PATENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PATENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Phone titans’ patents become treasure in selloffs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173849-79/patents-companies-licensing-patent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58173849-79/patents-companies-licensing-patent.html.csp">Phone titans’ patents become treasure in selloffs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Susan Decker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T10:52:02.226-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 10:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington - Squeezed out of the mobile-phone market by trendier offerings, Nokia, Ericsson and other one-time leaders are selling chunks of their patent portfolios, often to the litigious licensing firms the industry has derided. The companies are being driven by their need for greater profit, and are finding that with changing business models, tough economics and investor pressure, there is little reason to hold on to patents for computer memory, wireless infrastructure and other technology th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58173849@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:52:02 MDT Supreme Court rules against company on patents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58090930-79/court-patents-patent-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58090930-79/court-patents-patent-company.html.csp">Supreme Court rules against company on patents</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADAM LIPTAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T16:29:01.857-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington - The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that basic business methods may not be patented, even if computers are used to apply them. The case involved a method for reducing the risk that the parties to a transaction will not pay what they owe. Writing for the court, Justice Clarence Thomas said that was “a patent-ineligible abstract idea.” “Merely requiring generic computer implementation,” he added, “fails to transform that abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention.” The ca...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58090930@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:29:01 MDT Trial underway in patent case against Facebook http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58056551-79/facebook-patent-patents-der.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58056551-79/facebook-patent-patents-der.html.csp">Trial underway in patent case against Facebook</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW BARAKAT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T15:29:59.582-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Alexandria, Va. • Facebook infringed on patents held by a Dutch computer programmer who tried to launch a similar site called “Surfbook” more than a decade ago, according to a lawsuit heard by a federal jury Wednesday. The civil trial was underway in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, where social media giant Facebook is being sued by a holding company called Rembrandt Social Media. The lawsuit alleges that a Dutch computer whiz, Joannes Van Der Meer, filed for patents in 1998, claiming methods ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580565512014-06-11T15:29:59.582-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-11T15:29:59.582-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58056551@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:29:59 MDT