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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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Class action suit alleges that Apple and multiple publishers conspired to fix prices in eBook industry

Class action suit alleges that Apple and multiple publishers conspired to fix prices in eBook industry

Back when the original iPad was getting ready to hit market, you might recall that Amazon had worked out a deal for digital version of books that were also on print that gave the reader of the digital version a discount that was very nice. I think most will agree when you are buying a digital version of a book with a fraction of the expense that it takes to print and bind a real book the price should be cheaper.

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Google Responds to Microsoft’s Gotcha Moment in Patent War Situation [UPDATE: Microsoft Responds Again]

Google Responds to Microsoft’s Gotcha Moment in Patent War Situation [UPDATE: Microsoft Responds Again]

Just yesterday there was a rather interesting announcement made by mister David Drummond, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Google which noted how Microsoft and Apple had joined forces to purchase patents then used to stop the progress of Android via amounts of cash required to be payed per Android-toting device manufactured. This original announcement was responded to by Microsoft who then noted that they'd offered to have Google join in on their bids for the patent collection they're now using, now Google has responded back. Sort of like a high school message board, wouldn't you say?

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Apple gets fined $2,829 in Korea for location tracking

Apple gets fined $2,829 in Korea for location tracking

Apple has been fighting several legal battles around the world in relation to the location tracking scandal. If you thought, Apple would be subject to huge penalties for tracking the whereabouts of users that isn’t accurate in all countries. The South Korea telecom regulator has fined Apple a whopping 3 million won. That works out to a mere $2,829 for collecting location data on iPhone users inside the country.

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