The Growing Conflict: Patents v. Products

Apple vs. HTC; Oracle vs. Google; Microsoft vs. Motorola; Nokia vs. Apple…. Where will the patent meltdown end? This didn’t happen with PCs. Why now? These companies are not patent trolls. They are world class operating companies that should be competing in the marketplace with high-quality feature-rich products. Yes, they have accumulated huge patent portfolios,…

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New Product, Same Old Turf Wars

The nation’s leading broadcasters are blocking TV episodes on their websites from playing on Google’s new web television service. The Wall Street Journal reports ABC, NBC and CBS have blocked those using the new Google set top boxes from accessing their networks’ shows. Fox so far is not blocking their programs from the new TV interface. Google…

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Improved ACTA Draft Released, Foreign Legal Threats To US Companies Remain

The latest draft of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement raises serious questions about – and potential flaws with – the possibility of including new subject matter in this agreement at the eleventh hour. It is troubling that, after negotiations have been concluded, there is still uncertainty about its scope. ACTA, which would expand international intellectual property…

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