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  • Groupon accuses IBM of patent shake-down

    ​A lawyer for discount e-commerce company Groupon this week told a court in Delaware that International Business Machines Corp has shaken down practically every large tech firm for patent fees.

  • Teradata sues SAP over alleged IP theft

    SAP, Europe's most valuable technology company, has been sued U.S. company Teradata, which accused it of stealing trade secrets, copyright infringement and anti-trust violations.

  • Jury awards Apple US$539 million in Samsung patent retrial

    After nearly five days of deliberations, a US jury has said Samsung should pay $539 million (A$711 million) to Apple for copying patented smartphone features, according to court documents, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages.

  • Tech body flags concerns on proposed changes to Patents Act

    ​A private members bill introduced by National Party spokesperson for Science and Innovation Parmjeet Parmar, which proposes a second-tier patent system, has raised fears that the issue of ‘software patents’ is back on the agenda.

Features about intellectual property
  • Google Books legal epic moves to appeals court

    After almost a decade of litigation, Google scored a victory last week over the Authors Guild, which had sued the company for copyright infringement over its Google Books search engine. But a few important chapters in the legal saga have yet to be written.

  • Apple and Samsung: What's behind the patent fight

    Samsung took a step toward finding a kind of "pax tabletica" with arch-foe Apple in an Australian court last week, offering to remove features from its Galaxy Tab to avoid a court ban on sales of the device in that country. But what's really interesting about the case isn't the technical litigation, but the underlying attempt to define how much of a product's design is actually protected under existing, fragmented international laws.

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