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Federal Circuit Affirms Judgment Against Qualcomm, Limits Remedy of Patent Unenforceability By Aaron Dulles – Edited By Stephanie Weiner Qualcomm Inc. v. Broadcom Corp., Federal Circuit, December 1, 2008, No. 2007-1545 & 2008-1162 Slip opinion On December 1, 2008, the Federal Circuit affirmed in part the District Court for the Southern District of California, no. 05-CV-1958, holding that Qualcomm breached its duty to disclose relevant video-compression technology patents during its participation in a standards-setting organization (“SSO”). However the Federal Circuit ... Read More...
Posted On Dec - 6 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Lori Drew Convicted on Three Misdemeanor Counts of Violating MySpace Terms of Service in “Cyberbullying” Case By Brian Kozlowski – Edited By Stephanie Weiner United States v. Drew, 08-CR-582 A federal jury convicted Lori Drew on November 26th on three of four misdemeanor counts of unauthorized computer access under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (”CFAA”), 18 U.S.C. § 1030, for violating the MySpace terms of service. Drew was acquitted of three felony counts of accessing computers without authorization to ... Read More...
Posted On Dec - 4 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
FCC Approves Unlicensed White Space Use By Dmitriy Tishyevich – Edited by Miriam Weiler Action by the Federal Communications Commission, by Second Report and Order (FCC 08-260) On November 4, the Federal Communications Commission unanimously approved the use of unlicensed wireless devices that operate in “white spaces,” the unused spectrum between licensed broadcast television channels that can be used to provide broadband connectivity and other services similar to Wi-fi. The Commission’s approval extends to all WSDs that include a geolocation capability ... Read More...
Posted On Nov - 7 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Appeals Court Rules Against Import Ban on Patent-Infringing Chips  Slip Opinion This Tuesday the Federal Circuit ruled against an International Trade Commission (“ITC”) ban on imports of cell phone chips that allegedly infringed on a rival’s patent. The chips, made by Qualcomm Inc., contained technology that the ITC had previously held infringed on a patent owned by Broadcom Corp. In its ruling the court stated that the ITC lacked authority to ban such imports. Report by the Associated Press available ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 17 - 2008 1 Comment READ FULL POST
Palin E-mail Hacker Indicted on Federal Charges by Tennessee Grand Jury By Andrew Ungberg –- Edited by Jon Choate United States v. Kernell E.D. Tenn., October 7, 2008, No. 3:08-CR-142 Indictment On October 7, 2008 a Tennessee grand jury charged David C. Kernell with violating 18 U.S.C. § 2701 (part of the Stored Communications Act) and 18 U.S.C § 1030(a)(2) (a subsection of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) for allegedly accessing the Yahoo e-mail account of Alaska Governor Sarah ... Read More...
Posted On Oct - 12 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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