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Amazon settles with patent troll

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A subsidiary of Acacia Research Corporation, easily one of the world’s most annoying patent trolls, has managed to force Amazon.com into settling a pending patent lawsuit. The subsidiary, Adjustacam LLC, originally filed suit against dozens of retailers in July 2010, including Amazon, Dell, Wal-Mart, Newegg.com, Eastman Kodak, Target, Sears, Overstock.com...
Amazon settles with patent troll

Verizon, Veveo kiss and make up, reach patent lawsuit settlement and search technology licensing deal

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After being sued over patent infringement by Veveo, telecom giant Verizon this morning announced that it has settled with the venture-backed mobile search technology company behind the vTap service. Financial terms of the settlement agreement were not disclosed, but it sounds like a sweet deal for Veveo, which had filed...
Verizon, Veveo kiss and make up, reach patent lawsuit settlement and search technology licensing deal

Privacy watchdogs aren't happy about Facebook's site changes

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After the social network announced that it might abolish users' voting privileges on site governance, consumer groups say the company is violating its settlement agreement with the FTC. [Read more]...
Privacy watchdogs aren't happy about Facebook's site changes

Facebook Agrees to Settlement, You Can Now Opt Out of Having Your Face Appear in Sponsored Ads

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In a settlement agreement for a class action lawsuit filed yesterday, Facebook agreed to give users more control of their face. According to the terms of the agreement, which still needs to be approved by the judge, users will now be able to opt-out of having their likeness appear in...
Facebook Agrees to Settlement, You Can Now Opt Out of Having Your Face Appear in Sponsored Ads

Time Warner, Viacom drop dispute over iOS TV streaming

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Viacom and Time Warner Cable have agreed to drop lawsuits against one another over the latter's TWC TV app for iOS, according to a joint statement. "All of Viacomís programming will now be available to Time Warner Cable subscribers for in-home viewing via internet protocol-enabled devices such as iPads and...
Time Warner, Viacom drop dispute over iOS TV streaming

HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)

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(Updates with Fairsearch.org comment in ninth paragraph.)   Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. is poised to offer voluntary concessions that will end a 20-month U.S. antitrust probe of its business practices without any enforcement action being taken, two people familiar with the matter said. Google, which has been under...
HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)
Viacom, Time Warner kiss and make up over iOS app streaming

DepositFiles Settles Multi Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit

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As one of the largest files-sharing sites on the Internet, DepositFiles is visited by millions of users per day. After the Megaupload shutdown the cyberlocker appeared to be one of the top alternatives. Aside from attracting new users, the site also grabbed the attention of Hollywood with the MPAA describing...
DepositFiles Settles Multi Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit

Brazilian 'iPhone' Trademark Lawsuit Ends With Apple and IGB 'Close To Settlement'

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Forbes reports that Apple and Brazilian company IGB have agreed to end their lawsuit over the iPhone trademark in Brazil, and are close to reaching a settlement agreement.According to Brazil's largest daily, Folha de São Paulo, both companies have agreed to end the lawsuit over iPhone and come to some...
Brazilian 'iPhone' Trademark Lawsuit Ends With Apple and IGB 'Close To Settlement'

Judge: Samsung gets to see Apple-HTC settlement deal

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Samsung's lawyers will be able to see the full settlement agreement made between Apple and HTC earlier this month. [Read more]...
Judge: Samsung gets to see Apple-HTC settlement deal

Google loan patents received special treatment under Apple-HTC settlement

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On Wednesday I reported on a few of the terms of the Apple-HTC settlement agreement. I now have three follow-up items on the lawsuits that have been or are about to be dismissed as a result of the deal:Among the European patents Apple was asserting against HTC in Germany, I...
Google loan patents received special treatment under Apple-HTC settlement

Read the $4 Billion Paragraph That Oracle and HP Are Fighting Over

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Oracle and Hewlett-Packard are continuing their fight in a California courtroom over the Itanium chip today. One document is central to that dispute, and for the first time we can see what it says, though it takes some historical unpacking. Remember that the fight between them had its genesis in...
Read the $4 Billion Paragraph That Oracle and HP Are Fighting Over

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

Facebook And FTC Settle Privacy Charges -- No Fine, But 20 Years Of Privacy Audits

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Facebook and the FTC today finalized their earlier announced settlement over charges that Facebook had “deceived” its customers by “telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public.” Unlike this week’s earlier $22.5 million FTC settlement with Google,...
Facebook And FTC Settle Privacy Charges -- No Fine, But 20 Years Of Privacy Audits
Apple and HTC settlement agreement partially revealed in court filing

HP Lawyers Have One Less Lawsuit to Worry About

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Hewlett-Packard’s board of directors now officially has one less lawsuit stemming from its various fits of corporate drama to worry about. Today a judge in a Delaware Chancery Court threw out a shareholder lawsuit over the $40 million severance package that former CEO Mark Hurd received after abruptly resigning in...
HP Lawyers Have One Less Lawsuit to Worry About

EU regulators investigating Windows 8 browser lock-out

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As part of its investigation into Microsoft's failure to properly offer a browser selection screen to Windows users in the EU, antitrust regulators have announced that they are examining whether Windows 8 prevents the installation and use of third-party browsers. Microsoft agreed to offer users a choice of browsers as...
EU regulators investigating Windows 8 browser lock-out

Facebook Class-Action Suit is Just a Speed Bump

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Facebook is negotiating a settlement to a class-action lawsuit filed by members who objected to the social network using their likenesses to pitch products in ads called sponsored stories. Given the importance of these ads to Facebook's business, what impact will the case have on the company? Most marketers know...
Facebook Class-Action Suit is Just a Speed Bump

Macmillan settles with US government in Apple ebook antitrust case

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Fifth and final publisher reaches settlement in case alleging conspiracy with tech giant to raise prices and fight AmazonMacmillan has become the fifth and final US book publisher to sign a settlement with the government in a sweeping antitrust case that accused the companies of conspiring to raise ebook prices....
Macmillan settles with US government in Apple ebook antitrust case

Yahoo, Facebook in talks to end patent lawsuits

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The patent battle between Yahoo and Facebook may be drawing to a close, AllThingsD has been told, as executives from the two companies are said to be working out a settlement agreement. Sources close to the negotiations have indicated that a settlement putting aside the suits and countersuits could emerge...
Yahoo, Facebook in talks to end patent lawsuits

Just Under Deadline, Google Responds to European Antitrust Concerns

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Google hit the European Commission’s deadline of January 31 to provide a substantive response to antitrust concerns — but just barely. The company submitted a proposal regarding what it is willing to settle earlier today, said sources, after negotiations in Brussels went to the wire. The big question is whether...
Just Under Deadline, Google Responds to European Antitrust Concerns

Google Books and the librarian backlash

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Roughly a decade ago, Google hatched an audacious plan: The company would scan the world’s books and make them searchable. For our most recent ebook, The Battle for the Books: Inside Google’s Gambit to Create the World’s Biggest Library, GigaOM’s Jeff John Roberts tells the story of Google Books through...
Google Books and the librarian backlash

Samsung adds new iPad, iPad mini and iPod to lawsuit, peeks at Apple / HTC settlement

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Ready for some more legal mumbo-jumbo? We're happy to oblige: Samsung is asking Judge Paul Grewal to amend its patent infringement allegations to include Apple's latest 4th and 5th generation iPad and iPod Touch, as well as the 7.9-inch iPad mini. Sammy says it's arguing on the side of...
Samsung adds new iPad, iPad mini and iPod to lawsuit, peeks at Apple / HTC settlement

Amazon settles suit over alleged manipulation of IE browser settings

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Amazon.com has entered into a settlement agreement in a 20-month-old case which alleged that it circumvented a user’s attempts to block the company’s website from tracking online activity. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed in court documents filed last week. The case was filed in March 2011 by Nicole Del...
Amazon settles suit over alleged manipulation of IE browser settings

Facebook settles Timelines trademark suit

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Facebook and Timelines Inc. have reached a settlement in the trademark case against the social network, according to a document Facebook filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Timelines Inc. operates Timelines.com, a website for people to create and collaborate on historical timelines. The company sued Facebook in September 2011 after...
Facebook settles Timelines trademark suit
Apple paying $53 million to settle warranty class-action suit according to leaked agreement
Microchips: Itanium Back On The Menu At Oracle

EU reportedly accepts Google's settlement agreement, rivals still aren't happy

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EU reportedly accepts Google's settlement agreement, rivals still aren't happy

Apple insists that Samsung's alleged workaround still infringes pinch-to-zoom API patent

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In the build-up to the December 6 injunction hearing in Judge Koh's court, Apple and Samsung are fighting hard over which evidence and arguments will be admitted. The dispute over Samsung's lawyers' access to the full Apple-HTC settlement agreement including license fees (all other parts were not in dispute) has...
Apple insists that Samsung's alleged workaround still infringes pinch-to-zoom API patent

Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline settle Florida hotel tax case

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Palm Beach County in South Florida has reached a $1.9 million settlement agreement with major online travel companies, including Bellevue-based Expedia Inc, over alleged uncollected bed taxes....
Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline settle Florida hotel tax case
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