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Facebook Could Let Users Pay to Remove Ads, Customize Profile According to Patent Facebook Could Let Users Pay to Remove Ads, Customize Profile According to Patent
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A patent application from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggests that he, at some point, at least toyed with the idea of introducing a “paid profile” model that would allow users to customize what shows up on their profiles and, more …

Google Is Working On Making Your Actual Life Searchable Google Is Working On Making Your Actual Life Searchable
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Last summer, we took a look at how Google plans to see through your eyes (literally). This has a lot to do with Google Glass, but that’s not the only piece of the puzzle. Do you like the direction Google …

Report: Google “Actively” Thinking About Marketing A Smart Watch Report: Google “Actively” Thinking About Marketing A Smart Watch
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One day in the near future, you may be wearing a Google watch to go with your Google Glass while you sit in your Google driverless car. According to a report this morning from Business Insider, Google is “actively exploring …

TED Talks Discuss Patent Problems TED Talks Discuss Patent Problems

These days, you can hardly go a day without seeing news about patent trolls or some kind of patent litigation plaguing businesses, especially in the technology industry. TED, which has been introducing some very interesting playlists from its numerous talks …

Mark Cuban, Notch Donate 500K For Patent Reform Mark Cuban, Notch Donate 500K For Patent Reform
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit organization that champions the public intrest in digital rights battles, today announced that it has received two huge donations from very different entrepreneurs. Mark Cuban and Markus “Notch” Persson have each donated $250,000 …

EFF Needs Your Help In Stopping Dangerous 3D Printer Patents EFF Needs Your Help In Stopping Dangerous 3D Printer Patents
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently sent out a call to arms for help in identifying patents that could threaten continued innovation in the field. Through this, the group found a number of patents that could very well lead to stifled …

Major Media Outlets Targeted In Patent Suits Major Media Outlets Targeted In Patent Suits
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Major media outlets have been named in a series of patent infringement suits related to mobile phone apps and websites. Clouding IP is claiming such media giants as CNN, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Fox News, Time, and …

Verizon Patents A DVR That Spies On You Verizon Patents A DVR That Spies On You
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Verizon is moving into the targeted ad business in a big way. The wireless carrier announced a new campaign yesterday called Verizon Selects that would allow them to share a customer’s info with advertisers. Now the carrier has patented a …

Apple Throws Tantrum, Adds More Samsung Products To Lawsuit Apple Throws Tantrum, Adds More Samsung Products To Lawsuit

Did you hear? Apple finally settled its patent disputes with HTC, and both companies can now move on. In fact, both companies signed a 10-year license agreement that allows the two to share any present and future patents between them. …

Apple, HTC Settle All Their Patent Lawsuits Apple, HTC Settle All Their Patent Lawsuits

Apple and HTC announced this weekend that they have reached a global settlement that dismisses all current patent lawsuits between the companies. In addition, the companies have signed a ten-year license agreement that extends to current and future patents held …

Apple Ordered to Pay $396 Million in Patent Case Apple Ordered to Pay $396 Million in Patent Case

Apple’s patent lawsuits have begun to turn on them. Though the world’s most valuable tech company slapped down Samsung with a $1 billion verdict in a California court back in August, it has since been forced by a U.K. court …

Apple Adds Android To Its Latest Patent Lawsuit Apple Adds Android To Its Latest Patent Lawsuit
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For the longest time, Apple has been fighting a proxy war against Google. The company has never directly filed a lawsuit against the makers of the Android operating system, but rather chose to go after the companies that use it. …

FTC Staff Recommending Google Lawsuit [RUMOR] FTC Staff Recommending Google Lawsuit [RUMOR]

According to a Bloomberg report, staff members of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are formally recommending to commissioners that Google be sued for violations of antitrust law. The report cites four unnamed people “familiar with the matter,” and states …

Windows 8 Is Already Bringing Out The Patent Trolls Windows 8 Is Already Bringing Out The Patent Trolls
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Every new technology brings with it the risk of patent litigation. It’s an unfortunate reality that we must face. Windows 8 may have a broken a record, however, as its already on the receiving end of patent litigation after being …

EFF Fights To Protect 3D Printers From Illegitimate Patents EFF Fights To Protect 3D Printers From Illegitimate Patents

3D printing and access to said printers have grown exponentially in the last year as the technology becomes more affordable for all. That being said, there are those who would rather restrict the technology for their own profit instead of …

Samsung Wins Patent Dispute In The Netherlands Samsung Wins Patent Dispute In The Netherlands

It’s looking more and more like Apple only has friends in the US. After Samsung won a patent dispute in Germany, a court in the Netherlands has also found that Samsung didn’t infringe any of the Cupertino giant’s patents. A …

Samsung Might Want To Lose To Apple More Often Samsung Might Want To Lose To Apple More Often
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Samsung, at least in the US, has seen a shortage of good news. The company ended August by losing a massive patent lawsuit, and now Apple wants to have some of their devices banned from sale. They aren’t letting a …

iPhone 5 Added to Samsung Patent Lawsuit iPhone 5 Added to Samsung Patent Lawsuit
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Samsung had already announced in a court filing that it was going to take on the iPhone 5 for suspected violations of patents it holds, and the company has stayed true to its word. Apple Insider is reporting that this …

It Looks Like Google Wants To Put More Ads On Maps It Looks Like Google Wants To Put More Ads On Maps

Google Maps has been getting a lot of attention over the past week, since Apple upgraded iOS to iOS 6, replacing its Google Maps app with its own Apple Maps. Users haven’t received Apple’s version of maps very well, and …

German Court Rules In Favor Of Samsung And Motorola In Apple Patent Lawsuit German Court Rules In Favor Of Samsung And Motorola In Apple Patent Lawsuit

The German court system has been busy this week. Just yesterday, a judge ruled that Motorola had infringed upon Microsoft’s patent. Motorola now faces a sales ban in the country. They can at least be thankful that a German court …

Microsoft Wins Injunction Against Motorola In German Patent War Microsoft Wins Injunction Against Motorola In German Patent War

Apple and Samsung may be getting all the headlines these days, but there’s another patent war brewing in Germany. Microsoft has been going after Google through Motorola in Germany over what they feel is an infringement of their parent. The …