Akamai and Limelight settle their decade-long patent dispute

Akamai and Limelight settle their decade-long patent dispute

In the late 1990s, when the Internet was only starting to go global, two engineers from MIT figured out a way to make the expansion much smoother. They proposed that websites should store text, images and other static content in multiple data centers around the world to reduce the distance that international browser requests must…

How open patents are driving electric vehicle adoption

How open patents are driving electric vehicle adoption

The usefulness of patents extends far beyond the courtroom. They can put a company in a better position to negotiate with investors and buyers, generate new revenue streams and even serve as a tool for encouraging market growth. The latter strategy is proving to be particularly popular in budding industries like the electric vehicle sector.…

The South Korean government is a patent troll

Browse the US Patent and Trademark Office’s online database long enough and you’re bound to come across the vague filings assigned to even more vaguely-named entities that provide the fodder for the intellectual property battles keeping the tech industry up at night. But one of the latest additions to that dishonorable pile deserves some special…