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Apple’s Latest Suit Against Samsung May Target Google

March 31, 2014 | 2:32 pm

Apple’s Latest Suit Against Samsung May Target Google

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The trial in Silicon Valley marks the latest round in a long-running series of lawsuits between the two tech giants that underscore a much larger concern about what is allowed to be patented.

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Government Secrecy Orders on Patents Keep Lid on Inventions

April 16, 2013 | 5:01 am

Government Secrecy Orders on Patents Keep Lid on Inventions

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By G.W. Schulz, Center for Investigative Reporting More than 10 years ago, Robert Gold sought to do what many Americans have dreamed of their whole lives: patent an idea. Gold developed a breakthrough in wireless communications that would help people speak to one another with less interference and greater security. Then it disappeared like a […]

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January 7, 2013 | 9:00 am

A.M. Splash: Oakland Police Union Resists Sheriffs’ Aid; Google Settlement Changes Patent Wars; Netflix Signs Warner Bros. Deal

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Oakland police union slams plan to help (SF Chronicle) Oakland’s plan to bring in Alameda County sheriff’s deputies to help patrol crime-ridden streets is being resisted by the city’s police union – the very group that has long been crying for help. “I wouldn’t say I’m that surprised, but it is disappointing,” Mayor Jean Quan […]

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Tech Titans Apple, Samsung Face Off in Court Over iPhone, iPad

July 30, 2012 | 4:18 pm

Tech Titans Apple, Samsung Face Off in Court Over iPhone, iPad

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With billions of dollars and control of the U.S. smartphone and computer tablets markets at stake, jury selection began Monday in a closely watched trial between two of the world’s leading tech companies over patents. Apple Inc. filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. last year alleging the world’s largest technology […]

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August 17, 2011 | 3:49 pm

Google-Motorola Deal, Per the Taiwanese Animators

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In order to explain any complicated news story, we often find it best to turn to the Taiwanese animators for guidance. Like take Google’s $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility: Google’s stock has taken a modest pounding since the deal was announced, perhaps in part because Standard & Poor’s, not content to merely downgrade the […]

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Morning Splash: San Bruno; Warrior Owner’s Story; Something Stinks in S.F.

February 28, 2011 | 8:22 am

Morning Splash: San Bruno; Warrior Owner’s Story; Something Stinks in S.F.

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San Bruno blast: Federal hearings could affect laws (San Francisco Chronicle) Federal investigators will convene an extraordinary, three-day public hearing this week on the deadly natural gas blast in San Bruno – an inquiry that could affect pipeline safety laws in California and around the nation. The fact-finding hearing, which starts Tuesday in Washington, D.C., […]

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