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Patents in the News

ITC to review Apple patent complaint against Samsung (Reuters) A U.S. trade panel that specializes in patent disputes will review a potentially key decision in the patent fight between Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc over smartphones and tablets. Steve Jobs threatened Palm with patent suit, strictly enforced no-poaching policy (Washington Post) Apple co-founder Steve Jobs threatened its…

Vanishing Licenses – How International Bankruptcy Rules Could Threaten the Networked Patent Economy

Why should the patent community care about developments in cross-border insolvency law?  Though the topic seems esoteric, there are some important practical reasons to pay attention to what’s happening in the bankruptcy courts.  Recall bankrupt Nortel Networks’ sale last year of 6,000 patents to an Apple/RIM/Microsoft-led consortium for $4.5 billion.  The Nortel patent sale gave…