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Kodak has many times in its past was wondering whether or not to sell digital imaging patents in order to prevent bankruptcy. It is putting some of that trauma to rest now that it has officially closed the recently approved sale. The $527 million deal shares 1,100 patents with Apple, Google and many other tech organizations, operating under alliances led by Intellectual Ventures and RPX. The buyers intend to use the patents as defenses against imaging-related lawsuits, and they have agreed to settle any remaining legal entanglements...

Research in Motion has won key government security certification for its BlackBerry 10 OS months ahead of its launch, allowing the smartphone to be used in secure government workplaces. The FIPS 140-2 certification signals that U.S. and Canadian government agencies, along with private firms, can deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones as soon as they launch, with a guarantee that data stored on the devices is appropriately secured and encrypted. FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) certification is issued by the National Institute...

Texas court ordered Apple to pay a company VirnetX $ 368 million for violating patents related to the technology of VPN (virtual private network). Corporation verdict disagrees and is preparing to appeal. Yes, VirnetX owns 45 patents related to the transmission and encryption of data in real time. According to the company, the plaintiff, was accepted by the court, the program used Facetime service DNS, similar to the ones described in the patent. Now Apple will have to give up video chats or to negotiate a licensing agreement. “Apple...