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By Rob Wright News Mar 21, 2016

Netskope awarded patent for cloud visibility, governance

Netskope earned a patent for its CASB services delivery method, which intelligently "steers" enterprise traffic to cloud apps and applies security controls to those apps. Continue Reading


Feb 24, 2016

Big changes ahead for the patent system in Europe

EU rules aim to support more innovation in Europe by better protecting patent holders with the unitary patent and the Unified Patent Court Continue Reading


By Rob Wright News Sep 30, 2015

Skyhigh Networks obtains cloud security patent for CASB platform

Skyhigh Networks' patented method for providing cloud access security broker services uses a reverse proxy mode to provide authentication and policy controls. Continue Reading


By Denis Keseris Aug 18, 2015

Is Google's patent giveaway right for your tech company?

Google is giving away free patents to tech companies through its Patent Starter Programme, but there are catches. This article assesses the pros and cons Continue Reading


Mar 10, 2015

Patent trolls must not be allowed to encroach on Europe

So-called patent trolls may soon come under attack in the US as part of government-backed efforts against abusive intellectual property litigation Continue Reading


By Shamus McGillicuddy News Dec 09, 2014

Cisco-Arista patent dispute could get ugly

The Cisco-Arista legal dispute will disrupt Arista, worry customers and possibly tarnish Cisco's reputation. Continue Reading


By Jessica Sirkin News Mar 25, 2015

Federal Court returns patent lost in Google vs. Oracle case

During the Google vs. Oracle court case, a lower court ruled to invalidate an Oracle patent. Now, a federal court has given Oracle the patent back. Continue Reading


By Karl Flinders News Sep 18, 2013

Apple patents the rectangle

A colleague of downtime once scanned a news headline that the price of apples had increased and presumed it meant the handheld devices made by the well-known US technology firm, rather than the ... Continue Reading


By Jennifer Scott Jan 24, 2014

Qualcomm buys up Palm patents from HP

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm is to take over almost 2,500 patents from HP, picked up from its acquisition of Palm Continue Reading


By Warwick Ashford News Jan 02, 2014

Is Google's latest patent a joke?

Over the past few years Google has filed some ground-breaking patents, and now after almost four years the tech firm has finally been granted a patent for creating comic strips.Perhaps it took the ... Continue Reading