Acacia gets $6.6 million verdict against Yahoo (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Acacia Research Corp., which buys and licenses patents, Monday said it had won a $6.6 million judgment against Yahoo Inc. for infringement on an online advertising patent.

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Google, Apple, Microsoft Sued Over File Preview (Slashdot)

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

ClaraBow writes with this excerpt from MacWorld: “A small Indiana company has sued tech heavyweights Microsoft, Apple, and Google, claiming that it holds the patent on a common file preview feature used by browsers and operating systems to show users small snapshots of the files before they are opened. … Cygnus’s owner and president Gregory Swartz developed the technology laid out in the …

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Google, Microsoft, Apple sued over preview icons (CNET via Yahoo! News)

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

A Michigan-based networking company on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Google, Microsoft, and Apple alleging that all three tech giants violated a patent it owns on the use of document-preview icons–or thumbnails–in operating systems.

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Google, Apple and Microsoft Sued Over File Preview Patent (ISEDB)

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Cygnus Systems, a small Indiana-based software company has sued IT giants Google, Apple and Microsoft claiming it holds the patent to a common file preview feature that was used without permission by the three companies in many of their software products.

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Google, Apple, Microsoft Sued Over File Preview (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

A small Indiana company has sued tech heavyweights Microsoft, Apple, and Google, claiming that it holds the patent on a common file preview feature used by browsers and operating systems to show users small snapshots of the files before they are opened.

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Google reveals wireless hopes in a patent (CNET via Yahoo! News)

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Google’s vision of tomorrow’s wireless network is in stark contrast to how wireless operators do business today, setting the two sides on a possible collision course.

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