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Sweden drops charges against WikiLeaks' founder, Julian Assange
Sweden drops charges against WikiLeaks' founder, Julian Assange
Swedish prosecutors released a statement today saying that they will drop the preliminary investigation against WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. ...... 19 May 2017 - 30 comments
Voltage Pictures will stop suing disabled people, kids over copyright infringement
Voltage Pictures will stop suing disabled people, kids over copyright infringement
Voltage Pictures, infamous for suing tens of thousands of unauthorized downloaders of their films, has agreed to stop suing kids, physically ...... 23 Feb 2015 - 7 comments
Voltage Pictures files new lawsuits against alleged 'Dallas Buyers Club' pirates
Voltage Pictures files new lawsuits against alleged 'Dallas Buyers Club' pirates
Voltage Pictures, infamous for filing thousands of lawsuits against alleged file sharers, has continued their ways, suing about 70 'John Doe' ...... 14 May 2014
Apple drops Galaxy S III Mini from patent lawsuit
Apple drops Galaxy S III Mini from patent lawsuit
Apple has agreed to drop Samsung's recent Galaxy S III Mini from its ongoing patent-infringement lawsuit against the company. The tech giant ...... 30 Dec 2012 - 2 comments
Ericsson files patent lawsuit against Samsung
Ericsson files patent lawsuit against Samsung
Ericsson has filed a patent suit against Samsung this week. The world's largest mobile phone networking equipment maker says Samsung has ...... 28 Nov 2012 - 6 comments
Label Century Media sues music downloaders
Label Century Media sues music downloaders
Record label Century Media has sued 7000 torrent users this week for allegedly downloading and sharing music from the metal groups Iced Earth ...... 19 Sep 2012 - 2 comments
Samsung owes Apple $1.05 billion after patent victory
Samsung owes Apple $1.05 billion after patent victory
Apple has won its largest decision ever, a sweeping legal victory over rival Samsung. A U.S. jury found that Samsung had infringed on many ...... 25 Aug 2012 - 19 comments
University in Taiwan sues Apple over Siri-related patents
University in Taiwan sues Apple over Siri-related patents
The National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the mobile giant has infringed on two patents ...... 30 Jul 2012 - 4 comments
ITC tosses out Kodak patent case against RIM, Apple
ITC tosses out Kodak patent case against RIM, Apple
In January 2010, Kodak sued both companies seeking an import ban on BlackBerrys and iPhones from the International Trade Commission (ITC). It ...... 23 Jul 2012
Apple is involved in 60 percent of all mobile patent suits
Apple is involved in 60 percent of all mobile patent suits
Thanks to a new report from Kanzatec IP Group, an intellectual property consulting firm, it appears that Apple is involved in a full 60 percent ...... 13 Jul 2012 - 3 comments
Apple settles over misleading iPad 4G advertising in Australia
Apple settles over misleading iPad 4G advertising in Australia
Apple has settled with Australian officials over misleading iPad "4G" advertising. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) ...... 08 Jun 2012 - 4 comments
Supreme Court declines petition from doctorate student sued by RIAA
Supreme Court declines petition from doctorate student sued by RIAA
The case of Joel Tenenbaum continues. Tenenbaum, the former doctorate student who was convicted of illegally sharing 30 tracks via P2P has ...... 22 May 2012 - 2 comments
Legal fees starting to pile up for Paul Ceglia in Facebook ownership case
Legal fees starting to pile up for Paul Ceglia in Facebook ownership case
In 2010, Paul Ceglia claimed he was a 50 percent owner of Facebook, citing a contract signed between him and founder Mark Zuckerberg. Paul ...... 05 May 2012
Nokia sued by angry investors
Nokia sued by angry investors
Nokia has been sued by angry investors this week over the sad turn of events in the company's fortunes over the past year. Robbins, Geller, ...... 05 May 2012 - 4 comments
Microsoft ordered to remove Xbox 360 and Windows 7 from Germany
Microsoft ordered to remove Xbox 360 and Windows 7 from Germany
A German court has ruled today that Microsoft has infringed on a number of Motorola Mobility patents. The ruling also demands Microsoft remove ...... 03 May 2012 - 10 comments
Apple, Samsung battle reaches 50 lawsuits
Apple, Samsung battle reaches 50 lawsuits
In just one year, the battle between Apple and Samsung has now reached 50 lawsuits in 11 countries. The word comes via Florian Mueller who ...... 28 Apr 2012
Facebook countersues Yahoo
Facebook countersues Yahoo
Last month, Yahoo sued Facebook over patent infringement. Today, Facebook has returned the favor. Says the social networking giant: "From ...... 04 Apr 2012
Lady walks into Apple glass door, sues for $1 million
Lady walks into Apple glass door, sues for $1 million
In what is likely one of the more ridiculous stories you'll read today, an 83-year-old grandma is suing Apple after she walked right into the ...... 26 Mar 2012 - 57 comments
Megauploader users to sue U.S. over lost files
Megauploader users to sue U.S. over lost files
A number of angry users are contemplating suing the U.S., following the loss of terabytes of legal files when Megaupload was taken down last week. ...... 28 Jan 2012 - 26 comments
CD Projekt RED drops their harsh anti-piracy stance
CD Projekt RED drops their harsh anti-piracy stance
CD Projekt RED, the developers behind the popular "Witcher" series, have ended their controversial methods of using law firms and torrent-watching ...... 13 Jan 2012 - 7 comments
As expected, Hasbro sues Asus over 'Transformer Prime' name
As expected, Hasbro sues Asus over 'Transformer Prime' name
Hasbro has sued Asus today, over the Transformer Prime name used in the company's new flagship tablet. The toy company is seeking an injunction ...... 22 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
Jury deadlocked in Novell suit against Microsoft
Jury deadlocked in Novell suit against Microsoft
Last week we reported that the ongoing antitrust dispute against Microsoft brought by Novell was in the hands of the presiding judge and jury. ...... 19 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
Novell's $1 billion anti-trust suit against Microsoft hears closing arguments
Novell's $1 billion anti-trust suit against Microsoft hears closing arguments
The case is now in the hands of the presiding judge and jury. In 2004, the global enterprise software provider sued Microsoft, claiming the ...... 14 Dec 2011 - 1 comment
RIAA spokeswoman attempts to rewrite history claiming file sharing lawsuits succeeded
RIAA spokeswoman attempts to rewrite history claiming file sharing lawsuits succeeded
Some days you have to wonder if anyone at the RIAA actually reads their official statements before unleashing them on the public. At the very ...... 08 Dec 2011 - 6 comments
Apple continues to collect touchscreen patents
Apple continues to collect touchscreen patents
Apple has just been granted yet another patent on basic touchscreen technology in the US. Their latest patent, granted by the US Patent and ...... 27 Oct 2011 - 13 comments
Could the Galaxy Nexus replace the Galaxy S II?
Could the Galaxy Nexus replace the Galaxy S II?
In less than a year, the Galaxy S II has taken the world by storm. It was the first in a long line of so-called iPhone killers which appeared ...... 20 Oct 2011 - 7 comments
Samsung sues Apple to halt iPhone 4S sales
Samsung sues Apple to halt iPhone 4S sales
The saga never ends. Samsung has filed suit against Apple in Japan and Australia this weekend in an effort to stop sales of the iPhone 4S. ...... 17 Oct 2011
Samsung will be taking the patent fight to Apple
Samsung will be taking the patent fight to Apple
Confirming recent stories about their strategy for fighting Apple patent lawsuits, Samsung has officially acknowledged they plan to be more ...... 23 Sep 2011 - 3 comments
New PSN service agreement requires Sony permission for class action lawsuits
New PSN service agreement requires Sony permission for class action lawsuits
New Terms Of Service for Sony's PlayStation Network make it nearly impossible for their customers to sue over any future data breaches. The ...... 15 Sep 2011 - 16 comments
Apple asks for temporary stay in Motorola patent suit
Apple asks for temporary stay in Motorola patent suit
Apple has asked a federal court to temporarily delay a patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola Mobility pending the completion of Google's takeover. ...... 13 Sep 2011 - 2 comments
Google responds to series of lawsuits based on Android, calls out rivals
Google responds to series of lawsuits based on Android, calls out rivals
In a surprising post today, Google has called out Oracle, Microsoft and Apple today, accusing them of trying to stifle Android growth and development ...... 04 Aug 2011 - 4 comments
Google sued by eBay, PayPal over trade secrets
Google sued by eBay, PayPal over trade secrets
PayPal and its parent eBay have sued Google and two executives today over trade secret misappropriation. The trade secrets were related to ...... 27 May 2011 - 3 comments
Sony expands its case against PS3 hackers
Sony expands its case against PS3 hackers
PSX-Scene has revealed that Sony is expanding its lawsuit against PS3 hackers, moving on from just Geohot and adding well-known hackers Cantero, ...... 08 Feb 2011 - 45 comments
Anti-trust lawsuit against EA cleared for trial
Anti-trust lawsuit against EA cleared for trial
A district judge has cleared a class action lawsuit against Electronic Arts this week, which means it should eventually become a jury trial. ...... 26 Dec 2010 - 10 comments
Judge tells Paul Allen's lawyers to be more specific in patent suit
Judge tells Paul Allen's lawyers to be more specific in patent suit
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's lawsuit against 11 companies over alleged patent violations has stumbled right out of the starting gate. A ...... 14 Dec 2010 - 5 comments
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