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Submission + - Supreme Court rejects LG patent double-dipping

Specter writes: reports that the US Supreme Court further restricted the powers of patent holders to attach post-sales restrictions on the use their patents. Applying the doctrine of "patent exhaustion," the Court prohibited LG from double-dipping by collecting additional royalties from customers of Intel who purchased products containing LG's licensed patents.
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Submission + - GPL 3 Causing Lawyers Concern

Specter writes: The GPL version 3 is apparently getting some attention in legal circles, especially as it relates to its interaction with proprietary software and patents. Edmund J. Walsh penned an article for discussing the GPL v.3 and the risks it poses for hardware and software companies.

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