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Eolas' 'Interactive Web' patents invalid, appeals court affirms

The patents were used to extract hundreds of millions from tech companies online video streaming and search results suggestions.

By July 22, 2013


German court invalidates Apple slide-to-unlock patent

The function, familiar to all smartphone users, lacks the technical innovation to be granted a patent, the court rules.

By April 4, 2013


USPTO reaffirms invalidation of Apple patent in Samsung suit

Patent office issues a Final Office Action on Apple's "bounce-back" patent, a key patent to Apple's case against its rival.

By April 1, 2013


Apple multitouch patent ruled invalid by US patent office

Apple's multi-touch patent is under threat, which could have an impact on the company's many court cases.

By December 8, 2012


Kodak suffers blow as patent in Apple, RIM case is ruled invalid

The International Trade Commission upholds a preliminary ruling that a potentially valuable patent covering image preview is, in fact, invalid.

By July 21, 2012


Kim DotCom warrants invalid, New Zealand judge rules

High Court judge finds search warrants were too general and rules the data in cloned drives should not have been released to the FBI.

By June 27, 2012


Oracle sues Lodsys, hopes to invalidate all its patents

Oracle is the latest tech giant to take aim at Lodsys, a patent holder that's been extraordinarily litigious in the past year.

By June 4, 2012


Scoop: Bounty set for invalidating Lodsys patents

The group that's gone after a number of mobile app developers and big companies alike is now having its four patents targeted for invalidation by a crowdsourced research group.

By June 15, 2011


Google: Oracle's Java patent suit invalid

Java Wars 2 is on, as Google has formally responded to Oracle's suit by defending its code and claiming Oracle is being hypocritical about Java licensing.

By October 5, 2010


Big bucks for patent-invalidating research

Community "advisers" can earn as much as $50,000 by doing research to invalidate patents on behalf of a DemoFall presenter called Article One Partners.

By September 23, 2009