Texas fans of the "Star Wars" franchise might be interested to know that Disney Enterprises is working to make lightsabers a reality. If successful, children and adults alike could engage in epic duels at the company's Star Wars themed parks that are currently under construction at Disneyland and Disney World -- without worrying about cutting off anyone's hand or head. This could make the lightsaber one of the most exciting patent law applications in some time.
VirnetX is a company based right here in Texas. The company holds numerous patents relating to cell phone technology such as iMessage, FaceTime and VPN on demand. It sued Apple for infringing on those patents and won. Now, a federal judge has ruled that the company's patent law claims be retried.