IT innovators navigating a patent minefield

I recently had the chance to hear an IT analyst speak about the invention and innovation. He offered an apt example of what the difference is between the two: "RIM invented the smart

Published on: October 18th, 2012 brian bloom

Kodak seeks court approval for confidential patent auction plan

BANGALORE, INDIA -- Eastman Kodak filed Monday a court motion seeking approval for confidential bidding for the auction of its digital patent portfolio, that it expects will be completed by August.Kodak, which filed

Published on: June 12th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Nortel patent winners free to rock on

When the world’s biggest patent auction resulted in the spending of US$4.5 billion, its no wonder the new owners call themselves the Rockstar Consortium. On Monday the group that paid that amount for some

Published on: March 12th, 2012 Howard Solomon

HTC acquires mobile software company

HTC Corp. acquired a French company that makes software used by operators and phone makers to design mobile phone home screens. HTC did not disclose the purchase price for Abaxia, the Paris-based company whose

Published on: June 7th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

Microsoft sues Salesforce.com in battle for CRM

Microsoft Corp. has been on the wrong side of a couple patent issues recently--the case with i4i over XML in Microsoft Word, and its recent settlement with VirnetX over VPN networking technology patents--but Microsoft does have an

Published on: May 20th, 2010 tony bradley

Nortel will try to sell patents: Analyst

 Nortel Networks Corp. has said Thursday it has raised $2 billion from selling business units to other vendors and is still figuring out what do to with its numerous patents.Realize the Future with

Published on: February 11th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

Motorola demands BlackBerry import ban

Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT) has alleged Waterloo, Ont.-based Research in Motion Ltd. (TSE:RIM) is infringing on its patents and is asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to stop RIM from selling certain BlackBerry products

Published on: January 25th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

Nortel bankruptcy: One year later

One year ago, Nortel Networks Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada, the U.S. and other countries in which it operates.Toronto-based Nortel, founded in 1895 as the manufacturing unit of what is now Bell

Published on: January 13th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

Nokia sues Apple over iPhone ‘free ride’

Nokia today said it has sued Apple Inc. in a U.S. court, charging that the iPhone infringes on 10 patents owned by the Finnish mobile phone maker.The patents have been used by the

Published on: October 22nd, 2009 Gregg Keizer