Latest Florian Mueller Stories

Steve Jobs Patent Denial Reversed By USPTO
2013-10-19 03:43:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has reversed its decision and upheld an Apple multi-touch patent, often called the “Steve Jobs Patent.” The agency reversed the patent last month, but blogger Florian Mueller recently discovered the paperwork detailing the reversal. The late Apple cofounder applied for the patent in 2008 and the USPTO awarded it less than a year later. In the filing Steve Jobs’ name is listed with 24...

Motorola Mobility Drops ITC Complaint Against Apple
2012-10-03 07:41:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Tech companies sue one another for patent infringement nearly every day. There are so many of these suits, it can often be difficult just to keep each of them straight. Therefore, it´s quite an occasion whenever a company withdraws their complaint and intention to ban the sale of a device. Not long ago, Google´s Motorola announced another new patent infringement against Apple with the US International Trade...

Apple Wins Preliminary Sales Ban On Motorola Phones In Germany
2012-09-14 12:40:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Apple has just been handed yet another significant victory in their global court battles with Android smartphone manufacturers. Yesterday, a German court ruled in favor of the iPhone maker, saying Google´s very own Motorola Mobility violated the “over scroll bounce” patent. More commonly referred to as the “rubber band” patent, this iPhone feature was also the center of contention during the...

Skewed Patent Laws Force Microsoft To Ditch The Germans For The Dutch
2012-04-03 08:34:55

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com Despite a few relatively quiet weeks in the tech industry's ongoing global patent wars, Microsoft announced Monday that it will be relocating its European software distribution center from Germany to the Netherlands in an attempt to avoid becoming further embroiled in patent disputes with smartphone maker Motorola Inc. According to Microsoft spokesman Thomas Baumgaertner: “We would have preferred to keep our European distribution center in Germany,...

2011-01-21 13:44:11

Intellectual Property lawyer Florian Mueller has found several instances that hold true to Oracle's claim that Google's Android operating system copied original Java code without licenses. Oracle filed a patent infringement suit against Google in August that claims the open source Android operating system violated several Oracle patents by including proprietary technology from Sun Microsystem's Java implementation.  Mueller's analysis found that it appears Google copied Java source...

2009-10-23 11:06:00

BRUSSELS, October 23 /PRNewswire/ -- - EU strategist who is former MySQL shareholder and adviser announces Silicon Valley press conference (26 October) and New York City analyst briefing (27 October) -- Florian Mueller wants to "explain positions of critics of proposed transaction in the lion's den" -- New York event due to "strong Wall Street interest in the matter" Oracle Corporation's [ORCL] proposed $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems [JAVA] may be in for another...

2009-10-20 03:40:00

BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Oracle Corporation [ORCL] meets an increasingly vocal resistance to its US$7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems [JAVA] because of Sun's open source database MySQL, originally the product of a Swedish startup company. The European Commission and competition authorities in several other jurisdictions are investigating the implications of the transaction. MySQL creator Michael 'Monty' Widenius demanded yesterday, in a press release...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.