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Copyright Ruling Allows Bypass of DVD, Smartphone Protection Mechanisms

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...

Apple Asserts New Intellectual Property Claims Against Samsung

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...

Personal Audio Seeks Another Bite Out of Apple Inc. Verdict in First Lawsuit Leads to Second Complaint Accusing iPod, iPhone and iPad of Patent Infringement

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...

Caller ID Feature Places iPhone in Patent Jeopardy

The iPhone's caller identification feature has placed Apple in the cross-hairs of a Seattle-based patent assignee. Last month, Cequint Inc. filed federal infringement claims against the software giant in Delaware federal court. At issue are patents 7,200,212 , titled "Decoding and processing...

Jury Awards Apple $1.05 Billion In California Patent Dispute

SAN FRANCISCO - ( Mealeys ) After three days of deliberations, a California federal jury on Friday awarded Apple Inc. $1,049,343,540 in its high-stakes lawsuit with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., deeming the software giant's patents both valid and infringed ( Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics...