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HTC, Apple Patent dispute ruling delayed again

HTC, Apple Patent dispute ruling delayed again

Apple has a patent suit pending against HTC in the US that is aiming at trying to stop the import of some of HTC's devices. The decision in the case has already been delayed once. HTC is now reporting that the decision in the suit was delayed again. The ruling was supposed to have been handed down today in the US via the ITC.

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.XXX domains available for general sale

.XXX domains available for general sale

ICANN started the process of approving the new .xxx domain name back in March of this year. After months of waiting people that wanted to buy the new domains can now officially get them. The addresses ending in .xxx are specifically for porn sites and was intended to allow people to identify and avoid porn sites or make it easier to find them depending on your perspective.

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Netflix price-fixing suit tossed out of court

Netflix price-fixing suit tossed out of court

Netflix has been involved in an always dating back to allegations in 2004 that alleged it and Walmart had colluded to fix prices in the online movie market. Walmart had apparently decided the case was lost and had sent out emails telling subscribers they would receive payment over the suit settlement. It appears not that Netflix will not be paying after all.

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Rambus claims rejected by US court, Hynix and Micron throw party

Rambus claims rejected by US court, Hynix and Micron throw party

I had honestly forgotten all about this legal case that has been running since 2004. Back in 2004, Rambus filed suit claiming that DRAM firms Hynix and Micron conspired to prevent the adoption of the Rambus memory in computer systems. Rambus sued the other companies for $4 billion. That $4 billion could have turned into $12 billion with California treble damages.

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Grumpy Ol’ WiFi patent troll slinks out from under bridge

Grumpy Ol’ WiFi patent troll slinks out from under bridge

Patent trolls are always out to force money out of people and companies for vague patents that they can claim extend to common and widely used features in the tech world. The latest of these patent trolls has surfaced and is called Innovatio IP. This company is claiming that a patent it holds covers just about all forms of WiFi implementations. It is starting out by suing places that have WiFi hotspots inside.

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Oracle vs Google Android lawsuit headed to settlement talks

Oracle vs Google Android lawsuit headed to settlement talks

In one of the most important law-related situations in Google's mobile OS Android's relatively short history, Google and Oracle appear to be heading to a settlement agreement over whether Android does indeed infringe upon Java code owned by the other party. In a case we've been covering since its inception in over a year ago in August of 2010, Google's original claim that this is a "baseless lawsuit" appears to still be their position, Eric Schmidt's July 2011 comments still ringing true, yet both Oracle and Google have agreed to a court-suggested mediation between the two parties.

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Patent bill doesn’t provide meaningful alternatives to litigation

Patent bill doesn’t provide meaningful alternatives to litigation

It's not hard to see that the patent system in the US needs a major overhaul. Patents have been issued that are so obvious and wide reaching that it seems anything made today violates one patent or another. The Senate is set to start working on a bill in early September to reform the patent system. Sadly, Reuters reports that the bill does very little to actually reform the patent process.

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Sony and LG Electronics sign licensing treaty in long running patent war

Sony and LG Electronics sign licensing treaty in long running patent war

Patents are the most common thing that will tie up major electronics firms in courtroom battles. The number of patents that cover all segments of the technology world is staggering. I can only imagine how hard it is to develop a new product without stepping on another firms patent in the process. Sony and LG Electronics have been fighting a long running patent war with each alleging that the other infringes on its patents.

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