Innovative Automation sued Apple for patent infringement, claiming that the iCloud product and service infringe two of their patents. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Innovative Automation also filed a similar lawsuit against Amazon over their Kindle and its Cloud Player distribution service. Source: patentlyapple.com November […]

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Intercarrier Communications filed a patent suit against Apple for alleged infringement of a patent on phone messaging services.¬†Intercarrier patent covers a system in which messages are routed across different mobile phone carrier networks based on phone numbers. Intercarrier claims it is infringed by Apple’s Messages app, that performs text and photo messaging on the Mac, […]

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Bascom Research is suing Facebook, LinkedIn, Novell, Broadvision, and Jive Software for infringement of four patents. The patents at suit were invented by Tom Bascom of LinkSpace and bought by Lexington Technology Group. The 4 patents in the lawsuits cover technologies such as network storage, document objects, and link relationships. Source: trefis.com October 15, 2012

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B.E. Technology LLC sued Facebook and LinkedIn for infringing their Patents for delivering targeted ads according to demographics. They also sued Amazon for infringing a different patent that delivers adds in a personalized manner. Both patents relate to a process of selecting and delivering Internet ads based. Source: businessinsider.com 11 September, 2012

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A Northern California jury determined in 2010 that Oracle should be paid $1.3 billion over accusations SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow wrongfully downloaded millions of Oracle files. In settlement, SAP agreed to pay $306 million in damages to its competitor Oracle Corp. In addition SAP has also paid Oracle $120 million in legal fees. Source: reuters.com Aug […]

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NTP announced that it has settled patent suits over email delivery with 13 major technology companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Google and all four national wireless carriers. NTP Inc. did not disclose the value of the settlements. NTP said the companies that settled are: AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp., T-Mobile USA, Apple Inc., HTC […]

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Facebook is paying Microsoft $550 million for access to 650 of AOL’s patents. It seems that a number of these patents come from the $1 billion in intellectual property that Microsoft purchased from AOL. Source: venturebeat.com April 23, 2012 Facebook also bought 750 IBM patents to beef up its portfolio. Source: bloomberg.com Mar 23, 2012 […]

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