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Microsoft Publishes It's Entire Patent Portfolio To Dissuade Infringement
2013-03-29 12:20:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Microsoft is approaching the patent litigation game with a bit of tact, giving any potential infringers the benefit of the doubt. As a way to avoid any further patent battles and further protect their intellectual property (IP), Microsoft has published each of their 40,785 patents online, a move the company hopes others will follow. This way, anyone who might want to use a patent can discover which IP the Redmond,...

RIM Hires Chief Marketing And Operating Officers
2012-05-08 13:46:28

Research In Motion (RIM) said on Tuesday that it has hired two industry veterans as its chief marketing and operating officers. RIM said Kristian Tear, who served at Sony Mobile Communications as executive vice-president, will be the new COO. The new CMO will be Frank Boulben, RIM said, who was the former executive vice-president of strategy, marketing and sales for LightSquared. “Kristian and Frank bring extensive knowledge of the rapidly changing wireless global market and...

Customers Suing RIM For Outage
2011-10-27 11:34:07

U.S. and Canadian consumers are suing Research In Motion for a service outage on BlackBerry devices that took place in October. The outage left tens of millions frustrated, unable to use email, instant messaging and Internet browsing. The company's CEOs have apologized to millions of BlackBerry customers for the outage that took place the week of Apple's iPhone 4S debut. The lawsuit filed on Wednesday was brought on behalf of all U.S. BlackBerry owners with an active service...

2011-08-08 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Article One Partners today announced the conclusion of a high profile research project, known as a Patent Study, of a patent asserted by Interval Licensing LLC. The patent was researched by the Article One community. The US Patent and Trademark Office now has agreed to reexamine this patent, having found that a "substantial new question of patentability" has been raised. As a result, Judge Marsha Pechman of the Western District of Washington has...

2010-12-09 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Article One Partners today announced that patents held by NTP Incorporated are the focus of three new requests for research, known as Patent Studies. NTP was made famous for its litigation against BlackBerry® maker Research-in-Motion (RIM) that resulted in a $612M settlement. New litigation by NTP has expanded the assertion of patent infringement to other top players in the mobile and smartphone industry. Article One Partners' global...

2010-07-10 07:25:00

US patent-holding company NTP has filed a suit against Apple, Google, Microsoft, LG Electronics, HTC and Motorola, making accusations that the tech giants infringed on its email patents in mobile phones, according to a report by the AFP news agency. NTP filed the suits Thursday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. It accused the companies of eight patent infringements it holds for wireless email. "Use of NTP's intellectual property without a license is just plain...

2010-07-09 07:30:00

RICHMOND, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- NTP Incorporated, the company founded by Tom Campana, the inventor of wireless email, yesterday filed lawsuits against Apple, Inc., Google Inc., HTC Corp., LG Electronics Inc., Microsoft Corporation, and Motorola, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for infringing NTP's eight patents related to the delivery of electronic mail over wireless communications systems. Each of the defendants is a manufacturer or...

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