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Samsung redesigns its way out of one Galaxy Tab ban in Germany

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Samsung has emerged victorious for the second time against Apple in Germany, after the Dusseldorf Regional Court rejected Apple’s request for a sales injunction on the Korean tablet maker’s modified Galaxy Tab 10.1N model. Bloomberg reports that the rejection centred on Apple’s use of a European design right, which it lost...
Samsung redesigns its way out of one Galaxy Tab ban in Germany

Apple Faces Potential $38 Million Fine in China as $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Over 'iPad' Trademark Proceeds

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iSmashPhone summarizes a pair of reports from China claiming that Apple is facing a potential 240 million yuan ($38 million) fine from governmental authorities over alleged trademark infringement involving the "iPad" name. The fine pales, however, in comparison to the $1.6 billion Proview Technology, which claims to own the name,...
Apple Faces Potential $38 Million Fine in China as $1.6 Billion Lawsuit Over 'iPad' Trademark Proceeds

A top UK judge has ruled that defendants can be summoned to court via Facebook

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We’ve already heard that the UK Supreme Court must accept freedom-of-information requests via Twitter, in the wake of its decision to launch a Twitter account to announce rulings. And this was preceded by a top UK judge announcing that journalists could live-tweet court cases without asking permission. Is it possible...
A top UK judge has ruled that defendants can be summoned to court via Facebook

Brazil sues Twitter users over speed trap and traffic tweets

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As Brazil's attorney general files an injunction to block tweets and suspend accounts of Twitter users warning people about speed traps, the question is will Twitter work with the Brazilian government and use its new tweet removal policy?...
Brazil sues Twitter users over speed trap and traffic tweets

Open WiFi Owner Not Liable For Illegal File-Sharing, Court Rules

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As people’s lives and the Internet became more and more entwined during the last decade, investment in multiple web-enabled devices rocketed. From simple multiple PC locations to network-enabled storage devices and games consoles, effective home networking – wireless in particular – has gradually become a basic requirement. In recent years,...
Open WiFi Owner Not Liable For Illegal File-Sharing, Court Rules
Aereo Actually Has A Shot At Beating The Broadcast Networks

Apple denied Stateside Galaxy S III injunction

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Judge Lucy Koh has denied Apple's request for a domestic sales ban of Samsung's latest flagship. Her Honor put her foot down, saying that adding any more litigation to the already overcrowded docket would cause the courtroom action be postponed again. Cupertino subsequently relented, eager to get the trial...
Apple denied Stateside Galaxy S III injunction

Privacy injunctions should be served on Google, Twitter and others, says UK Attorney General

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Dominic Grieve, the UK Attorney General has said that he agrees with privacy injunctions being served on Internet companies, but has also warned of ‘excessive regulation’. In what is being quoted as his strongest intervention yet on the regulation of the Internet, Mr Grieve has said that Google and Twitter cannot...
Privacy injunctions should be served on Google, Twitter and others, says UK Attorney General

Microsoft, Google, and Apple talk up "fair and reasonable" patent license fees

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Microsoft today issued a brief statement promising to make "essential patents" available to competitors at fair and reasonable licensing rates, and promised not to sue companies making products that infringe these patents. The actual patents themselves weren't disclosed, but Microsoft joins both Google and Apple in making recent statements...
Microsoft, Google, and Apple talk up "fair and reasonable" patent license fees

Supporters of jailed Saudi Twitter user may be charged with blasphemy

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After being deported from Malaysia back to Saudi Arabia for a series of poetic tweets, 23-year-old Hamza Kashgari has been detained in Saudi Arabia. And according to the Arabic daily, Al Hayat, he is not the only tweeter who could face the same fate. Charges of blasphemy are being brought...
Supporters of jailed Saudi Twitter user may be charged with blasphemy

Samsung ordered to halt US sales of Galaxy tablet

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Court considers Apple's claim that South Korean tech giant illegally copied the iPad design for its Galaxy 10.1 computerA judge has ordered Samsung to halt sales of its Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer in the US while the court considers Apple's claim the South Korean tech giant illegally copied the design...
Samsung ordered to halt US sales of Galaxy tablet

Man seeks more than $5m in class suit against Apple for alleged ‘double-billing’ in iTunes

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A man named Robert Herskowitz has filed a federal class action suit against Apple, alleging that the company ‘double-bills’ for purchases made on iTunes with “troubling regularity” and that the company’s “illegal” policies also apply to other digital stores like the App Store, the iBookstore and the Mac App Store....
Man seeks more than $5m in class suit against Apple for alleged ‘double-billing’ in iTunes

Japanese court orders Google to halt Instant search for suggesting one man be fired

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Could Google Instant suggest you out of a job? According to one Japanese man's claims, that search algorithm is precisely what landed him a pink slip and permanent spot on the unemployment line. The Kyodo News Agency is reporting that a string of unflattering searches performed by the plaintiff's...
Japanese court orders Google to halt Instant search for suggesting one man be fired

Designer group Hermès obtains $100M award against alleged counterfeiters

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This report is brought to you from Eric Goldman's Technology & Marketing Law Blog which covers aspects of Internet law, intellectual property, and advertising and marketing law. Hermès v. Does, 12-civ-1623 (S.D.N.Y.; Apr. 30, 2012) We've blogged repeatedly about trademark owners obtaining ex parte orders that provide extraordinarily broad...
Designer group Hermès obtains $100M award against alleged counterfeiters

Apple calls for an early ban on Samsung Galaxy S III, isn't amused by S Voice

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Samsung might have been right when it said lawyers didn't design the Galaxy S III, because it's in legal hot water again. Apple has moved to add the new Android 4.0 flagship to the same request for a preliminary US ban that would stop the Galaxy Nexus. Cupertino believes...
Apple calls for an early ban on Samsung Galaxy S III, isn't amused by S Voice

Kaleidescape DVD servers granted a temporary stay

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Things have been looking bleak for Kaleidescape's DVD servers since a Judge ruled against them on appeal, and earlier this month issued an injunction that was to have taken effect on April 8th. We say was because CEO Michael Malcolm is now saying the California 6th District Court of Appeal...
Kaleidescape DVD servers granted a temporary stay

Apple pays $60 million in iPad trademark dispute, makes peace with Proview

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Earlier this year, iPads were flying off the shelves in China -- but not for the expected reasons. The slates were being removed from stores following an injunction granted to Shenzhen Proview Technology, a local firm that had laid claim to the iPad trademark. The injunction was rebuffed by...
Apple pays $60 million in iPad trademark dispute, makes peace with Proview

Apple Gets Injunction in U.S. in Galaxy Case

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Samsung was dealt a legal blow when a California judge issued an injunction banning sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 touchscreen tablet at the request of Apple....
Apple Gets Injunction in U.S. in Galaxy Case

Google and Twitter can't police web content, says attorney general

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Dominic Grieve agrees that privacy injunctions should be served on internet companies, but warns of 'excessive regulation'Google and Twitter cannot "act like a policeman" of content on their networks, the attorney general has said in his strongest intervention yet on regulation of the internet.Dominic Grieve described as an "common sense"...
Google and Twitter can't police web content, says attorney general

Shanghai court rejects Proview injunction, okays the sale of Apple iPads

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The legal tussle between Apple and Proview over the iPad has swung in Cupertino's direction. According to Ximin News, a Shanghai court has rebuffed Proview's demand for an injunction halting the sale of the Apple tablet due to licensing issues. The Pudong New Area People's Court made the decision...
Shanghai court rejects Proview injunction, okays the sale of Apple iPads

Google: We Promise Not To Be Evil With Motorola Patents (GOOG)

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Google has sent a letter to standards bodies promising to offer licenses for "essential" patents it gets in the Motorola deal. It won't spring them on competitors in an attempt to shut them down. Google isn't promising anything different from what Motorola was doing -- it's simply trying to...
Google: We Promise Not To Be Evil With Motorola Patents (GOOG)

Newly-discovered Apple letter to wireless standards body proposed solution to rampant FRAND abuse

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The Wall Street Journal reports today that an Apple letter "dated Nov. 11 but not previously disclosed", proposed to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to set basic rules for FRAND licensing of standard-essential patents. I have obtained a copy of the letter (as always, I protect my sources). Here's...
Newly-discovered Apple letter to wireless standards body proposed solution to rampant FRAND abuse

Apple wins injunction on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, ahead of Google I/O kicking off tomorrow

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Judge Koh has issued an injunction on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Reuters first reported this evening. AllThingsD has the documents. Happy Google I/O everyone!...
Apple wins injunction on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, ahead of Google I/O kicking off tomorrow

Why we are breaking the Pirate Bay ban | Loz Kaye

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We must not hand courts and governments censorship powers without a public debate about digital rightsDigital rights are big news these days. The demise of the Acta treaty, unleashed a wave of articles. One told us Acta had nothing to do with freedom of speech. Another, "Acta is dead in...
Why we are breaking the Pirate Bay ban | Loz Kaye

Microsoft joins Apple in pledging support for injunction free, FRAND patent licensing

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Microsoft has issued a public statement outlining its position regarding standards essential patents, committing itself "to always adhere to the promises it has made to standards organizations to make its standard essential patents available on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms." The move joins an effort initiated by Apple last fall,...
Microsoft joins Apple in pledging support for injunction free, FRAND patent licensing

Apple generates four times more revenue for Google than Android devices

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Google gave testimony to Congress last year that it earned two thirds of its mobile revenue from iOS devices.  It turrns out, that figure might have been low. Google made less than $550 million in revenues for Android between 2008 and 2011, while making four times as much revenue...
Apple generates four times more revenue for Google than Android devices

WSJ: Motorola wants 2.25% of iPhone sales, representing over $1B in 2011

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Following brief injunction in the Motorola patent case forcing Apple to remove products from its German online store, a judge shortly after suspended the injunction and Apple claimed it would appeal the court’s original decision “because Motorola repeatedly refuses to license this patent to Apple on reasonable terms.” So...
WSJ: Motorola wants 2.25% of iPhone sales, representing over $1B in 2011

Apple's Galaxy S III ban bid put on hold

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District Court judge Lucy Koh says Apple can file an injunction request against Samsung's handset, but it won't be able to argue its case on June 21, as requested. [Read more]...
Apple's Galaxy S III ban bid put on hold

Facebook’s New S-1: The Impact Of An ‘Unfavorable Outcome’ In The Yahoo Lawsuit ‘Could Be Material To Our Business’

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Facebook just filed a new S-1 with the SEC. We’re sifting through what’s new but one noticeable change is the inclusion of commentary about Yahoo’s patent suit against Facebook. From the filing: “From time to time, we receive notice letters from patent holders alleging that certain of our products and...
Facebook’s New S-1: The Impact Of An ‘Unfavorable Outcome’ In The Yahoo Lawsuit ‘Could Be Material To Our Business’
Chipmaker NXP sues RIM, accusing BlackBerry devices of patent infringement
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