lawsuits

  • AT&T Fires Back After Law Firm Tries To Block T-Mobile Deal Through Arbitration

    AT&T Fires Back After Law Firm Tries To Block T-Mobile Deal Through Arbitration

    AT&T’s legal team probably didn’t have too restful a weekend. On Friday afternoon, the legal firm accidentally posted a partially redacted letter to the FCC revealing the original cost of its planned LTE build-out at $3.8 billion. That’s quite a difference from the $39 billion it would cost to achieve the same goal through a T-Mo acquisition, and many found the… Read More

  • Apple Extends List Of Copycat Devices In Samsung Patent Battle

    Here’s something that totally baffles: In what way does Samsung’s Sidekick 4G violate Apple design patents? Have you ever seen anything close to a Sidekick get that half-eaten Apple branding? In any case, the plot has thickened between these two phone makers, with Apple now claiming that 12 different Samsung devices infringe upon Apple’s design and trade dress, including… Read More

  • Limewire Settles For A Measly $105 Million

    Limewire has agreed to pay $105 million to record labels, after a protracted court battle in which the record companies famously estimated Limewire’s damages could reach $75 trillion. So in a way, Mark Gorton and the venerable file-sharing company are getting off easy here. Isn’t it a tacit admission of how ridiculous their arguments were that they’re accepting a fraction of… Read More

  • Lawsuits Allege Netflix Violates Privacy Rights All Over The Place

    Netflix, the Internet darling, has come under fire from various privacy advocates. The company has been the subject of five (!) separate lawsuits in the past two months, all of which center on some of its privacy policies. The lawsuit alleges that Netflix holds onto customer data like rental habits and credit card numbers long after people had cancelled their membership. Read More

  • Apples To Apples: Apple Inc. Files For Apple Corps' Old Apple Logo Trademark

    The legal dispute between Apple Corps and Apple Inc. for the rights to the Apple logo are far reaching. Since the first case back in 1978, Apple Inc. has slowly whittled away at Apple Corp’s initial legal settlement banning Apple Inc. from entering the music industry. It wasn’t until a 2007 settlement when most of Apple Corps’ trademarks were given to Apple Inc. thereby… Read More

  • Troller's Gonna Troll: Motorola Sues TiVo Over Patent Infringement

    Motorola is suing TiVo over their infringing DVR technology, a move that is an attempt to head TiVo off at the pass after it sued Verizon over the same patents. The patents, which detail DVR technology, came from Imedia, a company that Motorola bought in the 1990s. “TiVo is attempting to assert its patents against technology disclosed and claimed in Motorola Mobility’s patents… Read More

  • Interview With Halfbot Over Their App Store IP Theft Of "The Blocks Cometh"

    We wrote about a blatant theft of IP a few weeks back. It was about the company Halfbot and their game Blocks Cometh and how their original flash game was stolen and put on the iTunes App store. After we (and many others) wrote about the theft, Apple took down game. Ars Technica followed up with the two-person development team. They tell their side of the horror story and discuss their… Read More

  • Simplex Series Locks Can Be Broken Into In Seconds, Lawsuit Is Now Key

    You may have seen one of these before. You see, this very popular lock can be found almost anywhere, and is easily broken into. Kaba-Ilco, the maker of the Simplex series lock, is being sued in a class action lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, the lock isn’t safe. Read More

  • Adult Movie Industry Follows RIAA's Footsteps, Sees Lawsuits As New Revenue Source

    It used to be that when you thought of BitTorrent-related lawsuits you’d think of the RIAA, or maybe the MPAA. It may be time to update that line of thinking. TorrentFreak notes that we’re now approaching 100,000 copyright infringement lawsuits filed here in the US of A in the past 12 months alone. The thing is, it turns out that pornography studios are now where the RIAA was… Read More

  • UFC Files Lawsuit Againt Justin.tv As It Tries To Elmininate Illegal Online Streams Altogether

    UFC has continued its fight against copyright infringement by filing a lawsuit against Justin.tv, the video streaming Web site where, UFC alleges, people can watch its events for free. UFC takes issue with “Justin.tv’s repeated and ongoing failure to meaningfully address the rampant and illegal uploading of video of live Pay-Per-View UFC events by members and users of the… Read More

  • PS3 Hacking Case Judge: Why Is This In My Courtroom

    Just a little update on the Sony/George Hotz lawsuit. You know, the one where Sony tries to put the cat back in the bag. Well it turns out that their reason for filing suit in California is that YouTube, Twitter, and Paypal are all based on California. Wait, what? Read More

  • Sony Now Sues PS3 Hackers: Good Luck Trying To Stop The Flow Of Information

    Ha! Well that didn’t take long. Sony has now officially sued the folks behind the PS3 hack, Geohot and fail0verflow. This is good news for Sony’s lawyers, and bad news for pretty much everyone else, particularly those of you who still believe the quaint notion of hardware ownership or anything like that. Foolish! Read More

  • Spring Design's Lawsuit Against Barnes & Noble Nook Must Continue

    Bad news for Barnes & Noble this morning. A judge has decided that the lawsuit being pursued by Spring Design against it can continue. Spring Design alleges that B&N ripped off its idea of a dual-screen e-book reader, and must now feel the wrath of its mighty lawyers. Read More

  • Apple Trying To Shut Down Polish Apple Site

    Polish site AppleMania.pl [Polish] is getting a cease and desist from good old Apple for potentially infringing on Apple’s delicate trademarks. Use of the logo APPLEMANIA and Apple http://applemania.pl/ infringes on the exclusive rights of our Principal (Apple – ed.) Its trade marks, and an act of unfair competition. Namely, used by your character and logo APPLEMANIA… Read More

  • New York Alleges LCD Price-Fixing By LG, Hitachi, Samsung, and Sharp


    Accusations of price fixing like those now being filed in New York are nothing new, but as it turns out, the penalties don’t really stick. LG and Sharp paid hundreds of millions in a settlement back in 2008, Hitachi had its own scandal in 2009, and Sharp is already the defendant in a Dell lawsuit also alleging price fixing. Samsung seems to be the new kid on the block, but I think they… Read More

  • Video: Prepare to get nailed. Period.

    This guy, Fred Merle got arrested for selling Polka DVDs that he did not own the rights to. Apparently he was set up to make a deal with a tall guy dressed as a polka-fiend and now he can’t sell Polka DVDs anymore. Like forever. There is the wife, the lawyer and the tall guy with the mustache. Click to see the videos Read More

  • PS3 Linux class action lawsuit coming at ya

    Looks like Sony now finds itself on the business end of a class-action lawsuit. You’ll recall that a recent PS3 firmware update removed the “Other OS” option from the console, preventing owners from installing Linux (which was one of the selling points when the PS3 first came out in 2006). The removal upset one California gentleman, who filed suit with the note… Read More

  • A cornucopia of Apple lawsuits

    Apple doesn’t like HTC, not one bit. In fact, Apple recently filed a lawsuit against the Taiwan-based company, alleging that it has infringed 20 iPhone-related patents. This has already been discussed to death, but it gives us an opportunity to look at some of Apple’s other forays into the world of lawsuits. It’s terribly exciting. Read More

  • Comcast settles bandwidth throttling lawsuit for $16 million. That's 4 hours of revenue.

    Whoever says the legal system in this country is broken, well, you’re right. Comcast was caught tampering with its customers’ packets two years ago. It bitched and moaned like nobody’s business, earning itself no friends. The Federal Communications Commission sanctioned the gigantic corporation in what amounted to a slap on the wrist. Big deal. A class action lawsuit was… Read More

  • Netflix sued in privacy suit over releasing movie rental records (in a roundabout way)

    Netflix is in a spot of trouble. The movie rental company has been sued by a woman who claims that it ostensibly revealed her sexual orientation. Against her wishes, obviously. Such an act amounted to an invasion of privacy, the suit argues. Read More

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