by Dan Warren, David Weslow, and Josh Curry
On July 27, 2010, the Librarian of Congress, acting on the recommendation of the Copyright Office, exempted six classes of copyrighted works from a provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") that prohibits users from circumventing...
There has been an
epidemic of patent litigation between major players in the mobile technology
market. Some increase in patent litigation was to be expected as various
technologies have converged in the design of smartphones and tablet computers.
But the sheer multitude of patents involved in these suits...
Finnish handset maker,
and Apple Inc. have agreed to settle their long running patent/smartphone
dispute. In 2009, Nokia sued Apple, claiming Apple's touch-screen
iPhone used patented technology. Apple countersued, accusing Nokia of copying
In a 63-page amended complaint
filed on June 16, 2011, in federal court in San Jose, Apple Inc. is
continuing to strongly press its contentions that Samsung Electronics
Co.'s Galaxy smartphones and tablet computers infringe upon Apple's patents and trademarks for the iPhone and the iPad...
On July 20th, Personal Audio filed a lawsuit
accusing Apple's iPod,
iPhone and iPad of patent infringement. The
July 20th lawsuit follows on the heels of a July 8th jury
verdict in Personal Audio's first patent infringement action against Apple. The
July 20th complaint summarizes and differentiates...
By Megan Rahman
On May 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. , No. 2012-1105 (Fed. Cir. May 14, 2012) affirmed-in-part, vacated-in-part and remanded the district court's denial of a preliminary injunction awarded to Apple with respect...
By Fitch Even attorney Alisa C. Simmons
On May 31, 2012, the district court for the Northern District of California issued a decision in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc. , a significant case in copyright law. The court held that copyright cannot protect the names used in the Java programming language...
Posner, the U.S. judge who recently squashed Apple Inc.'s smartphone battle with Motorola Inc.,
has doubts regarding the applicability of patents to software. According to a story in the Chicago Tribune , Posner noted that
smartphones have thousands of features, with all of them having...
by Law360 , the UK's High Court of Justice on Wednesday found
that certain European smartphone patents owned by Apple are either invalid or
not infringed by HTC, Asia's second-largest smartphone maker. HTC was absolved of
allegations that it infringed Apple's slide-to-unlock...
On Monday, Touchscreen
Gestures filed suit against LG Electronics, alleging that LG's smartphones and
tablets infringe touch-screen technology patents. In its complaint , Touchscreen accuses LG of infringing U.S. Patent
entitled "Method and Controller for Identifying...
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SAN FRANCISCO — (Mealey’s) In its third day of deliberations, a California federal jury on Nov. 21 awarded Apple Inc. damages of $290,456,793 for Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s infringement of several smart phone patents ( Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. , No. 11-1846, N...