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China’s anti-trust investigation of the American chip maker Qualcomm came to an end when the chip giant agreed to pay a record fine of about $975 million last Monday. According to the decision issued by China’s National Development and Reform Commission, the royalties Qualcomm collected from Chinese smartphone manufactures were “unfair” and “excessively [...]

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With the advent of digital music and streaming platforms, recording artists must think outside the box to make a living. With free streaming services taking the lead in how young listeners (legally) consume music, artists have watched their income from music sales shrink substantially. While an artist can see a whole $8 in revenue from [...]

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Trouble for Qualcomm in China and the U.S.

On October 1, 2014 By Peiyuan Guo

Qualcomm, a leading wireless communications chip supplier worldwide, has emerged a winner with Apple’s iPhone 6 models. A tear-down analysis by iFixit revealed five Qualcomm chips in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, the good news may be offset by Qualcomm’s lingering antitrust probe in its Chinese LTE smartphone market. Last [...]

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Is patent peace on the horizon? Google and Samsung announced Sunday that they had brokered a global cross-licensing patent agreement covering a wide range of businesses and technologies. While they are keeping the details of the agreement quiet, it appears that the two technology giants are actively trying [...]

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Apple to Apple

On January 11, 2011 By Kelly Donley

On November 16, 2010, the Fab Four’s legendary music became available on iTunes. CMUdaily recently reported that in order to secure The Beatles catalogue, iTunes may have struck an unusual deal. Typically, the wholesale price for [...]

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Anheuser-Busch Shows MLB Its Bitter Beer Face

On November 16, 2010 By Henson Millsap

The thirty-year marriage of Budweiser and Major League Baseball (MLB) turned sour late last week when Anheuser-Busch (A-B) filed suit against the league. A-B alleges that the league’s licensing arm, MLB Properties, reneged on an agreed sponsorship renewal for the upcoming season. The brewer, whose sponsorship rights were set to expire later this [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 27, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Hallmark settles lawsuit with Paris Hilton for “That’s Hot” greeting card the celebrity claimed infringed her trademarked catch phrase and publicity rights.

District court rules films Disturbia and Rear Window not substantially similar, and grants summary judgment for Speilberg in copyright infringement suit.

Supreme Court requests response from [...]

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Next time you hear your favorite song on the radio and whip out your smartphone to Google those hard-to-decipher lyrics, you may be asked to enter your credit card information before you can get them. That might be extreme, but there is little doubt that change is coming in the world of online song-lyrics.

In [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On July 26, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Michigan woman faces murder charges from a Facebook feud that ended in tragedy.

House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank’s drive to establish a licensing and regulation system for Internet gambling still faces resistance.

70,000 blogs unexpectedly shut down by unidentified law enforcement agency.

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In Reed Elsevier Inc. v. Muchnick, No. 08-103, the Supreme Court reversed a Second Circuit holding that federal district courts do not have subject matter jurisdiction to settle a class action copyright infringement action where some absent class members have not registered their copyrights. The case may clear the way for broader use of the [...]

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