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Apple denied motions in VirnetX patent case, slapped with a $440M final judgement

Apple lost a retrial a year ago in an ongoing patent dispute with VirnetX over secure communications protocols in FaceTime and other applications, and today the latter company announced the total amou

Crunch Report | Tesla Now Valued More Than Ford

Redfoo, formerly from LMFAO, joins us on the show to talk tech, Product Hunt launches Ask Product Hunt, Tesla is now worth more than Ford and Apple is dumping Imagination Technologies because they no

Companies expect IP theft to rise in the next year, according to a new survey from Deloitte

Intellectual property theft may not be discussed as much as data breaches that see customers’ credit card and other personally identifiable information stolen by hackers. But online theft of IP is

What Are My Patents Worth?

We enter 2016 with some mixed signals regarding the value of patents for technology companies. Many are preaching a death of patent rights and are questioning whether to invest in patents. Will patent

Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome user, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrom

OpenTV, Nagra Pile Another Patent Suit On Netflix As They Gear Up For Apple Fight

Online video services from the likes of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.netflix.com">Netflix</a> and Apple may represent the future of the TV business because of their popularity with consumers

Why Startups Should Pay Attention To Skyrocketing Patent Prices

As large companies increasingly look to protect their revenue streams through IP risk mitigation, startups with strong patent holdings will become increasingly valuable because they provide an opportu

Lawmakers have no idea what they're talking about when it comes to technology

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ipipip.jpg" />Oh. My. God. Over in the <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/nzxt/">UK</a>, they're in the process of passing the Digita

Heavy breathing on the internet is almost a reality

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/breath-over-ip.jpg" alt="breath-over-ip" title="breath-over-ip" /><a href="http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/07/breath-over-ip.html">

Coincidence? Video game caught stealing content from Oblivion, other popular games

To quote Boing Boing’s Joel Johnson, “The most amazing gaming story of the year.” A recently released adventure game for the PC, Limbo of the Lost, appears to have stolen content, in