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    If you've ever wondered why Microsoft isn't disappointed with the growth that Android has seen in the last couple of years, it's because Microsoft actually gets paid for it. Yes, Microsoft has been notorious for owning a crazy amount of the patents that power most of the Android phones in the market today, but the interesting thing is that all of these patents have been kept a secret for years. We don't understand the purpose for the secrecy, but if you're interested in the list, it just became public, sort of. Because of the whole Microsoft-Nokia deal, and mainly because it required the ...

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    Fights over patent licensing aren't about to be on their way out. One of the more high-profile ones recently has been the Apple-Motorola patent war. It seems this particular one has taken an odd twist, however -- apparently, both Apple and Motorola have gone ahead and voluntarily dismissed the suit, without a cross-licensing agreement between the two. Reuters notes that the two are working together on patent reform. Something worth noting is the ongoing purchase of Motorola Mobility by Lenovo. Motorola's current owner is Google, who will retain Motorola's patents post-purchase. Also of ...

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    Not sure if you've noticed this, but a grand majority of the lawsuits we've heard about in the last couple of years have included Apple. As a matter of fact, it's usually Apple that has sued its competitors over any sort of patent infringement that the company has felt affects its interests. What is hard to believe though, is that Apple is now complaining about patent trolls, and actually doing so publicly. Apple's lawyers publicly stated in a recent FTC filing that: "Apple has rarely lost on the merits. But victory figures are small consolation, because in every one of these cases, Apple ...

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    If you live here in the states, you might be a little bummed. You see, daytime soap operas have been all but cancelled here. They’ve been replaced by talk shows and cooking shows hosted by quasi-celebrities. Boy, if you don’t live here, I must be making you jealous as all get out, huh? Sorry about that. Fortunately, our drama fixes can still be satisfied in the mobile technology arena. Specifically, Apple and Samsung’s court battle is nearing its conclusion with a special Black Friday deal at just a hair under one billion dollars. We briefly talked about this on the Pocketnow weekly ...

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