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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'

Qualcomm and BlackBerry back Google against Judge Posner and Apple on FRAND patents

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Nine months after Judge Posner's dismissal of a two-way Apple-Motorola lawsuit in Chicago, the appellate proceedings before the Federal Circuit have reached the stage at which the focus is on the most important part of his decision -- the one relating to FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents (SEPs). The first companies to...
Qualcomm and BlackBerry back Google against Judge Posner and Apple on FRAND patents

Judge Posner Rips Apart Apple's Patent Litigation Strategy: Being 'Really Annoyed' Is No Reason To Sue

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A few weeks ago, we wrote about influential appeals court Judge Richard Posner, who was slumming it down in a district court for fun (appeals court judges do that sometimes) and gave a brief statement about his plans to dismiss a major patent lawsuit between Apple and Motorola Mobility (now...
Judge Posner Rips Apart Apple's Patent Litigation Strategy: Being 'Really Annoyed' Is No Reason To Sue

Google: 'FTC consent decree does not prevent Motorola from seeking an injunction' against Apple

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Today the public redacted version of Google's (Motorola's) reply brief in the appeal of Judge Posner's Apple v. Motorola ruling was filed. The confidential version was submitted on Monday. Here's the brief (this post continues below the document): 13-05-13 Google (Motorola) Reply Brief in Posner AppealGoogle (Motorola) filed this brief...
Google: 'FTC consent decree does not prevent Motorola from seeking an injunction' against Apple
Judge in Apple patent case says patent system is a mess

Judge pulls the plug on Apple v. Motorola before it starts

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Having whittled the case down to the nub, Richard Posner tossed out what was left Judge Posner FORTUNE — First he characterized a Motorola claim as “ridiculous.” Then he called one of Apple’s (AAPL) “frivolous” and “untimely,” warning Cupertino’s lawyers that he’d had his fill of such things. Later he...
Judge pulls the plug on Apple v. Motorola before it starts

Judge Posner wants Apple and Motorola to 'winnow' more patents out of Chicago litigation

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On Tuesday (January 31, 2012), Circuit Judge Posner, who is serving by designation on the United States District Court for the Northern district of Illinois to preside over an Apple v. Motorola Mobility lawsuit, entered an order that became electronically retrievable on Wednesday (February 1, 2012) and, among other things,...
Judge Posner wants Apple and Motorola to 'winnow' more patents out of Chicago litigation

A closer look at the 207-page, landmark FRAND rate-setting decision in Microsoft v. Motorola

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On Thursday Judge James L. Robart of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington published his FRAND rate-setting decision in the Microsoft v. Motorola contract case (the court's findings of fact and conclusions of law, my blog post). It was easy to see that Microsoft won...
A closer look at the 207-page, landmark FRAND rate-setting decision in Microsoft v. Motorola

Apple drops three dependent claims from touchscreen heuristics patent in Motorola lawsuit, continues to assert independent claim 1

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In the Apple v. Motorola lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois, the parties have filed a slew of motions this week, mostly motions in limine (exclusion of evidence from next month's trial). Most of those are sealed. Today they filed a joint motion under which Apple drops, unless an...
Apple drops three dependent claims from touchscreen heuristics patent in Motorola lawsuit, continues to assert independent claim 1

Apple and Samsung Patent Suit Puts Judge Posner's Worldview on Trial

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While technology companies continue to fight over smartphone patents, one judge has fought his way into the ring. He is 73-year-old Richard Posner, among the most potent forces on the federal bench and an outspoken critic of the patent system. Read the rest of this post on the original site...
Apple and Samsung Patent Suit Puts Judge Posner's Worldview on Trial

Judge Posner's dismissal of two-way Apple-Motorola lawsuit has many important implications

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Late on Friday, Judge Richard Posner ordered the dismissal with prejudice of a lawsuit in which Apple was asserting four patents (out of 15 originally asserted ones) and Motorola was suing over one patent (out of six). You can find a report and the full text of the ruling here.Just...
Judge Posner's dismissal of two-way Apple-Motorola lawsuit has many important implications
Apple must be specific if it wants Google to give up Android secrets, says judge

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

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
Apple v. Motorola: Judge Posner dismisses entire patent case, no injunctions to be issued

Judge Posner declares Apple operating system patent invalid and is unsure about touchscreen heuristics patent

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In early February, Judge Richard Posner told Apple and Motorola that he was "not satisfied" with the "winnowing" they had done at the time, which would have left six Apple and three Motorola patents for trial. On Monday, he made his own contribution to "winnowing" by declaring an Apple patent...
Judge Posner declares Apple operating system patent invalid and is unsure about touchscreen heuristics patent

Apple, Google disagree on which U.S. appeals court should rule on their FRAND contract case

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A new round of legal maneuvering between Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility could, as one potential outcome, have the parties meet before Judge Richard Posner again. Last year Judge Posner dismissed both parties' claims against each other in the Northern District of Illinois, where he was sitting by designation though...
Apple, Google disagree on which U.S. appeals court should rule on their FRAND contract case

Apple tells court it 'has a general policy against licensing its inventions, particularly to competitors'

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In July, Apple and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility gave notice of their appeals to the Federal Circuit of different parts of Judge Posner's dismissal of one of their two-way lawsuits. Google (Motorola) is fighting Judge Posner's denial of injunctive relief over FRAND-pledged standard-essential patents for high-level reasons while Apple's...
Apple tells court it 'has a general policy against licensing its inventions, particularly to competitors'

Federal Circuit grants FRAND supporters more time to file amicus briefs in Apple-Google case

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This blog usually doesn't report on scheduling orders that are neither about trial dates nor about ruling dates. But yesterday's Federal Circuit decision on motions brought by Apple and the Business Software Alliance (BSA) is worth an exception, especially since many members of the standards community are among the most...
Federal Circuit grants FRAND supporters more time to file amicus briefs in Apple-Google case

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

Oops: After Seizing & Censoring Rojadirecta For 18 Months, Feds Give Up & Drop Case

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Looks like we've got something of a repeat of the Dajaz1 insanity, in which the US government seizes and censors a website for over a year before giving up and handing the domain back -- though this time it's with Rojadirecta. You may recall the Rojadirecta case, where two domains...
Oops: After Seizing & Censoring Rojadirecta For 18 Months, Feds Give Up & Drop Case

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

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

Judge Posner: Embedding Infringing Videos Is Not Copyright Infringement, And Neither Is Watching Them

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Recently we've seen a number of cases, both civil and criminal, brought against websites that involve either links or embeds of videos hosted elsewhere. UK student Richard O'Dwyer is facing extradition and criminal charges for hosting a site that did exactly that. But, as many of us have wondered in...
Judge Posner: Embedding Infringing Videos Is Not Copyright Infringement, And Neither Is Watching Them

ITC judge throws out Google and HTC's patent exhaustion defense against Nokia

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In my previous post (on an amicus brief by Nokia supporting Google's appeal of Judge Posner's FRAND ruling) I mentioned that Google is an intervenor in certain Nokia patent infringement cases targeting Android. One of them is the ITC investigation of Nokia's complaint against HTC, in which the Finnish company...
ITC judge throws out Google and HTC's patent exhaustion defense against Nokia

Scope of next week's Apple-Motorola trial in Chicago could still be narrowed

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On Sunday, Judge Posner entered an order in the Apple v. Motorola litigation in Chicago that just showed up in the public record and addresses a very interesting and unusual situation. Simply put, there will be some decisions later this week that could further narrow the scope of the trial...
Scope of next week's Apple-Motorola trial in Chicago could still be narrowed

Judge Posner Dumps Ridiculous Patent Fight Between Apple & Motorola As Contrary To The Public Interest

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Judge Richard Posner is, perhaps, the most influential judge not on the Supreme Court. Beyond writing a ton of books (and columns and articles and blog posts), his rulings often seem to carry extra weight. On intellectual property, he's been something of a mixed bag. He's written an entire book...
Judge Posner Dumps Ridiculous Patent Fight Between Apple & Motorola As Contrary To The Public Interest

Federal Circuit denies Google motion to terminate Apple's appeal of Wisconsin rate-setting dismissal

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Google, which has recently suffered far more (and more important) losses than wins in the ongoing smartphone patent disputes, has just failed with its initiative to dismiss Apple's appeal of the dismissal of a FRAND determination action in the Western District of Wisconsin (and Google's related cross-appeal) or, in the...
Federal Circuit denies Google motion to terminate Apple's appeal of Wisconsin rate-setting dismissal
Motorola v. Apple trial patent trial dismissed by frustrated judge

Twitter: It's time for patent trolls to bear the costs of frivolous lawsuits

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Twitter is an engineering company, and engineers like to innovate. Twitter is also well known, and, as a result, we receive patent threats and lawsuits from time to time. Many of these are baseless, and our policy is to fight them with all our might. In fact, we have never...
Twitter: It's time for patent trolls to bear the costs of frivolous lawsuits
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