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Despite big data, Alibaba’s Taobao back in US blacklist

Alibaba’s Taobao.com marketplace is in the eye of a storm after the U.S. Trade Representative included the vastly popular online Chinese marketplace in the list of ‘Notorious Markets’ for 2016, after a long break.

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Nokia and Apple trade accusations in patent lawsuits

Finnish mobile network vendor Nokia has filed lawsuits against Apple in Germany and in the U.S., alleging that the smartphone giant has infringed 32 of its patents, including the widely used H.264 video codec. Nokia's five lawsuits...

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Nokia accuses Apple of infringing 32 of its patents

Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has filed lawsuits against Apple in Germany and in the U.S., alleging that the smartphone giant has infringed 32 of its patents, including the widely used H.264 video codec.

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John McAfee asks court to block Intel’s security spin-out

Intel’s plan to spin out its security business under the McAfee name could run into rough weather with security expert John McAfee asking a court in New York to order an injunction on the deal until a dispute over the use of his...

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US Supreme Court leaves gap in Samsung-Apple patent ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Samsung Electronics and its backers in the industry in a design patent dispute with Apple, when in a 8-0 decision it said that “the term 'article of manufacture' is broad enough to...

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Supreme Court kills $399M patent award against Samsung in Apple case

The U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated a US$399 million infringement award against Samsung Electronics in a long-running design patent dispute with Apple.

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Possible options for Trump’s immigration reform

Once he takes office, I believe President Trump will need to choose between two scenarios for achieving his goals for job creation and immigration reform. I am not advocating that he take such actions; I’m just taking him at his word...

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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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