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News 2010

NOTE: this is not currently getting updated (2010-06-15)

This is a list of links to third-party news about software patents in 2010.

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Date Article Website Related pages
2010-03-02 Google Secures Broad Patent for Location-Based Advertising Google, Silly patents
2010-03-02 EU, USA, Japan pushing for patents in ACTA! ACTA-6437-10.pdf as text
2010-03-01 Major ACTA Leak: Internet and Civil Enforcement Chapters With Country Positions ACTA
2010-02-24 Xerox sues Google, Yahoo over search patents Yahoo News Xerox Corp v. Google Inc et al (2010, USA)
2010-02-23 Microsoft, Amazon strike patent deal covering Kindle and Linux TechFlash Amazon, Microsoft
2010-02-21 USPTO's 1-Click Indecisiveness Enters 5th Year Slashdot Amazon's one-click shopping patent
2010-02-17 Turning Patents Into ‘Invention Capital’ NYT Intellectual Ventures, Patent trolls
2010-02-16 Google Patents Country-Specific Content Blocking Slashdot silly patents, Google
2010-02-12 Emblaze Brings Patent Infringement Suit against Microsoft, Apple TMCnet Microsoft, Apple
2010-02-11 Emblaze: Microsoft and Apple stole our technology Inquirer Microsoft, Apple
2010-02-05 Patent nonsense, An end to frivolous patents may finally be in sight Economist
2010-02-04 Gates, Ozzie, Microsoft execs patent 'personal data mining' TechFlash Microsoft
2010-02-02 Black Duck Software Awarded Patent ... Resolves Software License Obligations and Conflicts EarthTimes Black Duck's licence patent
2010-02-01 Report Shows Patent Trolls Are Thriving Slashdot 2009 patent litigation study
2010-01-31 US Dir. of Citizen Participation Patents the News Slashdot Obama administration
2010-01-24 Video, Freedom And Mozilla Mozilla audio-video patents
2010-01-24 HTML5 video and codecs Mozilla H.264
2010-01-20 Google's MapReduce patent: what does it mean for Hadoop? arstechnica silly patents, Google
2010-01-20 Microsoft Sues TiVo - The Why of It Groklaw Microsoft, TiVo
2010-01-19 USPTO Grants Google a Patent On MapReduce Slashdot silly patents, Google
2010-01-13 Half of US Patents Issued Out of US For Second Year Slashdot Who owns software patents?
2010-01-10 Microsoft Patents DRM'd Torrents Slashdot Microsoft
2010-01-10 Australia: time for action Australia
2010-01-09 Google Seeking Patent On Ads For Street View Slashdot
2010-01-08 ESP launching public mailing lists End Software Patents
2010-01-08 Israel: one month to end software patents Israel
2010-01-06 Summarising the problem
2010-01-05 HP Patents Bignum Implementation From 1912 Slashdot Silly patents, HP
2010-01-04 Analogy: roadblocks and toll booths Analogies
2010-01-02 Why Apple Denied the Google Latitude App Slashdot Apple, Google