Canadian fintechs join the global fight against pesky, costly patent trolls

Two Canadian fintech companies have teamed up with some of America’s biggest tech giants to fend off patent trolls. Although they represent two extremes of Canada’s financial services sector – FI.SPAN is a

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Christine Wong

Microsoft acquires Nokia devices and services division for $5.3 billion

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia were already close, but now they're going through with the ceremony and entering a full-fledged union. Microsoft will acquire the Devices & Services division of Finnish smartphone maker Nokia

Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

3 IBM patents that lead to cyborg future

IBM Corp. registered the most U.S. patents than any other corporation in 2012, including at least three that could be used to create a futuristic cyborg. Well, it's possible. Out of the 6,478

Published on: January 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Google’s Galaxy Nexus latest victim in mobile patent wars

Apple and Google end up in many litigation battles over smartphone patents. CNN reported last week that Google has had to remove the Galaxy Nexus from its online store -- replacing the “IN STOCK”

Published on: July 9th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Facebook buys $550M in AOL patents from Microsoft

Microsoft and Facebook, which have struck a variety of business, technology and advertising agreements in recent years, announced on Monday a deal related to patents AOL recently sold.As part of the deal, Facebook

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 John Ribeiro

Ailing AOL sells patents to Microsoft for $1 billion

AOL has entered into a definitive agreement to sell over 800 of its patents and their related patent applications to Microsoft, it said Monday.The sale of patents and a non-exclusive license to its

Published on: April 9th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Google gets U.S. approval for Motorola acquisition

The U.S. Department of Justice today officially blessed the marriage between Google and Motorola after concluding that the merger would not adversely impact competition in the wireless market.In the analysis of its decision,

Published on: February 14th, 2012 Brad Reed

There are more losers than winners with software patents

by Monica Goyal Today, it seems to be common rhetoric that if you are a successful software startup, you will eventually be sued. If you have conducted business in this industry for any

Published on: December 8th, 2011 Monica Goyal

30 considerations for getting tech to market: Part III

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette While there will no doubt be the occasional post that will still fall into the Commercialization Ecosystem category, today marks the official end of this series with

Published on: October 24th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Back to school

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette A couple of moons ago, we talked about how “entrepreneur” is often a four-letter word on the university campus. Too many schools fail to appreciate how Web 2.0 has

Published on: September 13th, 2011 Francis Moran

Championship: Making the most of the juicy leftovers

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently, tech heavyweights from around the world lined up to bid for Nortel Network’s portfolio of more than 6,000 telecommunications and web-related patents. When the dust settled, the

Published on: August 30th, 2011 Francis Moran

So you have the right invention, do you have the right circumstances?

By David French In a previous post, I talked about the importance of having an IP Coordinator on the team and how this role fits into an organization.   Part of the responsibilities of

Published on: August 9th, 2011 Francis Moran

What an IP coordinator should know

By David French In a previous blog posting, we talked about the importance of having an IP coordinator on the team and how this role fits into an organization. We identified the role of

Published on: July 4th, 2011 IDG News Service

We’re under NDA, right?

By Phil Newman “OK. Tuesday at 2:30. Great, see you then. We’ll get our NDA over to you guys … yeah, it’s mutual … we can talk more freely about how things could

Published on: May 19th, 2011 IDG News Service