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How do you stop patent trolls? This algorithm just might do the trick

With 4.2 million listings so far, All Prior Art aims to 'democratize ideas'

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Critics of DMCA takedowns flood Copyright Office with thousands of comments

Advocates want penalties for companies that file unwarranted takedown requests

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Samsung unleashes ad blocking Android browser

Also in today's open source roundup: Oracle wants $9.3 billion dollars from Google for using Java in Android, and 5 open source home automation tools

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Oracle seeks $9.3 billion for Google’s use of Java in Android

The figure appears in a report by Oracle's damages expert, which Google strongly contests

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Oracle lobs copyright lawsuit at HPE

The database giant says HPE was involved in an illegal scheme to sell Solaris support services to Oracle customers

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Supreme Court to hear Samsung's appeal in Apple design patents case

The court will decide how to apply design patent awards to a component of a larger product

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Microsoft still forces companies to pay for its Android patents

Also in today’s open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Antergos 2016.02.21, and Linux and OS X are challenging the developer dominance of Windows

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Microsoft loves open source? Only when it's convenient

Even as it embraces open source, Microsoft is shaking down the Android and Linux communities for patent licenses. Will the real Microsoft please stand up?

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IBM sues Groupon for infringing four of its patents

Two of the patents emerged from Prodigy, the online service launched by IBM and its partners

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Apple hit with $626 million damages in patent case

A jury in the Eastern District of Texas found for patent licensing company Virnet X

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Arista just lost a patent round against Cisco and could face an import ban

A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission found Arista violated three Cisco patents

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A tech policy agenda for an uncertain political future

The top tech priorities for Congress and President Obama this year should be fostering data-driven innovation and the Internet of Things, increasing digital trade and passing the TPP, fighting patent litigation abuse and patent...

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US court bans the sale of some Samsung phones at Apple's request

The ban on some older Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phones is an offshoot of a patent dispute between Samsung and Apple

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US patent grants slow in wake of Supreme Court business methods ruling

IT giants are no longer driving growth in U.S. patent grants

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Apple to pay Ericsson patent royalties on iPhones and iPads

The two companies have agreed to end patent infringement disputes worldwide

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Samsung agrees to pay Apple $548M in damages with conditions

An appeals court had rejected Samsung's bid to review the damages award

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Why legal experts are up in arms over the trade-secrets bill Microsoft loves

The Defend Trade Secrets Act, which is being compared to the controversial SOPA bill, could strike a blow against free speech and algorithmic transparency, they warn

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TPP trade pact spreads SOPA-like censorship worldwide

The deal could dramatically expand copyright enforcement to hinder access to information and stifle free expression on the Web

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