John Paczkowski

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Apple Scores a Knockdown in German Round of Patent Fight With Motorola

Apple has managed another victory in its sweeping smartphone patent battle, this time against Google’s Motorola Mobility unit.

A German court ruled Thursday that Motorola had infringed Apple’s patent on overscroll bounce or rubber banding, an iOS device feature that automatically bounces a document or Web page when a user reaches its end. The Munich Regional Court found that a number of Motorola devices made unsanctioned use of Apple’s intellectual property, among them the Motorola Milestone XT720, the Atrix and the XOOM. And it granted Apple’s request for a preliminary sales ban on those devices.

If Apple chooses to, it can post a $32 million bond to enforce the ban, which it will almost certainly do. Just as Motorola will almost certainly appeal the decision and continue to assail the validity of the patent Apple is asserting against it.

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