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HPE wins $3 billion in a lawsuit against Oracle

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been awarded $3 billion in a lawsuit against Oracle over a largely forgotten Intel processor

7 tools for cutting through software legalese

EULAs got your eyes swimming? Head spinning from open source licensing terminology? These resources help you get the straight dope

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Study: Most companies can't protect confidential documents

Of the IT practitioners surveyed, 68 percent said they don't even know where their confidential information is located

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Microsoft transfers patents to Xiaomi ahead of US entry plans

Deal also involves Xiaomi bundling Microsoft Office and Skype on its Android smartphones and tablets

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Tech woes hamper jury in Oracle case aginst Google

Jury deliberations at the Oracle v Google trial were interrupted Tuesday due to technical problems.

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DMCA 'reform' harbors return of SOPA

Behind the music and movie lobbyists' latest efforts to rewrite the DMCA lurk the restrictive remains of SOPA and PIPA legislation

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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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