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The weaponization of patents

Rather than fostering innovation, patents in the technology industry are being used as weapons, both offensive and defensive.

Better government through telework: Agencies count the advantages

Teleworking is moving beyond just letting agency employees work from home; it's becoming a key element in continuity-of-operations planning, efforts to reduce pollution, and plans to save billions on unneeded real estate.

Supreme Court hears Microsoft's argument for patent reform

After losing a judgment to i4i over its use of XML in Word, the company wants to lower the bar for disproving a patent.

Justice, PTO support i4i in patent case against Microsoft

The federal government joined "friend of the court" filings opposing Microsoft appeal to change the burden of proof in patent challenges.

NASA chooses Diaz to lead IT consolidation project

Deborah Diaz will lead NASA’s $4 billion IT consolidation project, an official confirmed today.