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Submission + - NTP Sues Over Wireless Email Patents (

rgraham writes: NTP, the same company that sued and eventually settled with RIM for $612.5 million over an IP dispute has now sued Apple, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft and Motorola for infringement of wireless email patents. From the newswire:

Donald E. Stout, NTP's co-founder, said, "Use of NTP's intellectual property without a license is just plain unfair to NTP and its licensees. Unfortunately, litigation is our only means of ensuring the inventor of the fundamental technology on which wireless email is based, Tom Campana, and NTP shareholders are recognized, and are fairly and reasonably compensated for their innovative work and investment. We took the necessary action to protect our intellectual property."


Submission + - US Patent Office decimates Amazon's 1-Click Patent (

rgraham writes: From the article, "Most of the claims in Amazon's controversial patent for shopping with a single mouse click have been rejected by the US Patent Office. It follows a campaign by a New Zealander who filed evidence of prior art with funding from readers of his blog."

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