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Lodsys Publishes May 2011 Legal Response to Apple's Challenge

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Over the past two years, a number of app developers have been contacted by patent holding firm Lodsys, demanding licenses for and in some cases filing suit over patents related to in-app purchasing and other functionalities. Earlier this month, Lodsys gained renewed attention when it began a new round of...
Lodsys Publishes May 2011 Legal Response to Apple's Challenge

Kleiner Perkins Discrimination Case Presses On, Publicly: Next Court Date Set For July 20

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The gender discrimination case brought against legendary Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers by one of its female partners, Ellen Pao, will continue to play out in the public arena — at least for the next week, and likely for much longer. Judge Harold Kahn ruled...
Kleiner Perkins Discrimination Case Presses On, Publicly: Next Court Date Set For July 20

VCs Successfully Fund Lawsuit Against Best Buy After It Completely Screws Over Startup

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I recently heard a story of yet another startup which had been hit by a bogus patent troll lawsuit. As always, it would be cheaper to just settle the lawsuit than to fight it in court, even though they knew that they would win. In this case, the CEO said...
VCs Successfully Fund Lawsuit Against Best Buy After It Completely Screws Over Startup

Zynga's Unredacted Response To EA: Uh, You Weren't Suppose To Sue Us Over These Hires

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Earlier today, Zynga filed a scathing legal response to EA’s copyright lawsuit — with a few sensitive areas redacted. However, it turns out that TechCrunch readers are even more awesome than I expected, because one of them figured out how to un-redact the document and sent us the full countercomplaint,...
Zynga's Unredacted Response To EA: Uh, You Weren't Suppose To Sue Us Over These Hires

Not So Fast: Kleiner Perkins Says It Did NOT Fire Ellen Pao; Looking To "Facilitate Her Transition" Out

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More drama in the Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers / Ellen Pao discrimination case. Just hours ago, it was revealed that Ellen Pao had said that she was fired from the VC firm where she was a partner — something she made public in a statement on Quora. Now, KPCB...
Not So Fast: Kleiner Perkins Says It Did NOT Fire Ellen Pao; Looking To "Facilitate Her Transition" Out

Microsoft Sued Because It Overloaded Surface Tablet With Pre-Installed Apps

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Recently, people noticed that -- in classic Microsoft fashion -- its new 32GB Microsoft Surface tablet only had 16GB of free storage when you took it out of the box. Why? Because this is Microsoft and it loaded the damn thing down with pre-installed software that took up a ton...
Microsoft Sued Because It Overloaded Surface Tablet With Pre-Installed Apps

Facebook getting ready to fight Yahoo

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Facebook is not about to take it lying down and is planning to fight Yahoo’s patent claims, according to my sources close to Facebook. Yahoo, earlier this week, filed a broad-ranging patent infringment lawsuit against the social network that is likely to go public earlier this year. While Facebook’s legal response isn’t fully...
Facebook getting ready to fight Yahoo

Kleiner Perkins Files Official Response To Ellen Pao’s Gender Discrimination Suit

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Kleiner Perkins today filed its official legal response to the gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit that one of its partners, Ellen Pao, filed against the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm last month. I’m in person at the Superior Court in San Francisco, and we just learned that the documents...
Kleiner Perkins Files Official Response To Ellen Pao’s Gender Discrimination Suit

Surprise: Sony Decides Not To Sue Over Copycat Game; Says Legal Action Wouldn't Be Beneficial

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All too often, when it comes to copying one another, companies seem to feel that they have to sue. In fact, there are times when we see copyright and patent holders bizarrely claim that not suing is not an option. So here's a bit of a surprise. A. Yeh points...
Surprise: Sony Decides Not To Sue Over Copycat Game; Says Legal Action Wouldn't Be Beneficial

UK regulators say ISPs must be piracy watchdogs

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Add watchdog to the list of duties now on required of U.K. Internet service providers. The nation’s communications regulator, Ofcom, today rolled out a draft code demanding ISPs watch out for piracy, record how many warnings are given suspected offenders, and after three notices, remove violators. The new draft rule...
UK regulators say ISPs must be piracy watchdogs
Zynga strikes back hard at EA in copyright infringement case

Zynga Fires Back At Electronic Arts Suit With A Lawsuit Of Its Own

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Zynga just filed its legal response to Electronic Arts’ lawsuit. The response has three parts: A motion to strike portions of EA’s suit, an “answer and demand for jury trial” on other portions of the suit, and a counterclaim from Zynga. I’ll update this post with summaries and full copies...
Zynga Fires Back At Electronic Arts Suit With A Lawsuit Of Its Own

Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

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Ars Technica posted Apple’s legal response (PDF) to the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the Cupertino, Calif.-based Company, and six publishers, for allegedly conspiring to fix eBook prices. In the document, Apple condemned the federal government for siding with ”with monopoly, rather than competition,” and then called the Department of Justice’s complaint ”fundamentally...
Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

Eileen Pao Is Out At Kleiner Perkins: Tells Quora That She Was Fired, As Discrimination Case Continues

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Another dramatic turn of events in the case of Ellen Pao, who has been suing the VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers over gender discrimination. Pao was fired on Monday — a development Pao herself revealed in a Quora post this week, picked up also by AllThings Digital. Up to...
Eileen Pao Is Out At Kleiner Perkins: Tells Quora That She Was Fired, As Discrimination Case Continues
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