Apple forced to pay troll
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VirnetX dispute enters the eighth year

An eight year court battle between Apple and a patent troll has entered its eighth year with a federal court in Texas ordering Apple to pay $502.6 million to a patent troll called VirnetX.

Cloudflare sees off Troll
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Judge unhappy with weaponised patent

A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled against a patent troll called Blackbird that had sued Cloudflare for patent infringement.

Facebook tests if the Russians fooled readers
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Building a portal

Facebook is building a portal that will let some users see if they liked or followed Russian propaganda from Internet Research Agency Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts between January 2015 and August 2017.

Blackberry troll transformer quits
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Off to join something more healthy

The bloke in charge of turning Blackberry from a loss making mobile phone company to a patent troll has given up and moved to the health industry.

Kaspersky trolls patent troll
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Why don’t you pay us $5,000 to go away?

Kaspersky Labs turned the tables on an East Texas patent troll who demanded a cash settlement before it would go away.

Podcasting patent is an ex-parrot
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.