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Samsung Fortune Fuels Family Feud Samsung Fortune Fuels Family Feud

Lee Kun-hee is the chairman of Samsung Electronics. He resigned as chairman of Samsung on April 21, 2008 owing to Samsung Slush funds scandal, but returned on March 24, 2010. He received a three year suspended jail term after he …

Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Graduate Student Sued for Reselling Textbooks Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Graduate Student Sued for Reselling Textbooks

The Supreme Court decided today that they will hear the case of graduate student Supap Kirtsaeng, who was sued by a publishing company for reselling textbooks he bought in Thailand. The final verdict in this case may have important implications …

Amazon Possibly Behind Justice Department e-Book Lawsuit Amazon Possibly Behind Justice Department e-Book Lawsuit
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When the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and other major publishers for allegedly banding together to drive up book prices, Amazon was named several times in the 36-page complaint. The company was named so repeatedly, roughly 90 …

Apple Responds To DOJ Price-Fixing Lawsuit Apple Responds To DOJ Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Apple has finally released their own statement concerning the recent lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice. The lawsuit accuses Apple of colluding with five publishers to raise the price of e-books and stifle competition from Amazon. Late yesterday, Apple …

AT&T Aids and Abets Thieves, According to Suit AT&T Aids and Abets Thieves, According to Suit

While it was recently reported that AT&T and other providers are building a database to help track and de-activate stolen cellphones, a group has still brought a class-action lawsuit against the company for helping thieves re-activate stolen devices, mainly the …

U.S. Judge Blocks Motorola’s German Microsoft Injunction U.S. Judge Blocks Motorola’s German Microsoft Injunction
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A judge in U.S. District Court in Seattle has issued an injunction preventing Motorola from enforcing an injunction it has not yet won in Germany. The court in Mannheim will determine next Tuesday whether Motorola will be granted an injunction …

Principal Sues Over Facebook Hate Page Principal Sues Over Facebook Hate Page
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A former principal at a school in Australia is suing a former student and two parent, claiming they defamed her with a Facebook hate page, ABC Melbourne is reporting. Sue Burtenshaw was suspended indefinitely from Coober Pedy Area School in …

YouTube Ordered to Answer to Viacom Suit YouTube Ordered to Answer to Viacom Suit

Google-owned YouTube has been newly ordered to defend a lawsuit filed by Viacom Inc. over copyright violations. Viacom has alleged that YouTube had knowingly hosted some of their content without authorization, including clips from “the Colbert Report.” Here is the …

Groupon Stock Hits All-Time Low Groupon Stock Hits All-Time Low
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Less than five months after its initial public offering, Groupon stock is trading for less than half of what it once was. The company’s shares fell another 3.2%, or 48 cents, and closed at $14.54 a piece. At its highest …

Facebook to Countersue Yahoo With Their Own Patents Facebook to Countersue Yahoo With Their Own Patents
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Facebook is not only defending itself against the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Yahoo last month, they are taking the offensive with their own suit. In a lawsuit filed today, Facebook accuses Yahoo of violating ten of their patents including …

Weird Al Yankovic Sues Sony for $5 Million Weird Al Yankovic Sues Sony for $5 Million
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Parody singer “Weird Al” Yankovic has sued Sony Music Group, and seeks $5 million in damages in what he alleges to be unfair business dealings, according to CP. The suit was filed by Yankovic’s Ear Booker Enterprises, and alleges that …

Apple Itunes and Sony’s PSN Targets In Lawsuit Apple Itunes and Sony’s PSN Targets In Lawsuit

Another day, another lawsuit. this time it is a South African man that has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California claiming a patent infringement by Apple and Sony. The man, Benjamin Grobler, …

Nike Vs. Reebok: Lawsuit Filed Over Tebow Jerseys

Nike and Reebok have been rivals in the sportswear business for about as long as there has been a sportswear business. Usually the competition is fairly friendly, but it has, at times, gotten a bit nasty. Such is the case …

Mitel Hits Facebook with Another Patent Lawsuit Mitel Hits Facebook with Another Patent Lawsuit

Mitel Networks, a Canadian communications company, has sued Facebook for patent infringement. This comes soon after Yahoo! Inc. filed its own patent lawsuit against the social networking giant. Mitel’s suit concerns Facebook’s infringement upon its proactive features for telephony, and …

RIM, Samsung Sued For Emoticon Patent Infringement RIM, Samsung Sued For Emoticon Patent Infringement

Samsung and Research In Motion have been sued in federal court for violating a patent owned by Varia Holdings, LLC. The patent covers an “emoticon input method and apparatus.” The suits were filed separately on March 15th. Both are in …

Yahoo Developer Resents ‘Weaponizing’ of His Work Yahoo Developer Resents ‘Weaponizing’ of His Work
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Yahoo proved this week that it is very easy to go from patent defense to patent troll. In today’s lawsuit happy climate it is common practice for companies to stockpile patents to be used in defense of their work. With …

Oracle And Google To Have Their Day In Court On April 16th Oracle And Google To Have Their Day In Court On April 16th

Oracle is finally going to get the chance to prove claims that Google infringed their patents. The two companies will be getting their day in court on April 16 in federal court in San Francisco. The trial is expected to …

Mark Cuban Rants About Yahoo/Facebook Case Mark Cuban Rants About Yahoo/Facebook Case

In perhaps one of the greatest examples of a need for a sarcasm font, Mark Cuban rants in his blog about the ridiculousness of the U.S. Patent system. To put it mildly, Cuban is fed up. He rails a system …

Nevada Courts Cracking Down On Copyright Lawsuits

The Nevada federal district court issued a judgement last week as part of an initiative that will make it harder for copyright holders to file lawsuits over excerpts of their material being used on the web. The judgement comes after …

Facebook to Fight Back in Yahoo Suit Facebook to Fight Back in Yahoo Suit
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At Gigaom.com, Om Malik is preparing to get the inside scoop on the Yahoo v. Facebook suit. According to Malik, Facebook is getting ready to fight Yahoo back, citing “sources close to Facebook.” While the response isn’t fully formulated, the …

Hollywood to Sue Pub Over “The Hobbit” Name
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It’s David versus Goliath, or maybe, Frodo versus Suaron: A small English pub versus a Hollywood giant: A local pub in the English city of Southhampton has been told to remove the reference to the Tolkien creation “The Hobbit” or …