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Billy goats unite behind Microsoft to clear out patent trolls

TechEYE: "Microsoft has won support from, well, practically everybody in a bid to persuade the US Supreme Court to make it easier to invalidate patents.

As things stand, an organisation trying to prove a patent invalid has to provide to the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) 'clear and convincing' evidence. Microsoft wants to get this changed so that it only has to provide 'a preponderance' of evidence.

Its petition was triggered by its failure to defend a lawsuit from i4i last year over patented technology in Word. i4i claimed its patent covered editing documents containing markup languages like XML.

But although Microsoft argued that it had been using the technology for a year before the patent was filed, it still lost, costing it $290 million."

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Microsoft's Gaming Shake-up: 1900 Job Cuts, Senior Execs Exit Xbox and Blizzard

Microsoft is laying off more employees, a new round after they cut thousands last year. It seems like many big tech companies are doing the same.

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Apple's Bold Move to Train LLM on Trendsetting News

Amidst the AI frenzy of 2023, major players like Google, Microsoft, and Meta are in the spotlight, launching their own generative AI systems.

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Microsoft launches app for iPhone users to use iMessage on PC

Microsoft has made it easy for iPhone users to check their mobile updates on Windows-enabled computers.

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