Microsoft, Verizon, AT&T, Spring, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, Viacom, Real,
Napster... ....Samsung, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Sandisk sued

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| A company sued a heap of companies for allegedly infringing patents that
| cover music management systems.
|
| [...]
|
| Microsoft, for example, is alleged to have used this technology not only in
| Zune, but in WMP for Windows, Vista and the Xbox 360.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=42336

What a messed up system.

Qualcomm import ban banned

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| Only AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Motorola, Samsung, LG, Kyocera and Sanyo Fisher will
| be allowed to ignore the ban.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=42313

Patenting The Co-Ed Code

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| These days, women’s patents are more likely to involve computer software, a
| field in which women hold more patents than any other tech category (see
| chart above), but women still bring a different perspective to the table.
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http://www.forbes.com/2007/09/13/wom...rtner=yahootix
http://tinyurl.com/2s3qjg

Great. Software patents. Maths.


Related:

Show Us the Code

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| As I've noted before, I am something of a connoisseur of Microsoft's
| FUD against open source, in part because I believe each successive
| FUD-flavour of the month gives important hints about the evolution
| of the thinking and strategy within the company. The latest
| development in this area, which revolves around patents, is no exception
| - not least because I think people are drawing the wrong conclusions
| from it.
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http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000213