Acacia Sues Apple Over Digital Video Background Alteration Feature in iChat

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| Let's see, Acacia just finished litigating with (losing to!) Microsoft in
| Beaumont, Texas, just settled one of its cases against AT&T pending in
| Madison, Wisconsin (details confidential, but sending its stock up 10%
| yesterday, followed by down 25% in after hours trading due to the MSFT
| verdict), and has now sued Apple.


Court rules against Acacia in Microsoft patent case

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| In the suit, Acacia was seeking $2.50 per Windows XP license sold in the U.S.
| for a total sum of between $600 million to $900 million.
| Shares of Acacia fell 25 percent to $12.90 in extended trade from its
| Thursday Nasdaq close of $17.15.


Who is the world's biggest patent troll?

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| In two consecutive days, The Wall Street Journal presented two different
| answers. The first is not surprising: Intellectual Ventures, the brainchild
| of ex-Microsoft executive Nathan Myhrvold. It's now out "to raise as much as
| $1 billion to help develop and patent inventions, many of them from
| universities in Asia."

Apple fails in attempt to end lawsuit

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| "...The order leaves 22 claims remaining, claims that the court did not find
| as invalid or anticipated. These remaining 22 claims include some significant
| audio and video claims that reach key Apple products including the Mac. Burst
| looks forward to trying its case in court against Apple early next year."