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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

Apple asks for US preliminary injunction of Samsung's Android 4.0 Galaxy Nexus

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Apple is leveraging four recently granted patents to seek a preliminary injunction against sales of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone, Google's Android 4.0 flagship device, as part of a new federal lawsuit that also involves other patent claims....
Apple asks for US preliminary injunction of Samsung's Android 4.0 Galaxy Nexus

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

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'

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

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'

Don't Mess with the Postal Service: U.S. Attorney Arrests Paul Ceglia for Multi-Billion Dollar Scheme to Defraud Facebook

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Paul Ceglia, age 38, has been arrested and charged with attempting to con Facebook to the tune of several billion dollars. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced the arrest in a statement issued Friday. In the statement the U.S. Attorney’s office alleges Mr. Ceglia “filed a federal lawsuit falsely claiming...
Don't Mess with the Postal Service: U.S. Attorney Arrests Paul Ceglia for Multi-Billion Dollar Scheme to Defraud Facebook

DealBook: Man Claiming Facebook Ownership Arrested on Fraud Charges

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Federal prosecutors say that Paul Ceglia filed a sham federal lawsuit claiming to have been promised a 50 percent share of Facebook, and then doctored, fabricated and destroyed evidence to support his allegations....
DealBook: Man Claiming Facebook Ownership Arrested on Fraud Charges

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

Twitter sues spam tool providers to stop the people who use them

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Twitter said it's taking a stand against spam by filing a federal lawsuit against five of the most aggressive tool providers and the people who use them to flood the microblogging site with junk messages. "With this suit, we're going straight to the source," the company said in a...
Twitter sues spam tool providers to stop the people who use them
HP sued by Chubby Checker over webOS penis size app

Google loan patents received special treatment under Apple-HTC settlement

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On Wednesday I reported on a few of the terms of the Apple-HTC settlement agreement. I now have three follow-up items on the lawsuits that have been or are about to be dismissed as a result of the deal:Among the European patents Apple was asserting against HTC in Germany, I...
Google loan patents received special treatment under Apple-HTC settlement

Apple sues HTC in Virginia court for abuse of 4G/LTE standard-essential patents

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On Thursday (June 21), Apple filed FRAND contract and antitrust claims against HTC for the abuse of patents that are allegedly essential to the 4G/LTE standard. Apple brought those claims as counterclaims in the investigation of HTC's second ITC complaint against Apple. Counterclaims cannot be adjudicated by the ITC. They...
Apple sues HTC in Virginia court for abuse of 4G/LTE standard-essential patents

Man Claiming Facebook Ownership Arrested on Fraud Charges

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Federal prosecutors say that Paul Ceglia filed a sham federal lawsuit claiming to have been promised a 50 percent share of Facebook, and then doctored, fabricated and destroyed evidence to support his allegations....
Man Claiming Facebook Ownership Arrested on Fraud Charges
Cablevision sues Viacom for forcing it to pay for channels no one wants

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

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

Apple vs. Greenlight: deconstructing the battle over preferred stock

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Sigalakos "Mo Money Mo Problems," in the immortal words of Notorious B.I.G. Apple has more money than many nations, so it's only natural to expect the $137 billion cash and investment hoard to attract some controversy. Maybe even a few lawsuits. That's exactly what happened earlier this month. Hedge...
Apple vs. Greenlight: deconstructing the battle over preferred stock

Apple requests U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus based on four high-power patents

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Apple has brought a motion in the United States for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus, the official Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") lead device developed by Samsung in close cooperation with Google. A public redacted version of the filing, which was made on Thursday with the United States...
Apple requests U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus based on four high-power patents

Time Warner and Verizon begin selling bundled packages just to annoy regulators

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Verizon's special relationship with the cable houses deepened yesterday as it started to sell bundled mobile and land-line packages with Time Warner Cable, like it does with Comcast. Residents in various parts of Ohio, Kansas City and Raleigh, North Carolina can sign up and receive a $200 prepaid debit...
Time Warner and Verizon begin selling bundled packages just to annoy regulators

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

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

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

FunnyJunk lawyer aims to halt distribution of "BearLove" money

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The Carreon family's apparent view of Inman. American Buddha On Saturday, Charles Carreon updated his federal lawsuit against Matthew Inman (creator of the humor website The Oatmeal). Carreon's suit now calls for a temporary restraining order, asking the court to mandate IndieGoGo not transfer any of the more than $220,000...
FunnyJunk lawyer aims to halt distribution of "BearLove" money

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
This Intel Employee Fell For The Old 'Kick Me' Game, And Now He Wants Revenge

ITC dismisses HTC's first complaint against Apple: final ruling consistent with initial determination

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After Apple brought its first ITC complaint (and an unrelated federal lawsuit) against HTC in March 2010, HTC fired back in May 2010 with an ITC complaint of its own. It was a "me, too" kind of complaint: HTC wanted to demonstrate its willingness to fight. It probably never expected...
ITC dismisses HTC's first complaint against Apple: final ruling consistent with initial determination

Vermont sues patent troll over small business shakedowns

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Well, this is good news. The state of Vermont has decided to join private companies like Twitter in taking the fight to patent trolls — shell companies that don’t do anything except use old patents to extort businesses into paying licenses for common technology. In a complaint filed in Vermont’s...
Vermont sues patent troll over small business shakedowns

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

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
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