Editor's Pick This is what Steve Jobs meant when he threatened to go nuclear against Android.
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Samsung’s been a bad, bad boy. And I’m not just talking about creative ways to make its Samsung Galaxy S4 look faster than it is. In a court filing made public this morning, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal says that Samsung’s lawyers inappropriately shared Apple-Nokia licensing agreements with Samsung executives.
Touch of Modern has resolved its legal differences with Fab, making it a safer bet for investors. The company today netted $3 million in venture funding.
Legal tech startup Modus announced raising $10 million in funding to continue expansion of its successful eDiscovery service, which helps lawyers manage ballooning amounts of data while building a case.
In other words, Apple’s saying, Samsung can’t have its cake and eat it to. Or, what’s good for Pauline is good for Petra.
Fitbug claims Fitbit has caused irreparable harm and damage to their company, and it has asked the U.S. District Court in Northern California to order Fitbit to stop allegedly using its Fitbit mark and conduct that causes confusion with Fitbug’s brand.
The USPTO may just have made a billion-dollar decision. Or at least several hundred million.
Another day, another attack on Apple in China.
Three women charge CMEA Capital with 35 counts of sexual harassment. It gets ugly.
“Luckily for the plaintiffs, Apple has provided more than enough evidence itself to suggest to the court that it has not fully complied with the court’s order,” Grewal wrote. “In light of Apple’s performance in this case, the court cannot rely on its representations that this time it really has or will produce all responsive documents.”
Boundless denies allegations from major textbook publishers that its free online textbooks represent a copyright violation.
From Einhorn’s perspective, the lawsuit is no longer necessary: he got what he wanted.
Interestingly, Sir Robin had publicly criticized Apple for what he thought was a lack of integrity.
A U.S. judge ruled today in favor of stopping a vote by Apple shareholders on a proposal to change the company’s policy for issuing preferred stock.
Purpose of the call? To tell investors why each Apple shareholder should get perpetual preferred stock, for free.
The Apple CEO has a lot to say to investors. His company’s stock has been ravaged by Wall Street in the past year, causing the company’s valuation to drop over $200 billion in the last half-year.
“I wouldn’t have filed the case if we didn’t feel very confident in our position,” Melsheimer told me this morning as he was stepping off an airplane in Dallas. “This was a case that I liked, our firm liked, and I think we have a reasonable chance of winning.”
As Steve Jobs went “thermo-nuclear” on clones, Tim Cook wanted to cool it.
Today on “As Silicon Valley Turns,” we learn the true reason for Square chief operating officer Keith Rabois’ departure: He’s being accused of sexually harassing a Square employee.
Guest Post Earlier this month, the Internet learned of a Kickstarter backer who brought a lawsuit against a Kickstarter project creator.
Apple is one of a list of companies accused of agreeing not to recruit each other’s employees.
Editor’s Pick Most U.S. tech policy is either non-existent or horribly outdated. And 2012 was the year we woke up to that fact.
Last week’s terms of service change by social photo sharing site Instagram has caused at least one user to lash out with more than just words — taking her protest to court.
Anyone who thought a sudden wave of peace, love, and joy was going to erupt in the mobile marketplace just in time for Christmas, keep dreaming.
Will Wright will be free to work on game ideas again.
International Trade Commission staff are recommending the agency file a lawsuit against Google because of its efforts to block U.S. imports of iPhones and Windows Phones.
One day after Apple’s massive new product introduction event, the company has won a preliminary ruling against Samsung at the International Trade Commission.
Kixeye chief exec Will Harbin says, “Zynga is burning to the ground and bleeding top talent, and instead of trying to fix the problems — better work environment and better products — they are resorting to the only profit center that has ever really worked for them: their legal department.”
Did Facebook use your face to help sell 55-gallon barrels of personal lubricant? If so, you too may be eligible for a whopping two pennies in compensation, ramping to $10 if you apply.
Four-star U.S. general Oliver P. Smith is credited with the statement: “We’re not retreating, we’re just advancing in a different direction.” He must have worked for Google in a different universe.
They said they were going to do it. Now they’ve done it.
Samsung owns 99 percent of the world’s OLED market. This is one reason why, the company claims, Korean rival LG has been hiring its engineers and stealing its intellectual property.
Editor’s Pick Samsung’s billion-dollar fine, which could go as high as $3 billion, is a great, excellent, and wonderful thing for the entire smartphone industry. And it’s an awesome thing for you and me, smartphone users.
Yeah, really (although I agree, it probably sucks for Samsung).
The latest from the big Apple vs. Samsung intellectual property legal fight is that the case isn’t ready to be judge by a group of peers.
Oracle v. Google re: Java found a way to get interesting again. A couple of months after Oracle’s billion-dollar fishing expedition went bust when Google’s Android was found not to infringe on Java patents, the judge has asked both parties which bloggers they paid.
The Samsung-Apple legal battle just took yet another left turn into soap opera status. One day after Samsung took the dangerous step of taking the case to the media, Apple has asked the judge to issue a summary judgement in its favor.
Soon after Zynga’s crash-and-burn quarter reduced its stock to the $3 level, five legal firms have announced investigations into allegations of insider trading.
We haven’t seen a love-hate relationship like this since the Honeymooners.