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Google's Motorola issues second appeal of ITC case dismissal against Apple

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Motorola has given notice to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that it will be contesting the International Trade Commission's dismissal of a case against Apple, the second time the now Google-owned company has filed an appeal tied to that investigation.    ...
Google's Motorola issues second appeal of ITC case dismissal against Apple

Japanese appeals court upholds dismissal of Apple-Samsung lawsuit over synchronization patent

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According to reports by major news agencies (AP, Bloomberg), the Tokyo-based Intellectual Property High Court, which is the (even more specialized) Japanese equivalent of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, today affirmed an August 2012 ruling by the Tokyo District Court against Apple's claims that Samsung's Android-based...
Japanese appeals court upholds dismissal of Apple-Samsung lawsuit over synchronization patent

Apple to appeals court: 'costs to innovation will be profound' if injunctions become unavailable

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Yesterday Apple filed a notice of appeal of Judge Koh's denial of a permanent injunction against Samsung, and as I mentioned in my post on the notice of appeal, it near-simultaneously sent a letter to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in another pending case, the...
Apple to appeals court: 'costs to innovation will be profound' if injunctions become unavailable

Appeals court halts proceedings in Google Books case

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today granted a stay in the long-running copyright case between the Authors Guild and Google over the search giant’s book scanning project. In its order, the New York court agreed to stay proceedings in a lower court while it reviews Judge...
Appeals court halts proceedings in Google Books case

Apple asks Court of Appeals to review two Samsung rulings

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Apple has asked for a full complement of judges at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to do simultaneous reviews of not one but two rulings in Samsung's favor, says Bloomberg. An Apple petition to review an October judgment against a Galaxy Nexus ban was already known;...
Apple asks Court of Appeals to review two Samsung rulings

Appeals court denies stay of preliminary injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today denied two Samsung motions relating to the preliminary injunction Apple won against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 four weeks ago:The Federal Circuit denied Samsung's motion to stay the preliminary injunction for the duration of the appellate proceedings.The appeals court had previously...
Appeals court denies stay of preliminary injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Appeals court OKs Facebook Beacon $9.5M settlement

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The legal fight over Facebook Beacon's privacy issues may finally come to an end as the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals approves the settlement. [Read more]...
Appeals court OKs Facebook Beacon $9.5M settlement

Federal court denies Samsung request to stay Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday denied Samsung's request the immediate stay of an Apple-won injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 pending judgement of district and federal court appeals....
Federal court denies Samsung request to stay Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction
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Google Responds To Apple's Monster Patent Victory (GOOG, AAPL)

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Apple pretty much mopped the floor with Samsung in their patent lawsuit. Since Apple was really suing Samsung over its Android phones, a lot of people are wondering if this means Google's Android is in trouble. Google says these patents "don't relate to the core Android operating system." Here's Google's...
Google Responds To Apple's Monster Patent Victory (GOOG, AAPL)

Illinois judge: law barring recording police is unconstitutional

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In Cook County today Judge Stanley J. Sacks declared Illinois' eavesdropping law—which is one of the toughest in the nation—unconstitutional in his ruling in the case of Christopher Drew, who was charged with the felony crime in 2009. The eavesdropping law prohibits citizens from making audio or visual recordings...
Illinois judge: law barring recording police is unconstitutional

Samsung Wins Latest Round In Its Patent Spat With Apple

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The U.S. Court of Appeals has overturned an existing ban on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone. It is the second ruling this month to find in favour of the Korean technology nabob in its ongoing war with Apple, stating that California's district court had "abused its discretion in entering an injunction."...
Samsung Wins Latest Round In Its Patent Spat With Apple

Rep. Anna Eshoo promises FCC bill if net neutrality rules overturned #thecircuit

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Net neutrality: Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she would introduce legislation affirming the Federal Communications Commission's jurisdiction to "ensure a free and open Internet."According to remarks prepared for a speech, Eshoo said she would introduce such a bill if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...
Rep. Anna Eshoo promises FCC bill if net neutrality rules overturned #thecircuit

Facebook, Google, Zynga Ask Courts To Reject Patents On Abstract Ideas That Plague Tech Innovation

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Just because you take an abstract idea and say you do it “on a computer” or “over the Internet” doesn’t mean you deserve a patent, according to an amicus brief filed on Friday by Google, Facebook and six other tech companies. It asks the courts to reject lawsuits based on...
Facebook, Google, Zynga Ask Courts To Reject Patents On Abstract Ideas That Plague Tech Innovation

Apple objects to showing Eminem case files in separate Unive

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Apple is fighting a discovery request in a class action lawsuit brought by musicians like Rick James and Rob Zombie against Universal Music, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Specifically the plaintiffs want access to trial exhibits, expert reports, depositions, and other material from a suit by FBT Productions against UMG subsidiary...
Apple objects to showing Eminem case files in separate Unive

Booting Up: Digging Out Edition

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This guy means business. (Photo: Squarespace) Wanna see commitment? Employees of Squarespace, Fog Creek and Peer1 kept their data center up and running throughout the disaster by hauling fuel up seventeen flights of stairs. [TechCrunch] People didn’t go completely, utterly batshit nuts lining up for the iPad Mini. [TechCrunch] The UK court of appeals...
Booting Up: Digging Out Edition
US appeals court overturns warrantless wiretapping decision against US government

US federal appeals court reverses Galaxy Nexus sales ban

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal District has overturned (PDF) the preliminary injunction that forbade sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. In late June, following a lawsuit filed by Apple earlier this year, a California court granted an injunction against Samsung that banned the sale of the...
US federal appeals court reverses Galaxy Nexus sales ban

Apple finds a strange bedfellow against Samsung--Nokia

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Apple vs. Samsung initially ended with a billion-dollar verdict in favor of Apple, but there have been plenty of wrinkles since. This week brought about another, as Nokia filed an amicus brief on behalf of Apple, Inc. in the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In the...
Apple finds a strange bedfellow against Samsung--Nokia
Appeals court rules Verizon must offer data roaming agreements to competitors

Motorola down to one patent versus Apple

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US Court of Appeals (Northern District of Illinois) Judge Richard Posner has granted Apple's motion for summary judgement of non-infringement for yet another patent that Motorola viewed as essential to the underlying technology in the ongoing suit. After the mass-reduction of patents allowed in the suit, Apple is left with...
Motorola down to one patent versus Apple
MPAA: you can infringe copyright just by embedding a video

Federal Circuit extends stay of Samsung Galaxy Nexus injunction -- for the time being

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While jury selection is underway in the Apple v. Samsung trial in San Jose, California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit just issued a ruling that is moderately favorable to Samsung (though it has no bearing on the ongoing trial because it's related to a different...
Federal Circuit extends stay of Samsung Galaxy Nexus injunction -- for the time being

Bill Gates-owned Corbis faces $12.75M in damages in fraud case

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Corbis, the digital image company owned by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, must pay $12.75 million in damages as part of a three-year fraud and breach of contract case brought by Infoflows, according to a decision by the Washington State Court of Appeals.  That’s down from an initial $36 million in...
Bill Gates-owned Corbis faces $12.75M in damages in fraud case

German court: YouTube must prevent upload of copyrighted content

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On Friday, the Hamburg State Court ruled that Google, YouTube’s corporate parent, will need to prevent users from posting copyrighted material without express consent. The suit was filed two years ago by GEMA, the German royalty agency, and other music rights groups, who alleged that the video-sharing site had...
German court: YouTube must prevent upload of copyrighted content

Appeals court dismisses warrantless wiretapping suit

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On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, tossed one of the few remaining lawsuits fighting the Bush Administration's warrantless wiretapping program. The court unanimously ruled (PDF) in Al Haramain Islamic Foundation v. Obama that the (now-defunct) Muslim charity could not bring a lawsuit against the government itself,...
Appeals court dismisses warrantless wiretapping suit

Microsoft and Google's Motorola Mobility attack each other's FRAND royalty expert reports

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Two months prior to a FRAND contract trial in Seattle, Microsoft and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility are having a Daubert fight, i.e., motions to exclude each other's expert testimony. The court's plan is to set the terms for a FRAND license that would cover Microsoft's worldwide use of Motorola Mobility's...
Microsoft and Google's Motorola Mobility attack each other's FRAND royalty expert reports

Google Looks to Distance Android from Apple vs. Samsung Ruling

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The Verge reports that Google has officially responded to Friday's ruling in the Apple vs. Samsung case that saw a jury award Apple over $1 billion in deciding that Samsung had infringed upon Apple's patents and trade dress. In its statement, Google attempts to distance itself from the controversy somewhat,...
Google Looks to Distance Android from Apple vs. Samsung Ruling
Top patent court struggles to decide when software is patentable
Court orders non-compliant TSA to hold public hearings on full-body scanners
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