Patent Ruling No Longer Pending

During what I have come to call the gauntlet of earnings season, investors tend to be so laser focused on company earnings reports -- who beat? who missed? who said what and how is that good or bad for whom? -- that if we aren't careful we can miss other important developments that can shape the fate of certain companies.

I'm talking about the ruling yeterday in Seattle by a U.S. district judge that changes how companies can be compensated for contributing their development efforts and patents to industry standards. District Judge James Robart presided over the case of Microsoft (MSFT) v. Motorola (GOOG)....377 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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