Never has the question “Do you use an iPhone?” been so important.
Three months before releasing a quarterly earnings report that slaughtered an already-decimated stock, Zynga executives and investors unloaded some of their stock, raking in more than $500 million dollars. Now, multiple law firms are investigating whether the company or its executives did anything improper.
Kodak moments are in short supply right now.
Under the terms of the proposed settlement, EA will have to pay $27 million to consumers who bought its Madden NFL, NCAA Football, and AFL games.
Steve Jobs is still so popular, eight months after his death, that to mention him too frequently would bias jurors in a Samsung-Apple lawsuit.
South Korea’s Samsung Sunday appealed Friday’s preliminary injunction against sales of the Android-based Galaxy Nexus. In papers filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Samsung lawyers argue that the judge had “legally insufficient evidence” that Apple would be irreparably harmed.
Local social networking app FriendThem, a service that uses your Facebook account to find nearby friends or potential friends, is planning to sue Facebook. Or so the company tells VentureBeat, alleging that Facebook’s newly released and almost-instantly-pulled Find Friends Nearby feature is its idea.
Reuters is reporting that Facebook has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a lawsuit brought by people whose faces and images were used in Sponsored Stories ads. The settlement, however, will not be going to the five Facebook users who brought the lawsuits — it will instead be donated to charity.
Ubisoft has settled a copyright infringement case with author John Beiswenger, who claimed that big parts of the Assassin’s Creed video game story were taken from his book, Link.
Over in the land of slightly crazy lawsuits, a man from Arizona filed a lawsuit Friday to make “Google” a generic word, Paid Content reports.
It’s fitness gadget maker against fitness gadget maker. In February 2012, BodyMedia, maker of the FIT armbands that promote weight loss and health, filed a patent infringement civil action against competing fitness gadget maker Basis. On Monday of this week, three months after the suit was filed in court, BodyMedia served the lawsuit to Basis. Thursday, Basis countered back, telling BodyMedia that its lawsuit claims are invalid.
Sci-fi author John Beiswenger believes there are similarities between the Assassin’s Creed storyline and his 2002 novel Link.
It appears that video game publisher ZeniMax Media and Minecraft developer Mojang have kissed and made up.
The legal team at Yahoo reached out to Facebook yesterday, at the same time as they were briefing the New York Times, to give the social networking giant the heads up that it would be seeking licensing fees on ten to twenty patents, and suing if that didn’t work.
The Chinese firm Proview is suing Apple in California to the tune of $2 billion, alleging that the Cupertino giant committed fraud when it used a shell company set up by one of its law firms to buy the iPad trademark in China for just $55,000, reports the Wall Street Journal.
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A group of disgruntled Netflix investors has filed a class action lawsuit against the movie rental company for allegedly withholding information.
Voltage Pirates has officially failed in its quest to sue 24,583 people who illegally downloaded the movie The Hurt Locker.
A German court sided with Motorola in a patent lawsuit against Apple today, granting an injunction against the iPad and iPhone maker. Apple said it plans to appeal the decision.