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Alexandre Oliva Explains Why the Patent Troll Larry Horn (MPEG Cartel) is Bluffing

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One possible explanation of why preparatory statements are intended to just cause fear and uncertainty MR. Alexandre Oliva writes: "here's how I know MPEG-LA is bluffing with its FUD against WebM"

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Who Should See the Film 'Patent Absurdity'? - Pick Your Brain

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I have a request from End Softare Patents' Ciarán O'Riordan. He'd like your help. He says VC good guy Brad Feld is interested in mailing out copies of the film Patent Absurdity to 200 people... he'd like to have some help from you coming up with a list of who best to send to.

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Siemens’ and Microsoft’s Actions in Germany May Harm KDE

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A quick analysis of the concerns expressed about KDE SC-associated projects and what should be done about it

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A conference on software patents and free software

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On April 29, the University of Colorado held a conference on patents and free software. The following is not a comprehensive report of the event; instead, it focuses on a few of the more interesting moments.

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IP Innovation v. Red Hat/Novell - The Prior Art They Used at Trial

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I know the first thing you wanted to know after you heard that Red Hat and Novell had prevailed and the jury had
found that IP Innovation's patents were worthless was this: did we at Groklaw help when we did prior art searching? The answer is, Yes. It turns out that you did.

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Symptoms of the Sickness of the Patent System and Apple’s Infinite Greed

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The patent system receives more mockery and jabs while monopolies like Apple exploit it in order to marginalise competition

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Free Software Foundation Europe Likens Apple/Microsoft Behaviour to Blackmail

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The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) calls the spade "a spade"; Nokia's solution to the extortion problem cannot be generalised, so patent reform is urgently needed

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Nokia and Intel defensive on MeeGo Linux patents

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Tech companies are playing hardball on smart phones, yet Linux could gain the upper hand with Intel and Nokia going on the defensive with MeeGo. To get you on Facebook while on the bus, play a tune, and - oh, yeah - make a call, Microsoft and Apple are finding new ways to reign in the competition on phones: they're using patent threats.

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The Cost of Patent Trolls Who Attack Linux

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Why patent trolls or puppets like Acacia (and Microsoft) do manage to cause harm to Linux, even when their case is altogether bogus

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Dear Google: Please Abolish Software Patents, Don’t ‘Donate’ Patent ‘Protection’

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Google is playing "patent God" by acquiring a monopoly on MapReduce and then pardoning those who worship its feet and don't pose a commercial threat

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Software patents: Stifling innovation with threats and bluster

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Jobs replied, saying that “[a] patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora and other open source codecs now.” The news spread like wildfire. This episode provides a good example of how software patents harm innovation and why they are ultimately incompatible with Free Software. Any program - Free Software or not - is threatened by patents.

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Total victory for open source software in a patent lawsuit

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The jury verdict last Friday in favor of Red Hat and Novell in a case based on bad software patents owned by "non-practicing entities" is an important victory for the open source community.

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A Patent Pool is Being Assembled to Go After Theora and Other “Open Source” Codecs Now.

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Apple's threat not only to Free/libre software but also to standards everyone can use is made more apparent because of new mail

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Software Patents Imperialism

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Further evidence that those supporting software patents are front groups of giant corporations (seeking to tighten a monopoly) and patent lawyers who treat software patents as additional income

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Microsoft says Android infringes its patents - HTC pays up.

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Microsoft believes that elements from both the user interface and the underlying operating system are in violation of its rights.

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