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Meta settles lawsuit over haptic feedback tech in Quest headsets

Immersion, a company specializing in haptic feedback tech, has settled a lawsuit with Meta over the latter’s use of touch-feedback in its Quest VR headsets. In a press release, Immersion said th

LOT, the anti-patent-troll group, launches Adapt to tackle inclusion in the world of IP

Patent trolling, critics say, is guided by one principle alone: money. Yet tackling it remains a complex task with many angles. Today, a consortium called LOT — set up to help improve how the te

The US Patent and Trademark Office should act now to catalyze innovation

Patent trolls should not have the upper hand over American innovators for one day longer than necessary.

Cloudflare rallies the troops to fight off another so-called patent troll

Nearly four years ago, we wrote about a battle between Cloudflare, the San Francisco-based internet security and performance company, and Blackbird Technologies, a firm that quickly amassed dozens o

TikTok parent ByteDance joins patent troll protection group LOT Network

LOT Network, the nonprofit that helps businesses of all sizes and across industries defend themselves against patent trolls by creating a shared pool of patents to immunize themselves against them, to

Microsoft gives 500 patents to startups

Microsoft today announced a major expansion of its Azure IP Advantage program, which provides its Azure users with protection against patent trolls. This program now also provides customers who are bu

A peace plan to end the wireless wars

Boris Teksler Contributor Boris Teksler is the former licensing chief at Apple and current chief executive of the patent licensing company Conversant IP. Joe Siino Contributor Joseph Siino is the form

Home decorating gets a new AR toolkit thanks to Intellectual Ventures’ new incubator

Taking another step toward shedding its reputation as the tech industry's most notorious patent troll, Intellectual Ventures is launching the first company from its incubator. The company's ISF Incuba

Trolling the patent trolls

“Don’t feed the trolls,” the popular wisdom goes. But with a new project, Cloudflare is taking things a little farther — the company is trying to starve its trolls out by taking aw

Ending patent wars will be a huge boon to the tech industry

Because of these patent wars and patent trolls, technology companies are divesting huge resources to defend themselves rather than advancing their innovations. This is the equivalent of nuclear arms r

Patent Reform Tries Again

Patent reform, long a decidedly unsexy topic best discussed over a strong espresso, has been a hot topic in recent years. Even though Congress substantially overhauled the patent system just three and

EFF To Challenge Six Innovation-Stifling 3D-Printing Patents

As 3D printers become more ubiquitous, small manufacturers have two choices - build and hope for the best or cede to patent trolls who own a number of basic patents around extrusion and additive manuf

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

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 appl

Yahoo’s Five Counter-Counterclaims Against Facebook. #1: Throw Out Retaliatory Patents

Today Yahoo hit Facebook with <a href="">five big counter-counterclaims</a> de Settles With Patent Troll … For Zero Dollars!

Satirical, bizarre and amusing news website <a href="">Fark</a> has kicked the fark out of a patent troll called Gooseberry Natural Resources LLC. The original lawsuit was <a href=

Toyota Settles Longstanding Patent Dispute Over Hybrid Vehicle Tech

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