Patents: A Potential Source of Revenue for Cash Strapped Universities

In one of its kind, the patent infringement suit filed by Boston University against e-giant Apple Inc. is a new example of keenness of universities to safeguard their intellectual property and also to earn cash. According to a patent expert at Law School of Stanford University, Mr. Mark Lemley, there has been a significant rise in law suits filed by …

Microsoft Cloud Storage SkyDrive loses TM lawsuit to BSkyB in EU

Microsoft cloud storage, “Sky Drive” which is becoming very popular these days is now under trouble. Microsoft lost a case with British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) at UK high court in London. They said Microsoft to either change the name “Sky Drive” which is the name of their cloud storage system or to pay compensation to BSkyB. On June 28, 2013, …

Patent Infringement Case – Ban Apple’s iPhone5?

Apple Inc. has been sued for patent infringement by Boston University, and has attempted a ban on its devices like iphone 5, ipad and MacBook Air . Secernated trustees of academic institution lodged a complaint in the Massachusetts federal court that Apple Inc’s products contain a “gallium nitride thin film semiconductor device” that is still …