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DC Comics v. Pacific Pictures Corp. By Dorothy Du – Edited by Daniella Adler DC Comics v. Pacific Pictures Corp., No. CV 10-3633 ODW (RZx), (C.D. Cal. Oct. 17, 2012) Slip opinion The District Court for the Central District of California ruled that the heirs of Joseph Shuster, the first illustrator of Superman, signed away their right to reclaim Superman copyrights in an agreement with DC Comics (“DC”). The court granted plaintiff DC’s motion for partial summary judgment. The court ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 24 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Senior Exec. Ass’n v. United States By Mary Grinman – Edited by Charlie Stiernberg Senior Exec. Ass’n v. United States, No. 8:12-cv-02297-AW (S.D. Md. Sept. 13, 2012) Slip opinion The United States District Court for the Southern District of Maryland granted a motion for a temporary preliminary injunction, enjoining the United States from executing any part of Section 11 of the Stock Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (“STOCK Act” or “Act”), and from obliging federal employees to divulge ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 19 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

On Wednesday the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted HathiTrust’s motion for summary judgment on the copyright infringement claims, dismissing the claims brought by the Authors Guild. The HathiTrust Digital Library (“HDL”) is a massive, Google-affiliated book-digitization project led by academic institutions such as the University of California and Indiana University; it had scanned and placed books in the HDL without consulting rights holders.

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Jury Delivers $1.05B Verdict for Apple in Patent Case By Jeffery Habenicht – Edited by Jennifer Wong Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., 11-CV-1846-LHK (N.D.Cal Aug. 24, 2012) Jury Verdict Form hosted by SB Nation After two-and-a-half days of deliberation, a nine-person jury returned a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung for infringing six of seven Apple patents.  The jury found that, in 24 of its phones and tablets, Samsung had infringed on all three utility patents and three of ... Read More...
Posted On Aug - 29 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
The Eastern District of Texas Puts End to Eolas’ Patent Trolling By Dorothy Du – Edited by Jeffery Habenicht Eolas Techs. Inc. v. Adobe Sys., Inc., No. 6:09-cv-446 (E.D. Tex. July 19, 2012) Slip opinion (hosted by Justia.com) The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas denied plaintiff Eolas’s motion for judgment as a matter of law that its patents are valid or, alternatively, a new trial. Eolas Techs. Inc. v. Adobe Sys., Inc., No. 6:09-cv-446, slip. ... Read More...
Posted On Jul - 31 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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