John Paczkowski

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We Plan to Use the Damages From the Apple Suit to Fund Our Predictive Trolling Patent

SteveWTFOpti really has managed to turn an obscure patent into quite a little business model, hasn’t it? After squeezing $10 million out of Nvidia (not to mention quarterly royalty payments of $750,000) for infringing its patents on “Predictive Snooping of Cache Memory for Master-Initiated Accesses,” Opti turned around and filed suit against Apple (AAPL) for the same thing. And now a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has found in its favor and ordered Cupertino to pay $21.7 million in damages and prejudgment interest.

With its litigation against Apple nearly resolved, Opti can now focus attention on Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), which the company has also sued for infringing its Predictive Snooping IP. That case heads to trial in February 2010.

[Image credit: Bob MacNeil]

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work