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Apple Pays $25m to Patent Troll

Apple has paid a “patent troll” $24.9 million to settle a lawsuit alleging infringement over its Siri personal assistant. The payment will be split between the Marathon Patent Group – a business whose stock in trade…

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Uniloc Patent that Cost Microsoft Millions Finally Gets Invalidated

A major patent employed by the patent trolling company, Uniloc, has finally been dismissed. The US Patent No. 5,490,216, which outlines ownership of the concept of “product activation” for software had all of its claims rendered invalid in…

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Justice Is Served: Patent Troll Ordered To Pay Case Fees In Landmark Ruling

Patent trolling is something that we’ve become only too familiar with in the technology industry. Typically it ends with a patent troll securing victory and lots of undeserved legal revenue, or with the patent troll losing…

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Samsung Think Dyson Suck, Countersuing Them For Brand Damage

In August 2013 the UK based vacuum cleaner company Dyson took Samsung to court, accusing them of infringing on their patents. Dyson accused Samsung’s new “MotionSync” range of vacuum cleaners of infringing upon their patents and…

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Copyright Troll Caught Seeding Own Torrents

An interesting and quite entertaining Torrent Freak report has revealed that a copyright troll has been actively seeding its own illegally downloadable content on the Pirate Bay. Comcast confirmed that Pirate Bay user Sharkmp4 is directly…

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Swiftech Halts Sale Of H220 AIO In the USA, Asetek Strikes Again

The Swiftech H220, which we reviewed here, is one of the most critically acclaimed AIO liquid coolers on the market. It is unique from the competition in that it is open loop and it uses custom-grade…

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Rambus Grabs Another Victim, SK Hynix This Time

If there ever was a company that knew how to milk an existence through patents and actually producing very little, then its Rambus. Rambus are notorious throughout the DRAM industry for chasing patents relentlessly and milking…

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Texas Courts Tells Patent Troll That They Cannot Patent Simple Math

A patent troll, Uniloc, who has a long history of suing tech firms has sued Hosting company, Rackspace. Uniloc claims Rackspace allegedly violated their patent by selling Linux-based server systems, but the judge rubbished that claim…