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Toshiba hit for $87 million in LCD price fixing verdict, maintains innocence

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Toshiba decided not to settle when faced with allegations of price fixing, and now the company may have to pay the price. A jury handed down a verdict in the District Court for the Northern District of California today, hitting the company with $87 million in damages as part...
Toshiba hit for $87 million in LCD price fixing verdict, maintains innocence

Microsoft drops lawsuit and ITC complaint against TiVo over video technology patents

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Having originally sued and initiated a complaint to the ITC against the maker of the popular TiVo boxes, Microsoft has dropped all of its litigation against the company, ending threats of a ban that could have seen its set-top boxes from being imported to the US and being sold domestically. Microsoft filed its...
Microsoft drops lawsuit and ITC complaint against TiVo over video technology patents

Facebook faces a nationwide class action suit for tracking logged out users across the Web

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In September, Facebook confirmed that user-information was being collected from third party sites, even when logged out of their accounts, but that it was in the process of fixing the issue. That hasn’t stopped the lawsuits from raining down on the social network. Facebook is already facing lawsuits in Mississippi and Kansas, among...
Facebook faces a nationwide class action suit for tracking logged out users across the Web

Apple wants U.S. district court to obscure Samsung logo on video display for jurors

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After just blogging about the technical and timeline-related part of a joint Apple-Samsung filing made a few hours ago, I now have some tidbits from the filing that are, in a way, more entertaining.In their filing, the parties explain, among many other things, what kinds of evidence-related issues they plan...
Apple wants U.S. district court to obscure Samsung logo on video display for jurors

Apple v. Samsung: Cupertino's latest complaint alleges 17 devices infringe 8 of its patents

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We were waiting for the details of Apple's new lawsuit in its global battle against Samsung, and now that the court has posted the complaint, we have them. These fresh allegations claim Sammy has... you guessed it, infringed upon Apple's intellectual property. Turns out, there are eight patents at issue,...
Apple v. Samsung: Cupertino's latest complaint alleges 17 devices infringe 8 of its patents

Facebook Faces Nationwide Class-Action Lawsuit

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A Baltimore law firm filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against Facebook Friday, claiming the social network illegally tracked user activity on the Internet. In its claim, the law firm Murphy P.A. said the company "repeatedly ignored" warnings from a user who noticed Facebook continued to track users' activities on...
Facebook Faces Nationwide Class-Action Lawsuit

Apple and Samsung finally agree... to drop a plethora of claims from their patent spat

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Last week, Judge Lucy Koh informed Apple and Samsung that they would have to reduce the number of patent claims at issue in the parties' Northern District of California litigation. And now, each has complied, with Samsung dropping its total number of asserted patent claims from 75 to 15,...
Apple and Samsung finally agree... to drop a plethora of claims from their patent spat

Facebook’s New S-1: The Impact Of An ‘Unfavorable Outcome’ In The Yahoo Lawsuit ‘Could Be Material To Our Business’

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Facebook just filed a new S-1 with the SEC. We’re sifting through what’s new but one noticeable change is the inclusion of commentary about Yahoo’s patent suit against Facebook. From the filing: “From time to time, we receive notice letters from patent holders alleging that certain of our products and...
Facebook’s New S-1: The Impact Of An ‘Unfavorable Outcome’ In The Yahoo Lawsuit ‘Could Be Material To Our Business’

iPod Lawsuit Against Apple Given Class-Action Status

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Apple customers who purchased an iPod between September 12, 2006 and March 31, 2009 are being informed via email that they are being included in a class-action lawsuit filed against Apple in 2004 by RealNetworks. The lawsuit was granted class-action status by the courts last year and includes millions of...
iPod Lawsuit Against Apple Given Class-Action Status

Ten things Oracle v. Google tells us about the judge presiding over Yahoo v. Facebook

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On Google+ I recently said that I don't consider Yahoo v. Facebook, however interesting it may be for the Internet community at large, to be sufficiently wireless-related for the FOSS Patents blog to cover. That said, I felt that this particular post would be of interest to at least parts...
Ten things Oracle v. Google tells us about the judge presiding over Yahoo v. Facebook

Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in the U.S. over design patent, Friday hearing surprisingly canceled

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The United States District Court for the Northern District of California just became the third court to order a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the second, after the Düsseldorf Regional Court, to do so over an iPad design patent (an Australian injunction, which was subsequently lifted, was...
Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in the U.S. over design patent, Friday hearing surprisingly canceled
BitTorrent suing someone else over IP infringement

Samsung’s Tizen prototype has a familiar home button

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Samsung just can’t shake the blatant copying – almost like it is part of its DNA. Their latest Tizen reference device, besides an OS which copies the look and feel of Android, has a circular home button right where Apple’s iPhone has one. Samsung is being dragged through the courts the...
Samsung’s Tizen prototype has a familiar home button
Apple Wants Immediate Ban On Galaxy Tab 10.1 In The USA

Apple and Samsung CEOs and chief lawyers agree to meet in San Francisco court for settlement talks moderated by magistrate judge

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Apple and Samsung, the number one and number two in the mobile devices industry, are embroiled in litigation against each other in nine countries (plus there are some purely defensive proceedings in a tenth country, Spain) while doing a large amount of business with each other (to the tune of...
Apple and Samsung CEOs and chief lawyers agree to meet in San Francisco court for settlement talks moderated by magistrate judge
Facebook updates investors on Yahoo and Ceglia suits in amended S-1

Boot up: Google on news, Torvalds on Github, Amnesty hacked, installing CS6 and more

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Plus Google's maps on iOS, Dell's ultrabook for open source, details from the Oracle-Google trial and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamFOSS Patents: Judge holds Google to infringe 8 more Java files >> FOSS Patents was first to publish...
Boot up: Google on news, Torvalds on Github, Amnesty hacked, installing CS6 and more

Samsung asserts eight more patents against Apple in California, including two FRAND patents

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There's further escalation between Apple and Samsung.In February, Apple brought a new U.S. federal lawsuit against Samsung, the second of its kind in the Northern District of California. Late on Wednesday by local time, Samsung brought its answer to the complaint as well as infringement counterclaims over eight patents.Two of...
Samsung asserts eight more patents against Apple in California, including two FRAND patents
Facebook agrees to pay $10 million to settle Sponsored Stories suit

Facebook Q1 Profits Down, Revenues Down, Operating Income Down

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Facebook just released a new S1 with Q1 financials included. REVENUES ARE DOWN Q/Q, UP Y/Y: Q1 saw $1.06 billion revenues, up from $731 million the same quarter last year and down from $1.131 billion during Q4 2011. Seasonality is a factor here. Revenues also declined between these two quarters...
Facebook Q1 Profits Down, Revenues Down, Operating Income Down
Samsung appeals Galaxy Nexus ban in Apple patent case

Yahoo Shewdly Sues Facebook For Patent Infringement, How Much Will It Wind Up Paying?

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As is being widely reported, Yahoo filed a patent lawsuit against Facebook today in US Federal Court in the Northern District of California. At the center of the litigation are a wide range of claims that cover advertising, the news feed, messaging, social networking and privacy, among others.... Please visit...
Yahoo Shewdly Sues Facebook For Patent Infringement, How Much Will It Wind Up Paying?

Apple, Samsung, HTC patent cases slog on

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The past two weeks have not been kind to Samsung. On Tuesday, U.S. District Court judge Lucy Koh denied the company’s request to lift an injunction against its 10-inch Galaxy tablet. Koh, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, ruled last week that the...
Apple, Samsung, HTC patent cases slog on

Dwolla Being Sued by Bitcoiners for $2 M.

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Left, Mr. Kenna, in a Next Web interview; right, Mr. Milne (flickr.com/7878069@N02) The proprietors of a major Bitcoin exchange have filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California alleging that racketeering, intentional misrepresentation, false advertising, breach of contract and other violations by payments startup Dwolla have cost TradeHill at...
Dwolla Being Sued by Bitcoiners for $2 M.

Failed attempt #7: Federal Circuit denies Google petition to exclude Lindholm email

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Perseverance doesn't always pay off. Google has tried -- but failed -- seven times to have a potentially damning piece of evidence, the "Lindholm email", hidden from the jury that will get together (possibly as early as April) to decide on whether it infringes on Oracle's asserted copyrights and patents....
Failed attempt #7: Federal Circuit denies Google petition to exclude Lindholm email

Google files for new trial on copyright claims in Android suit

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Google is seeking a new trial on copyright claims in Oracle's intellectual-property lawsuit against it over the Android mobile OS, according to a filing made late Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California....
Google files for new trial on copyright claims in Android suit
Apple posts $2.6 million bond to ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Apple wants Steve Jobs' bio excluded from Samsung trial

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If it gets its way, the jury will hear no talk of Apple waging thermonuclear war on Android FORTUNE -- FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller has been reading through the motions Apple (AAPL) and Samsung filed in advance of their upcoming patent trial in the Northern District of California and has come...
Apple wants Steve Jobs' bio excluded from Samsung trial

These Are The 11 Patents That Are Getting Android Into Trouble With Apple And Microsoft (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG)

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Late Friday Apple won an injunction against Samsung blocking the Galaxy Nexus from being sold in the U.S. The judge who made the ruling, Lucy Koh said, "although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly, by flooding the market with infringing products. While...
These Are The 11 Patents That Are Getting Android Into Trouble With Apple And Microsoft (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG)

Oracle-Google trial to start on April 16, 2012

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Judge William Alsup just entered an order setting April 16, 2012 as the definitive trial date for Oracle v. Google at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.Originally, trial was envisioned (but not set in the same formal way) for October 31, 2011. It was postponed,...
Oracle-Google trial to start on April 16, 2012
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