John Paczkowski

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WiLAN Sues Apple, HP, Dell

You’ve got to be kidding: Another mobile patent suit?

Sadly, yes.

This morning, patent-holding company WiLAN filed suit against Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and six others, accusing them of violating two wireless patents: No. RE 37,802, which covers certain aspects of CDMA and HSPA communications; and No. 5,282,222, which relates to Wi-Fi and LTE.

Filed in a Texas court known to be a haven for patent trolls, the suit seeks damages and an injunction against any further infringements, which will presumably be used to squeeze the accused companies for licensing fees, which are WiLAN’s lifeblood. Indeed, reporting earnings earlier this year, WiLAN said it expected new licensing agreements to bolster its bottom line quite a bit in the years ahead. Said CEO Jim Skippen, “our investment in litigation could generate a significant return in the future.

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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald