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Dude, where's my Surface space? User sues Microsoft over tablet storage

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One Los Angeles man is a little frustrated with the storage space on the Microsoft Surface. So much so, in fact, that he’s suing the company for false advertising and unfair business practices. Yes, he’s a lawyer. Andrew Sokolowski loaded music and documents onto his newly-purchased Surface, he realized that he...
Dude, where's my Surface space? User sues Microsoft over tablet storage

Zynga sues PyramidVille maker in trademark dispute

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Zynga, maker of FarmVille, CityVille and other popular social games,  has filed a trademark lawsuit against Kobojo, a startup based in France that makes a game called PyramidVille. Zynga says the game is being confused for one of its own, and the company asks the court to put a stop...
Zynga sues PyramidVille maker in trademark dispute

"Shadier Than Ever"

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"Shadier Than Ever": Nilay Patel of The Verge (once again) brings up a few good points about the Instagram TOS fiasco. As he points out, the new TOS was actually worded much better than the old one. But the tech press blew it and caused a panic over basically nothing....
"Shadier Than Ever"

Olympics Crack Down On Anyone Mentioning Them Without Paying... As White House Tells Everyone To Set Up Olympics Parties

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We've covered for years how overly aggressive the Olympics are in protecting their "IP" -- to the point that they often get special laws passed that grant them extra IP rights, which they use to block pretty much anyone who hasn't paid from using the word "Olympics" at all, or...
Olympics Crack Down On Anyone Mentioning Them Without Paying... As White House Tells Everyone To Set Up Olympics Parties

Apple tells court it is willing to pay Google for Motorola patents, but no more than $1 per device

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Apple’s legal team has told a Wisconsin court that it is willing to pay Google’s Motorola Mobility for patent licensing, but it will not pay more than $1 per device sold. While the price is of course on the low end, the news is huge given that this is the...
Apple tells court it is willing to pay Google for Motorola patents, but no more than $1 per device

Internet Association Hits Back At RIAA's Desire To Wipe Away DMCA Safe Harbors

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On Friday, we wrote about how the RIAA has already started pitching the terrible idea that we should do away with the important DMCA safe harbors, which make sure that liability for infringement is properly applied to those actually infringing, rather than tools and services. The RIAA, however, thinks that...
Internet Association Hits Back At RIAA's Desire To Wipe Away DMCA Safe Harbors

How Much Is Expert Testimony Worth To Apple? $75,000

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In the case of Samsung vs. Apple, one of the biggest tech trials on U.S. soil, today’s been all about Peter Bressler, one of Apple’s expert witnesses. He’s fought with Samsung lawyers, and affirmed just about everything Apple has accused Samsung of. As an inventor or co-inventor on about 70...
How Much Is Expert Testimony Worth To Apple? $75,000

Judge Tells Megaupload, Other Groups to Work out Server Maintenance

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Lawyers for Megaupload, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Web hosting provider Carpathia Hosting and other groups fighting over who should maintain 1,100......
Judge Tells Megaupload, Other Groups to Work out Server Maintenance

Copyright Troll Malibu Media Demands Comcast Tell It What Content Subscribers Accessed Online

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Remember Malibu Media? That's the copyright troll that has run into some trouble with some of its lawsuits lately and may be in for even more trouble. In November, we noted that they had very aggressively tried to argue that Verizon should shut up and hand over private info on...
Copyright Troll Malibu Media Demands Comcast Tell It What Content Subscribers Accessed Online

Ellison Takes The Stand Against Google Today in Java Trial

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison will take to the witness stand in his company’s lawsuit against the search giant Google. In what’s been described as the world series of intellectual property lawsuits, Ellison will be examined by Oracle lawyers in the case, in which Oracle has accused Google of infringing both...
Ellison Takes The Stand Against Google Today in Java Trial
Microsoft to Motorola: Pay us and we'll leave you alone

Samsung could face court penalty over lawyer's oversight

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Samsung could face penalties from the U.S. District Court in Northern California after one of its lawyers involved in the patent battle against Apple admitted that she hadn't file the paperwork necessary to practice law in front of the court....
Samsung could face court penalty over lawyer's oversight

GEMA Takes Kim Dotcom's Mega Launch Party Video Down, Despite All Songs Being Cleared

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GEMA and MEGA may have the same letters arranged differently, but you have to imagine that the hardline copyright maximalists at GEMA aren't at all pleased by Kim Dotcom's new Mega outfit, even if it's really not all that different than tons of other online cloud storage platforms. Still, it...
GEMA Takes Kim Dotcom's Mega Launch Party Video Down, Despite All Songs Being Cleared

Time Warner's new $4 monthly modem rental fee incites class action suit

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The cable giant Time Warner faces a class action lawsuit over its decision to begin charging consumers a modem rental fee for equipment already installed on their premises. Early last month, the company began sending out notifications to consumers in the New York area about the $3.95 monthly fee increase....
Time Warner's new $4 monthly modem rental fee incites class action suit
Apple must sit tight on Samsung device bans until Dec. 6 hearing, says judge

Apple v. Samsung: Did Judge Koh 'crack' under pressure?

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District Judge Lucy Koh threatened to sanction one of the best-known lawyers in the country and asked another legal titan if he was on "crack." A rookie judge builds a reputation for being tough. [Read more]...
Apple v. Samsung: Did Judge Koh 'crack' under pressure?

Judge is tired of Apple-Samsung blame game, orders lawyers to meet in person this Sunday

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Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge presiding over the Apple v. Samsung trial in California, just entered the following order:"The Court is disappointed by the parties' respective reports regarding their meet and confer efforts on final jury instructions. Lead trial counsel shall meet and confer in person today and file...
Judge is tired of Apple-Samsung blame game, orders lawyers to meet in person this Sunday
Nationwide Insurance uses lawyers to protect details of October security breach
US appeals court overturns warrantless wiretapping decision against US government

New Ericsson lawsuits against Samsung indirectly help Apple in fight against FRAND abuse

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Ericsson just announced that it has sued Samsung -- not for the first time in history -- over various wireless standard-essential patents (SEPs). This dispute is interesting in its own right, but the issues it raises are even more interesting in light of the SEP issues pending between Apple and...
New Ericsson lawsuits against Samsung indirectly help Apple in fight against FRAND abuse

Brett Gibbs Returns The Favor: Points Out That Steele And Hansmeier Were In Control Over Florida Prenda Farce

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While all of the attention on Prenda lately has been on the case being overseen by Judge Otis Wright in California, we shouldn't forget about the Sunlust case in Florida that really was probably the start of the fall of the house of Prenda. That was the case with the...
Brett Gibbs Returns The Favor: Points Out That Steele And Hansmeier Were In Control Over Florida Prenda Farce

Richard Branson Claims People May Confuse 'I Am Not A Virgin Jeans' With His Virgin Properties

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Forbes has an article about how lawyers representing Richard Brandson's Virgin property have sent a letter to "I Am Not A Virgin," a small jeans company in NYC, complaining about its attempt to register the trademark on its name in the US. The Forbes report falsely states that it's a...
Richard Branson Claims People May Confuse 'I Am Not A Virgin Jeans' With His Virgin Properties
Judge in Samsung's Australian patent suit against Apple calls proceedings 'ridiculous' as trial begins

Breaking down Apple's $1 billion courtroom victory over Samsung

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With a 20-page verdict form and 100 pages of instructions to explain it, many figured it would take longer for the jury to render a decision. But, the tech trial of the century has concluded, with Apple scoring a not-quite-flawless victory over its rival Samsung. While the company didn't...
Breaking down Apple's $1 billion courtroom victory over Samsung

Hollywood Lawyers Threaten ‘Hobbit’ Pub

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Hollywood Lawyers Threaten ‘Hobbit’ Pub

Samsung Galaxy S III: Inspired by Nature, Not Lawyers

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Samsung’s Galaxy S III wasn’t designed by the company’s lawyers, though they surely approved it. And speculation that it was carefully crafted to dodge Apple’s trade dress patent infringement claims is silly. So says Samsung design VP Chang Dong-hoon who today took exception with claims that the Galaxy S III...
Samsung Galaxy S III: Inspired by Nature, Not Lawyers

Be A Bitch On Email, Or Be Email's Bitch

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I’ve long hated email. As someone with upwards of 5,000 unread messages at any given time, taking a quick moment to check email is like pushing hot pokers into my eyes. It makes me feel irresponsible and rude every time I see that massive number in bold, yet if I...
Be A Bitch On Email, Or Be Email's Bitch

Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass

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Patent filings, we don't take so seriously. One of Japan's richest men, with the potential to call on an army of lawyers to defend what he claims is his invention, we probably ought to. Masayoshi Son, the billionaire (and philanthropic) CEO of SoftBank, has given a two-hour speech to...
Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass

A Silicon Valley Vet Explains How To Properly Execute A Handshake Deal

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In Silicon Valley, getting things done quickly is crucial. In the time it takes to get contracts drafted and papers signed, your funding could fall through along with your investment. So most deals in the high-tech hub start out with a low-tech handshake. This is meant to satisfy all parties...
A Silicon Valley Vet Explains How To Properly Execute A Handshake Deal

Apple, Samsung Patent Case Jury Selection Begins

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Lawyers for Apple and Samsung Electronics have begun choosing the 10 people that will make up the jury to which they will argue claims of patent infringement....
Apple, Samsung Patent Case Jury Selection Begins
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