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 * 2006-07-13 EU [http://www.gamespot.com/news/6153997.html Gamespot: Sony slapped with another patent suit]
 * 2006-03-22 US [http://twincities.bizjournals.com/twincities/stories/2006/03/20/daily36.html Minneapolis Business Journal: Digital River hit with patent suit]
 * 2006-02-06 US [http://www.slate.com/id/2135559/ Slate: Weapons of business destruction] (--> [:BlackberryEn: Blackberry])
 * 2006-01-13 US [http://wiki.winehq.org/CompilerExceptionSupport Winewiki: Borland Patent SEH affects GCC]
 * 2005-12-19 US [http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/375 Security Focus: OpenSSH cutting edge] ("The second reason is more of a killer: many ECC methods are patented")
 * 2005-05-12 EU [http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/developer/0,39020387,39198258,00.htm ZDNet: Wine development stifled by software patent]
 * 2005-05-12 US [http://www.itp.net/news/details.php?id=15341&category= ITP: HP, EMC lawsuits come to an end]
 * 2005-05-06 US [http://www.networkworld.com/news/2005/050605-connectel.html NetworkWorld: Suit against Cisco names products, damages]
 * 2005-04-13 US [:Alacritech0504En: Alacritech ./ MS: Microsoft ordered to remove feature from Longhorn]
 * 2005-04-13 WW [http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39194883,00.htm ZDNet UK: IBM patent sparks open source code rewrite]
 * 2005-04-11 WW [http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.303 PostgreSQL open source database reverts to inferior caching scheme due to software patent]
 * 2005-03-05 EU [:Apple0503En: iTunes/iPod under threat from pending US/EU Patent]
 * 2005-02-15 US [http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=11277&hed=Passionate+demos+at+Demo§or=Capital&subsector=VentureCapital Red Herring: Yahoo filed software patent infringement suit against SME Xfire last week]
 * 2005-02-15 US [http://www.wirelessweek.com/index.asp?layout=document&doc_id=1340003490&verticalID=34&vertical=Business+and+Finance&industry= Wirelessweek: Padcom vs. NetMotion]
 * 2005-02-04 JP [:Ichitaro0502En: FFII: Matsushita sues MSWord Competitor Off the Market]
 * 2005-01-06 WW [http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2005/01/ Debian: MPEG encoders excluded from Linux distribution because of patent enforcement]
 * 2004-10-30 WW [http://kwiki.ffii.org/Smirl041025En Linux-Kernel Mailinglist: Writing open source graphics drivers more and more difficult due to patents]
 * 2006-07-13 EU [[http://www.gamespot.com/news/6153997.html|Gamespot: Sony slapped with another patent suit]]
 * 2006-03-22 US [[http://twincities.bizjournals.com/twincities/stories/2006/03/20/daily36.html|Minneapolis Business Journal: Digital River hit with patent suit]]
 * 2006-02-06 US [[http://www.slate.com/id/2135559/|Slate: Weapons of business destruction]] (--> [[BlackberryEn| Blackberry]])
 * 2006-01-13 US [[http://wiki.winehq.org/CompilerExceptionSupport|Winewiki: Borland Patent SEH affects GCC]]
 * 2005-12-19 US [[http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/375|Security Focus: OpenSSH cutting edge]] ("The second reason is more of a killer: many ECC methods are patented")
 * 2005-05-12 EU [[http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/developer/0,39020387,39198258,00.htm|ZDNet: Wine development stifled by software patent]]
 * 2005-05-12 US [[http://www.itp.net/news/details.php?id=15341&category=|ITP: HP, EMC lawsuits come to an end]]
 * 2005-05-06 US [[http://www.networkworld.com/news/2005/050605-connectel.html|NetworkWorld: Suit against Cisco names products, damages]]
 * 2005-04-13 US [[Alacritech0504En| Alacritech ./ MS: Microsoft ordered to remove feature from Longhorn]]
 * 2005-04-13 WW [[http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39194883,00.htm|ZDNet UK: IBM patent sparks open source code rewrite]]
 * 2005-04-11 WW [[http://www.postgresql.org/about/news.303|PostgreSQL open source database reverts to inferior caching scheme due to software patent]]
 * 2005-03-05 EU [[Apple0503En| iTunes/iPod under threat from pending US/EU Patent]]
 * 2005-02-15 US [[http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=11277&hed=Passionate+demos+at+Demo§or=Capital&subsector=VentureCapital|Red Herring: Yahoo filed software patent infringement suit against SME Xfire last week]]
 * 2005-02-15 US [[http://www.wirelessweek.com/index.asp?layout=document&doc_id=1340003490&verticalID=34&vertical=Business+and+Finance&industry=|Wirelessweek: Padcom vs. NetMotion]]
 * 2005-02-04 JP [[Ichitaro0502En| FFII: Matsushita sues MSWord Competitor Off the Market]]
 * 2005-01-06 WW [[http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2005/01/|Debian: MPEG encoders excluded from Linux distribution because of patent enforcement]]
 * 2004-10-30 WW [[http://kwiki.ffii.org/Smirl041025En|Linux-Kernel Mailinglist: Writing open source graphics drivers more and more difficult due to patents]]
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 * 2005-06-29 US [http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050629005231&newsLang=en PR: Virgin Entertainment to License NeoMedia's PaperClick Technology] (also [http://www.neom.com/press_releases/2005/20050524.jsp granted in Europe])
 * 2005-06-21 EU [http://p2pnet.net/story/5292 p2pnetwork: VideoLan under serious threat]
 * 2005-06-14 EU [http://www.forbes.com/work/feeds/afx/2005/06/14/afx2091429.html Forbes: EU confirms investigation into telecom standards body]
 * 2005-06-14 EU [http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2005/06/14/afx2091266.html Forbes: EU Commission probes telecom standards body over 'patent ambush' fears]
 * 2005-06-12 US [http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=23886 Inquirer: RIM, Nokia, world+dog sued over phone network patent] ([http://v3.espacenet.com/textdoc?DB=EPODOC&IDX=EP0474717+&F=8 EP equivalent] was also granted but has expired)
 * 2005-05-24 EU [http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,15359298%5E24170%5E%5Enbv%5E24169,00.html Australian IT: Futures lawsuit]
 * 2005-05-04 EU [http://www.finextra.com/fullstory.asp?id=13628 FinExtra: Trading Technologies serves eight weeks notice on Refco end users]
 * 2005-04-28 EU [http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050428/to112.html?.v=4 PR: Absolute Software Signs Patent Licensing Agreements for PC Theft Recovery with Two Computer Security Companies, Files another Patent for New Invention]
 * 2005-04-18 EU [http://news.zdnet.co.uk/business/legal/0,39020651,39195418,00.htm ZDNet UK: Funds firm faces patent suit] (-> [:Easyscreen0503En: TT vs EasyScreen])
 * 2005-04-18 EU [http://htmlfixit.com/?p=596 HTML Fix It: Software patent: 2.5 cent trade tax to Chicago software firm] (-> [:Easyscreen0503En: TT vs EasyScreen])
 * 2005-04-18 EU [http://www.out-law.com/php/page.php?page_id=tradingsoftwarefir1113826033&area=news Out-Law.com: Trading software firm files patent suit] (-> [:Easyscreen0503En: TT vs EasyScreen])
 * 2005-04-15 UK [http://www.finextra.com/fullstory.asp?id=13522 FinExtra: Trading Technologies turns patent fire on Man Group] (-> [:Easyscreen0503En: TT vs EasyScreen])
 * 2005-04-13 WW [:KopeteNetStrike0504En: FFII: KDE instant messenger Kopete on strike against patents on IM technology]
 * 2005-03-24 UK [http://www.finextra.com/fullstory.asp?id=13419 FinExtra: EasyScreen destabilised by software problems and patent uncertainties] (-> [:Easyscreen0503En: EasyScreen])
 * 2004-11-00 [:Videolan0411En: Digital Theater Systems uses EP864146 to threaten features out of Videolan Project]
 * 2004-08-25 US [http://www.aful.org/wws/arc/patents/2004-08/msg00071.html Microsoft Asserts Patent on Sender-ID Standard] (--> [:SwpatmicrosoftEn: Microsoft] vs [:SwpatFlossEn: FLOSS], [:StandardEn: Standards])
 * [:Google040809En: 2004-08-09 Google pays Yahoo for use of patent on serving ads linked to keywords] (patent also granted in DE)
 * 2004-08-04 UK/EU [:Edata0408En: Apple obtains patent license from E-Data for downloading music and burning it to CDs in Europe; E-Data plans infringment litigation in UK] (--> patent 20 of the [http://webshop.ffii.org/ webshop])
 * 2004-07-28 US [:IntergraphEn: Intergraph] cashes in on Parallel Instruction and Clipper System patents: [http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20040728006055&newsLang=en Quarterly Report] says they extracted 128 mn USD from Intel, 10 mn + 2% of yearly earning from AMD, are facing counter-suits from HP, some in Europe)
 * [:Ampex040713En: 2004-07-13 US Sony sued over image thumbnails patent]
 * [:Neavis040713De: 2004-07-13 DE Neavis ./ McDonald's]
 * [:Godado040704En: 2004-07-04 UK/IT Godado.it sues small companies with web searching patent]
 * [:Teles040625En: 2004-06-25 DE Teles launches litigation campaign against internet telephony companies]
 * [:Bromcom04En: 2004 UK Government in Court over Bromcom Pupil Data Managment Patent]
 * [:Acacia040616En: 2004-06-16 US/DK/SE/... Acacia sues digital tv operators]
 * [:Btg040614En: 2004-06-14 UK/US BTG sues Microsoft with broad downloading & antivirus update patents]
 * 2005-06-29 US [[http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050629005231&newsLang=en|PR: Virgin Entertainment to License NeoMedia's PaperClick Technology]] (also [[http://www.neom.com/press_releases/2005/20050524.jsp|granted in Europe]])
 * 2005-06-21 EU [[http://p2pnet.net/story/5292|p2pnetwork: VideoLan under serious threat]]
 * 2005-06-14 EU [[http://www.forbes.com/work/feeds/afx/2005/06/14/afx2091429.html|Forbes: EU confirms investigation into telecom standards body]]
 * 2005-06-14 EU [[http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2005/06/14/afx2091266.html|Forbes: EU Commission probes telecom standards body over 'patent ambush' fears]]
 * 2005-06-12 US [[http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=23886|Inquirer: RIM, Nokia, world+dog sued over phone network patent]] ([[http://v3.espacenet.com/textdoc?DB=EPODOC&IDX=EP0474717+&F=8|EP equivalent]] was also granted but has expired)
 * 2005-05-24 EU [[http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,15359298%5E24170%5E%5Enbv%5E24169,00.html|Australian IT: Futures lawsuit]]
 * 2005-05-04 EU [[http://www.finextra.com/fullstory.asp?id=13628|FinExtra: Trading Technologies serves eight weeks notice on Refco end users]]
 * 2005-04-28 EU [[http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050428/to112.html?.v=4|PR: Absolute Software Signs Patent Licensing Agreements for PC Theft Recovery with Two Computer Security Companies, Files another Patent for New Invention]]
 * 2005-04-18 EU [[http://news.zdnet.co.uk/business/legal/0,39020651,39195418,00.htm|ZDNet UK: Funds firm faces patent suit]] (-> [[Easyscreen0503En| TT vs EasyScreen]])
 * 2005-04-18 EU [[http://htmlfixit.com/?p=596|HTML Fix It: Software patent: 2.5 cent trade tax to Chicago software firm]] (-> [[Easyscreen0503En| TT vs EasyScreen]])
 * 2005-04-18 EU [[http://www.out-law.com/php/page.php?page_id=tradingsoftwarefir1113826033&area=news|Out-Law.com: Trading software firm files patent suit]] (-> [[Easyscreen0503En| TT vs EasyScreen]])
 * 2005-04-15 UK [[http://www.finextra.com/fullstory.asp?id=13522|FinExtra: Trading Technologies turns patent fire on Man Group]] (-> [[Easyscreen0503En| TT vs EasyScreen]])
 * 2005-04-13 WW [[KopeteNetStrike0504En| FFII: KDE instant messenger Kopete on strike against patents on IM technology]]
 * 2005-03-24 UK [[http://www.finextra.com/fullstory.asp?id=13419|FinExtra: EasyScreen destabilised by software problems and patent uncertainties]] (-> [[Easyscreen0503En| EasyScreen]])
 * 2004-11-00 [[Videolan0411En| Digital Theater Systems uses EP864146 to threaten features out of Videolan Project]]
 * 2004-08-25 US [[http://www.aful.org/wws/arc/patents/2004-08/msg00071.html|Microsoft Asserts Patent on Sender-ID Standard]] (--> [[SwpatmicrosoftEn| Microsoft]] vs [[SwpatFlossEn| FLOSS]], [[StandardEn| Standards]])
 * [[Google040809En| 2004-08-09 Google pays Yahoo for use of patent on serving ads linked to keywords]] (patent also granted in DE)
 * 2004-08-04 UK/EU [[Edata0408En| Apple obtains patent license from E-Data for downloading music and burning it to CDs in Europe; E-Data plans infringment litigation in UK]] (--> patent 20 of the [[http://webshop.ffii.org/|webshop]])
 * 2004-07-28 US [[IntergraphEn| Intergraph]] cashes in on Parallel Instruction and Clipper System patents: [[http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20040728006055&newsLang=en|Quarterly Report]] says they extracted 128 mn USD from Intel, 10 mn + 2% of yearly earning from AMD, are facing counter-suits from HP, some in Europe)
 * [[Ampex040713En| 2004-07-13 US Sony sued over image thumbnails patent]]
 * [[Neavis040713De| 2004-07-13 DE Neavis ./ McDonald's]]
 * [[Godado040704En| 2004-07-04 UK/IT Godado.it sues small companies with web searching patent]]
 * [[Teles040625En| 2004-06-25 DE Teles launches litigation campaign against internet telephony companies]]
 * [[Bromcom04En| 2004 UK Government in Court over Bromcom Pupil Data Managment Patent]]
 * [[Acacia040616En| 2004-06-16 US/DK/SE/... Acacia sues digital tv operators]]
 * [[Btg040614En| 2004-06-14 UK/US BTG sues Microsoft with broad downloading & antivirus update patents]]
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 * 2005-12-28 US [http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2005/dec/1242727.htm TMCnet: Padcom(R) Files Suit Against NetMotion Alleging Invalid and Unenforceable Patent]
 * 2005-12-15 US [http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,123938,00.asp PC World: Visto Sues Microsoft Over Patents]
 * 2005-08-09 US [http://www.scmagazine.com/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=newsDetails&newsUID=f45a3e60-6ad1-4aca-8a37-7fc905a446f0&newsType=News SC Magazine: Fortinet ordered to stop selling antivirus in U.S.]
 * 2005-07-16 US [http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/16/2051246 Slashdot: Amazon Slaps Orbitz and Avis With Patent Lawsuit]* 2005-07-15 US [http://www.computeractive.co.uk/vnunet/news/2139836/pvr-sellers-sued-patent ComputerActive: PVR sellers sued for patent infringement] (-> [:ForgentEn: Forgent])
 * 2005-07-15 US [http://www.whatpc.co.uk/vnunet/news/2139837/longhorn-microsoft-settles-suit WhatPC: Microsoft settles Longhorn patent suit]
 * 2005-07-15 US [http://www.techworld.com/networking/news/index.cfm?NewsID=4040 TechWorld: Appeal court confirms Microsoft infringed AT&T patent]
 * 2005-06-21 US [http://www.blackenterprise.com/yb/ybopen.asp?section=ybbf&story_id=74073341&ID=blackenterprise Blackenter: Enterasys Networks Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Foundry Networks and Extreme Networks]
 * 2005-06-21 US [http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/06/21/apple_sued_over_itunes/ The Register: Apple sued over iTunes - again]
 * 2005-06-21 US [http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/06/21/1418250&tid=155&tid=3 Slashdot: Apple Sued Over iTunes UI]
 * 2005-06-21 US [http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050621006088&newsLang=en BusinessWire: Enterasys Networks Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Foundry Networks and Extreme Networks]
 * 2005-06-20 US [http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/6085/ MacDailyNews: Apple sued over iTunes software interface]
 * 2005-06-14 US [http://www.forbes.com/technology/wireless/feeds/wireless/2005/06/14/wirelessbhsuper_2005_06_14_INHT_0000-3136-KEYWORD.Missing.html Forbes: As Patent Deal Unravels, Anxiety Rises at BlackBerry Maker]
 * 2005-06-09 CA [http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=525ccc8e-8f95-4f8f-8869-87a22ac23cbf National Post: Research In Motion asks court to complete US$450M settlement with NTP] (--> [:BlackberryEn: Blackberry]
 * 2005-06-07 US [http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2005/06/07/a_make_or_break_court_case/?page=1 Boston Globe: A make-or-break court case] (BCGI faces closure over patent on prepay phone billing software)
 * 2005-06-06 US [http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=internetNews&storyID=2005-06-06T202950Z_01_HO665177_RTRIDST_0_OUKIN-TECH-MICROSOFT-PATENT.XML Reuters: Microsoft ordered to pay $8.9 mln in patent case]
 * 2005-05-12 US [http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BDC89D3A5-7CDE-438D-8ACA-7057123BC817%7D&siteid=google Market Watch: Findwhat.com stocks gained 33 cents after Yahoo patent infringement lawsuit failed]
 * 2005-05-12 US [http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3504671 Clickz: Jury Fails to Determine Validity of Yahoo Ad Tech Patent]
 * 2005-05-12 US [http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050512005085&newsLang=en PR: Avistar Announces Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against TANDBERG (Videoconferencing Technologies)]
 * 2005-04-29 EU [http://www.cbronline.com/article_news.asp?guid=D58F465B-664E-4CA1-B786-0608B797C274 Computer Business Review: Symbol sues Intermec, again]* 2005-04-14 US [http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-patent14apr14,1,779511.story?coll=la-headlines-business&ctrack=1&cset=true LA Times: 4 Firms Named in Net Security Patent Suit]
 * 2005-04-14 US [http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22524 The Inquirer: Legal smoke affects Microsoft Chimney, Longhorn ]
 * 2004-04-13 US [http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/3497561 InternetNews.com: Microsoft Hit with Patent Injunction]
 * 2005-04-13 US [http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/04/13/2159255&tid=109&tid=123 Slashdot: Startup granted injunction against Microsoft]
 * 2005-03-24 US [http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050323005867&newsLang=en Intermec PR: Intermec Files Patent Infringement Claims Against Symbol]
 * 2005-03-12 US [http://www.gameshout.com/news/032005/article600.htm gameshout.com: Yahoo Countersued by Xfire]
 * 2005-03-12 IE [http://www.finfacts.com/irelandbusinessnews/publish/article_1000839.shtml Finfacts: Microsoft pays $60 million in patent-infringement claim]
 * 2005-03-12 US [http://www.registerguard.com/news/2005/03/12/d6.bz.digest.0312.html Register-Guard: Microsoft to pay $60 million in settlement with company]
 * 2005-03-13 US [http://i-newswire.com/pr9947.html MS PR@I-newswire: MS and Burst.com settlement]
 * 2004-11-05 US [http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Amazon-Embroiled-in-Another-Patent-Suit-37913.html EcommerceTimes: Amazon Embroiled in Another Patent Suit]
 * 2004-11-05 US [http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/05/graphics_patent_suit_update/ The Register: Graphics patent holder sues Sony, MS, Nintendo] (--> [:SwpatkelciEn: games])
 * 2004-10-25 US [http://www.dmreview.com/article_sub.cfm?articleId=1012662 DMReview: Expand Beyond Corp. Announces Second Wireless Patent]
 * 2004-10-21 US [http://www.strategiy.com/inews.asp?id=20041021064311 Strategiy: McAfee awarded patent for identifying malicious behavior in software]
 * 2004-10-21 US [http://www.cxotoday.com/cxo/jsp/index.jsp?section=News&subsection=Security&subsection_code=2&file=template1.jsp=1632 CXOtoday.com: McAfee Bags Patent For Malicious Code Detection]
 * 2004-10-04 US [:SunKodak04En: Sun loses against Kodak, must pay damages & royalties for use of Java]
 * 2004-09-03 US [:Amazon0409En: Amazon sued for patent infringement by its One-Click Method]
 * 2004-07-30 US [http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040730/nef022_1.html Class Action against Nassada for concealing defeat in software copyright+patent litigation] ("On June 14, 2004, Nassda revealed that the California state court had issued orders on June 11, against defendants in the Synopsys litigation which limited Nassda's defenses and established as fact that the first 60,000 lines of source code of Nassda's Hierarchial Storage and Isomorphic Matching ("HSIM") software product and all ideas and concepts reflected therein were derived from Synopsys' code or other Synopsys materials while the defendants were employed by Synopsys.")
 * [:Creative040728En: 2004-07-28 US Creative Labs pressures Id Software (Doom 3) with shadow calculation patent]
 * [http://triangle.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2004/07/12/daily37.html 2004-07-16 US Triangle Business Journal "Etrials hit with patent-infringement lawsuit"]
 * [:Adobe040709En: 2004-07-09 US Adobe sued over patent infringement in Acrobat]
 * [:SwxaiTimelineEn: 2003-02-20 Timeline charges huge royalties from Microsoft's SQL Server customers] 
 * 2005-12-28 US [[http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2005/dec/1242727.htm|TMCnet: Padcom(R) Files Suit Against NetMotion Alleging Invalid and Unenforceable Patent]]
 * 2005-12-15 US [[http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,123938,00.asp|PC World: Visto Sues Microsoft Over Patents]]
 * 2005-08-09 US [[http://www.scmagazine.com/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=newsDetails&newsUID=f45a3e60-6ad1-4aca-8a37-7fc905a446f0&newsType=News|SC Magazine: Fortinet ordered to stop selling antivirus in U.S.]]
 * 2005-07-16 US [[http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/07/16/2051246|Slashdot: Amazon Slaps Orbitz and Avis With Patent Lawsuit]]* 2005-07-15 US [[http://www.computeractive.co.uk/vnunet/news/2139836/pvr-sellers-sued-patent|ComputerActive: PVR sellers sued for patent infringement]] (-> [[ForgentEn| Forgent]])
 * 2005-07-15 US [[http://www.whatpc.co.uk/vnunet/news/2139837/longhorn-microsoft-settles-suit|WhatPC: Microsoft settles Longhorn patent suit]]
 * 2005-07-15 US [[http://www.techworld.com/networking/news/index.cfm?NewsID=4040|TechWorld: Appeal court confirms Microsoft infringed AT&T patent]]
 * 2005-06-21 US [[http://www.blackenterprise.com/yb/ybopen.asp?section=ybbf&story_id=74073341&ID=blackenterprise|Blackenter: Enterasys Networks Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Foundry Networks and Extreme Networks]]
 * 2005-06-21 US [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/06/21/apple_sued_over_itunes/|The Register: Apple sued over iTunes - again]]
 * 2005-06-21 US [[http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/06/21/1418250&tid=155&tid=3|Slashdot: Apple Sued Over iTunes UI]]
 * 2005-06-21 US [[http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050621006088&newsLang=en|BusinessWire: Enterasys Networks Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Foundry Networks and Extreme Networks]]
 * 2005-06-20 US [[http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/6085/|MacDailyNews: Apple sued over iTunes software interface]]
 * 2005-06-14 US [[http://www.forbes.com/technology/wireless/feeds/wireless/2005/06/14/wirelessbhsuper_2005_06_14_INHT_0000-3136-KEYWORD.Missing.html|Forbes: As Patent Deal Unravels, Anxiety Rises at BlackBerry Maker]]
 * 2005-06-09 CA [[http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=525ccc8e-8f95-4f8f-8869-87a22ac23cbf|National Post: Research In Motion asks court to complete US$450M settlement with NTP]] (--> [[BlackberryEn| Blackberry]]
 * 2005-06-07 US [[http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2005/06/07/a_make_or_break_court_case/?page=1|Boston Globe: A make-or-break court case]] (BCGI faces closure over patent on prepay phone billing software)
 * 2005-06-06 US [[http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=internetNews&storyID=2005-06-06T202950Z_01_HO665177_RTRIDST_0_OUKIN-TECH-MICROSOFT-PATENT.XML|Reuters: Microsoft ordered to pay $8.9 mln in patent case]]
 * 2005-05-12 US [[http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BDC89D3A5-7CDE-438D-8ACA-7057123BC817%7D&siteid=google|Market Watch: Findwhat.com stocks gained 33 cents after Yahoo patent infringement lawsuit failed]]
 * 2005-05-12 US [[http://www.clickz.com/news/article.php/3504671|Clickz: Jury Fails to Determine Validity of Yahoo Ad Tech Patent]]
 * 2005-05-12 US [[http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050512005085&newsLang=en|PR: Avistar Announces Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against TANDBERG (Videoconferencing Technologies)]]
 * 2005-04-29 EU [[http://www.cbronline.com/article_news.asp?guid=D58F465B-664E-4CA1-B786-0608B797C274|Computer Business Review: Symbol sues Intermec, again]]* 2005-04-14 US [[http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-patent14apr14,1,779511.story?coll=la-headlines-business&ctrack=1&cset=true|LA Times: 4 Firms Named in Net Security Patent Suit]]
 * 2005-04-14 US [[http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22524|The Inquirer: Legal smoke affects Microsoft Chimney, Longhorn ]]
 * 2004-04-13 US [[http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/3497561|InternetNews.com: Microsoft Hit with Patent Injunction]]
 * 2005-04-13 US [[http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/04/13/2159255&tid=109&tid=123|Slashdot: Startup granted injunction against Microsoft]]
 * 2005-03-24 US [[http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050323005867&newsLang=en|Intermec PR: Intermec Files Patent Infringement Claims Against Symbol]]
 * 2005-03-12 US [[http://www.gameshout.com/news/032005/article600.htm|gameshout.com: Yahoo Countersued by Xfire]]
 * 2005-03-12 IE [[http://www.finfacts.com/irelandbusinessnews/publish/article_1000839.shtml|Finfacts: Microsoft pays $60 million in patent-infringement claim]]
 * 2005-03-12 US [[http://www.registerguard.com/news/2005/03/12/d6.bz.digest.0312.html|Register-Guard: Microsoft to pay $60 million in settlement with company]]
 * 2005-03-13 US [[http://i-newswire.com/pr9947.html|MS PR@I-newswire: MS and Burst.com settlement]]
 * 2004-11-05 US [[http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/Amazon-Embroiled-in-Another-Patent-Suit-37913.html|EcommerceTimes: Amazon Embroiled in Another Patent Suit]]
 * 2004-11-05 US [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/11/05/graphics_patent_suit_update/|The Register: Graphics patent holder sues Sony, MS, Nintendo]] (--> [[SwpatkelciEn| games]])
 * 2004-10-25 US [[http://www.dmreview.com/article_sub.cfm?articleId=1012662|DMReview: Expand Beyond Corp. Announces Second Wireless Patent]]
 * 2004-10-21 US [[http://www.strategiy.com/inews.asp?id=20041021064311|Strategiy: McAfee awarded patent for identifying malicious behavior in software]]
 * 2004-10-21 US [[http://www.cxotoday.com/cxo/jsp/index.jsp?section=News&subsection=Security&subsection_code=2&file=template1.jsp=1632|CXOtoday.com: McAfee Bags Patent For Malicious Code Detection]]
 * 2004-10-04 US [[SunKodak04En| Sun loses against Kodak, must pay damages & royalties for use of Java]]
 * 2004-09-03 US [[Amazon0409En| Amazon sued for patent infringement by its One-Click Method]]
 * 2004-07-30 US [[http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040730/nef022_1.html|Class Action against Nassada for concealing defeat in software copyright+patent litigation]] ("On June 14, 2004, Nassda revealed that the California state court had issued orders on June 11, against defendants in the Synopsys litigation which limited Nassda's defenses and established as fact that the first 60,000 lines of source code of Nassda's Hierarchial Storage and Isomorphic Matching ("HSIM") software product and all ideas and concepts reflected therein were derived from Synopsys' code or other Synopsys materials while the defendants were employed by Synopsys.")
 * [[Creative040728En| 2004-07-28 US Creative Labs pressures Id Software (Doom 3) with shadow calculation patent]]
 * [[http://triangle.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2004/07/12/daily37.html|2004-07-16 US Triangle Business Journal "Etrials hit with patent-infringement lawsuit"]]
 * [[Adobe040709En| 2004-07-09 US Adobe sued over patent infringement in Acrobat]]
 * [[SwxaiTimelineEn| 2003-02-20 Timeline charges huge royalties from Microsoft's SQL Server customers]]
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 * 2005-01-10 AU [http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11903556%255E15306,00.html News.com.au: $4m e-health software trashed] (the Pharmacy Guild of Australia claimed ownership of key aspects of the medication record sharing system using a patent)  * 2005-01-10 AU [[http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,11903556%255E15306,00.html|News.com.au: $4m e-health software trashed]] (the Pharmacy Guild of Australia claimed ownership of key aspects of the medication record sharing system using a patent)
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 * 2005-06-21 US [http://www.pharmalive.com/News/index.cfm?articleid=250385&categoryid=23 PharmaLive: invivodata Granted Patent on Patient Compliance System]
 * 2005-04-29 US [http://www.dmnews.com/cgi-bin/artprevbot.cgi?article_id=32663 DMNews: I-Behavior Gets Co-op Database Software Patent]
 * 2005-03-02 US [http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050302005193&newsLang=en BusinessWire PR: Symantec Granted Patent for Key Information Security Technology]
 * 2005-01-12 US [http://www.harddancelondon.com/modules.php?name=AvantGo&file=print&sid=347 SightSound Technologies file injunction on Napster]
 * [http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/07/22/2156240&tid=155&tid=109 2004-07-21 US Slashdot: Microsoft patents "encouraging viewers to pay attention to television programs, commercials in particular" ] (--> [http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6,766,524.WKU.&OS=PN/6,766,524&RS=PN/6,766,524 US6766524], [:SwpatmicrosoftEn: Microsoft])
 * 2004-07-12 US [:Oracle0407En: Linux Weekly News: Oracle receives Patent on Content Management]
 * [:Spam040601En: Network Associates receives broad antispam patent]
 * [:Oracle040613En: Oracle patent on WCMS]
 * [:Mskin040624En: Microsoft patent on transmission of data through human body]
 * [:Mspat040608En: Microsoft patent on task lists]
 * [:Microsoft040602En: Microsoft patent on "double-click"]
 * [http://gailly.net/05533051.html An impossible compression patent (5,533,051): pretends you can compress any file by at least one bit]
 * 2005-06-21 US [[http://www.pharmalive.com/News/index.cfm?articleid=250385&categoryid=23|PharmaLive: invivodata Granted Patent on Patient Compliance System]]
 * 2005-04-29 US [[http://www.dmnews.com/cgi-bin/artprevbot.cgi?article_id=32663|DMNews: I-Behavior Gets Co-op Database Software Patent]]
 * 2005-03-02 US [[http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20050302005193&newsLang=en|BusinessWire PR: Symantec Granted Patent for Key Information Security Technology]]
 * 2005-01-12 US [[http://www.harddancelondon.com/modules.php?name=AvantGo&file=print&sid=347|SightSound Technologies file injunction on Napster]]
 * [[http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/07/22/2156240&tid=155&tid=109|2004-07-21 US Slashdot: Microsoft patents "encouraging viewers to pay attention to television programs, commercials in particular" ]] (--> [[http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6,766,524.WKU.&OS=PN/6,766,524&RS=PN/6,766,524|US6766524]], [[SwpatmicrosoftEn| Microsoft]])
 * 2004-07-12 US [[Oracle0407En| Linux Weekly News: Oracle receives Patent on Content Management]]
 * [[Spam040601En| Network Associates receives broad antispam patent]]
 * [[Oracle040613En| Oracle patent on WCMS]]
 * [[Mskin040624En| Microsoft patent on transmission of data through human body]]
 * [[Mspat040608En| Microsoft patent on task lists]]
 * [[Microsoft040602En| Microsoft patent on "double-click"]]
 * [[http://gailly.net/05533051.html|An impossible compression patent (5,533,051): pretends you can compress any file by at least one bit]]
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 * 2004-09-23 SG [http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2004/Sep/1076143.htm TMCnet: ESCOM Granted Singapore Patent for Spam Filtering Technology]
 * 2004-08-22 AE [http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=61383 Khaleej Times: Network Associates gets Antispam-Patent]
 * 2004-09-23 SG [[http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2004/Sep/1076143.htm|TMCnet: ESCOM Granted Singapore Patent for Spam Filtering Technology]]
 * 2004-08-22 AE [[http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=61383|Khaleej Times: Network Associates gets Antispam-Patent]]
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 * 2005-04-12 EN [http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/power/library/pa-spec6.html?ca=dgr-lnxw07NaturalStandards IBM/Seebach: Naturally occurring standards, patents are a huge weakness for a standard.]  * 2005-04-12 EN [[http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/power/library/pa-spec6.html?ca=dgr-lnxw07NaturalStandards|IBM/Seebach: Naturally occurring standards, patents are a huge weakness for a standard.]]

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  • 2005-04-12 EN IBM/Seebach: Naturally occurring standards, patents are a huge weakness for a standard. for instance, Unisys had a patent governing a bit of the algorithm used for GIF images. In general, patents are a huge weakness for a standard. The MP3 standard is used very widely by people who simply don't know -- or don't care -- that someone theoretically has a patent on part of it, and only some code using the patented algorithm actually has a license from the patent holder. Developers and users can be bitten by this many years after they make the design decision to use a patented algorithm, due to the nature of patents (see Resources). De jure standards often require contributors to clearly disclose any known patents; de facto standards generally have no way to do this.

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