Nokia has won another battle in its ongoing patent spat with Qualcomm, though neither side is claiming the war is over. Qualcomm was seeking to prevent Nokia handsets being sold in the UK, on the grounds that they infringed two of the San-Diego-based company's patents, but the judge ruled that one patent lacked novelty, while …
Old or obvious keeps the litigation down
Thank goodness for the UK's sensible strategy on Patents, the old ideas (lacking novelty) and the obvious ones (lacking the inventive step) are not allowed to clog-up the system, no matter how much you shout about them.
RIM successfully defend themselves against Visto patent.
"Visto held a patent for a 'system and method for synchronizing electronic mail across a network'. This was, in effect, (i) a means for retrieving an email from a server, (ii) a synchronisation module for deciding whether to send the email to a second mail store, possibly on a global server which provided HTML access to its contents for roaming users, and (iii) a communications module for establishing a channel with the second mail store, possibly through the second mail store's firewall, to send the email to the second store using HTTP."
UK court found the patent invalid because the invention was (a) obvious and (b) nothing more than a computer program.
army of lawyers
i see a trend here with qualcomm and patents - is qualcomm the next sco?
is qualcomm the next sco?
No they aren't being funded by Microsoft, they actually do own the patents (no matter how irrelevant they are), and they don't issue open letters to all and sundry telling you how much money you owe them.
Sco is, and shall forever remain, in a league of its own.