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Recent patent infringement cases filed in U.S. District Courts

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| # May 12
| # Fotomedia Technologies LLC vs. American Greetings Corp. et al
| # Fotomedia Technologies LLC vs. Fujifilm USA Inc. et al
| Plaintiff Fotomedia has filed two separate complaints for patent infringement
| against 50 different defendants.
| According to the original complaints, Fotomedia owns the rights to three
| patents:
| U.S. Patent No. 6,018,774 for a Method and System for Creating Messages
| Including Image Formation, issued Jan. 25, 2000.
| U.S. Patent No. 6,542,936 B1 for a System for Creating Messages Including
| Image Information, issued April 1, 2003.
| U.S. Patent No. 6,871,231 B1 for a Role-Based Access to Image Metadata issued
| March 22, 2005.
| The first complaint names two dozen defendants that offer photo sharing Web
| sites which the plaintiff alleges infringe the patents, including American
| Greetings, DotPhoto, Phanfare, PictureTrail, BetterPhoto.com, Kaboose,
| BubbleShare, Printroom, Scripps Networks, Photogra, Fotki and Zazzle.


Microsoft boot licker says:

Who hasn't Microsoft signed a patent deal with?

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| With Microsoft's announcement of yet another patent cross-licensing deal this
| week, it would seem nearly everyone has a deal with Redmond.


More FUD from Ina Fried. Microsoft has its own 'spinoff trolls'.


Playing Microsoft Patent Poker

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| This time though, while Ballmer slinks away to try to con … convince people
| that Microsoft Unified Communications somehow offers people more than what
| Cisco's VOIP (voice over IP) been offering customers for years, a patent
| attack finally launches at Linux. Specifically, IP Innovation, a subsidiary
| of Acacia Technologies Group, has filed a patent infringement claim against
| Linux distributors Novell and Red Hat. * *
| So was it just timing, or was it something more? Let's take a look at the
| players. *

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