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Fighting for patent property

Patents mean big money for big tech companies, so tech titans fight long and hard to preserve them.

Patents mean big money for big tech companies, so tech titans fight long and hard to preserve them.

Landmark eBay patent case heads to high court

Case is part of a wider struggle between the software and pharmaceutical industries over the future of the U.S. patent system.
March 27, 2006

Microsoft wins suit over antipiracy patent

Federal appeals court rejects a Texas lawyer's claim that his patent covers Microsoft's product activation program.
March 27, 2006

Google employees' wireless patents published

Three patent applications relate to wireless and advertising, as the search giant steps further into wireless.
March 27, 2006

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Japanese court sides with Toshiba over flash patent

Tokyo court orders South Korean chipmaker Hynix Semicoductor to halt NAND memory sales operations in Japan.
March 24, 2006

Hynix takes issue with Rambus patents

Korean memory seller tells a court that it should not have to pay royalties to rival because its patents are invalid.
March 16, 2006

Lawyer's dream or way of the future?

Patent auctions may signal new lawsuits from intellectual property companies that build portfolios to extract large settlements.
March 3, 2006