2018/11/02: Shipping and Transit is the poster-child for sloppiness at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The company owns a suite of patents for using GPS exactly as it was designed to work: to figure out where stuff is, and then to log and/or transmit that location. The people who filed these patents didn't invent GPS: they just took someone else's widely used invention and patented the most obvious way to use it. The US Patent and Trademark Office granted the patent, Shipping and Transit bought it, and then used it to harass and soak people who were making products and providing services (including city bus services!), while Shipping and Transit made nothing (except lawsuits).
A federal judge has ruled that Google's Android operating system infringes Oracle's copyrights. The ruling is bad news for the software industry.
Gli standard di cui parliamo nascono 226128146 normalmente 226128146 da un ente di standardizzazione che li approva e li pubblica.
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It's game over for a patent troll that sued nearly 50 big retailers.
An alphabet soup of patent trolls is threatening end users with lawsuits.
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Without those assurances, there would arguably be no incentive to innovate; why invest money and effort on a breakthrough that anyone could then take and sell? ... But over the years patents became much more than just protection. They were also assets.
La Intellectual Ventures, società fondata nel 2000 da due ex-Microsoft, è il simbolo del nuovo mercato di compravendita dei diritti da parte di aziende che non creare nessun prodotto. Fanno causa alle multinazionali e con i miliardi così ottenuti finanziano gli scienziati:
The CEO of Intellectual Ventures says his company's philanthropy means he is doing more good for the world than GigaOM. The claim fails to account for the harm