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Ex Parte TROs — Exceptional, Unless You’re A “Hacker”
By Corey Omer — Edited by Abhilasha Nautiyal

Battelle Energy Alliance LLC v. Southfork Sec. Inc.

Last month, the District of Idaho issued a rare ex parte temporary restraining order against software developer Corey Thuen and his company, enjoining them from releasing software code as open source and ordering that Thuen’s computer be seized and its contents copied. Judge Winmill reasoned that because Thuen was a “hacker,” the ex parte seizure order was justified.

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Posted On Nov - 4 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Federal Circuit Finds Means–Plus–Function Algorithm Claim Invalid for Indefiniteness
By Aditya Gupta – Edited by Kathleen McGuinness

Ibormeith IP, LLC v Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC

The Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s holding that certain means-plus-function claims of Ibormeith’s patent -  “Sleepiness Detection for Vehicle Driver or Machine Operator” – were invalid for indefiniteness under 35 U.S.C. § 112. The court also noted that Ibormeith’s arguments for the breadth of its disclosure, for the purpose of infringement, must be held as “binding admissions” when evaluating claim validity.

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Posted On Oct - 30 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

ACLU Sues DOJ Over FISA Surveillance Evidence
By Amy Zhang – Edited by Ashish Bakshi

ACLU v. U.S. Dep’t of Justice

The ACLU filed a complaint against the United States Department of Justice seeking immediate processing and release of DOJ records that the ACLU had requested pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act earlier this year. The requested information relates to the use of evidence derived from surveillance authorized under the FISA Amendments Act. The ACLU also seeks a fee waiver on the grounds that disclosure of the requested records is in the public interest.

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Posted On Oct - 29 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Emma Winer

American Dating Website Withdraws Plan to Sell User Information to Peer Canadian Site

Third Circuit Finds Warrantless GPS Tracking Unconstitutional

Sony Sues United Airlines for Copyright Infringement

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Posted On Oct - 28 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

IsoHunt to Shut Down Following $110 Million Settlement with Film Studios
By Sam Callahan – Edited by Jennifer Wong

Columbia Pictures Indus., Inc. v. Fung

Gary Fung has agreed to pay $110 million in damages and will permanently shut down IsoHunt.com, TorrentBox.com, and his other file-sharing websites in order to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by six major film studios, represented by the Motion Picture Association of America. The settlement comes after more than seven years of litigation.

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Posted On Oct - 25 - 2013 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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