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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article 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

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: October 22nd, 2009 Gregg Keizer