The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
On Sept. 16 President Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (the "America Invents Act") into law, ushering in the most significant changes to the U.S. patent system in decades.
By Jeffrey Shieh, senior patent attorney, Inovia | 06 October, 2011 06:43
The success of Samsung's Galaxy S Android phones just became a cash cow for Microsoft, thanks to a patent cross-licensing agreement in which Microsoft gets paid for every Android phone or tablet Samsung sells.
By Jared Newman | 29 September, 2011 06:53
IBM earned more U.S. patents in 2010 than any other company, topping the list of patent winners for the 18th year in a row.
By Ann Bednarz | 11 January, 2011 02:24
Software patents have figured prominently in the news in recent weeks, thanks not just to Oracle's attack on Google but also--more recently--to Paul Allen's breathtaking multi-victim onslaught.
By Katherine Noyes | 01 September, 2010 08:02
Microsoft may be on its way to earning a percentage of every Android handset sold, something even Google hasn't accomplished.
By David Coursey | 29 April, 2010 08:17