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    LinkedIn Dodges $5M Privacy Suit Over Password Hacking

    LinkedIn Corp. on Tuesday escaped a $5 million putative class action over a security breach as a California federal judge ruled the plaintiffs had not shown they suffered an “economic harm” as a result of the hacking of 6.5 million passwords...

    EA, Sega, Others Dodge Patent Suits Over Animation Tech

    A California federal judge on Monday threw out 11 patent infringement lawsuits against Electronic Arts Inc., Sega of America Inc. and other video game companies, ruling that computer graphics company McRO Inc. failed to give defendants fair notice of...

    Fed. Circ. Vacates Real Estate IP Win In Light Of Akamai

    The Federal Circuit on Monday vacated a decision that real estate website operator Move Inc. did not infringe a Real Estate Alliance Ltd. patent, finding that the ruling must be reviewed in light of a recent Federal Circuit ruling on induced infringement...

    Toys R Us Tablet Trade Secrets Suit Trimmed

    A California federal judge on Friday tossed fraud and other claims from a suit alleging Toys R Us Inc. created its Tabeo children's tablet after stealing trade secrets, but kept alive Fuhu Inc.'s breach of contract and trademark infringement allegations...

    Elan Sweetens Investor Deal To Counter $6.6B Takeover Bid

    Irish life sciences firm Elan Corp. has sweetened its offer to shareholders to remain invested in the company, offering a percentage of Elan's share of royalties from a new drug if investors vote against a $6.6 billion hostile takeover attempt by...

    LA Billboard Owner Asks High Court To Hear Free Speech Fight

    The owner of a Los Angeles building has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Ninth Circuit ruling that the city's billboard regulations passed muster under the First Amendment, reprising the argument that ads for protected expressive works...

    Orlando Magic Push Forward On $100M Mixed-Use Complex

    Orlando Magic representatives on Monday told the City Council they want to move forward with plans to develop a $100 million downtown mixed-use complex adjacent to the NBA team's Amway Center, proposing to complete the property purchase from the city...

    Promega Denied Do-Over On $52M Gene-Testing Patent Verdict

    A Wisconsin federal judge on Monday denied Promega Corp.’s bid for a new trial in its patent infringement suit over gene-testing technology after a $52 million jury verdict for Promega was vacated, saying Promega had already “forfeited”...

    VirnetX Sues Microsoft For Breaching $200M Patent License

    VirnetX Holding Corp. hit Microsoft Corp. with a new patent-infringement suit in Texas federal court Monday, claiming the software giant's Skype and Lync programs violate six VirnetX patents — three years after the company won a $106 million...

    Trump Dodges Contract Claims In Apparel Royalties Fight

    Donald Trump on Monday beat breach of contract claims from a company that said it was due millions for arranging a licensing agreement between the real estate magnate and Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., after a New York state court judge found there was not...

    AT&T Ducks $35M Trade Secrets Suit Over Smartphone Tech

    AT&T Mobility LLC on Monday dodged a $35 million suit by smartphone technology firm Omnicomm Corp. accusing the wireless communications giant of disclosing trade secrets about Omnicomm's idea for cellphone interfacing technology and allegedly...

    Allergan, Duke Win Injunction Against Lash-Growth Generics

    A North Carolina federal judge on Tuesday granted a permanent injunction to Allergan Inc. and Duke University against several planned generic versions of eyelash growth stimulant Latisse after previously finding the proposed drugs infringed on two patents...

    Metabyte Competition Claim Nixed In Nvidia Trade Secrets Suit

    A California federal judge on Monday threw out part of a suit alleging that former Metabyte Inc. employees brought stolen computer code to their new employer, Nvidia Corp., saying a state unfair competition claim against Nvidia was preempted by the federal...

    Despite Infringement, Judge Denies Patent Damages

    A New Jersey federal judge denied damages Friday to a patent-holding security company even though it had successfully sued an alarm-selling rival for infringement, ruling the plaintiffs didn't offer any explanation for their damages calculations....

    Rutgers Slams Bid To Arbitrate Suit Over Big East Exit

    Rutgers University on Monday fired back at the Big East Conference’s attempt to dismiss the school’s suit in New Jersey federal court seeking to leave the conference without penalty, arguing that the conference’s attempt to push the...

    Sly Stone Wants Sony Dancing To Tune Of $50M In Royalties

    Funk legend Sly Stone asked a California appellate court Tuesday to revive his lawsuit alleging Sony Music Entertainment helped his former manager bilk him out of $50 million in royalties, arguing a trial judge erroneously ruled valid a 1989 contract...

    ITC Rejects Motorola Bid For IPhone Import Ban

    The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday shut down a bid by Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility Inc. unit for a ban on imports of Apple Inc.'s iPhone, ruling that the patent Motorola asserted is invalid as obvious. ...read more

    ABC News Beats Copyright Suit Over Hidden-Camera Footage

    ABC News Inc. on Tuesday beat claims that it infringed a film producer’s copyright when it aired hidden-camera footage he took, with a Washington federal judge ruling ABC had reasonably believed the producer worked for an advocacy group that had...

    Deals Rumor Mill: Billabong, Rusal, Marubeni

    Billabong International Ltd. has kept investors guessing whether it will move forward with a private equity-backed buyout despite a Tuesday deadline for the negotiations, while a Russian billionaire is trying to build up his muscle to steer the world's...

    Ex-KFI Recruiter Found Guilty Of Hacking, Trade Secrets Theft

    A California federal jury on Wednesday found former Korn/Ferry International corporate executive recruiter David Nosal guilty of six counts of hacking, stealing trade secrets and conspiracy in a scheme to use information from Korn/Ferry's database...

    2nd Circ.'s Fair Use Ruling Gives Artists Wide Protection

    The Second Circuit's highly anticipated ruling Thursday in a copyright case against appropriation artist Richard Prince provides a broad fair use defense for artistic works, but details about how the standard should be applied remain murky, attorneys...

    White Sox Owner, Ill. Gov. Face Wrongful Termination Suit

    The former head of the Illinois Sports Facility Authority on Monday accused Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf and former state Gov. Jim Thompson of conspiring to have her fired, alleging that the pair sought to silence her criticism of the agency's...

    Progressive Patent Suit Stayed Pending PTAB Review

    An Ohio federal judge on Wednesday stayed Progressive Casualty Insurance Company's patent infringement cases against Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and others while the Patent Trial and Appeal Board reviews...

    3 Practical Ways To Use The Internet During Trial

    A survey of local rules for courthouses with available Wi-Fi has shown that no courts expressly prohibit the use of Internet by lawyers to gain information about the venire. Interestingly, at least one appellate court has held that it was error not to...

    Depomed Hits Endo With Patent Suit Over Opana ER

    Depomed Inc. on Wednesday sued Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. in New Jersey federal court, accusing Endo's painkiller Opana ER of infringing on three patents for extended-release drug technology. ...read more