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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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TPP revealed: What the trade deal means for online copyright

One month after signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, the governments of the U.S. and New Zealand have published the full treaty, including details of what ISPs must do to defend others' copyrights

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Apple loses patent case over A7 chip, could face $860 million in damages

Intel had already settled a case involving the same patent

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Agreement reached on TPP trade deal may affect some digital rights

The TPP will reach into the tech industry, especially IP protection and copyright

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Protect your assemblies using obfuscation

Obfuscation makes your assemblies hard to reverse-engineer, thereby protecting your intellectual property

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Congress to patent trolls: You shall not pass

Patent trolls extort billions of dollars each year, but twin bills in Congress would be a step toward driving them to extinction

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Samsung, Apple patent dispute heads for retrial on damages

The long-running patent dispute between Apple and Samsung is headed for a jury retrial in March or April next year

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Amazon, Google, Microsoft unite for patent-free Web video

A coalition of major names in tech are attempting to forge video and audio standards unencumbered by patent restrictions

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Brace yourself: SOPA set to strike again

An obscure case involving dental aligners could have huge implications for the free flow of data across the global Web

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Samsung to appeal Apple patent loss to Supreme Court

If the court declines the case, Samsung will have to pay Apple around $400 million in fines for infringing its patents

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Apple vs. Samsung rages on as core iPhone patent is ruled invalid

The Samsung-Apple war over smartphone design isn't over

Oracle: Google has 'destroyed' the market for Java

In a new court filing, Oracle has broadened the scope of its complaint to reflect Android's ongoing success

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