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Malika T

BBC News - Google fined $5m over Linux patent row - 0 views

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    "The internet titan was found guilty of infringing a patent related to the Linux kernel and fined "
    "The software is used by Google for its server platforms and could also extend to its Android mobile platform.The kernel is at the core of the open-source operating system meaning this verdict could be far-reaching"
    "The implication here is really that there is a huge number of Linux users who will be required to pay royalties if this patent holder knocks on their doors in the US. This is definitely a major impediment to the growth of Linux and makes companies, including Google, that rely on open source code particularly vulnerable to patent threats.
Malika T

Appeals court confirms TiVo patent infringed by Dish | Reuters - 0 views

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    "A federal appeals court upheld a ruling that EchoStar infringed TiVo patents for digital recording technology, raising hopes the long legal battle could end with a TiVo victory."
Malika T

Samsung Countersues Apple for Patent Infringement | News & Opinion | PCMag.com - 0 views

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    "Samsung chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products," Apple said. "The copying is so pervasive that the Samsung Galaxy products appear to be actual Apple products."
Andrea R.

Smart-phone lawsuits: The great patent battle - 2 views

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    The smart-phone is not only hardware, but software, which has already been patent-protected. In this competitive phone market, where Android takes the lead with 32% of the market, the onset of these legal battles began when Nokia accused Apple of infringing on its patents. The article maps out which companies are suing who and why.
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