Monthly Archive:: May 2012

Kelora Patent Found Obvious: Are Other “Obvious” Software Patents In Danger?

Editor’s Note: This article originally appears in TechCrunch. As software patent litigation ramped up over the past few years, software patents have come under the microscope within the technical community. Manyinvestors and technologists believe that software patents should be abolished all together, while others take the less extreme position that many software patents are obvious over [&hellip

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Facebook’s Patent Acquisitions? They’re More About Google Than Yahoo

Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted in TechCrunch. In the past few months, Facebook’s patent portfolio has grown exponentially as a result of acquisitions of patent portfolios from IBM and Microsoft. After acquiring 650 AOL patents and patent applications from Microsoft, the company now has approximately 1,400 patent assets. Amazingly, only 46 of these assets (24 issued patents and22 [&hellip

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