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Judge Posner denies 11 summary judgment motions before Apple v. Motorola trial

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We're only five days away from the first Apple v. Google trial in history (given that Motorola is now a wholly-owned Google subsidiary, a fact that Google just notified to courts throughout the United States), and the exact number of patents to be put before a Chicago jury is still...
Judge Posner denies 11 summary judgment motions before Apple v. Motorola trial
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Virginia Court Says Court Was Wrong To Force Woman To Change Yelp Review

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We've seen a bunch of stories over the years about local businesses upset about critical online reviews on sites like Yelp and Angie's List. Sometimes these business owners go to court, but rarely get very far. However, in a hearing last month, a court in Virginia issued a preliminary injunction,...
Virginia Court Says Court Was Wrong To Force Woman To Change Yelp Review

Companies worth $1 trillion are suing others over Android's alleged patent infringement

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On Friday it became discoverable that Fujifilm, a Japanese company, has sued Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility for Android's alleged infringement of four of its patents. So far, Fujifilm has mostly played a defensive role in patent litigation, bringing declaratory judgment actions or countersuits. But after trying unsuccessfully since April 2011...
Companies worth $1 trillion are suing others over Android's alleged patent infringement

Appeals Court Rejects YouTube Victory Over Viacom, YouTube Says, “No Big Deal”

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Hey, remember when Viacom sued YouTube for copyright infringement of shows like South Park and The Daily Show? And YouTube won a summary judgement nearly two years ago, with a judge basically throwing out the case? Well, it looks like the fight isn’t over. Today, an appeals court reversed the...
Appeals Court Rejects YouTube Victory Over Viacom, YouTube Says, “No Big Deal”

Federal judge clears Apple of infringement of a Samsung patent ahead of summer trial

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Last month, Apple and Samsung brought a number of summary judgment motions in their first U.S. lawsuit. Apple's winning streak continues for now: after (finally) obtaining a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and winning by a wide margin a battle over a long list of expert reports, Apple has...
Federal judge clears Apple of infringement of a Samsung patent ahead of summer trial

Apple wins U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung/Google Galaxy Nexus

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[DEVELOPING STORY -- still adding detail -- please check back later]Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has just granted Apple a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, an Android-based smartphone co-developed by Samsung and Google. Here's the header section of...
Apple wins U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung/Google Galaxy Nexus

Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction moves closer after Federal Circuit denies Samsung a rehearing

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Two weeks ago, Judge Lucy Koh denied, just for the time being, Apple's motion for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 following a partially-successful appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). A hearing on that motion had been scheduled for June 7 but was canceled. Samsung...
Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction moves closer after Federal Circuit denies Samsung a rehearing

Judge Posner wants Apple and Motorola to 'winnow' more patents out of Chicago litigation

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On Tuesday (January 31, 2012), Circuit Judge Posner, who is serving by designation on the United States District Court for the Northern district of Illinois to preside over an Apple v. Motorola Mobility lawsuit, entered an order that became electronically retrievable on Wednesday (February 1, 2012) and, among other things,...
Judge Posner wants Apple and Motorola to 'winnow' more patents out of Chicago litigation

Samsung accuses Apple experts of "slavish adoration of their client", blames "cult-like following"

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Apple's original U.S. lawsuit against Samsung is still scheduled to go trial this summer after the parties dropped a number of claims, which makes the presiding judge hopeful that the case will soon have a manageable scope. On Thursday (May 17), Apple and Samsung filed a variety of motions that...
Samsung accuses Apple experts of "slavish adoration of their client", blames "cult-like following"

Judge prohibits invalidity arguments based on 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tomorrow People

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Judge Lucy Koh just entered an order on three Samsung motions, all of which sought to modify earlier rulings relating to the evidence Samsung may present at the trial that started on Monday. Two of the motions ask for relief from orders by Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal, while the...
Judge prohibits invalidity arguments based on 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tomorrow People

Google Books judge lets librarians, EFF weigh in on Authors Guild case

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The judge presiding over the long-running book-scanning case between the Authors Guild and Google has issued an order letting scholars, librarians and a prominent digital rights group file briefs in support of Google. In an order this week, Judge Denny Chin granted permission for two groups to intervene in the...
Google Books judge lets librarians, EFF weigh in on Authors Guild case

Understanding Timelines Inc's trademark case against Facebook

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Facebook and Timelines Inc. begin trial today in a case over the social network’s “timeline” profile feature, which Timelines says infringes on its trademark over the word “Timelines.” Timelines Inc. operates Timelines.com, a website for people to create and collaborate on historical timelines. The company sued Facebook in September 2011 after...
Understanding Timelines Inc's trademark case against Facebook

Samsung drops one more patent ahead of next week's Apple trial

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Apple and Samsung have previously dropped a number of claims against each other in the federal lawsuit that will go to trial in California next week. Also, Judge Koh contributed to the winnowing process by tossing out one Samsung patent on summary judgment. The parties just filed another case narrowing...
Samsung drops one more patent ahead of next week's Apple trial

Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility both appeal Judge Posner's ruling

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When Judge Posner dismissed an Apple v. Motorola Mobility patent infringement lawsuit in Chicago about a month ago, I analyzed his decision in detail and agreed with him in many ways, though I also predicted that the parties would appeal -- which they did yesterday -- and warned that the...
Apple and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility both appeal Judge Posner's ruling

Major Labels Back To Going After Vimeo For Its Lipdubs

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You may recall that, back in 2009, a bunch of the major labels filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against online video site Vimeo, paying particular attention to the fact that the site had popularized "lipdubs" in large part due to this quite popular lipdub by Vimeo's own staff of the...
Major Labels Back To Going After Vimeo For Its Lipdubs

Emboldened by Megaupload shutdown, Hollywood targets Hotfile

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Film studios are asking a US District Court for a summary judgment against Hotfile, saying the file sharing site's business model is identical to that of Megaupload, a site shut down by the US government in January due to repeated copyright infringement. "Hotfile's business model is indistinguishable from that...
Emboldened by Megaupload shutdown, Hollywood targets Hotfile

UK Supreme Court Says Unauthorized Browsing Of Copyright Material Online Is OK, But Asks European Court Of Justice Just In Case

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The lawsuits brought against the media monitoring firm Meltwater in both the US and the UK have not turned out too well for the company so far. In the US, the district court handed down a summary judgment against Meltwater, while in the UK, two courts came to a...
UK Supreme Court Says Unauthorized Browsing Of Copyright Material Online Is OK, But Asks European Court Of Justice Just In Case

Court Resurrects Viacom Case Against YouTube

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The appeals court vacated a district judge's June 2010 summary judgment against Viacom....
Court Resurrects Viacom Case Against YouTube

Judge Dumps Lawsuit Claiming Copyright Infringement Over Legal Filings

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Last year, we wrote about a couple of lawyers, Edward White and Kenneth Elan, suing Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis for daring to republish their legal briefs as a part of their legal databases. As we noted at the time, we hoped that any court ruling would make it clear that posting...
Judge Dumps Lawsuit Claiming Copyright Infringement Over Legal Filings

Apple sues HTC in Virginia court for abuse of 4G/LTE standard-essential patents

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On Thursday (June 21), Apple filed FRAND contract and antitrust claims against HTC for the abuse of patents that are allegedly essential to the 4G/LTE standard. Apple brought those claims as counterclaims in the investigation of HTC's second ITC complaint against Apple. Counterclaims cannot be adjudicated by the ITC. They...
Apple sues HTC in Virginia court for abuse of 4G/LTE standard-essential patents

Nokia's federal lawsuits against HTC and ViewSonic won't go to trial before 2015

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Judge Leonard P. Stark, the federal judge presiding over half a dozen Nokia patent infringement lawsuits against HTC and ViewSonic in the District of Delaware, just signed a scheduling order for two Nokia v. HTC lawsuits and three Nokia v. ViewSonic actions. The sixth Delaware case is not affected by...
Nokia's federal lawsuits against HTC and ViewSonic won't go to trial before 2015

Breaking: Appeals Court Sends Viacom-YouTube Case Back To District Court, Future Of Safe Harbors Still Uncertain

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The original ruling in the Viacom vs. YouTube case was a complete and total victory for YouTube. The court effectively dumped the case at the summary judgment stage, correctly recognizing that YouTube qualified for the DMCA's safe harbors, and that Viacom was trying to change the clear definitions in those...
Breaking: Appeals Court Sends Viacom-YouTube Case Back To District Court, Future Of Safe Harbors Still Uncertain

MP3 resale ban could close doors for Apple and Amazon's second-hand media plans

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A federal court's ruling against MP3 resale service ReDigi could be bad news for Apple and Amazon, who've both considered setting up their own stores for second-hand digital content. As Ars Technica reports, U.S. District Court judge Richard Sullivan ruled that users aren't allowed to resell their old MP3...
MP3 resale ban could close doors for Apple and Amazon's second-hand media plans

The Kernel could face £11,000 payout order

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Former contributor to startup blog claims for unpaid wages after winning industrial tribunal judgmentThe Kernel startup news blog could be forced by an industrial tribunal to pay out up to £11,000 over its failure to pay a former contributor money they are owed.The financial problems faced by the Kernel first...
The Kernel could face £11,000 payout order

Apple refers to Judge Robart's rate-setting opinion in two Federal Circuit FRAND appeals

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It's easily overlooked that Apple actually has two FRAND cases involving Google's Motorola Mobility on appeal before the Federal Circuit:The big one everyone in this field knows is the "Posner appeal", in which Google is fighting for access to injunctive relief and for high FRAND royalty levels.The other one relates...
Apple refers to Judge Robart's rate-setting opinion in two Federal Circuit FRAND appeals

Jenzabar Continues To Try To Censor Criticism Via Trademark Bullying

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Some people continue to insist that intellectual property and censorship are two totally separate issues, but that's ridiculous. Yet another example is in the ongoing case concerning software company Jenzabar, which we've covered before. If you're just picking this up now, one of Jenzabar's founders, Chai Ling, many years ago,...
Jenzabar Continues To Try To Censor Criticism Via Trademark Bullying

New York Judge Rules That Photos Posted On Twitter Are Not Up For Grabs By News Organizations

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The result could determine how all intellectual property rights on social media are viewed. A judge in New York City has ruled that pictures taken by a freelance photographer and posted on his Twitter account were not available for use by news organizations. Daniel Morel, who had been working...
New York Judge Rules That Photos Posted On Twitter Are Not Up For Grabs By News Organizations

Apple-Samsung summer trial still possible, Apple may reassert 'dropped' claims

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Late on Thursday by local time, Judge Lucy Koh, the Korean-American federal judge presiding over Apple's two California lawsuits against Samsung, entered an order in response to the parties' proposals to further narrow their claims as well as a subsequent filing by Apple (Apple asked for permission to respond to...
Apple-Samsung summer trial still possible, Apple may reassert 'dropped' claims

EMI Was Actively Giving Away MP3s It Accused Michael Roberston Of Downloading Illegally

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You may recall EMI / Capitol Records ongoing lawsuit against MP3Tunes and its founder/CEO Michael Robertson. The initial ruling in that case went almost entirely against EMI, with one small exception that we'll get to soon. EMI asked the court to reconsider the ruling, claiming that it had made some...
EMI Was Actively Giving Away MP3s It Accused Michael Roberston Of Downloading Illegally
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