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First to File

Posted by Mark Tolliver on September 7, 2011

The US patent system is finally close to a major revision. The key provision is a change from ‘first to invent’ to ‘first to file’. It makes complete sense since IP ownership can be clearly traced to a document with a date...


     

IP Wars

Posted by Mark Tolliver on August 15, 2011

Does Google want to be a smartphone company? Maybe not – but you couldn’t tell from the headline this morning. $12.5B to acquire Motorola Mobility. But wait – they lined up HTC, Samsung and others to say that they thought the idea was a good one.


     

GPL Verdict

Posted by Mark Tolliver on August 10, 2010

the US District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an default judgment upholding the validity of the Busybox GPL license and ordering Westinghouse Digital to pay triple damages for copyright infringement.


     

Remember SCO - Novell?

Posted by Mark Tolliver on June 15, 2010

It took seven years, but one of the biggest software IP cases in the past decade is apparently done. It was this case that brought the software IP and copyrights to the forefront of industry attention, and accelerate awareness & interest in our company.


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