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Intel: 'Injunctions [over] FRAND-encumbered SEPs create a risk of coerced windfall settlements'

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Intel's amicus curiae brief supporting Apple with respect to Judge Posner's FRAND ruling was the first one to be filed and today became the first one to be publicly accessible. I have read it, and I like it. A lot of its content is consistent with other pro-FRAND positions I've...
Intel: 'Injunctions [over] FRAND-encumbered SEPs create a risk of coerced windfall settlements'

Microsoft wins in U.S. court, prevents Motorola from near-term enforcement of forthcoming German ruling

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[DEVELOPING STORY -- may still add detail]I just heard from a local source watching developments that the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a Microsoft motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Motorola Mobility. This U.S. court order prevents the handset maker...
Microsoft wins in U.S. court, prevents Motorola from near-term enforcement of forthcoming German ruling

Virginia Court Says Court Was Wrong To Force Woman To Change Yelp Review

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We've seen a bunch of stories over the years about local businesses upset about critical online reviews on sites like Yelp and Angie's List. Sometimes these business owners go to court, but rarely get very far. However, in a hearing last month, a court in Virginia issued a preliminary injunction,...
Virginia Court Says Court Was Wrong To Force Woman To Change Yelp Review

Federal Judge blocks Xbox ban, grants motion to dismiss Motorola request for injunctive relief

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Motorola's hopes of enforcing a German-won sales injunction against the Xbox 360, Windows 7 and other products have yet again been dashed -- a Federal judge has taken Microsoft's side. Judge James L. Robart granted a motion declaring that Motorola Mobility isn't entitled to injunctive relief, effectively blocking bans...
Federal Judge blocks Xbox ban, grants motion to dismiss Motorola request for injunctive relief

Microsoft, Motorola to debate implications of Google-MPEG LA agreement at Jan. 28 hearing

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On New Year's Eve, Judge James L. Robart, the federal judge presiding over the Microsoft v. Motorola Mobility FRAND contract litigation in the Western District of Washington, scheduled an oral argument for January 28, 2013 to "address both the Google-MPEG LA license agreement and Microsoft's motion for summary judgment of...
Microsoft, Motorola to debate implications of Google-MPEG LA agreement at Jan. 28 hearing

U.S. patent office declares 'the Steve Jobs patent' entirely invalid on non-final basis

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For the second time in less than two months, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a first Office action tentatively declaring a key Apple multitouch patent invalid. In late October, a first Office action in a reexamination proceeding stated the preliminary conclusion that all 20 claims...
U.S. patent office declares 'the Steve Jobs patent' entirely invalid on non-final basis

Nokia files amicus brief supporting Apple's pursuit of a permanent injunction against Samsung

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Nokia supports Apple's efforts to ensure that U.S. patent holders have access to injunctive relief even if a defendant can argue that the accused products potentially implement (or infringe) vast numbers of patents. Just like Apple, Nokia also appears to be very concerned that U.S. case law on patent injunctions,...
Nokia files amicus brief supporting Apple's pursuit of a permanent injunction against Samsung

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

More Bad News For Mobile Maker HTC As Haptics Company Immersion Applies To Restart Patent Litigation & Push For Damages

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As if smartphone maker HTC doesn’t have enough to worry about in an Android space so saturated with Samsung-branded hardware it’s driving HTC’s sales back to 2010 levels. But now the Taiwanese company is facing the prospect of having to fork out for damages if haptics company Immersion gets its way. Immersion, which counts...
More Bad News For Mobile Maker HTC As Haptics Company Immersion Applies To Restart Patent Litigation & Push For Damages

InterDigital says FTC-Google settlement 'is not a basis to adjudicate subsequent cases'

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InterDigital yesterday responded to motions by Huawei and ZTE to expedite the adjudication of their FRAND licensing counterclaims against the non-practicing entity in litigation pending in the District of Delaware. The Chinese telecommunications hardware makers hope that the proceedings in federal court can dispose of an ongoing ITC investigation, which...
InterDigital says FTC-Google settlement 'is not a basis to adjudicate subsequent cases'

Ericsson-Samsung situation puts fundamental flaw of FTC-Google deal on display

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Last week I wrote about the "defensive use" provision in the proposed FTC-Google patent antitrust deal having been identified as the primary area of concern. In the meantime I have seen some filings by Ericsson and Samsung with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) that underline...
Ericsson-Samsung situation puts fundamental flaw of FTC-Google deal on display

Apple to FTC: Samsung and Google lose most of their cases over declared-essential patents

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The FTC has published 25 submissions commenting on the proposed consent decree in the Google standard-essential patent (SEP) abuse case. I'm going to analyze this input in more detail, but there are a few things I wanted to share immediately.Both Apple and Microsoft, who are the targets of Google's (Motorola...
Apple to FTC: Samsung and Google lose most of their cases over declared-essential patents
Claims against Sony from PSN hack largely dismissed, 'no such thing as perfect security'

Google dealt blow in book scanning lawsuit

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The coalition of authors suing to stop Google Book Search scored a key victory on Thursday as the judge overseeing the case ruled that three individual authors and the Author's Guild could represent the class of all authors whose works had been scanned by Google. Google had sought the opposite...
Google dealt blow in book scanning lawsuit

Apple-Motorola jury trial in Chicago canceled, but the lawsuit isn't over yet

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A news agency just reported that next week's Apple v. Motorola trial in Chicago "was canceled by a federal judge who rejected damage arguments by both sides". I have been following this case closely and previously reported on the possibility of a cancelation. I have done some research on what...
Apple-Motorola jury trial in Chicago canceled, but the lawsuit isn't over yet

Qualcomm attacks Apple in ITC filing, calls it a patent infringer who should be embarrassed

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Samsung is not the only supplier with which Apple is presently at loggerheads because of patent enforcement matters including the meaning of FRAND. For the first time (unless I and everyone else reporting on these issues missed something), Qualcomm -- the maker of the baseband chips built into all wireless...
Qualcomm attacks Apple in ITC filing, calls it a patent infringer who should be embarrassed

Apple and Google need more time for appeal of Judge Posner's ruling and in a Miami litigation

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In July, both Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed notices of appeal of Judge Posner's dismissal of their two-way Chicago lawsuit. Yesterday, the parties jointly asked the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for 60 additional days to file their initial pleadings. And as I'll discuss...
Apple and Google need more time for appeal of Judge Posner's ruling and in a Miami litigation

Samsung: Apple can claim no patent on 'fun' and no monopoly over 'ease of use'

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Late on Friday, Samsung made its most important filing to date in the entire dispute: its opposition to Apple's motion for a permanent injunction against infringing Samsung products (and enhanced damages). Injunctive relief is what Apple needs to have serious competitive impact in the foreseeable future. That's why I said...
Samsung: Apple can claim no patent on 'fun' and no monopoly over 'ease of use'

Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer's Loopy Legal Argument Laced With Lifted Language?

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Now here's a weird one. THResq has a report concerning Lindsay Lohan's lawyer in her ridiculous case against the rapper Pitbull. That lawyer has now been accused of plagiarizing most of a recent filing which tried to argue that Pitbull's First Amendment rights weren't an issue in the case. If...
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer's Loopy Legal Argument Laced With Lifted Language?

Apple benefits from lawmakers' concern about import bans based on standard-essential patents

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On Tuesday I reported on various letters from Members of Congress to the ITC on public interest considerations relevant to the Xbox case. The issue of injunctive relief, including ITC import bans, based on standard-essential patents (SEPs) is key to the ITC's decision on both Google (Motorola) complaints: the one...
Apple benefits from lawmakers' concern about import bans based on standard-essential patents

Google says Judge Posner's FRAND ruling in Apple's favor devalues standard-essential patents

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In yesterday's post on Google's opening brief in the appeal of Judge Posner's Apple v. Motorola ruling I focused on injunctive relief in connection with standard-essential patents (SEPs) and announced this follow-up on monetary compensation for SEPs (royalties and damages). I've previously uploaded Google's brief to Docstoc.Antitrust regulators in the...
Google says Judge Posner's FRAND ruling in Apple's favor devalues standard-essential patents

Samsung under EC antitrust investigation over 3G patents

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Samsung is the subject of a new antitrust investigation, with the European Commission confirming that it is formally looking into whether the Korean company misused essential 3G/UMTS patents it holds. Tipped back in November, the investigation will look for evidence that Samsung has refused to license its wireless telecoms patents...
Samsung under EC antitrust investigation over 3G patents

Four Senators write to the ITC, raise SEP issues with a view to Samsung-Apple decision

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When I reported yesterday on a May 10 letter from a bipartisan group of United States Representatives to the ITC concerning injunctive relief over FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents (SEPs) in connection with the investigation of Samsung's complaint against Apple, I had not yet seen a similar letter written by four United States...
Four Senators write to the ITC, raise SEP issues with a view to Samsung-Apple decision

Preliminary EU ruling finds Google's Motorola guilty of abuse of standard-essential patents

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The European Commission announced today that it sent a Statement of Objections ("SO"), a preliminary antitrust ruling, to Google's Motorola Mobility, following more than a year of formal investigations based on a complaint lodged by Apple in February 2012 over alleged abuse of cellular standard-essential patents (SEPs). Samsung had already received...
Preliminary EU ruling finds Google's Motorola guilty of abuse of standard-essential patents

Apple v. Motorola: Tentatively tossed out, bounces back

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The judge left open the possibility that he might change his mind, and that's what he did Judge Posner FORTUNE -- When last we visited Judge Richard Posner's court in the Northern District of Illinois he had issued an order dismissing "with prejudice" the Apple v. Motorola patent infringement case...
Apple v. Motorola: Tentatively tossed out, bounces back

Samsung agrees with Apple that Judge Koh's appeal-before-retrial plan doesn't work

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A week after Judge Lucy Koh ordered further briefing and scheduled a case management conference for April 29, Apple and Samsung made certain filings late on Tuesday. I have previously discussed the issues involved and will focus in this post on two things that Samsung said and on how Apple defends...
Samsung agrees with Apple that Judge Koh's appeal-before-retrial plan doesn't work

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

U.S. district court schedules FRAND hearing in Microsoft-Motorola case for May 7

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A few weeks ago I reported on a FRAND-related summary judgment order by the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Microsoft didn't immediately prevail on all of the counts of its motion for partial summary judgment against Motorola Mobility's assertions of standard-essential patents, but the order...
U.S. district court schedules FRAND hearing in Microsoft-Motorola case for May 7

Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond

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A week ago Microsoft formally requested the release of a $100 million bond it had posted about a year ago in connection with an anti-enforcement injunction against a patent injunction obtained by Motorola Mobility in Germany. Microsoft argues that the bond is no longer necessary because the United States District Court...
Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond

Microsoft Contends FTC-Google Deal Kills Pending Motorola Patent Cases

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Though the agreement Google reached with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last week was in many ways expected, there’s one issue that really doesn’t seem to be clear. That is: What is Google required to do with the existing standards-essential patent cases it is currently fighting on behalf of its...
Microsoft Contends FTC-Google Deal Kills Pending Motorola Patent Cases
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