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Microsoft wins in U.S. court, prevents Motorola from near-term enforcement of forthcoming German ruling

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[DEVELOPING STORY -- may still add detail]I just heard from a local source watching developments that the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a Microsoft motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Motorola Mobility. This U.S. court order prevents the handset maker...
Microsoft wins in U.S. court, prevents Motorola from near-term enforcement of forthcoming German ruling

The Sexiest Lawyers In America!

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Barack Obama nailed it when he called California's top lawyer Kamala Harris "brilliant ... dedicated ... tough ... [and] by far the best-looking attorney general in the country." While the President got called out for being sexist, we don't think there's any harm in pointing out that really powerful lawyers...
The Sexiest Lawyers In America!

Apple and Samsung have to decide how to proceed with their 14 back-burner patents in California

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While the United States District Court for the Northern District of California still has some very important post-trial decisions to make, especially on remedies, Apple and Samsung must plan ahead and think about their next claims against each other in that same federal district. Not only did they start a...
Apple and Samsung have to decide how to proceed with their 14 back-burner patents in California
Apple looks to add Galaxy Note II, Galaxy S III with Jelly Bean and others to patent lawsuit

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

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

Updated lists of Android patent infringement findings and successful countersuits

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I have received a fair amount of positive feedback to my lists of Android patent infringement findings as well as infringement findings in countersuits brought by Android device makers. Knowing that those two lists are being used as reference material by professionals in the financial services industry as well as...
Updated lists of Android patent infringement findings and successful countersuits

Court to hold hearing on July 5 to discuss if Apple's 'antisuit lawsuit' against Motorola can proceed

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In February, Apple brought an "antisuit lawsuit" -- a lawsuit aiming to preclude another party from bringing and pursuing litigation -- against Motorola with respect to patent assertions targeting the iPhone 4S, arguing that Apple, as a third-party beneficiary to a license agreement between Qualcomm and Motorola, is shielded against such...
Court to hold hearing on July 5 to discuss if Apple's 'antisuit lawsuit' against Motorola can proceed

Museum display company sues Apple over touchscreen patent

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Yesterday law firm Hagens Berman filed a lawsuit in a California US District Court against Apple Inc related to “gesture recognition technology for touchscreens” covered in patents owned by Flatworld Interactives. The company, which originally developed its technology for museum exhibits in the 90s, is seeking an “injunction enjoining Apple...
Museum display company sues Apple over touchscreen patent

ITC judge denies request by Nokia, Huawei and ZTE to stay investigation of InterDigital complaint

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Yesterday afternoon Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Robert K. Rogers of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) denied a motion to stay the investigation of InterDigital's January 2013 complaint until the United States District Court for the District of Delaware sets a FRAND rate for standard-essential patent (SEP)...
ITC judge denies request by Nokia, Huawei and ZTE to stay investigation of InterDigital complaint

Now 16,000 People Are Asking President Obama To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor

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People are outraged over the death of Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old Reddit cofounder, at his own hands on Friday, a few months before he was scheduled to go to trial for the alleged theft of scholarly articles at the MIT campus. And they're trying to do something about it. A petition...
Now 16,000 People Are Asking President Obama To Fire Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor

U.S. judge denies Huawei and ZTE expedited FRAND determinations in InterDigital cases

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Within approximately 48 hours, Huawei and ZTE have been denied a stay of the ITC investigation of InterDigital's latest complaint as well as expedited FRAND determinations in federal court. This means that, unless there are unforeseeable delays in the ITC investigation and/or an intervention by the antitrust regulators at the...
U.S. judge denies Huawei and ZTE expedited FRAND determinations in InterDigital cases
Samsung, Nokia and others hit with fresh patent infringement lawsuit

InterDigital wants Huawei and ZTE to pay license fees for invalid and non-infringed FRAND patents

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The proceedings before the ITC and the United States District Court for the District of Delaware relating to InterDigital's early-January complaint against Samsung, Nokia, Huawei and ZTE are particularly interesting from a FRAND point of view because this is the first high-profile (and multi-party) FRAND dispute in which the defendants...
InterDigital wants Huawei and ZTE to pay license fees for invalid and non-infringed FRAND patents

Judge penalizes Samsung for failing to produce source code in Apple infringement trial

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United States District Court Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal has granted Apple its requested Motion for Sanctions, penalizing Samsung for refusing to provide evidence in a timely fashion....
Judge penalizes Samsung for failing to produce source code in Apple infringement trial

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 says InterDigital must offer FRAND determination prior to seeking U.S. import ban

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In the ITC investigation of InterDigital's January 2013 complaint against Samsung, Nokia, Huawei and ZTE, the envisioned FTC-Google consent order relating to standard-essential patents (SEPs) plays a key role in defendants' strategies, even though InterDigital claims it is "not a basis to adjudicate subsequent cases".Different defendants are leveraging the FTC-Google settlement...
Nokia says InterDigital must offer FRAND determination prior to seeking U.S. import ban

Google loses leverage as Motorola Mobility confirms German patent license to Apple

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In the aftermath of Apple's resounding U.S. court victory over Samsung, analysts again ask the question whether its acquisition of Motorola Mobility has enabled Google to protect Android against patent assertions -- and the consensus answer to this question is "no". I expressed serious doubts (to say the least) about...
Google loses leverage as Motorola Mobility confirms German patent license to Apple

June will be key month for Apple's disputes with Motorola and Samsung in the United States

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It's been two year (and four days) since Apple brought its first lawsuit against an Android device maker (HTC in that case). Since U.S. patent litigation takes time -- a lot of time -- and companies pursuing it face a learning curve, there hasn't been a knockout punch on either...
June will be key month for Apple's disputes with Motorola and Samsung in the United States

Preliminary injunction against Galaxy Tab 10.1 dissolved

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Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has agreed with one of Samsung's post-trial filings from last week and has lifted the preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The ruling marks the first post-trial motion to be completed for either side....
Preliminary injunction against Galaxy Tab 10.1 dissolved
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Motorola Agrees to License Standard Essential Patents to Apple in Germany

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Apple and Google’s Motorola Mobility are nearing a licensing agreement for the latter company’s patents, though only in Germany. In a filing this week with the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Motorola said it had agreed to license to Apple its cellular standards-essential patents in...
Motorola Agrees to License Standard Essential Patents to Apple in Germany

Mannheim Regional Court postponed Motorola-Microsoft decision by two weeks

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When the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction Microsoft had requested against Motorola, the assumption was that the Mannheim Regional Court would hand down a ruling on a couple of Motorola Mobility lawsuits over allegedly H.264-essential patents next...
Mannheim Regional Court postponed Motorola-Microsoft decision by two weeks

Apple requests U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus based on four high-power patents

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Apple has brought a motion in the United States for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus, the official Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") lead device developed by Samsung in close cooperation with Google. A public redacted version of the filing, which was made on Thursday with the United States...
Apple requests U.S. preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus based on four high-power patents
In court battle, Apple can't have its cake and eat it, too

Online Legal Services Company LegalZoom Sues Rival RocketLawyer For Misleading Advertising, Trademark Infringement And More

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This is going to get ugly. Online legal services company LegalZoom is suing rival Rocket Lawyer, according to a release issued by the LA-based LegalZoom today. The charges are false and misleading advertising, trademark infringement and unfair competition. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the...
Online Legal Services Company LegalZoom Sues Rival RocketLawyer For Misleading Advertising, Trademark Infringement And More

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 awarded embargo reconsideration

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The US appeals court hearing Samsung's request to overturn the Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales embargo has ruled that the lower court should reconsider the ruling ordering the injunction. The ruling returns the matter to the judge who ruled the tablet as potentially infringing, Judge Lucy Koh of the United States...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 awarded embargo reconsideration

Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond

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A week ago Microsoft formally requested the release of a $100 million bond it had posted about a year ago in connection with an anti-enforcement injunction against a patent injunction obtained by Motorola Mobility in Germany. Microsoft argues that the bond is no longer necessary because the United States District Court...
Microsoft wants to tell jury in patent contract case about Google's refusal to release $100M bond
Apple DOJ eBook trial set for next summer

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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