All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Patent Infringement’

Jury Awards Apple $290 Million In Samsung Lawsuit

The AFP and the San Jose Mercury News reported an important update today on the lawsuit between Apple and Samsung: an eight-person jury from Silicon Valley has awarded Apple $290 million for Samsung’s apparent copying of iPhone and iPad designs, which it used in 13 devices. This latest award brings Apple’s total damages up to a staggering $900 million from …

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Marvell To Pay $1.2 Billion In Patent Infringement Judgement

Marvell Technology, a semiconductor business out of Santa Clara, has just been handed what could be the biggest patent infringement verdict of the year. A jury in Pennsylvania hit the company with a $1.17 billion verdict after it was found to have violated a number of patents belonging to Carnegie Mellon University. The Contra Costa Times reports that the $1.2 …

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Cisco Sues TiVo Over Patents

On May 30th Cisco Systems filed a federal lawsuit in California against TiVo, over four patents related to DVRs. Cisco supplies TiVo-based DVR boxes to Virgin Media in the UK and Spanish cable operator Ono. TiVo likewise suing Verizon Communications and Time Warner Cable, which are both Cisco service provider customers, also over patent infringement. Cisco released a statement on …

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Jury Voted 9-3 in Favor of Google in Oracle Case

It was recently reported that the jury in the Android/Java patent infringement case sided with Google, and Joe Mullin at Ars Technica reports that the 12 were split 9-3 in the search giant’s favor. Jury foreman Greg Thompson spent some time answering questions for reporters, while Oracle lawyers listened silently, learning that their client didn’t really have a chance at …

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Yahoo’s Claim Against Facebook Proven False in Court

When Facebook hit Yahoo back with their own claim for patent infringement, Yahoo claimed that Facebook made fraudulent claims on some of their patents. In reality, they didn’t even check court records to verify. Back in late April, Yahoo filed a motion with the federal judge in the case requesting the patents that Facebook countersued with be thrown out on …

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Google Trial May Only Net Oracle $150,000

Earlier this week we brought you news that the jury that was deciding the first part – the copyright phase – of the ongoing trial between Oracle and Google had returned a peculiar verdict: they ruled that Google’s use of Java in the creation of Android did constitute infringement of Oracle’s intellectual property, but deadlocked on the question of whether …

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Google Found Partially Guilty in Oracle Case

On Friday it appeared as if the jury in Oracle’s case against Google regarding copyright infringement was possibly deadlocked, due to a potential disagreement surrounding the concept of de minimis copying of protected content. Basically, this would mean the jury has yet to come to a decision regarding Google’s minimal copying of the 37 Java APIs used when developing Android. …

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