Patent Infringement

Apple denied motions in VirnetX patent case, slapped with a $440M final judgement

Apple lost a retrial a year ago in an ongoing patent dispute with VirnetX over secure communications protocols in FaceTime and other applications, and today the latter company announced the total amou

China sides with Emmanulle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna in CRISPR patent war

Continuing the patent dispute internationally, China has now given the Charpentier/Doudna side a patent to edit genes in the country. CRISPR pioneers Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna lost a

Fitbit scores win against Jawbone in trade dispute

Chalk one up in Fitbit’s column. An International Trade Commission judge ruled in Fitbit’s favor on a series of patent disputes brought forth by Jawbone . This ruling seems to make it less

Copyright Captures APIs: A New Caution For Developers

Google v. Oracle. It's a sensational case. A battle of tech heavyweights -- and a software copyright case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Millions of dollars are at stake. And the ram

Box Defeats Preliminary Injunction In OpenText’s $268M Patent Infringement Case

Some positive legal news for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.box.com">Box</a>, the cloud services company that is <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/03/24/box-files-for-250m-ipo-on-full-ye

Ensygnia Sues Paddle Over Alleged Mobile Payment Patent Infringement

In a move that isn't very, well, startup-y, two London-based mobile payment startups look set to meet each other in the UK's High Court. TechCrunch has learned that Wayra-accelerated <a target="_blank

Past Unlawful Injunctions Shouldn’t Cloud Samsung Galaxy S III’s Future

<b>Editor's note: </b><em>Brian J. Love is an assistant professor of law at <a target="_blank" href="http://law.scu.edu/faculty/profile/love-brian.cfm">Santa Clara University School of Law</a>, where

Samsung Adds iPad Mini, 4th Generation iPad And 5th Generation iPod Touch To Patent Lawsuit

Last time we checked in with Apple's ongoing court battle with Samsung in the upcoming Galaxy Nexus case, which will be tried by the same court that awarded Apple $1.05 billion in damages this past su

Orinda says Sony PS3 infringes on their patent, sues, needs a kick to the balls, too

Why is America so freakin’ sue-happy. The latest comes from Orinda Intellectual Properties USA as they claim that the Sony Playstation 3 infringes on patent #5,438,560. Said patent depicts the metho

PatentMonkey: Sony PS3 Down, Kicked with More Litigation

Sony PS3 has to work through a couple litigation suits and can now add the PS3 cell processor to the list. Sony is on the receiving side of a litigation suit that claims that the PS3 infringes an almo

Patent Monkey: Sony Sued On Blu-ray Technology

Target Technologies has filed a patent suit against Sony stating that its Blu-ray technologies infringe on a Target Technologies patent covering Sony’s use of a less corrosive and less costly Si

Patent Monkey: Verizon Bills Vonage $58 Million for Infringement

Bubbly, nationally advertised Vonage may lose the right to offer VOIP services at the hand of Verizon . On Friday, Verizon won its patent infringement case against upstart Vonage by being awarded a 5.

IBM Attacks Amazon in Court

IBM has announced that it has filed against Amazon two patent infringement suits in two courts in the Eastern District of Texas. The manufacturer stated that it has attempted to resolve with the retai