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Lenovo ordered to pay €1920 for making French laptop buyer pay for Windows too

http://www.techworld.com.au

A French laptop buyer has won a refund from Lenovo after a four-year legal battle over the cost of a Windows license he didn't want. The judgment could open the way for PC buyers elsewhere in Europe to obtain refunds for bundled software they don't want, French campaign group No More Racketware said.

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Android: Sued by Microsoft, not by Linux

http://www.itworld.com

Microsoft's attempts to bring down Android via litigation rather than innovation continued apace today, as the software giant filed another patent lawsuit against an Android client, this time top US bookstore chain Barnes & Noble, which sells the Nook e-reader.

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Newspaper Chain’s New Business Plan: Copyright Suits

http://www.wired.com

These trolls are threatening the future of all aggregation sites. Every article will have to be checked before posting to insure that they don't secretly hold a copyright.

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A Bird's Eye View of the HTC/Nokia/Apple Patent Litigations

http://www.groklaw.net

I don't know about you, but I've found it hard to follow the various patent lawsuits involving Apple, Nokia and HTC. First there are so many cases filed all over the place, it's hard to understand the big picture. And I kept asking myself what it was all about. I mean, what's it all about really?

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HTC, Greens, and EFF Go After Apple

http://techrights.org

A look at HTC's counterclaim, filed after Apple sued Linux via HTC/Android; Apple refuses to have its phones tested for environmental impact; EFF goes hard on Apple for what it calls "traitorware" (iOS)

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Oracle vs Google: Triple Damage

http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org

Oracle – the gigantic database corporation that up swallowed Sun Microsystems – has made a wide-ranging patent and copyright infringement complaint (pdf) against the mighty Google Inc. that may or may not indicate that the world will soon end.

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Oracle Action Could Cause Migration to GNU/Linux (at Expense of Solaris)

http://techrights.org

By spilling coffee Oracle scares Solaris users, upsets the GNU/Linux community, and helps show what a joke (literally) software patents are

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Google vows to fight Oracle lawsuit as Java creator speaks out

http://www.linuxfordevices.com

Google has vowed to fight Oracle's patent lawsuit over use of Java patents in Android, claiming that Android's Dalvik implementation is not covered. Meanwhile, Java creator James Gosling blogs that neither side in the lawsuit is without blame, but calls the suit a victory for "ego, money and power" at the expense of open software development.

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Shuttleworth: Oracle's Java Lawsuit 'An Extremely Unsophisticated Move'

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Last week's move by Oracle to sue Google over Java use in the Android open source mobile operating system, may well end up having an impact that effects far more that just Android. And that has some key stakeholders in the open source community concerned.

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Oracle vs. Google over Java in Android is only the start.

http://blogs.computerworld.com

I don't think Oracle suing Google over the use of Java in Android has much to do with Android at all. I think it has everything to do with Oracle monetizing Java anyway it can. That spells big trouble for any company or developer who uses Java...

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Google Rebuts Oracle Lawsuit, Invokes Open-Source Defense

http://mashable.com

Hours after Oracle filed suit against Google for patent infringement, Google has made it very clear that it will stand its ground. “We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Googleand the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit,” Google said in a statement to Mashable earlier today.

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The Oracle-Google Mess: A Question - Are Any of the Patents Tied to a Specific Machine?

http://www.groklaw.net

On the Oracle v. Google litigation announcement, here's something that I don't see anyone else mentioning yet. On the Oracle patents, in a post-Bilski world, the right question would seem to be: Are *any* of the asserted Oracle patents tied to a specific machine?

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Novell/Mono Could be Sued by Oracle

http://techrights.org

Next target for Oracle could be Novell; Sun's outgoing CEO gets a part-time job alongside a former Noveller

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Oracle/Google: the patents and the implications

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Just as LinuxCon ended, Oracle announced that it has filed suit for patent and copyright infringement against Google for its implementation of Android; as an Oracle spokesperson said, “In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property. […]”

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EFF Urges Court to Block Dragnet Subpoenas Targeting Online Commenters

http://www.eff.org

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) this week served a motion to quash dragnet subpoenas that put privacy and anonymity at risk for the operators of dozens of Internet blogs and potentially hundreds of commenters.

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