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Copyright lawsuit targets owners of non-secure wireless networks

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A federal lawsuit filed in Massachusetts could test the question of whether individuals who leave their wireless networks unsecured can be held liable if someone uses the network to illegally download copyrighted content....
Copyright lawsuit targets owners of non-secure wireless networks

Microsoft uses racketeering law to seize servers, take down botnets

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On Friday, armed with a federal warrant and backed by US marshals, Microsoft employees raided web hosting centers in Scranton, Pennsylvania and Lombard, Illinois to seize servers and take possession of hundreds of Internet domain names. The actions were part of a global legal effort by Microsoft and partners...
Microsoft uses racketeering law to seize servers, take down botnets

Samsung asserts eight more patents against Apple in California, including two FRAND patents

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There's further escalation between Apple and Samsung.In February, Apple brought a new U.S. federal lawsuit against Samsung, the second of its kind in the Northern District of California. Late on Wednesday by local time, Samsung brought its answer to the complaint as well as infringement counterclaims over eight patents.Two of...
Samsung asserts eight more patents against Apple in California, including two FRAND patents

Copyright Lawsuit Targets Owners of Non-secure Wireless Networks

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A federal lawsuit filed in Massachusetts could test the question of whether individuals who leave their wireless networks unsecured can be held liable if someone uses the network to illegally download copyrighted content....
Copyright Lawsuit Targets Owners of Non-secure Wireless Networks

Update: Lawsuit filed in Ohio over software updates to vote tabulation machines

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The co-chairman of the Ohio Green Party and editor of FreePress.org, Bob Fitrakis, on Monday filed a federal lawsuit over software that was allegedly installed on central vote tabulation machines in 39 Ohio counties without being tested or certified for use as required by state law....
Update: Lawsuit filed in Ohio over software updates to vote tabulation machines
Judge: Bradley Manning supporter can sue government over border search

Grooveshark's CEO Is Making A Comeback After 'Getting Punched In The Face 10,000 Times'

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The last couple of years were rough for Grooveshark CEO Sam Tarantino.  The span of time between 2011 and early 2012 was "a year of getting punched in the face 10,000 times," Tarantino tells Mashable's Seth Fiegerman Tarantino went through a series of blows during that time. First Google pulled the Groveshark...
Grooveshark's CEO Is Making A Comeback After 'Getting Punched In The Face 10,000 Times'

Apple asks the ITC to throw out five patents HTC received from Google last year

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On the ITC document server, a new document entry just showed up that relates to an extremely interesting motion filed yesterday in the investigation of HTC's second ITC complaint against Apple (click on the image to enlarge or read the text below the image):"Doc Title:Respondent Apple, Inc.'s Motion for Partial...
Apple asks the ITC to throw out five patents HTC received from Google last year

FTC sued over planned Google privacy changes

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A privacy advocacy group on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission that targets Google for allegedly breaching privacy rules. The Electronic Privacy and Information Center said in its complaint that Google’s planned privacy policy changes violate a settlement the company reached with the FTC last summer....
FTC sued over planned Google privacy changes

Apple ITC win leads to HTC One X, Evo 4G LTE import holdup

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HTC and AT&T are feeling the effects of Apple's import ban win. The One X and Evo 4G LTE, both Android handsets, may be delayed from their May 18 launch. The devices are currently being held by US Customs officials and are being examined for compliance with an International Trade Commission ban...
Apple ITC win leads to HTC One X, Evo 4G LTE import holdup

Google complains about British Telecom using a troll the way Google uses HTC

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Due to my focus on litigation between large operating companies, I rarely find the time to look at disputes involving smaller players and, particularly, non-practicing entities (NPEs). But a friendly patent litigator (whose firm is, to the best of my knowledge, not involved with any of the lawsuits I cover)...
Google complains about British Telecom using a troll the way Google uses HTC

ITC rejects Google's "patent loan" to HTC

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The International Trade Commission has rejected HTC's attempts to use five patents on loan from Google against Apple in smartphone-related complaint. ITC Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender agreed with Apple's arguments that only Google, and not HTC, has the proper legal standing to assert those patents. HTC became the first...
ITC rejects Google's "patent loan" to HTC
Bizarre Legal Threat Of The Day: Confused Zoo Owner Threatens Popehat Over... Well... Just Read It

Lawsuit filed in Ohio over software updates to vote tabulation machines

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The co-chairman of the Ohio Green Party and editor of FreePress.org, Bob Fitrakis, on Monday filed a federal lawsuit over software that was allegedly installed on central vote tabulation machines in 39 Ohio counties without being tested or certified for use as required by state law....
Lawsuit filed in Ohio over software updates to vote tabulation machines

Apple requests new damages trial in Samsung case to be held ASAP, Samsung requests stay

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Late on Monday Apple filed a motion requesting an April 3 case management conference in the first U.S. federal lawsuit against Samsung in the Northern District of California. In a recent damages order Judge Koh had vacated damages with respect to 14 products the first jury found infringed last simmer....
Apple requests new damages trial in Samsung case to be held ASAP, Samsung requests stay

Journey's Producer Sues Sony Over Unpaid Royalties For 21 Classic Songs

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For years, we have highlighted the great lengths that major labels go through to avoid paying out royalties to artists. These actions culminated in a number of artists suing the label in an attempt to actually be paid the royalties owed to them on music sales. Sony hasn't been immune...
Journey's Producer Sues Sony Over Unpaid Royalties For 21 Classic Songs

Judge Posner praises Apple's claim constructions as 'superior', calls a Motorola proposal 'ridiculous'

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In a recent post on key patent trials that will involve Apple in June, I said that claim construction in a very important federal lawsuit against Motorola in the Northern District of Illinois (Motorola's home court) worked out very well for Apple. In particular, Apple's proposed constructions succeeded with respect...
Judge Posner praises Apple's claim constructions as 'superior', calls a Motorola proposal 'ridiculous'

Patent exhaustion and possible EU intervention at issue in German Samsung v. Apple SEP lawsuit

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The dispute between Apple and Samsung is a good example of how much faster patent holders can enforce their rights in Germany than in the United States. This earth-spanning patent war started with Apple's first federal lawsuit, filed in April 2011, in response to which Samsung retaliated in several countries...
Patent exhaustion and possible EU intervention at issue in German Samsung v. Apple SEP lawsuit

Samsung filed its defenses against Apple's second U.S. preliminary injunction motion

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In February, Apple brought a second motion for a U.S. preliminary injunction against Samsung, targeting the Galaxy Nexus with four of the eight patents asserted in a new federal lawsuit. Samsung has meanwhile brought counterclaims (in the regular proceedings, not on the fast track dealing with the preliminary injunction motion)...
Samsung filed its defenses against Apple's second U.S. preliminary injunction motion

Our Turn To Get Bizarre Legal Threats From Global Wildlife Foundation

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So, on Monday, we wrote about some bizarre legal threats sent to Ken White (aka Popehat) concerning a story both of us had written about years ago. That story was about how a Louisiana zoo called the Global Wildlife Center (apparently run by the Global Wildlife Foundation), got upset about...
Our Turn To Get Bizarre Legal Threats From Global Wildlife Foundation

Motorola said Seattle FRAND case could affect ITC Xbox case, initial determination is no import ban

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Late on Monday, Administrative Law Judge David Shaw issued a notice of his initial determination on the ITC investigation of Motorola's November 2010 complaint against Microsoft's Xbox. He deems the Xbox to infringe five Motorola patents, four of which are FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents. Only one of the asserted patent claims...
Motorola said Seattle FRAND case could affect ITC Xbox case, initial determination is no import ban

Apple expands attack on HTC's acquired patents, tries to kill two pending cases at once

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Apple has already won a dismissal from an ITC investigation of five patents HTC acquired from Google last year, and it's now trying to get rid of four more Google loan patents that HTC asserted in another venue (the United States District Court for the District of Delaware) as well...
Apple expands attack on HTC's acquired patents, tries to kill two pending cases at once

Samsung drops one more patent ahead of next week's Apple trial

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Apple and Samsung have previously dropped a number of claims against each other in the federal lawsuit that will go to trial in California next week. Also, Judge Koh contributed to the winnowing process by tossing out one Samsung patent on summary judgment. The parties just filed another case narrowing...
Samsung drops one more patent ahead of next week's Apple trial

These are the seven patents Google's Motorola Mobility is asserting against Apple

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On Friday, wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility announced the filing of a new (second) ITC complaint against Apple. I previously commented on this announcement and possible tactical considerations behind it.Today I have been able to access the complaint. It was filed by Quinn Emanuel, the law firm that previously represented...
These are the seven patents Google's Motorola Mobility is asserting against Apple

ITC postpones decision on review of preliminary Google-Microsoft ruling by one week

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The ITC just announced a thorough review of a preliminary ruling on Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility's complaint against Apple. It also had a target date today for a decision on whether (and, if so, to what extent) to review a preliminary ruling on Motorola's complaint against Microsoft. But that decision...
ITC postpones decision on review of preliminary Google-Microsoft ruling by one week

ITC judge postpones preliminary Apple-Samsung import ban ruling by 6 days to October 25

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In a decision made yesterday that just entered the public record today, Administrative Law Judge Thomas B. Pender extended the target date for the investigation of Apple's ITC complaint against Samsung, which was filed in July 2011, by six days from October 19, 2012 (this week's Friday) to October 25, 2012 (next week's...
ITC judge postpones preliminary Apple-Samsung import ban ruling by 6 days to October 25

Infor, customer head to court over third-party system support

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A longtime user of Infor's ERP (enterprise resource planning) software says in a federal lawsuit that Infor is unjustly demanding a substantial sum of money after discovering that third-party companies have been accessing the software....
Infor, customer head to court over third-party system support
Carreon claims victory, drops his lawsuit against The Oatmeal et al.

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We know that many of you visit TechCrunch on the regular for a hearty dose of startup coverage, general tech news and opinionated coverage of the tech zeitgeist. But we also know that the trainwreck posting on our hirings and firings, Aol spats, tech gossip and quibbles between staff is...
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The Other Side Of The Story: WhosHere vs. Who’s Near Me Live

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You guys may remember a post on TechCrunch yesterday about a trademark spat between an entrepreneur named Brian Hamachek, who built an app called Who’s Near Me Live, and a Lightbank-backed startup called myRete, who built an app called WhosHere, strikingly similar in both functionality and name. The story unfolded...
The Other Side Of The Story: WhosHere vs. Who’s Near Me Live
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