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Putting patents to work

For many in the high-tech sector, intellectual property can be both a blessing and a curse.

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For many in the high-tech sector, intellectual property can be both a blessing and a curse.

HP plays the patent game

More people than ever are hitting Hewlett-Packard up for money for patents, but the company is getting more out of its own patent portfolio as well.
November 10, 2005

Linux backers form patent-sharing firm

Aiming to avoid royalty disputes, IBM, Sony, Philips, Red Hat and Novell create a company called Open Invention Network.
November 10, 2005

Apple tries to patent 'tamper-resistant software'

As company prepares to shift to Intel-based hardware, it files to protect method of securing code to specific hardware.
November 9, 2005

blog Patent, which was granted to Boris Volfson of Huntington, Ind., describes a vehicle propelled by a superconducting shield.
November 9, 2005

High court won't hear programmer's appeal

He alleged copyright infringement when a former employer altered source code he had written.
November 8, 2005

Judge to review RIM settlement

A U.S. judge will review a disputed settlement in the patent infringement case against the BlackBerry maker.
November 9, 2005

Apple aims to protect Rosetta mark

Computer maker applies for trademark for the translation technology that allows Mac programs to run on forthcoming Intel-based machines.
November 8, 2005
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