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Oracle takes Java copyright dispute with Google to appeals court

Oracle has taken its bid for up to US$9 billion in damages to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after a judge in a federal court in California recently struck down its bid for a retrial in a copyright infringement suit...

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Intel asserts its trademark rights against John McAfee

Intel does not object to John McAfee using his personal name in connection with his business, but it objects to the use by the entrepreneur and security expert of the McAfee trade name and trademark in a way that could confuse or...

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Supreme Court will hear Samsung, Apple damages dispute on Tuesday

The U.S. Supreme Court is to hear arguments Tuesday in a closely-watched dispute between Samsung Electronics and Apple on the procedure for calculation of damages for the infringement of design patents.

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ITC probes Apple memory supplier for patent infringement

The International Trade Commission has started a patent infringement investigation of Apple memory supplier SK hynix after a complaint from Setlist.

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Oracle denied new trial in copyright dispute with Google over Java

A federal court in California has denied Oracle another trial in its long-standing copyright infringement dispute with Google over the use of Java code in Android.

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Alleged YouTube music ripper sued by industry for copyright infringement

Stream-ripping, or the conversion of streamed content into downloadable files, has become a major problem for the recorded music industry, which reports a 50 percent increase in such unauthorized ripping in the U.S. from 2013 to 2015....

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Pure Storage VP: 'Something had to be done' about patent trolls

Companies lose billions each year defending themselves against patent trolls, and the problem is only getting worse. Pure Storage is one of a growing number of organizations that are working to do something about it.

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John McAfee’s company could spoil the party for Intel’s new venture

Intel’s plans to spin out its security business under the McAfee name could be clouded by the plans of security expert and businessman John McAfee, who claims he had not assigned the rights to his personal name.

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How Apple and Facebook helped to take down KickassTorrents

It turns out a couple purchases on iTunes helped bring down the mastermind behind KickassTorrents, a popular file-sharing site.

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US seizes domains of KickassTorrents, site's owner arrested

The U.S. has seized domains belonging to KickassTorrents, one of the most popular sites for illegal file sharing, and its alleged owner has been arrested.

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File sharing site Megaupload will return in January, claims Kim Dotcom

The creator of Megaupload plans on reviving the infamous file sharing site on Jan. 20, five years after the U.S. government shut it down.

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Apple's iPhone 6 faces potential sales ban in China

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is facing a potential ban in China over a patent dispute.

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Yahoo to sell patents relating to search, advertising and the cloud

Yahoo is selling over 3,000 patents and pending applications that the pioneering Internet company believes could be the most foundational patents related to Web search and advertising.

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NZ court rules that Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US

A district court in New Zealand has ruled that Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the U.S. to face copyright infringement and other charges.

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Apple to pay Ericsson patent royalties on iPhones and iPads

Apple has agreed to pay Ericsson royalties on the wireless devices it sells in settlement of a long-standing patent dispute.

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U.S. must continue improving the patent process

The ruling by a three-judge panel granting Apple injunctive relief against Samsung is a setback and should be reversed by the full appellate court.

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Samsung agrees to pay Apple $548M in damages with conditions

Samsung Electronics has agreed to pay Apple US$548 million in damages in a patent infringement lawsuit in California, which will be the first shot at compensation Apple will get in the dispute that has dragged on for several years...

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Why legal experts are up in arms over the trade-secrets bill Microsoft loves

In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, lawmakers heard arguments on both sides of a bill that's garnered passionate support from Microsoft but is being compared by others to the highly controversial SOPA and PIPA...

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