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US Supreme Court takes on broad software and method patents, sort of

High Court Rejects Glaxo Appeal

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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for health insurer Humana to sue GlaxoSmithKline for the recovery of health-care expenses on some patients who were allegedly harmed by diabetes drug Avandia....
High Court Rejects Glaxo Appeal

Why Does An Unpatentable 'Abstract Idea' Becomes Patentable If You Add 'On The Internet'?

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Back in 2009, we wrote about a case involving a company called Ultramercial, which held a broad and ridiculous patent (7,346,545) that effectively covered the process of watching an ad before you could download content (seriously). Ultramercial sued Hulu, YouTube and WildTangent over this. The case went back and forth...
Why Does An Unpatentable 'Abstract Idea' Becomes Patentable If You Add 'On The Internet'?

Facebook's Gay Marriage Map

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If you’re a certain kind of person, with a certain kind of circle of friends, you are completely aware that a whole lot of Facebook users changed their profile picture this week. That’s the result of a very effective viral campaign, kicked off by the Human Rights Campaign, to show...
Facebook's Gay Marriage Map

The Supreme Court Just Decided Where Your Principal Place Of Business Is

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The Supreme Court Just Decided Where Your Principal Place Of Business Is

Just Because A Banana Can Be Used To Rob A Bank, It Doesn't Mean We Ban Bananas

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We recently wrote about the RIAA's new war against software that can be used to record or download YouTube videos. As we noted, such software has substantial non-infringing uses, but the RIAA wants to ban it anyway. Michael Weinberg has a great response, in pointing out that just because something...
Just Because A Banana Can Be Used To Rob A Bank, It Doesn't Mean We Ban Bananas

Raja Seeks Review of Telecom Order

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Former Minister Andimuthu Raja has approached the Supreme Court seeking a review of its order cancelling a 2008 telecom license sale overseen by him....
Raja Seeks Review of Telecom Order

India's Top Court Declines Review of 2G Licenses Cancellation

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India's Supreme Court has declined to review its earlier order to cancel 122 mobile licenses in 22 service areas, that will affect the Indian joint ventures of......
India's Top Court Declines Review of 2G Licenses Cancellation

Germany's Supreme Court Suspends Controversial Data Retention Law

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Germany's Supreme Court Suspends Controversial Data Retention Law

Two And A Half Minute Video Explains How The Ability To Sell Stuff You Legally Purchased Is At Risk

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As we wait patiently for the Supreme Court to decide the Kirtsaeng case, concerning whether or not you can resell goods that were made outside the US but that can be covered by copyright inside the US, the folks at Demand Progress have put together a nice two and a...
Two And A Half Minute Video Explains How The Ability To Sell Stuff You Legally Purchased Is At Risk

Julian Assange of WikiLeaks to Appeal Extradition at British Supreme Court

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Julian Assange was set to appear on Wednesday at Britain’s Supreme Court to appeal an order approving his extradition to Sweden....
Julian Assange of WikiLeaks to Appeal Extradition at British Supreme Court

After Years Of Trying To Kill YouTube, Movie Studios Are Embracing & Profiting From It

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When the Betamax/VCR first came out, Hollywood insisted that it was pure evil and that it would be "the Boston Strangler" to the movie business. And, if you looked at how the devices were used at first, you could easily argue that the vast, vast majority of the usage was,...
After Years Of Trying To Kill YouTube, Movie Studios Are Embracing & Profiting From It
Supreme Court says local governments can't hold up cell tower buildouts

Apple loses appeal over tablets in UK courtroom, must publicly apologize to Samsung

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Apple and Samsung’s legal fight continued on the world stage this morning, where the Britain Court of Appeal upheld a previous ruling that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab does not infringe on the iPad’s patents because it is not “as cool”. Reuters reports that after losing the appeal this morning, Apple has been instructed by the court...
Apple loses appeal over tablets in UK courtroom, must publicly apologize to Samsung

Apple Suffers Setback in Dispute over iPhone Name in Mexico

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A Mexican technology services company is hoping to reap compensation from Apple and local mobile operators for the use of its brand name—Ifone—after Mexico’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling that the local firm owns and makes proper use of the brand in the country. The dispute with the maker of...
Apple Suffers Setback in Dispute over iPhone Name in Mexico

Appeals Court Doubles Down: Genes Still Patentable

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Well this is unfortunate, but not too surprising. After the Supreme Court rejected medical diagnostic patents in the Mayo case, it vacated the ruling by the Federal Circuit appeals court (CAFC) on gene patents in the Myriad Genetics case, where CAFC had said genes are patentable, and asked it to...
Appeals Court Doubles Down: Genes Still Patentable

Lieberman thrilled by prospect that Obama nominee could make Supreme Court ‘slightly less liberal.’

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Lieberman thrilled by prospect that Obama nominee could make Supreme Court ‘slightly less liberal.’
US Supreme Court shuts down live tweeting from healthcare proceedings
Aereo wins major court battle against TV networks

In an alternate universe, I am sitting on the Supreme Court. It is an awesome universe.

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In an alternate universe, I am sitting on the Supreme Court. It is an awesome universe.

Who judges your work?

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Here's the mistake we make in high school:We let anyone, just anyone, judge our work (and by extension, judge us.)Sue, the airheaded but long-legged girl in Spanish class gets the right to judge our appearance.Bill, the bitter former-poet English teacher gets the power to tell us if we're good at...
Who judges your work?
Supreme Court upholds 'first sale' right to sell used books or movies, even when bought abroad

Speak Out Against Copyright Holders Destroying True Property Rights

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For a while now, we've been following a series of very scary court cases that could take away your ability to sell physical products you own, by using a bizarre interpretation of copyright law by the courts. You can click back on that link to read some of the background,...
Speak Out Against Copyright Holders Destroying True Property Rights
Apple loses UK appeal, now forced to run ads admitting Samsung not a copycat
Antitrust ruling says Microsoft didn't kill WordPerfect--Novell did

Supreme Court Passes on File-Sharing Case

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The court effectively let stand a jury's $675,000 damages award against Joel Tenenbaum, a former Boston University student who admitted to downloading some 30 songs on the unlicensed file-sharing service Kazaa. But there could be another trial....
Supreme Court Passes on File-Sharing Case

Google Loses Australian Defamation Case, Awaiting Decision On Damages

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Google is awaiting a judge’s decision on damages before it decides what to do after losing a defamation case over its search results in Australia. A jury in the supreme court of the Australian state Victoria, ruled Tuesday that Google is liable for defamation because its search results... Please visit...
Google Loses Australian Defamation Case, Awaiting Decision On Damages

Mac clone maker Psystar saga ends as Supreme Court denies appeal

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The four-year-old saga of Psystar, a Florida Mac clone maker that was crushed by Apple, ended Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear its appeal of a lower court decision....
Mac clone maker Psystar saga ends as Supreme Court denies appeal

Supreme Court Lets Stand $675,000 Fine for Music Downloads

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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider the petition of Joel Tenenbaum, a former doctoral student at Boston University who faces a fine of US$675,000......
Supreme Court Lets Stand $675,000 Fine for Music Downloads

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear NSA, AT&T wiretapping case

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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to overturn legal immunity for telecom carriers that allegedly participated with a U.S. National Security Agency surveillance program during the last decade....
U.S. Supreme Court won't hear NSA, AT&T wiretapping case
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