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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Patent that cost Microsoft millions gets invalidated | Ars Technica UK - 1 views

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    "For over a decade, Uniloc pursued royalties for various anti-piracy schemes. by Joe Mullin (US) - Mar 26, 2016 9:22am CET"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Patent Troll Sues Everyone For Infringing On Encryption-Related Patent By Encrypting Th... - 0 views

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    "from the um,-we-actually-offer-no-encryption-services-of-our-own.-sorry. dept Underdog Texas company takes on corporate giants! Scores of big brands - from AT&T and Yahoo! to Netflix, GoPro and Macy's - are being sued because their HTTPS websites allegedly infringe an encryption patent. It appears in May this year CryptoPeak Solutions, based in Longview, Texas, got its hands on US Patent 6,202,150, which describes "auto-escrowable and auto-certifiable cryptosystems." CryptoPeak reckons TLS-secured websites that use elliptic curve cryptography are infringing the patent - so it's suing owners of HTTPS websites that use ECC. Top tip: loads of websites use ECC these days to securely encrypt their traffic."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

More Information Emerges About the Microsoft-Red Hat Patent Agreement | Techrights - 0 views

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    "Summary: Informed (GNU/Linux-centric) journalists who looked beyond the misleading press releases and the distracting marketing campaign have managed to find out and highlight the patent issues associated with the Red Hat-Microsoft deal"
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    "Summary: Informed (GNU/Linux-centric) journalists who looked beyond the misleading press releases and the distracting marketing campaign have managed to find out and highlight the patent issues associated with the Red Hat-Microsoft deal"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Rightscorp Granted Australian Patent to Chase Pirates - TorrentFreak [# ! Note] - 0 views

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    " Andy on October 8, 2015 C: 0 Breaking Rightscorp has been awarded a patent by the Australian Patent Office which should protect it from competitors looking to muscle in on its business model Down Under. The patent protects a system which helps Rightscorp identify repeat infringers, individuals it is now targeting in the United States with settlement demands and lawsuits."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

MP3 Decoding Patent Is Expiring, Linux Distro Could Integrate It by Default - Softpedia - 0 views

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    "The patent legislation is extremely complicated and unclear The MP3 decoding patent is one those things that seems pretty harmless and present in pretty much any device around us, but it's actually something that generates tons of money per unit for Fraunhofer and Thompson. Linux distributions need to offer this feature and it means integrating a proprietary solution, although there is some hope now that the patent seems to have expired."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Say It Ain't So, Woz: Steve Wozniak Says Patent Trolls Are Okay | Techdirt - 0 views

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    "from the too-bad dept Via Joe Mullin, we learn the rather unfortunate news that, when asked about Paul Allen's decision to sue lots of big tech companies over questionable patents, Wozniak comes out in favor of "patent trolls" and patent holders suing companies who actually innovate. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Finjan, Cisco, JDate and Other Companies Acting Like Patent Trolls; New Threats to Linu... - 1 views

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    "Summary: News about patents from all across the Web, placing special emphasis on software patents and how these affect Free software projects, including Linux and Android"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

MPEG-LA is Preparing New Patent Obstruction (Called DASH) Against Free Software, OIN Gr... - 0 views

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    "Posted in Patents at 11:29 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz Summary: A new conspiracy against free multimedia software, set up by the MPEG cartel, is called DASH" [MPEG-LA is technically a troll, one that is backed and funded by Apple and Microsoft, among other giants)]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Patent Trolls Working Overtime | FOSS Force - 0 views

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    "Christine Hall Unified Patents LogoThe trolls are still at it. In spite of the fact that the Supreme Court was busy ruling against them last year - between January and June it ruled against patent holders six times - the number of cases being brought by non-practicing entities (NPE), which is one measure of a troll, continues to rise."
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    "Christine Hall Unified Patents LogoThe trolls are still at it. In spite of the fact that the Supreme Court was busy ruling against them last year - between January and June it ruled against patent holders six times - the number of cases being brought by non-practicing entities (NPE), which is one measure of a troll, continues to rise."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Patent Reform Bill A Good Step, But Still Falls Way Short Of Fixing A Broken System | T... - 0 views

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    "from the it's-a-start dept As was widely expected, earlier this week, a bunch of high-profile Senators introduced a big patent reform bill, known as the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act. It's backed by Senators Chuck Grassley, Patrick Leahy, Chuck Schumer and John Cornyn, and has a decent chance of becoming law."
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    "from the it's-a-start dept As was widely expected, earlier this week, a bunch of high-profile Senators introduced a big patent reform bill, known as the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act. It's backed by Senators Chuck Grassley, Patrick Leahy, Chuck Schumer and John Cornyn, and has a decent chance of becoming law."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Congressional attack on patent trolls begins anew | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    "Bill "will help patent holders, spur innovation and ultimately grow our economy." by David Kravets - Apr 29, 2015 8:32 pm UTC"
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    "Bill "will help patent holders, spur innovation and ultimately grow our economy." by David Kravets - Apr 29, 2015 8:32 pm UTC"
Paul Merrell

Ericsson Sues to Block Apple iPhone in U.S. Amid Patent Spat | Bloomberg BNA - 0 views

  • The licensing battle between Apple Inc. and Ericsson AB is escalating.Ericsson, a pioneer in mobile phones that transformed itself into the world's largest maker of wireless networks, said Friday it's filing seven new lawsuits in a U.S. court and is asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to block Apple products from the U.S. market.Together, the complaints accuse Apple of infringing as many as 41 patents for some of the fundamental ways mobile devices communicate and for related technology such as user interfaces, battery saving and the operating system.
  • Apple had been paying royalties to Stockholm-based Ericsson before a license expired in mid-January. When talks over renewal failed, the companies sued each other, seeking court rulings on whether Ericsson's royalty demands on fundamental technology were fair and reasonable.
  • The new complaints being filed by Ericsson at the International Trade Commission in Washington take the dispute to another level and are designed to put pressure on Apple. The trade commission, whose job is to protect U.S. markets from unfair trade practices, moves more swiftly than district courts and has the power to block products from crossing the border.Apple's iPhone, iPad and other devices are made in Asia.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Introducing EFF's Stupid Patent of the Month | Electronic Frontier Foundation - 0 views

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    "Here at EFF, we see a lot of stupid patents. There was the patent on "scan to email." And the patent on "bilateral and multilateral decision making." There are so many stupid patents that Mark Cuban endowed a chair at EFF dedicated to eliminating them. We wish we could catalog them all, but with tens of thousands of low-quality software patents issuing every year, we don't have the time or resources to undertake that task."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Good News: US Patent Office Now Rejecting A Lot More Software Patents | Techdirt - 0 views

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    "The impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank continues to reverberate around the industry. We've already noted that courts have been rapidly invalidating a bunch of patents, and that related lawsuits appear to be dropping rapidly as well. And, now, a new analysis from a (pro-patent) law firm suggests that the US Patent Office is rejecting a lot more software patents as well. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Jury finds CBS infringes podcasting patent, awards $1.3 million | Ars Technica - 1 views

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    ""Patent troll" lost its damages case, but it can move on to trials against NBC, Fox."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Infamous "podcast patent" heads to trial | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    [# ! Patents turned into a collecting business instead of a invention promotion mechanism :/ ...] "A few years later, "monetizing" patents through lawsuits turned into an industry of its own. Logan turned his patents into a powerhouse licensing machine, beginning with a case filed against Apple in 2009. He went to trial and won $8 million. Settlements with other industry giants, like Samsung and Amazon, followed."
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    [# ! Patents a collecting business instead of a invention promotion mechanism :/ ...] "A few years later, "monetizing" patents through lawsuits turned into an industry of its own. Logan turned his patents into a powerhouse licensing machine, beginning with a case filed against Apple in 2009. He went to trial and won $8 million. Settlements with other industry giants, like Samsung and Amazon, followed."
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    [# ! Patents turned into a collecting business instead of a invention promotion mechanism :/ ...] "A few years later, "monetizing" patents through lawsuits turned into an industry of its own. Logan turned his patents into a powerhouse licensing machine, beginning with a case filed against Apple in 2009. He went to trial and won $8 million. Settlements with other industry giants, like Samsung and Amazon, followed."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

10 years of podcasting: Code, comedy, and patent lawsuits | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    ""Thank you very much for taking the time to download this MP3 file." by Cyrus Farivar - Aug 13 2014, 6:49pm CEST"
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    ""Thank you very much for taking the time to download this MP3 file." by Cyrus Farivar - Aug 13 2014, 6:49pm CEST"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The Evidence Is In: Patent Trolls Do Hurt Innovation - James Bessen - Harvard Business ... - 0 views

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    "by James Bessen | 10:00 AM July 25, 2014 Comments (12) Over the last two years, much has been written about patent trolls, firms that make their money asserting patents against other companies, but do not make a useful product of their own. Both the White House and Congressional leaders have called for patent reform to fix the underlying problems that give rise to patent troll lawsuits. "
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    "by James Bessen | 10:00 AM July 25, 2014 Comments (12) Over the last two years, much has been written about patent trolls, firms that make their money asserting patents against other companies, but do not make a useful product of their own. Both the White House and Congressional leaders have called for patent reform to fix the underlying problems that give rise to patent troll lawsuits. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

How operating companies can stop patent trolls: Cut off the ammo | Ars Technoica - 0 views

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    "Six tech companies have kicked off a new program that they hope will put a major dent in patent trolling, even with Congress unable to pass patent reform."
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    "Six tech companies have kicked off a new program that they hope will put a major dent in patent trolling, even with Congress unable to pass patent reform."
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