Blog: Google Turns Up the Heat

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by Anne Curtis Saunders, Associate Staff Last week, the ever-innovative Google acquired Nest Labs (Nest), a small Palo Alto operation, for a whopping $3.2 billion, roughly five percent of Google’s available cash.[1] Nest is a producer of “reinvented” home products, an example of which is its cutting-edge thermostat that “…learns …

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Blog: Sniffing for Patent Infringement

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by: Billy Raska, Associate Staff Starting back in 2011, Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC (“Innovatio”) began suing various hotels, coffee shops, restaurants, supermarkets, and other commercial Wi-Fi users for infringing several patents that it had acquired from Intermec Technologies Corporation and Intermec IP Corporation, Norand Corporation, and Broadcom Corporation.[1] Most of …

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