or regrets. Here in the states, intellectual property laws and policies are becoming increasingly anti-consumer, anti-artist, and are getting tweaked more and more to benefit labels and other such "middlemen". We're not alone however as many other countries across the world are enacting similar laws. France for example will soon ...
  • And the courts rule one in favor of the little guy…[Autodesk vs. Some Guy]
    by Mike
    Posted October 2nd, 2009 at 9:45 am
    The way in which any human being can manipulate, copy, and redistribute digital files has made our entire society from music, to books, to games stand up and take notice. Some have embraced technology and started new innovative services or produced new products while others have tried to hamper it. Perhaps the most widely mis-used aspect of technology is companies trying to push the idea that in this digital age, no one really owns their purchased goods anymore. Instead, we merely license o...
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