Unflappable Patent Troll Not Satisfied With $368 Million Apple Payday

VirnetX is not a company that, strictly speaking, makes things. It is, instead, a company that collects patents the way joyless millionaires collect hermetically sealed comic books: for profit. And while it just scored an impressive $368 million in a successful Apple lawsuit, it's not stopping there. It's out for a… » 11/07/12 11:11am 11/07/12 11:11am

Texas Jury Smacks Down Landmark Shakedown Attempt by Infamous Patent…

Tim "I helped invent the Internet" Berners-Lee testified before a federal jury earlier this week, tearing into the validity of a key patent Eolas Technologies' was exploiting to sue multiple web companies for $600 million. He must have been persuasive because the court took mere hours to reach its decision. » 2/09/12 9:40pm 2/09/12 9:40pm

Nokia Just Sold Hundreds of Its "Essential" Wireless Patents

Sisvel International, the notorious IP management firm that made headlines in 2010 by teaming with Apple and Siemens to call in a police raid at the CeBIT trade show, is rearming itself. The company announced yesterday that it has acquired hundreds of Nokia-owned wireless patents. Who's ready for some litigation? » 1/13/12 11:14pm 1/13/12 11:14pm

Afternoon News: FBI Billboards, Radiohead Webcast, and Patents,…

• The FBI wants to install 150 digital billboards in 20 US cities in the next few weeks to show fugitives, missing people and gadget bloggers. [Network World]
Oft-discussed Radiohead will have a live webcast concert at midnight on January 1. It's almost cool to stay home on New Year's Eve now. [Pitchfork]
• Google… » 12/27/07 4:00pm 12/27/07 4:00pm