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James Dyson calls for looser employment laws and shorter leases

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Industrialist says British manufacturers hampered by long property leases and costs involved in hiring new staffThe UK needs shorter factory leases and looser employment laws if it is to thrive in manufacturing, the industrialist Sir James Dyson said.Speaking in London, he told journalists that a key problem that remained for...
James Dyson calls for looser employment laws and shorter leases

This Week in Media: A Need for Reinvention

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This was an interesting week in the media world – perhaps not as eventful as the previous ones, but certainly as thoughtful. From theoretical debates to court battles, here’s our recap of the latest hot topics. The death of TV commercials? Dish Network’s Auto Hop may be popular among the...
This Week in Media: A Need for Reinvention
Inquiry: 'Reckless' UK press needs new regulator
Apple Vs Samsung: Another Blow For Apple As Dutch Court Rules Samsung Does Not Infringe Multitouch Patent

Apple awarded over $1bn in Samsung patent infringement trial

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Jury finds that critical features of smartphone and tablet design were copied and dismisses South Korean firm's counterclaimsApple has been awarded more than $1bn in damages after its rival smartphone and tablet manufacturer Samsung was found to have copied critical features of its iPhone and iPad.The US jury stunned observers...
Apple awarded over $1bn in Samsung patent infringement trial

Apple posts Samsung ruling on website

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Apple has posted a statement about the Apple vs Samsung ruling as ordered by a judge, but it's not that easy to find on the company's websiteIf you can find Apple's acknowledgement - ordered by a judge - that Korean rival Samsung did not infringe its iPad design on its...
Apple posts Samsung ruling on website

Apple Loses UK Appeal: Public Shaming Goes Forward

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Earlier this year, a judge in the United Kingdom awarded a rare gift to Samsung in its global patent battle against Apple. The judge ruled that Samsung did not infringe on Apple's design patents and offered a strange remedy: Apple must publically apologize to Samsung in prominent news publications in...
Apple Loses UK Appeal: Public Shaming Goes Forward

Apple, Motorola talk arbitration -- the end of their patent fight may be near

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First Apple settled with HTC. Is Motorola up next? A Bloomberg report on Friday indicates that Apple and Motorola are discussing using arbitration to resolve their longstanding dispute over mobile patents. If they did, a settlement of all of their court battles in the U.S. and abroad likely wouldn’t be...
Apple, Motorola talk arbitration -- the end of their patent fight may be near

Tokyo Court Sides With Samsung

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The Tokyo District Court ruled against Apple's claim that Samsung Electronics infringed on one of its patents, the latest development in a series of court battles between the two technology giants....
Tokyo Court Sides With Samsung
Aereo sues CBS to preempt deluge of copyright suits

Samsung wins right to see how much HTC is paying Apple per patent

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Court battle means lawyers - but nobody else - will see how much Taiwan's HTC is paying Apple as part of patent row settlementSamsung has won the right to see the text of the HTC-Apple agreement to cross-license (some) patents and end their lengthy court battles, which have dragged on...
Samsung wins right to see how much HTC is paying Apple per patent

Barry Diller and Aereo Win Another Legal Battle

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Another legal victory for Aereo, the Web video startup that wants to upend the TV industry: A Federal appeals court has rejected a request from broadcasters and TV station owners to halt Aereo’s TV-over-the Web service. By a vote of 2 to 1, the Second Circuit appeals court denied a...
Barry Diller and Aereo Win Another Legal Battle

Software firms lobby Congress to defend patent protection

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Software firms are coaxing U.S. lawmakers to protect patent law because they encourage tech innovation and protect research, and not be put off by the current court battles over intellectual property. The U.S. patent system isn't perfect, but lawmakers and judges shouldn't solve current controversies by eliminating software patents...
Software firms lobby Congress to defend patent protection

Google under pressure to cut $5bn valuation of smartphone patents

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US firm's mobile arm faces fines from European commission's antitrust unit for trying to use patents to block Apple iPhone salesGoogle could face pressure to write down the $5bn (£3.2bn) value of the patents in its Motorola subsidiary, as the mobile arm faces fines from Europe's antitrust commissioner for trying...
Google under pressure to cut $5bn valuation of smartphone patents

Wikipedia page of Judge Koh, of Apple-Samsung trial, locked after 'edit war'

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Unsupported allegations against judge who oversaw trials between Apple and Samsung added to Wikipedia page - but identities and purposes of contributors unclearThe Wikipedia page for Judge Lucy Koh - who has overseen a number of court battles between Apple and Samsung - has been locked until Sunday after an...
Wikipedia page of Judge Koh, of Apple-Samsung trial, locked after 'edit war'

Samsung Not Interested in Settlement with Apple over Patent Issues

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With Apple and HTC having announced a settlement in their patent dispute, some observers have wondered whether the move could signal the beginning of a broader effort to resolve such issues throughout the industry. Apple and a number of Android device manufacturers such as HTC have been locked in court...
Samsung Not Interested in Settlement with Apple over Patent Issues

DealBook: Yahoo and Facebook Settle Patent Lawsuits

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Yahoo and Facebook have agreed to settle an increasingly bitter legal fight over their patent holdings, ending what could have been one of the nastier court battles in Silicon Valley in some time....
DealBook: Yahoo and Facebook Settle Patent Lawsuits

Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung Meeting Today to Discuss Patent Issues

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Following last month's announcement that Apple and Samsung had agreed to high-level talks involving the two companies' CEOs in an attempt to resolve ongoing patent litigation, Reuters provides a preview of the session set to begin today in San Francisco. The talks, which will be mediated by a federal judge,...
Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung Meeting Today to Discuss Patent Issues

Apple Loses UK Appeal: Public Shaming Goes Forward

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Earlier this year, a judge in the United Kingdom awarded a rare gift to Samsung in its global patent battle against Apple. The judge ruled that Samsung did not infringe on Apple's design patents and offered a strange remedy: Apple must publically apologize to Samsung in prominent news publications...
Apple Loses UK Appeal: Public Shaming Goes Forward

Barry Diller's Internet video startup Aereo secures court victory in fight with big media

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Just two weeks after Seattle startup Ivi lost an important chance to propel its case forward, another startup with deeper pockets is moving ahead with its plans to transform the TV industry as we know it. Aereo, the Barry Diller-backed startup, just won an important decision in the federal court...
Barry Diller's Internet video startup Aereo secures court victory in fight with big media

Failed anti-game legislation will cost California nearly $1.8 million

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Trying to pass unconstitutional restrictions on a burgeoning artistic medium is not cheap. Just ask the state of California, which will end up paying $1.8 million in attorney's fees in its failed effort to restrict violent game sales to children with a law that was overturned by the Supreme...
Failed anti-game legislation will cost California nearly $1.8 million
EMI Group forces file-sharing service MP3tunes into bankruptcy

Smartphone Patent Wars - The Coming Sequel

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Samsung holds the largest portfolio of patents for next-generation smartphone technology, called 4G, according to a new report by iRunway, a research firm. By contrast, Apple holds few patents for 4G technology. The report suggests Samsung has a strong hand in the next wave of the smartphone patent wars, and...
Smartphone Patent Wars - The Coming Sequel

Aereo Scores A Big Victory In Court As TV Network Appeal Of Earlier Decision Rejected

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Aereo, the streaming TV startup based out of NYC, has just scored a significant win in its ongoing court battles thanks to a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today (via Verge). The Court rejected an appeal from a group of TV networks against an...
Aereo Scores A Big Victory In Court As TV Network Appeal Of Earlier Decision Rejected

Samsung loses UK lawsuit against Apple over 3G data

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Samsung hasn't been catching many breaks in its court battles with Apple as of late, and that trend isn't quite over yet. A UK court just tossed out claims that Apple violates three Samsung patents relating to 3G data transmission, tentatively leaving the American firm free to sell iPhones...
Samsung loses UK lawsuit against Apple over 3G data

Cook hints at wanting to settle in global legal battles

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Apple CEO Tim Cook would prefer to settle in the numerous lawsuits the company is involved in worldwide, the company's Q2 results call has revealed. During a Q&A session, Cook was asked if there was a point at which Apple would feel it better to settle. "I've always hated litigation...
Cook hints at wanting to settle in global legal battles

CBS Tells Court: No One Could Possibly Read Our Statements 'We Will Sue Aereo' To Mean We Will Sue Aereo

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You may recall that back in April we wrote about CBS threatening to sue Aereo if it launched in Boston, as announced. We quoted CBS's Dana McClintock, exec VP of communications, who said on Twitter: We will sue, and stealing our signal will be found to be illegal in Boston,...
CBS Tells Court: No One Could Possibly Read Our Statements 'We Will Sue Aereo' To Mean We Will Sue Aereo

US court allows Apple suit over Siri patents to continue

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Judge Lucy Koh, who has been overseeing the primary US court battles between Apple and Samsung, ruled Friday to allow a second lawsuit against the Korean electronics giant to proceed -- despite expressing reservations on the idea while the appeal of the first Apple-Samsung trial is still being heard. Koh...
US court allows Apple suit over Siri patents to continue

Anti-Piracy Group Shuts Down Pirated Pirate Bay

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Last month, Finnish anti-piracy group CIAPC, known internationally for tracking down a 9 year-old girl and having her Winnie The Pooh laptop confiscated, launched a new publicity campaign. Their efforts caused immediate controversy when it was discovered that the campaign site, which depicted a Pirate Bay-style ship sinking into the...
Anti-Piracy Group Shuts Down Pirated Pirate Bay
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