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Google agreed to pony up for Samsung's defense against Apple

Emails between Samsung and Google show that the search giant planned to help shoulder some of Samsung's burden of defending itself against Apple's patent infringement claims, court testimony revealed.

By April 22, 2014


Don't expect a patent offensive from victorious Google

Google could feel bolder now that a jury sided against Oracle's claims of patent infringement, but the company still has more to lose than gain in the courts.

By May 23, 2012


Why should a customer care about IP assurance?

IP indemnification is such a worthless piece of rubbish it's a wonder anyone asks about it. But everyone does.

By February 1, 2008


Microsoft in patent battle over Visual Studio

Software maker aims to defend users of its software tools. WebXchange has sued three Visual Studio customers, saying their use of the product infringes on its patents.

By November 17, 2008


Novell, Microsoft, and far too many coincidences in the Linux desktop patent suit

Is it all just a coincidence?

By October 12, 2007


Microsoft tries undoing Chrome's H.264 omission

A plug-in will let Windows 7 users watch H.264 video using Chrome even after Google removes support. Also: Microsoft's qualified pledge not to sue Google in the matter.

By February 2, 2011


Google-Motorola: Patents of mass destruction

This game isn't new, but the scale and the stake keeps going up.

By August 15, 2011


The real patent threat: Not Microsoft

Microsoft is not the biggest threat to open source: Intellectual Ventures may be. Arguably the world's largest patent troll, it is set up to simply license its IP.

By February 26, 2009


Is there a benefit to liberalizing software licensing terms?

Changing license terms and conditions won't change the world, but changing business models just might.

By March 19, 2009