Tag: patent

  • Facebook pulls out a shiney patent on GPS

    The guys over at Facebook have been granted a patent which could threaten a large number of companies from Social Networking to Satellite Navigation technology. The patent application, filed in 2007 titled “Systems and methods for automatically locating web-based social network members” comes equipped with an almost PhD thesis level of vagueness. The patent describes […]

  • Oracle and Apple gang up on Google

    Many of us may remember there was a lawsuit filed against Microsoft by Sun over Microsoft’s inclusion and distribution of the Java Run time in its operating systems. In essence, Microsoft was voluntarily offering a Sun product to its customers at no cost to Sun or the end user. The problem with this was that […]