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The noose tightens around movie portal Cuevana as Chilean administrator is briefly detained

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The controversial film & TV streaming portal Cuevana suffered another setback today as one of its administrators got detained in Chile. The 26-year-old student Cristián Alvarez Rojas is now free, but remains indicted for infractions to the Intellectual Property Law and cybercrime. The investigators also seized 198 pirated DVDs, a computer and two...
The noose tightens around movie portal Cuevana as Chilean administrator is briefly detained

VIDEO: Yahoo sues Facebook in patent row

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Yahoo claims Facebook has infringed its intellectual property rights in the latest legal dispute between technology companies....
VIDEO: Yahoo sues Facebook in patent row

Intel buys satellite navigation chips business from ST-Ericsson

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Intel has confirmed that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Global Navigation Satellite System business of ST-Ericsson, extending its investments in positioning technology.The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.ST-Ericsson, a 50-50 semiconductor joint venture by STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, announced earlier on...
Intel buys satellite navigation chips business from ST-Ericsson

Judge Koh deals next blow to Samsung, denies all 12 of its summary judgment requests

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On Saturday, Judge Koh denied the entirety of a comprehensive summary judgment motion that Samsung brought in May. Samsung attacked the validity of each and every one of the intellectual property rights asserted by Apple at this stage as well as Apple's FRAND-related antitrust claims, and failed all the way....
Judge Koh deals next blow to Samsung, denies all 12 of its summary judgment requests

Apple wins European ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, loses 10.1N appeal

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Apple won a split-decision in a German court against Samsung’s Galaxy tablets. The Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court banned Samsung’s smaller Galaxy Tab 7.7 in all EU countries, but the iPad maker lost an appeal to block sales of the Korean company’s larger Galaxy Tab 10.1N. The ruling in favor of...
Apple wins European ban on Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, loses 10.1N appeal

MPAA says Chinese box office receipts reached new record: $2.75B in 2012

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We often hear from the MPAA and other intellectual property rights holders about to how much they’re suffering as a result of piracy. But on Friday, Christopher Dodd, the current head of the movie industry group and a former senator from Connecticut, argued (PDF) before a luncheon at the National Press Club...
MPAA says Chinese box office receipts reached new record: $2.75B in 2012
'Anonymous' hackers realize intellectual property rules may have value after all [video]

Samsung vehemently opposes Apple's request for a rehearing of U.S. appeals court's Nexus ruling

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Apple is fighting a strategic battle at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. It's about nothing less than the question of whether Apple or other industry players will have a realistic chance to win U.S. utility patent injunctions (other than ITC import bans, which follow different...
Samsung vehemently opposes Apple's request for a rehearing of U.S. appeals court's Nexus ruling

Microsoft's Xbox cleared of Google patent violation charge

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An administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled against a ban on Microsoft's Xbox as he found it did not violate a patent owned by Motorola Mobility. In a one-paragraph ruling, Judge David P. Shaw gave an initial determination that the Xbox did not violate...
Microsoft's Xbox cleared of Google patent violation charge
Samsung's revenge plan takes form: iPhone 5 added to patent lawsuit

Nokia calls Google's EU antitrust complaint "frivolous" and a waste of time and resources

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I just reported on Google's EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft and Nokia, and subsequently saw that Nokia has meanwhile issued a statement. I'll now quote it, and comment on it, passage by passage:"Though we have not yet seen the complaint, Google's suggestion that Nokia and Microsoft are colluding on IPR...
Nokia calls Google's EU antitrust complaint "frivolous" and a waste of time and resources

Seized Sports Streaming Site Makes a Blazing Comeback

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Yesterday, several sports streaming sites had their domain names seized by the Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s ICE unit. Leading up to the Super Bowl this weekend, a total of 307 domain names were seized, 16 of which provided access to online streams of popular sporting events. Commenting on...
Seized Sports Streaming Site Makes a Blazing Comeback
It's time to take a hard look at the term 'intellectual property'
Google and Oracle settlement talks collapse, patent dispute going to trial

German court slaps EU ban on Samsung's 7.7-inch Tab but somehow lets the 10-incher slide

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A few months before Apple is set to release a 7.85-inch tablet of its own, it has convinced a German court to ban Samsung’s similar-sized, year-old offering based on the look and feel of the 10-inch iPad. The ban would extend to the entire 27-member states of the EU should it...
German court slaps EU ban on Samsung's 7.7-inch Tab but somehow lets the 10-incher slide

Samsung Confirms: iPhone 5 To Join The Ranks Of Existing Patent Lawsuits

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Samsung has been widely expected to add the iPhone 5 to its ongoing patent disputes with Apple, and today the Korean electronics company made that official, noting in a U.S. court filing uncovered by Reuters that it “will file, in the near future, a motion to amend its infringement contentions to add the iPhone 5 as...
Samsung Confirms: iPhone 5 To Join The Ranks Of Existing Patent Lawsuits

Apple's German rubber-banding lawsuit against Samsung hinges on validity issues

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On Friday, three hours after staying Samsung's smiley input patent lawsuit against Apple, the Mannheim Regional Court held a trial on Apple's rubber-banding (overscroll bounce) infringement action against Samsung. The patent-in-suit is EP2126678 on "list scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touch-screen display.The Mannheim court has already...
Apple's German rubber-banding lawsuit against Samsung hinges on validity issues

EU Official Who Resigned Over ACTA Details Why ACTA Is Dangerous; While His Replacement Seems Unlikely To Care

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Last month, we noted that, Kader Arif, the ACTA rapporteur -- or the guy in charge of "investigating" ACTA for the EU Parliament -- had resigned in disgust over the fact that the EU was moving forward with ACTA. He noted that he was denouncing both the process and the...
EU Official Who Resigned Over ACTA Details Why ACTA Is Dangerous; While His Replacement Seems Unlikely To Care

Apple asks U.S. court to enhance damages award in Samsung case by $535 million

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In a filing made late on Friday by local time, Apple points to a California jury's finding of willful patent infringement by Samsung and "requests an enhancement of $135 million under the Patent Act and $400 million under the Lanham Act, for a combined total of $535 million".Contrary to what...
Apple asks U.S. court to enhance damages award in Samsung case by $535 million
Apple accuses Samsung of bad faith with standards-essential patents

USTR: By Making People Testify About TPP Text They Cannot See... We're Being Transparent

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Jamie Love has provided the testimony he gave at a USTR hearing concerning Mexico and Canada's entrance into the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) agreement. As you hopefully recall, the agreement is being negotiated in secret... unless you happen to be a high level lobbyist. Then you get widespread access, which...
USTR: By Making People Testify About TPP Text They Cannot See... We're Being Transparent

Wyden Traps Feds In Their Own Words: ACTA Explanation Opens Up Big Hole In Cybersecurity Bill

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Back in March, when the US State Department responded to Ron Wyden's questions about the feds' authority to negotiate and sign onto ACTA without Congressional approval (damn you, Constitution), it made an odd (and rather new) claim: that Congress had actually already approved the executive branch's ability to negotiate and...
Wyden Traps Feds In Their Own Words: ACTA Explanation Opens Up Big Hole In Cybersecurity Bill

Open Textbook Startup Sued For Allegedly Copying 'Distinctive Selection, Arrangement, and Presentation' Of Facts From Existing Titles

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The Boycott Elsevier movement discussed here on Techdirt several times was born of a frustration at the high prices of academic journals. But another area arguably afflicted even more is that of textbooks for higher education: According to The College Board, the average college student spends over $1,000 per year...
Open Textbook Startup Sued For Allegedly Copying 'Distinctive Selection, Arrangement, and Presentation' Of Facts From Existing Titles

...and Samsung files suit against Apple over iPhone 5

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As promised last month, Samsung this evening filed suit against Apple for what it perceived to be patent infringements in the iPhone 5. Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday that it filed a new lawsuit against Apple Inc in a U.S. court, contending the iPhone 5 infringed on Samsung’s patents. In a statement,...
...and Samsung files suit against Apple over iPhone 5

Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

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After some hinting around the edges in recent days, Microsoft today unveiled the Bing Fund, its new tool that will both invest in and incubate startups. The Fund is sponsored by Bing, as you likely guessed. According to its FAQ, the Bing Fund is looking for “startups that are building...
Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

Nobody In Congress Dares To Close The Trillion Dollar Loophole That Apple, Google And Microsoft Use To Reduce Taxes

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One recurring theme of the fiscal cliff debate is the desire to close certain loopholes in the tax code. Still, almost nobody in Washington has brought up closing one of the most significant loopholes - the Subpart F corporate tax loophole, which was detailed in a Senate report released in late September.  According...
Nobody In Congress Dares To Close The Trillion Dollar Loophole That Apple, Google And Microsoft Use To Reduce Taxes
ICE & FBI Hatch Ingenious Plan To Make DVD Piracy Warnings Longer

India's ACTA: Intellectual Property Rights And Secrecy Stall Treaty

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The European Union has been secretly negotiating a free trade agreement with India since 2007 that is worryingly similar to ACTA. Intellectual property rights enforcement would include border detention and seizure measures of goods being imported by India, exported by India or in transit via India's ports or airports. This...
India's ACTA: Intellectual Property Rights And Secrecy Stall Treaty

Copyright Troll Submits Entire Filing About How 'Radical, Quasi-Anarchist' EFF Should Be Blocked From Participating In Case

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While not everyone agrees with the EFF's position on various issues, the group is still pretty widely respected in legal circles. So it seems a bit odd that a copyright troll has apparently decided to spend an entire filing trying to block the EFF from filing an amicus brief ("friend...
Copyright Troll Submits Entire Filing About How 'Radical, Quasi-Anarchist' EFF Should Be Blocked From Participating In Case
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