Patent office rejects NTP claim in RIM case

Patent office rejects NTP claim in RIM case

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (UPTO) has rejected an NTP Inc. patent that is part of the ongoing legal...

December 4th, 2005 Nancy Weil

Patent fracas might disrupt prepaid wireless services

Patent fracas might disrupt prepaid wireless services

Over 3 million prepaid wireless customers could lose service in 90 days, if a court denies a patent lawsuit appeal...

October 20th, 2005 Nancy Gohring

Treo 650 to get BlackBerry software next year

Treo 650 to get BlackBerry software next year

Weeks after announcing plans to ship the BlackBerry software with a forthcoming phone from Nokia Corp., Research In Motion Ltd....

October 17th, 2005 Tom Krazit

Graduate already holds 13 approved patents

Graduate already holds 13 approved patents

College students who wonder whether there’s much left to accomplish in IT need look no further than Nizam Ishmael, a...

October 13th, 2005 Jamie Eckle

European Parliament rejects patent law proposal

European Parliament rejects patent law proposal

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to reject proposed legislation that critics argued would have allowed the...

July 5th, 2005 Simon Taylor

IBM reaches $400M settlement deal with Compuware

IBM reaches $400M settlement deal with Compuware

IBM Corp. has reached a settlement agreement with software developer Compuware Corp., which sued IBM in 2002 for an alleged...

March 23rd, 2005 Stephen Lawson and Stacy Cowley

Intellectual property issues heat up during VSLive

Intellectual property issues heat up during VSLive

Although issues pertaining to IP (intellectual property) and patents have smaller development houses worried, patents actually can benefit small companies,...

February 9th, 2005 Paul Krill

E.U. ministers, Parliament clash on patent legislation

E.U. ministers, Parliament clash on patent legislation

Ministers from European Union (E.U.) governments are planning to push ahead with controversial legislation that would open the door for...

February 2nd, 2005 Simon Taylor

Polish green light will unblock E.U. patent deadlock

Polish green light will unblock E.U. patent deadlock

The current deadlock over the European Union's fiercely contested plans to allow patents for software will be unblocked next week...

January 20th, 2005 Simon Taylor