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Lodsys claims momentum in patent fight as some indie devs leave US

Apple to spend $11bn on Samsung parts in 2012 claims exec

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Apple may be attempting to reduce its reliance on Samsung components, but its bill from the Korean firm is likely to be the largest to-date according to one exec: up from $7.8bn in 2011 to as much as $11bn by the end of 2012. “The amount of the current contract...
Apple to spend $11bn on Samsung parts in 2012 claims exec
Viacom v. YouTube ruling is a bummer for Google and the UGC community

QOTD: All Android Suits and No Play Makes Posner a Bitter Boy

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That’s all we need is new actions, new suits, because there’s not enough litigation worldwide between Apple and Android. – Federal Judge Richard Posner...
QOTD: All Android Suits and No Play Makes Posner a Bitter Boy

Comcast Protests “Shake Down” of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

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United States citizens who download and share copyrighted files through BitTorrent risk being monitored and in some cases subjected to legal action. In recent years more than a quarter million alleged BitTorrent users have been sued in federal courts. Most of the lawsuits are initiated by adult entertainment companies, but...
Comcast Protests “Shake Down” of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

Google Apps Debuts Archiving And Records Management System For Businesses, Vault

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For a company facing litigation or even strict compliance guidelines; saving and organizing online records can be a challenging task. Today, Google is debuting a new archiving, records management and eDiscovery solution for Google Apps for businesses called Vault. Google Apps Vault, which is priced at $5 per user per...
Google Apps Debuts Archiving And Records Management System For Businesses, Vault

Here Are The Sealed Court Papers On 'Invalid Clicks' Facebook Doesn't Want You To See (FB)

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Up to 20 percent of Facebook's pay-per-click advertising revenue could be affected by a pending ruling from a California federal appeals court on whether a group of Facebook's advertisers were charged for "invalid," clicks on their ads from 2009 onward. Facebook has denied the claims, and successfully won a ruling...
Here Are The Sealed Court Papers On 'Invalid Clicks' Facebook Doesn't Want You To See (FB)

Apple ordered to disclose patent settlement with HTC

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Just days after Apple announced it had settled all its patent disputes with HTC, lawyers that had opposed Apple in a much bigger dispute—Apple v. Samsung—said that they wanted to see the settlement. Their argument was that if Apple had licensed to HTC patents it said it originally wouldn't license...
Apple ordered to disclose patent settlement with HTC

Jury doesn't find Google to infringe two Oracle patents -- but the litigation is far from over

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Here's the jury verdict that was rendered today and doesn't find Google to have infringed any of the claims of Oracle's two asserted patents:12 05 23 Oracle Google Patent VerdictOn this basis, the jury was dismissed: there won't be a need for this jury to discuss damages since the copyright...
Jury doesn't find Google to infringe two Oracle patents -- but the litigation is far from over

Suburban Express Goes Double Or Nothing On Their Aggressive Behavior

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Hopefully you recall the story of Suburban Express and its owner, admitted domain squatter Dennis Toeppen, but let me catch you up and let you know what's been going on since that post ran. Suburban Express is a bus company that caters to Midwest students traveling to and from Chicago....
Suburban Express Goes Double Or Nothing On Their Aggressive Behavior
Anonymous Appears To Have Hacked MIT Website, Leaves Swartz Tribute

Kodak sells its imaging patents for $525M

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At the center of the group buying the digital imaging patents is Intellectual Ventures. The deal also would resolve patent-related litigation. [Read more]...
Kodak sells its imaging patents for $525M

Google settles seven-year litigation over scanning books

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Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) on Thursday revealed that their long-standing dispute over copyright infringement has been settled. The Google Books service was argued to be a violation of copyrights of the authors that wrote them. As part of the agreement, US publishers can choose to make...
Google settles seven-year litigation over scanning books
Aereo Amps Up Marketing Efforts Before Expanding To New Cities, Hires Former Apple Exec As CCO
Apple and Samsung drop numerous patent claims, settlement talks continue

AMD accuses former staff of giving 100,000 secret documents to NVIDIA

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AMD is suing four ex-employees for allegedly taking thousands of confidential documents with them went they left the company and went to work for NVIDIA. A complaint filed to the district court of Massachusetts reveals that AMD's former VP of Strategic Development Robert Feldstein, who was instrumental in designing...
AMD accuses former staff of giving 100,000 secret documents to NVIDIA

After 7 years of litigation, Google finally reaches settlement agreement with publishers for its Library Project

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Following seven years of legal battles between the two parties, Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) have finally come to an agreement that will see the search giant move ahead with its Library Project, which involves the digitisation of in-copyright books and journals. This is a developing story, please...
After 7 years of litigation, Google finally reaches settlement agreement with publishers for its Library Project
Microsoft's chief patent counsel Bart Eppenauer: 'We believe our patent laws have served the country very well.'
RIM agrees to pay Nokia for patent licenses

Twitter takes a preemptive, common-sense stance on patents

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Ah, we love the smell of a patent lawsuit in the morning around here. It’s something between week-old garbage and the unmistakable stench of attorney ego. But patent lawsuits are often based on nothing more than greed and can end up hurting consumers in the long run. That’s why...
Twitter takes a preemptive, common-sense stance on patents

Litigation between SCO and IBM to resume

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Litigation between IBM and disgraced UNIX vendor SCO is set to be reactivated, Groklaw reports. The lawsuits, which were subject to an automatic stay imposed by the bankruptcy court, will now go forward and finally be brought to a close. SCO is infamous for launching a misguided legal assault...
Litigation between SCO and IBM to resume
Samsung bashes jury foreman in Apple case, wants new trial

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

Spinnaker expands Oracle support services, aims at Rimini Street

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A company that has been providing third-party support for Oracle's JD Edwards ERP software is undergoing a significant expansion of its efforts, despite the ongoing cloud of litigation over the market....
Spinnaker expands Oracle support services, aims at Rimini Street

Cartoonist’s Lawyer Responds To FunnyJunk: The Oatmeal Will Not Cave

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It’s on now. Matthew Inman at the The Oatmeal has hired a crackerjack lawyer, Venkat Balasubramani, who sent a long and detailed letter to FunnyJunk essentially saying that their mothers should, in the end, have carnal relations with a bear. The Oatmeal wrote a blog post complaining about his content...
Cartoonist’s Lawyer Responds To FunnyJunk: The Oatmeal Will Not Cave

Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

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David Eun, presently serving as EVP at Samsung's Open Innovation Center after stints at AOL, Google, Time Warner and NBC Entertainment, just took the stage here in Dana Point, California during the opening night of D:Dive Into Media 2013. While the interview was certainly a wide-ranging one, one particular...
Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

Litigation Arises Over Dish's Ad-Skipping DVR

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Dish Network Corp.’s battle with the major TV broadcasters over the satellite company’s new ad-skipping device has moved into the courts. On Thursday Dish sued the four major broadcast networks in federal court asking for a “declaratory judgment” that a controversial ad-skipping feature on its new digital video recorder doesn’t...
Litigation Arises Over Dish's Ad-Skipping DVR

Google getting close to an antitrust settlement with the EU

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The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it had come to an understanding with Google that would permit a settlement without a court case. The EU has been investigating Google since 2010, when European search companies began complaining that Google was burying search results for products that competed with Google's...
Google getting close to an antitrust settlement with the EU
"Rapeutation": Charles Carreon still not done with The Oatmeal

Samsung accuses Apple of 'ambush litigation' in 3G patent trial

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Samsung accused Apple of "ambush litigation" on Friday in Federal Court in Sydney by suddenly raising new defenses against the South Korean company's 3G patent infringement allegations....
Samsung accuses Apple of 'ambush litigation' in 3G patent trial
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