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Patent battles risk disrupting Xiaomi's international expansion

A patent dispute has forced Xiaomi to stop its smartphone sales in India

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Oracle, SAP settle long-standing TomorrowNow lawsuit

SAP will pay Oracle about $359 million in damages and interest to settle the case

How the Republican Senate will impact tech

Expect to see a much higher cap on H-1B visas, no progress on Net Neutrality, and a decent chance at patent reform.

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Microsoft 'loves' Linux? Then stop attacking open source

Like an abusive partner, Microsoft says it 'loves' Linux -- when what it means is that it desperately needs Linux

Tech industry likes Obama nominee for patent office

Tech groups praise the nomination of former Googler Michelle Lee to fill a post empty for a year and a half

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Patent trolls have one fewer legal loophole to hide behind

With one subtle stroke, the Judicial Conference of the United States retires an old rule -- and denies patent trolls a major weapon

Google asks Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

If Supreme Court weighs in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright, it could have a big impact on developers' ability to innovate in software

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As patent trolls fade, a group formed to combat them thrives

The Open Invention Network grows dramatically despite a Supreme Court decision that dealt patent trolls a mortal blow

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Alice is killing the trolls -- but expect patent lawyers to strike back

The wheels of justice spin slowly, but they seem finally to be running software patents out of town

Court throws out $368.2 million patent award against Apple

A lower court made mistakes in defining the value of the patented technology asserted by VirnetX, an appeals court says

Apple's slide-to-unlock patent not willfully infringed by Samsung, judge rules

Samsung had good reason to think the patent invalid, Judge Lucy Koh said

Apple denied retrial of Samsung patent case in California

The court also denied most of Apple's other motions

Nvidia sues Samsung and Qualcomm, wants Galaxy sales blocked

Nvidia says seven of its GPU patents were infringed, opening a new front in the patent wars

Apple demands damages after court denies sales ban on Samsung products

Apple is looking for at least $6.46 per Samsung product that infringes on three patents

Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

Apple will appeal an order that denied the ban

Rimini Street did steal Oracle's intellectual property, judge says

The third-part support company had claimed defamation, but a federal judge found Oracle's accusations were true

USPTO rejects claims of Apple patent in dispute with Samsung

The USPTO rejected some claims of the word 'auto-complete' patent that figured in a recent damages award, but the decision is not final

The battle against stupid software patents is on

Patent trolls extort millions from developers and entrepreneurs, but help is on the way from the EFF and the Supreme Court

Apple, Samsung agree to settle patent disputes outside the U.S.

However the two rivals will continue to pursue their existing mobile patent lawsuits in the U.S.

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