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[News] US Patent Reform Vote Coming This Friday

  • Subject: [News] US Patent Reform Vote Coming This Friday
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 00:09:08 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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House May Vote on Patent Reform Friday

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| "We've spent three Congresses on this," said Steve Elmendorf, a lobbyist for 
| the Coalition for Patent Fairness, a group of technology companies, such as 
| Microsoft, Apple Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc., that favor the legislation.  


More new stuff:

Getting Back to Patent Application Bug Spraying...

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| For sure I don't want any patents getting approved that might be used against 
| FOSS someday because I wasn't paying attention. My worry is that because we 
| have been busy elsewhere, the Microsoft patent submission might slide by, get 
| approved by default despite there being prior art we neglected to mention, 
| and then the FUD machine can start up about how it's now a super strong 
| patent that made it through a FOSS community examination.     


Microsoft Win in Court May Cut Chances in Congress

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| Microsoft Corp.'s success in reversing a $1.52 billion trial loss was the 
| latest in a series of court victories that may undermine its chance for broad 
| changes in U.S. patent law this year.   


Broadcom wins antitrust appeal against Qualcomm

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| Broadcom's lawsuit accused Qualcomm of breaking a pledge to the standards 
| board to be fair when licensing patents for technology it owned. That 
| technology has been adopted as an industry standard to promote 
| interoperability among handsets and carriers.   



Microsoft, Eolas settle patent dispute

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| Microsoft has settled a long-running and expensive lawsuit with Eolas 
| Technologies, a start-up backed by the University of California that alleged 
| Internet Explorer infringed a patent.  


Microsoft, IBM Sued over Patent Infringement

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| JuxtaComm also has provisional patents for a system and method of managing 
| and updating data from a number of sources for a project, and for a system 
| and method of controlling and monitoring an application in a network—
| methodologies and software likely used by any number of software vendors.   




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