Podcasting patent is an ex-parrot
Published in News
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 06:00

Podcasting patent is an ex-parrot

 

Dogged out of the courts 

The so-called podcasting patent which has blighted the music industry for years and forced a number of notable companies to waste money on a licence is now officially dead in the water.

Internet trolls cannot be cured
Published in News
Thursday, 16 February 2017 12:45

Internet trolls cannot be cured


Researchers find not feeding them does not kill them


A team of brave boffins have been investigating internet trolls and reached the conclusion that there is no cure.

Microsoft offers Azure customers anti-troll protection
Published in News


Will stick magical wand up their nose


Software King of the World Microsoft will offer customers protection against patent trolling, using its rather impressive collection of cloudy legal patents.

ISP takes on Swedish copyright trolls
Published in News
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 09:46

ISP takes on Swedish copyright trolls


Bork, Bork, Bork

Swedish ISP Bahnhof has attacked a copyright troll hoping to make a swift buck out of pirates.

Tame Apple Press attacks Chinese phone maker
Published in Mobiles


How dare you say you invented the rounded rectangle?

The Tame Apple Press is incandescent with rage at the antics of the Chinese phone maker which won a patent case against the fruity cargo cult.

Patent troll claims it invented the Mobile App market
Published in Mobiles


Goes after developers who write them

A patent troll claims it invented the idea of the mobile app and is threatening every developer that ever wrote one with an East Texas lawsuit.

Qualcomm will not break up
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 11:50

Qualcomm will not break up


Does not want to be a patent troll when it grows up

Qualcomm has decided that it is not in its best interested to flog off its chipmaking business and stick to becoming a patent troll.

Move to ban East-Texas courts from patent disputes
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EFF in troll beating measure


In a cunning plan to defeat patent and copyright trolls, the EFF is trying to get the use of East Texas courts banned for those sorts of cases.

Microsoft loses InterDigital patent battle
Published in Mobiles


But will not be banned

Software giant Microsoft has lost a potentially costly patent battle against "patent holding outfit" InterDigital.

Friday, 14 November 2014 10:38

Top sci-fi writer is a troll

Career in doubt