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Jury Decides Google Did Not Infringe Oracle Patents but Question of Whether APIs Can Be Copyrighted Remains By Brittany Horth – Edited by Michael Hoven Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc., No. 10-03561 (N.D. Cal. 2012) Special verdict on copyright claims from May 7, 2012 (hosted by Scribd) Special verdict on patent claims from May 23, 2012 (hosted by Scribd) A jury in the U.S. District Court of Northern California in San Francisco unanimously decided that Google’s Android mobile operating ... Read More...
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District court holds that an advertisement-like salute to Michael Jordan is constitutionally protected free speech By Abby Lauer – Edited by Laura Fishwick Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores, Inc., 2012 WL 512584 (N.D. Ill., Feb. 15, 2012) Slip Opinion (hosted by Justia.com) The Northern District of Illinois has ruled that a national grocery store chain’s reference to basketball superstar Michael Jordan in a page published in a commemorative issue of Sports Illustrated is constitutionally protected free speech. The court has ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 26 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Court Holds that Defendant Cannot Refuse to Decrypt Hard Drive under Fifth Amendment By Brittany Horth – Edited by Abby Lauer U.S. v. Fricosu, No. 10-CR-00509 (D. Colo. Jan. 23, 2012) Slip Opinion hosted by Internet Cases Judge Robert E. Blackburn of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado granted the government’s motion to compel Ramona Camelia Fricosu to provide an unencrypted copy of her hard drive for evidentiary purposes. The court considered whether the act ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 2 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
District Judge Seems to Pilot Test SOPA in a Temporary Restraining Order By Julie Dorais – Edited by Matt Gelfand Chanel, Inc. v. Does, et al., 11-cv-01508-KJD-PAL (D. Nev. 2011) Order On November 14, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada issued a far-reaching temporary restraining order (TRO) in response to luxury goods company Chanel’s allegations that 288 defendants were selling counterfeit goods online. In addition to ordering the seizure of the defendants’ domain names, the ruling ... Read More...
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District Court Awards Damages for Tortious Interference of Trademark Holder’s Social Media Site Contracts By Chinh Vo – Edited by Matt Gelfand Ordonez v. Icon Sky Holdings LLC, 10-cv-60156-PAS (S.D. Fla. Aug. 30, 2011) Slip Opinion (hosted by Justia.com) The District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted the plaintiff’s motion for default judgment, awarding damages and a permanent injunction in a trademark hijacking suit between parties vying for control of an online presence. The court held that the ... Read More...
Posted On Dec - 6 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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