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Chip maker Marvell must pay over $1B in Carnegie Mellon patent case

IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group "Sysop" Jailed 40 months

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September last year IMAGiNE stopped distributing new films via their private BitTorrent tracker UnleashTheNet. As IMAGiNE was one of the Internet’s leading BitTorrent release groups, their absence quickly led to rumors that the group had been busted by the feds. A few months later confirmation arrived when the group was...
IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group "Sysop" Jailed 40 months

Amid Sales Ban, Google Removes Galaxy Nexus From its Online Store

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Google doesn’t plan to allow the Galaxy Nexus to remain off the market for long, but it has taken it off its online store in the wake of a judge’s injunction banning sales of the smartphone. The phone, which had been offered unlocked for $349 via the Google Play store,...
Amid Sales Ban, Google Removes Galaxy Nexus From its Online Store
Opening arguments in the court of public opinion after Aaron Swartz' death

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Taking the top spot in "insightful" comment voting was Bengie, responding to big broadband players in Kansas City demanding a "level playing field" against Google's fiber offering. Bengie points out what a real "level playing field" might look like: AT&T/TW/Comcast/etc have gotten about 1.2tril in grants and tax-breaks over the...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Apple to Appeal Judge's Decision Against Samsung Sales Ban

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Apple said today it would appeal U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh’s decision against blocking sales of certain Samsung devices found to have infringed Apple patents in a trial that resulted in a billion-dollar verdict in Apple’s favor. Koh ruled that Apple failed to prove the infringing products significantly harmed...
Apple to Appeal Judge's Decision Against Samsung Sales Ban
A brassiere brouhaha: British man in patent fight with Seattle's JoeyBra

Apple wins 'iBooks' trademark case leveled by book publisher in 2011

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A U.S. district court judge on Wednesday handed down a summary pro-Apple judgement in a case involving the "iBooks" trademark, finding the plaintiff, book publisher Black Tower Press, does not own the rights to the moniker.    ...
Apple wins 'iBooks' trademark case leveled by book publisher in 2011
Judge rules Apple v. HTC patents can be exposed to public, pricing and royalty amount to remain under-wraps

Judge invalidates 13 Motorola Mobility patent claims in Microsoft case

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A U.S. district court judge has ruled that 13 Motorola Mobility patent claims related to digital video are invalid in a patent licensing case brought by Microsoft....
Judge invalidates 13 Motorola Mobility patent claims in Microsoft case
Galaxy Nexus ban temporarily lifted
Court upholds $675K fine on man accused of illegally downloading 31 songs

Judge blocks class certification in job poaching lawsuit

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US District Court Judge Lucy Koh has denied class action status for workers wanting to sue several major technology and film companies over anti-job poaching practices, Reuters reports. The plaintiffs have accused Adobe, Apple, Google, Lucasfilm, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar of conspiring not to poach workers from each other. While...
Judge blocks class certification in job poaching lawsuit

Sorry, Amazon: Court deals blow to resale of 'used' digital music

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A federal judge’s ruling in favor of Capitol Records in a suit against the ReDigi digital music service could have implications for Amazon.com and other companies that have been eying the market for “used” digital goods. Siding with the record label’s copyright claims, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Sullivan found,...
Sorry, Amazon: Court deals blow to resale of 'used' digital music

Apple-Samsung judge moves to keep court awake

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Call it the legal equivalent of baseball's seventh-inning stretch. San Jose District Court Judge Lucy Koh plans to get the courtroom in the Apple versus Samsung case on its feet later Tuesday in a bid to stave off sleep as the jury hears a mammoth set of instructions....
Apple-Samsung judge moves to keep court awake
Verizon stonewalls request to turn over information on alleged pirates

ITC will review Motorola win, may question patents

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In part influenced by the opinion published by US District Court judge Richard A. Posner in a separate case Apple-Motorola action, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to review its previous preliminary ruling that found some Apple products to be infringing on a Motorola Wi-Fi patent. If the patent...
ITC will review Motorola win, may question patents

Apple begins appeal in renewed bid to ban Samsung phones

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Apple today took a step in trying to appeal a decision by a District Court judge not to ban a number of Samsung phones from sale in the U.S. [Read more]...
Apple begins appeal in renewed bid to ban Samsung phones

Judge may not make jury aware of Samsung email destruction

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On Sunday, US District Court Judge Lucy Koh unexpectedly reversed a lower magistrate's finding and decided to change the jury instructions with regards to the destruction of evidence from Samsung, changing the wording to imply that both Apple and Samsung should be presumed to have destroyed email evidence that could...
Judge may not make jury aware of Samsung email destruction

Nintendo says it refuses to 'succumb to patent trolls' as it wins Maryland case

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Nintendo issued a fairly terse press release earlier today, announcing that it has prevailed in a US patent lawsuit for the "third consecutive time this year." That particular case concerned Nintendo's Wii Balance Board accessory and Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus software, which a company called IA Labs...
Nintendo says it refuses to 'succumb to patent trolls' as it wins Maryland case

U.S. Judge Dismisses "Copyright Shakedown" of Foreign Video Sites

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In February 2011, FraserSide IP LLC, a subsidiary of adult entertainment company Private Media Group, filed a complaint against Youngtek Solutions Limited, the owners of two “tube” sites called EmpFlix and TNAflix. Specializing in adult content, the sites will be familiar to many readers since they were heavily promoted by...
U.S. Judge Dismisses "Copyright Shakedown" of Foreign Video Sites

MP3 resale ban could close doors for Apple and Amazon's second-hand media plans

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A federal court's ruling against MP3 resale service ReDigi could be bad news for Apple and Amazon, who've both considered setting up their own stores for second-hand digital content. As Ars Technica reports, U.S. District Court judge Richard Sullivan ruled that users aren't allowed to resell their old MP3...
MP3 resale ban could close doors for Apple and Amazon's second-hand media plans

"1984"-Style National Security Letters Ruled Unconstitutional

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The secretive, gag order-attached National Security Letters routinely sent by the FBI to tech firms and telecom providers have been ruled unconstitutional. The mysterious National Security Letters sent by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to Internet hosting companies, telecommunications providers, and data firms are one of the tech...
"1984"-Style National Security Letters Ruled Unconstitutional

Link 'Pirate' Sentenced to Pay $13,000 to NBA, NFL, NHL, WWE and TNA

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Under the flag of Operation Fake Sweep, the Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s ICE unit seized several domains belonging to major sports streaming sites in February. In addition to pulling these sites offline the feds also arrested 28-year-old Yonjo Quiroa of Comstock Park, Michigan. Quiroa was apprehended for allegedly...
Link 'Pirate' Sentenced to Pay $13,000 to NBA, NFL, NHL, WWE and TNA

Judge affirms Netflix subject to ADA guidelines

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On Tuesday, US District Court Judge Michael Posnor decreed that Netflix and other public online services are subject to provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). This decision could require Internet-streamed media to include accommodations for the deaf or blind, such as captions or descriptive text. The judge wasn't...
Judge affirms Netflix subject to ADA guidelines

Apple loses bid to move Kodak hearing to district court

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Manhattan District Court Judge George Daniels has rejected Apple's bid to have its patent dispute with Kodak moved out of bankruptcy court and into district court. The move would have complicated Kodak's plan to sell its potentially lucrative patent portfolio in a sealed-bid process later this year. Kodak is attempting...
Apple loses bid to move Kodak hearing to district court
Antitrust ruling says Microsoft didn't kill WordPerfect--Novell did

Ban on Galaxy Nexus U.S. Sales Upheld, Software Patch to Circumvent Forthcoming

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Last week, Apple won a preliminary injunction banning U.S. sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, a high-profile Android phone that was the lead device for Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" and given away to attendees at last week's Google I/O conference to show off the forthcoming Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean"....
Ban on Galaxy Nexus U.S. Sales Upheld, Software Patch to Circumvent Forthcoming

Apple, Samsung patent case headed to jury

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The much-watched patent case between Apple and Samsung is headed to jury, after executives failed to agree on a resolution in a final phone conference. Bloomberg reported that a lawyer for Samsung told U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh on Monday that Apple chief executive Tim Cook and Samsung corporate...
Apple, Samsung patent case headed to jury

Apple And Samsung Will Have To Run Through A Whole New Patent Trial (AAPL)

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The long-running patent dispute between Apple and Samsung will keep on running. U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh issued a ruling Friday ordering a retrial with respect to $450 million in damages, reducing the damages Samsung currently owes Apple to $598 million. Koh wrote that she'd found that the jury...
Apple And Samsung Will Have To Run Through A Whole New Patent Trial (AAPL)
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