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Patent Trolls in the spotlight. Will the tide turn?

Patents are usually a good thing. They protect your work, your idea, your product. However, as we’ve seen happen all too often, “Patent Trolls” often abuse the system by demanding payments or licenses for patents, despite being vague and generic, have been approved. Now a growing US trade …

Samsung pays bloggers to bad mouth HTC

Samsung and HTC have been mortal enemies for a while, which is a bit David and Goliath, given the size of Samsung, but it looks like Samsung have turned the war dirty. Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission launched an investigation in to reports that Samsung had paid bloggers to …

Microsoft now earning from over half of all Android handsets

Microsoft are doing pretty well thanks to success of Android. Estimates state that Microsoft will make $444 million (nearly £284 million) from the sale of Android handsets in 2012. It’s all because Android partners are entering into licence agreements with Microsoft, who hold a number of patents relating …