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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 28, 2013 By Brandon Trout

Steve Jobs threatened patent suit to enforce no-hiring plicy. Court approves Kodak financing, could exit bankruptcy by mid-2013. Google stands up for Gmail users, requires cops to get a warrant. Online gamers say “gaymer” trademark has to go. FCC approves new “secret” wireless [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 14, 2013 By Brandon Trout

Obama signs bill to allow Netflix users to share videos via Facebook. Buffy vs. Edward youtube video removed, even though it is a perfect example of “fair use.” Court decisions show why copyright assignment provisions should be strictly worded. Judge approves Apple and Google’s purchase [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 12, 2012 By Jesse Bland

HTC and Apple settle patent issues, enter 10-year licensing deal. Might this be the end of the patent wars? Judge agrees to consider Samsung’s accusations of juror misconduct in Apple patent trial. Judge denies Fox injunction against Dish’s ad-skipping DVR. Google infringes old Lycos search [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 5, 2012 By Brandon Trout

Election 2012 – where do the candidates stand on technology issues? FTC is in favor of suing Google for antitrust violations. Cell phone donations have increased their impact in the Presidential Race. Contrary to many internet stories, Apple’s court loss in Mexico does not prevent [...]

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As many of you have probably heard, this week an Italian court convicted six scientists for manslaughter based on a “falsely reassuring” evaluation regarding the risk of an earthquake in the town of L’Aquila.  The sentence included 6 years in prison and payment of $10 million in court costs and damages.

The scientists [...]

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Regardless of the political spin surrounding the “Innocence of Muslims,” a legal battle continues in the United States.

In an interesting twist, Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who appeared in the anti-Muslim film that led to protests around the world, sought an emergency injunction.  Garcia’s request to have the video removed [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 29, 2012 By Brandon Trout

Jailbreaking now legal under DMCA for smartphones, but not tablets. Motorola scales back its ITC case against Xbox. ITC rules that Samsung infringes four Apple patents. AMD, Intel, and RSA team up, form the Cyber Security Research Alliance. Patent office tentatively invalidates Apple’s [...]

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Right-sizing Antitrust Penalties

On October 25, 2012 By Niels Melius

Just last month, a federal judge fined AU Optronics $500 million for its role in a massive price-fixing scheme to raise the prices of LCD screens sold in the US.  Judge Susan Illston of the Northern District of California also sentenced two executives of the company to three years in prison [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 15, 2012 By Brandon Trout

US Appeals Court reverses the sales ban on Google’s Galaxy Nexus. Microsoft sues Motorola over Google Maps’s patent infringement. How to stop Verizon from selling your location data to advertisers. The Infield Fly Rule and the Law. Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Telecom [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 8, 2012 By Brandon Trout

Google withdraws Motorola’s recent complaint against Apple at the ITC. Samsung files patent suit against Apple over the iPhone 5. Supreme Court to hear Monsato case over “second-generation seeds.” Patent troll RTI seeks $12 million in damages, continues it’s “Pay up or face a lawsuit” [...]

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