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MS Brings MPEG-LA-LA Land to the Web & Threatens GNU/Linux With Software Patent Lawsuits

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Microsoft is trying to sneak patents-encumbered MPEG formats into the Web using Internet Explorer 9 (IE 9); Microsoft threatens (again) to go after Linux legally

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IMAX — Not Just Apple — Attacks Free Software With Software Patents

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Another legal attack against Free software comes in the form of a threat (issued against Sandy3D) and Apple's reason for suing Android seems like gradual iPhone defeat (Linux is winning)

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Is Microsoft About to Declare Patent War on Linux?

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Microsoft's comments on happenings outside its immediate product portfolio are rare, and all the more valuable when they do appear.

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Apple's Patent Attack

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Software patents have long been the source of a great deal of concern in the free software community; patents are by far the biggest restraint on our ability to program our own computers. Those who worry about these things have expected that attacks might come from patent trolls, or from software companies with fading prospects.

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Virtualization: An easy way to kill Apple's HTC lawsuit

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Intel's Wind River Hypervisor and technologies like it could usher in a new age of Device-agnostic Smartphone Operating Systems and unprecedented customer choice

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Software Patents Kill Another Program for Linux (Android)

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The wonders of "innovation" show their ever-so-wonderful benefit to society yet again (the application above died from software patents)

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Patent nonsense

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If truth be told, few inventions are really worth patenting. Time and again, surveys show that in both America and Europe companies rate superior sales and service, lead time and secrecy as far more important than patents when it comes to profiting from innovation. And, although applying for patents is relatively cheap, the cost of maintaining them can be horrendous.

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Judge Uwe Scharen is Validating Software Patents in Germany

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Disturbing developments in Europe following heavy lobbying from Microsoft and its front groups

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Microsoft Signs Deal with Acacia and Builds More Patent Walls Against Linux

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An accumulation of new information about Microsoft's i4i fallout and use of software patents against its most potent competition, GNU/Linux

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How Patent Trolls Harm FOSS and How the European Parliament Plans to Make the Trolls Even Stronger

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Europe not only accommodates patent trolls (even in Belgium) but it also intends to make them more potent thanks to legislation that the Parliament in Brussels in discussing

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Indian Activists Fight Back Against MS Patents

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The LUG of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi complains about attempts by Microsoft to poison Indian standards with software patents; LCA receives a wakeup call regarding Novell's malfunctioning Mono

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Microsoft Attacks Linux-powered Devices with Patents Once Again, Unprovoked

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TiVo is preemptively sued by Microsoft for alleged patent violation and Microsoft's PR puts together some lies to disguise the real cause

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Microsoft Tries to Pollute Standards with Software Patents Where It is Illegal

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In both Europe and in India, Microsoft is trying to exclude Free software with patent tax inside basic interoperability information

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Centrify, Microsoft, and Software Patents

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How Centrify is strengthening Microsoft's patent FUD against GNU/Linux; Microsoft's patent violations and attacks on GNU/Linux explored further

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Microsoft’s Racketeering with Patents and Abolition of Software Patents Reexamined

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Why Microsoft's "extortion" is a serious offence that mustn't be overlooked; How Free software deals with software patents at present

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