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Patents Stories for 2011

IBM Granted Your-Paychecks-Are-What-You-Eat Patent 455 comments
Techrights Recommends An Apple Boycott 542 comments
Amazon Patents Deducing Religion From Gift Wrap 164 comments
ITC Judge: Motorola Mobility Infringed Microsoft Patent 141 comments
China Now Top Patent Filer 135 comments
Apple Patents Using Apps During Calls 434 comments
BT Sues Google Over Android 214 comments
Google Awarded Driverless Vehicle Patent 121 comments
Amazon Granted Location Tracking Patent 68 comments
German Court Issues Injunction Against iPhone & iPad 349 comments
Apple Transfers Patents Through Shell Company To Sue All Phone Makers 422 comments
Royalty-Free MPEG Video Proposals Announced 108 comments
Apple Loses Tablet Battle In Australia 159 comments
IBM Watson To Battle Patent Trolls 93 comments
Supreme Court Legitimizing Medical Patents? 251 comments
How To Avoid Infringing On Apple's Patents 323 comments
Patent Expires On Best Selling Drug of All Time 491 comments
Google Throws /. Under Bus To Snag Patent 584 comments
Australian Federal Court Ends Ban On Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales 129 comments
IPCom Trying To Ban HTC's 3G Phone Sales In Germany 35 comments
Doom 3 Source Released 187 comments
ITC Rules Apple Does Not Infringe S3 Graphics Patents 81 comments
Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Google Chase 'Got Milk?' Patents 250 comments
B&N Pummels Microsoft Patent Claims With Prior Art 332 comments
Microsoft Patent Aims To Curb Obnoxious Employee Behavior 312 comments
Apple's New Patent Weapon — Location Services 323 comments
Barnes & Noble Names Microsoft's Disputed Android Patents 386 comments
B&N Sought DoJ Inquiry Over Microsoft Patents 162 comments
Apple Faces Temporary iPhone, iPad Ban In Germany 193 comments
Google's Patent Lawyer On Why the Patent System Is Broken 260 comments
Spanish Firm Wins Tablet Case Against Apple 151 comments
White House Responds To Software Patents Petition 276 comments
The Software Patent Debate Is Incorrectly Framed 274 comments
Who 'Owns' the Google Driverless Car IP? 129 comments
Oracle-Google Trial Won't Start Until Next Year 60 comments
Apple Granted Patent For Slide To Unlock 622 comments
Microsoft Now Collects Royalties From Over Half of All Android Devices 241 comments
Galaxy Nexus Designed To Avoid Infringing Apple Patents 226 comments
EU Court Rules Against Stem Cell Patents For Research 84 comments
Samsung Vs. Apple Tit-For-Tat Down Under 313 comments
Dutch Court Rejects Samsung Patent Claims Against Apple 148 comments
Microsoft Pays $44 Million To Samsung and Nokia For Mango Marketing 147 comments
Samsung Lawyer Fails To Differentiate iPad and Galaxy Tab In Court 495 comments
Acacia Sues Amazon Over Kindle Fire 126 comments
UN Bigwig: The Web Should Have Been Patented and Licensed 411 comments
Apple Tries To Patent 3rd Party In-App Purchasing 244 comments
Patents Google Bought From IBM Are "Weak" 78 comments
Samsung Seeking Ban of iPhone 4S in Europe 331 comments
Patent Troll Says Anyone Using Wi-Fi Infringes 436 comments
Facebook Files For a Patent To Track Its Users On Other Sites 133 comments
Australia Reviews Tier-Two Software Patents 11 comments
Estimating Age With Kinect's 3D Camera To Filter Content 102 comments
How Google Drove Samsung Away 231 comments
Patent Trolls In Biotechnology 50 comments
Samsung Joins Ranks of Android Vendors Licensing Microsoft Patents 186 comments
Apple Says Samsung 3G Patents Violate RAND Requirements 282 comments
Will Google TV Owe Royalties For Universal Search? 91 comments
Microsoft Patents Module-Based Smartphone 101 comments
IBM Seeks Patent On Retailer-Rigged Driving Routes 150 comments
The Looming Video Codec Fight 235 comments
Tax Loopholes No Longer Patentable 278 comments
Patent Attorney Breaks Down Impact of the America Invents Act 142 comments
Samsung May Try To Block Next iPhone In Europe Too 271 comments
Casio Paying Microsoft To Use Linux 262 comments
Samsung Plans To Block the iPhone 5 In Korea 178 comments
Obama To Sign 'America Invents Act of 2011' Today 244 comments
Intel Mandates Universities Receiving Funds Not File Patents 223 comments
Amazon's Bezos Seeks Spacecraft Patents 71 comments
Two Rambus Patents Invalidated By USPTO 74 comments
German Court Upholds Ban On Samsung Galaxy Tab 314 comments
Patent Reform Bill Passes Senate 368 comments
Nintendo Faces Patent Suit Over the Wii 91 comments
HTC Sues Apple Using Google Patents 342 comments
Bill Gates Patents 'Virtual Entertainment' 141 comments
Why Patent Reform Won't Happen Anytime Soon 110 comments
Evaluating Patent Troll Myths 167 comments
Samsung Halts Galaxy Tablet Promotion In Germany 325 comments
Google Patents Glove For "Seeing With Your Hand" 58 comments
Judge Nixes, Lowers Oracle's $1.3B Award Against SAP 48 comments
Dutch Court Says Android 2.3 Violates Apple Patents 195 comments
Interview With 'Idiot' Behind Key Software Patent 223 comments
Samsung Cites 2001: A Space Odyssey In Apple Patent Case 432 comments
Motorola's Most Important 18 Patents 137 comments
EU Central Court Could Validate Software Patents 77 comments
Motorola's Identity Crisis 135 comments
More Photoshopped Evidence In Apple v. Samsung 345 comments
The Dark Side of the Tech Patent Wars 196 comments
13-Year-Old Uses Fibonacci Sequence For Solar Power Breakthrough 410 comments
Appeals Court Makes It Easier To Dump Software Patents 109 comments
Apple Patents Cutting 3.5mm Jack in Half 369 comments
USPTO Issues 8,000,000th Patent 108 comments
Analysis of Google's Motorola Acquisition 311 comments
Patent Applications Hint Apple Wants To Eliminate Printer Drivers 323 comments
Google Takes a Small Step in Lodsys Patent-Troll Case 83 comments
Motorola To Collect Royalties For Android 176 comments
What If Tim Berners-Lee Had Patented the Web? 154 comments
Jeff Bezos Wants To Put an Airbag In Your iPhone 102 comments
Google Patents Telling Time 267 comments
Apple Sued Over OS X Quick Boot 196 comments
Sale of Samsung Galaxy Tab Blocked in the EU 412 comments
Patent Troll Lawyer Sanctioned Over Extortion Tactics 147 comments
What If Android Lost the Patent War? 248 comments
Finding Fault With the Low, Low Price of Android 364 comments
The Story Behind Recent Patent Reform 102 comments
Google Accuses Competitors of Abusing Patents Against Android 294 comments
US Patent Regime Is Absurd 202 comments
Email In Oracle-Google Case Will Remain Public 114 comments
Apple Blocks Sale of Galaxy Tab 10.1 In Australia 316 comments
Ask Slashdot: Using Code With an Expired Patent? 139 comments
Nortel Patent Sale Gets DoJ Review 109 comments
Ruling Upholds Gene Patent In Cancer Test 173 comments
MPEG LA Says 12 Parties Have Essential WebM Patents 136 comments
Google Buys IBM Patents 72 comments
Spotify Sued For Patent Infringement 151 comments
HTC Ready For Apple Patent War 98 comments
Microsoft Extending Linux Patent Deal With SUSE 68 comments
When Patents Attack — the NPR Version 87 comments
Lodsys Now Suing EA, Atari, Rovio and More 84 comments
UK Developers Quit US App Store Over Patent Fears 192 comments
HTC Infringed Apple Patents, Says ITC's Initial Determination 230 comments
Apple Hopes To Drop Samsung As Chip Supplier 107 comments
Apple Patents Portrait-Landscape Flipping 354 comments
W3C Chastises Apple On HTML5 Patenting 126 comments
Did Google Knowingly Violate Java Patents? 148 comments
Apple Chief Patent Lawyer Leaves After Android Loss 101 comments
Apple Wants To Block Some HTC Products From US Under Tariff Act of 1930 297 comments
Why No War Over MS's Android Patent Shakedown? 174 comments
Apple Ordered To Pay $8M For Playlist Patents 104 comments
Debian, SFLC Publish Patent Advice For Community Distros 63 comments
Harmony Project Pushes Lawyers Off FOSS's Back 45 comments
Ask Slashdot: Open Patent Licenses? 96 comments
HTC To Buy S3 Graphics From VIA 90 comments
Patent Troll Goes After Notebook Cooling 131 comments
Microsoft's Hottest New Profit Center: Android 276 comments
More Oracle Patents Declared Invalid 150 comments
Google Bid Pi Billion Dollars For Nortel Patents 213 comments
Nortel Patents Go To Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Others 121 comments
Google Patents Censorship of "Annoying" Content 114 comments
Facebook Locks Down Social Gift Giving Patent 185 comments
Another Android Device Maker Signs Patent Agreement With Microsoft 203 comments
Microsoft's Virtual Skywriting Patent App Features the Real Thing 66 comments
A Generation of Software Patents Examined 53 comments
USPTO Rejects Many of Oracle's Android Claims 154 comments
US House Takes Up Major Overhaul of Patent System 205 comments
New Apple Multi-Touch Patent Is Too Broad 310 comments
18 Months In Prison For Making iPad 2 Cases 285 comments
Oracle Thinks Google Owes $6.1 Billion In Damages 243 comments
Bittorrent and uTorrent Sued For Patent Violations 182 comments Comments For the FTC's Patents Workshop 65 comments
Software Patent Reform Happening Now 130 comments
GM Patents Data Mining Method For Refining the Chevy Volt 113 comments
Apple Patents Tech to Stop iPhones Filming in Venues 391 comments
Apple Agrees To Pay Licensing Fees To Nokia 205 comments
Lodsys Expands Patent Lawsuit to 10 More Companies 75 comments
Ask Slashdot: Reducing Software Patent Life-Spans? 274 comments
Supreme Court Rules Against Microsoft In i4i Case 162 comments
Patented Gestures Detailed 87 comments
UK Launches 'Peer To Patent' Pilot Project 78 comments
Apple Camera Patent Lets External Transmitters Disable Features 268 comments
Lodsys Sues 7 iPhone Devs Over Patent Infringement Claims 123 comments
Paul Allen's Lawsuit Patents To Be Reexamined 57 comments
HTC Is Paying Microsoft $5 For Every Android Phone 261 comments
Apple Defends App Makers Against Lodsys 108 comments
EFF Presses Apple To Indemnify Developers 93 comments
Facebook's Broad Patent On Digital Media Tagging 61 comments
Lodsys Responds To In-App Purchasing Patent Controversy 158 comments
Appeals Court Throws Out Rambus Patent Ruling 36 comments
Small Devs Attacked Over In-App Purchase Button Patent 229 comments
Yahoo Beats Patent Troll That Beat Google 82 comments
Oracle's Android Claims Cut By 98% 130 comments
Red Hat CEO On Patent Trolls: Just Pay Them Off 167 comments
Woz and the RCA Character-generator Patent 219 comments
Court Approves Google's Bid For Nortel's IP 130 comments
Patent 5,893,120 Reduced To Pure Math 323 comments
Oracle, Google Move To Streamline Java Suit 49 comments
Google Announces WebM Community Cross Licensing 120 comments
The Real Reason Apple Is Suing Samsung 514 comments
Google Loses Bedrock Suit, All Linux May Infringe 347 comments
DOJ Limits Microsoft's Purchase of Novell Patents 35 comments
Linux Patent Protection Network Lures Facebook, HP 106 comments
A Cheat Sheet To the Mobile-Patent Mess 42 comments
Justices Question Microsoft's Vision of Patent Law 106 comments
Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Phones and Tablets 465 comments
Supreme Court To Hear Microsoft-i4i Case Monday 105 comments
Patent Troll Going After Alzheimer's Researchers 116 comments
Apple Wins $625.5 Million Ruling Over Cover Flow 113 comments
The Biggest Legal Danger For Open Source? 161 comments
Google Reaffirms Stance Against Software Patents 197 comments
Robert Bunsen, Open Source Pioneer? 127 comments
Ridiculous Software Patents: a Developer's Nemesis 173 comments
US ITC May Reverse Judge's Ruling In Kodak vs. Apple 101 comments
Apple Wins a Round In Patent Battle With Nokia 90 comments
Google Mobile-Payment Patent Raises Privacy Flags 83 comments
37 Android Patent Lawsuits 154 comments
USPTO Gives Google Patent For Doodles 150 comments
US Gov't Sides Against Microsoft In i4i Patent Case 193 comments
Microsoft Continues Android Legal Assault 344 comments
Red Hat Paid $4.2m To Settle Patent Suit 48 comments
Dutch Court Lifts PlayStation 3 Seizure Order 95 comments
European Court of Justice Rejects Stem-Cell Patents 92 comments
'Son of ACTA' Worse Than Original 288 comments
Novell Sale Delayed Due To Patent Investigation 31 comments
Microsoft Patent Deems Comic Books Shameful 209 comments
Senate Passes Landmark Patent Reform Bill 362 comments
DOJ Anti-trust Investigation of MPEG-LA 149 comments
Microsoft, Google Sue Troll Who Sued 397 Companies 176 comments
Lobbyists Attack UK Open Standards Policy 168 comments
Oil Companies Patent Trolling Biofuel Production 183 comments
Google Asks USPTO To Reexamine Four Oracle Patents 122 comments
MPEG Continues With Royalty-free MPEG Video Codec Plans 139 comments
MPEG LA Attempts To Start VP8 Patent Pool 186 comments
LG Wants PlayStation 3 Banned From US Market 165 comments
Senate Panel Backs Patent Overhaul Bill 243 comments
Stem Cell Research Running Into IP Brick Walls 131 comments
Microsoft Sues TiVo 112 comments
Apple Files Patent For Display Mouse 156 comments
Are Google's Patents Too Weak To Protect Android? 257 comments
30% More Patents Issued in 2010 77 comments
Microsoft Seeks Do-Let-The-Bed-Bugs-Bite Patent 176 comments
Microsoft Fights Apple Trademark On 'App Store' 425 comments
Intel To Pay NVIDIA Licensing Fees of $1.5 Billion 135 comments
Microsoft Lays Claim To Patent On 'Fans' 114 comments
Zynga and Blizzard Sued Over Game Patent 179 comments
Apple Patent Hints at Net-Booting Cloud Strategy 156 comments
Groklaw — Don't Go Home, Go Big 230 comments
Microsoft Patents Looks-Are-Everything Dating 192 comments

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