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Apple Sues Amazon over App Store Name

Apple, not content to sue Microsoft for using the term App Store is now going after Amazon citing potential confusion in the market. In reality though it is tough to see how App store is not a generic term and/or...

An App Store is an App Store

I generally agree with Microsoft that the term “app” is generic – meaning it is a general word used commonly and not associated with any company or brand. Certainly the term “killer app” has been around for decades so the...

Google's FriendRank

Google started in the search business by assigning PageRank to pages -- a term which signified the importance of a page to the search engine. As social networking becomes more important, the search company has now turned is eyes to...

More on The VoIP Patent Mess

A number of people in the telecom industry tell me they have looked at the Verizon patents being used against Vonage and they say they have been doing the things that are claimed in the patents before Verizon filed. My...

InfoWorld on Patent Reform

Let’s hope patent reform gets a great amount of momentum in our government and it actually happens. Large companies are indeed hoarding patents and using them as weapons to crush smaller companies. Patent litigation seems to be increasing by the...

Cisco Lost the iPhone Trademark

So it seems Cisco did not keep the trademark for the iPhone name. Why? No use. If you don’t produce a product with the named trademark you lose it. Makes sense right? Anyway it seems that Cisco may have tried...

Why Blackberry Settled

There are a few reasons why RIM settled with NTP and paid more than $600 million. RIM lost focus as a result of this lawsuit and the competitors are circling while smelling blood. RIM's devices need to rapidly improve or...

RTI Patents

Thanks to TechDirt I decided to poke around in the actual RTI Patents that have caused the web outcry since RTI sued Google. Jerry Weinberger the man behind RTI patented least cost routing back in the late 1970s and this...
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