Intellectual Property

Facebook Buys 750 Patents from IBM: Source

Facebook has acquired hundreds of patents from International Business Machines Corp as the social networking company attempts to bolster its intellectual property portfolio in the wake of a lawsuit filed by Yahoo.

Leukemia Gene Mutations Linked to Survival Odds

Advances in genetic profiling are paving the way for more precise, and effective, treatment of the aggressive bone marrow cancer known as acute mylogenous leukemia, or AML, according to new research.

Oracle Trial Against Google Set for April

A U.S. judge scheduled a trial between Oracle Corp and Google Inc for April 16, 2012, over claims Google violated Oracle's intellectual property rights relating to the Java programming language, according to a ruling on Tuesday.

Porn Domain on Internet Touches Alarm Buttons

Within three months of the launch of the Internet pornography domain .xxx, 10 cases have been launched against Web pirates registering sites on it using the names of reputable companies and people, insiders said on Monday.

Patent Filings at Record High, China UP 33%: WIPO

International filings for patent protection, a key indicator of technological innovation in major economies, hit an all-time record last year driven by growth in China and other middle- income countries, a United Nations agency said on Monday.

Trade Panel to Review Microsoft, Motorola Decision

A U.S. trade panel, which hears patent infringement cases, said on Friday that it would undertake a wide-ranging review of its preliminary decision over whether Motorola Mobility violated Microsoft patents.

M&A Angle Seen in Yahoo Patent Demand on Facebook

Yahoo could be trying to boost its acquisition value by demanding licensing fees from Facebook for the use of its technology, as the one time Web-pioneer considers strategic M&A options, according to patent experts.

Yahoo Threatens Facebook as Patent War Looms

Yahoo has demanded licensing fees from Facebook for use of its technology, the companies said on Monday, potentially engulfing social media in the patent battles and lawsuits raging across much of the tech sector.

Yahoo Threatens Facebook Over Patents

Yahoo has threatened Facebook with legal action if the two Silicon Valley giants can't agree on licensing of technologies covered by patents on which Yahoo says Facebook is infringing.

Jeremy Lin Competes for “Linsanity” Trademark

The New York Knicks' new star point guard Jeremy Lin recently applied to trademark Linsanity several days after two California men each filed separate ones, attempting to cash in on the fervor surrounding Lin and his vernacularly adaptable name.

Facebook and Goldman Sachs: Both Triumph Intellectual Property Disputes on Same Day

After clamoring for the number one spot when it came to endorsing Facebook’s initial public offering in the beginning of the month, Goldman Sachs lost to Morgan Stanley, and placed fourth among U.S. financial rivals. Although it wasn’t chosen as the social-networking giant’s main supporter, Goldman Sachs and Facebook may have more in common than some think. In the past week, both companies claimed victories in intellectual property lawsuits, according to BusinessWeek.

Apple's China Trademark Battle Moves to Shanghai

Apple Inc's trademark battle moves to one of China's richest cities on Wednesday when a Shanghai court will deliberate a request by troubled technology company Proview to halt the sale of iPads across the city.

Glenn Mangham: Facebook Hacker Gets 8 Months in Jail

Glenn Mangham, a 26-year-old software development student from Cornlands Road, York in Great Britain, was sentenced to eight months in jail after he admitted hacking into Facebook from his bedroom in his parents' house between April and May 2011.