A class-action lawsuit was filed against 18 high-profile mobile application companies this week, resulting out of recent reports that these companies “steal” user address books.
Aereo, the New York startup that is building a new system for streaming and recoding live TV, is countersuing the big TV networks that filed a lawsuit against it at the beginning of this month. The company, which is backed by local investors like First Round Capital and Barry Diller’s IAC, says that the courts have already ruled in favor of their technology, just not in this innovative new form.
Editor's Pick With Facebook getting ready for its IPO, Yahoo has decided to sue over patent infringement. Yahoo used the same tactic against Google in the run up to their IPO, pocketing a helping of the search engine’s pre-IPO shares.
One of the reasons that small startup are loathe to announce big funding rounds is that plaintifs and patent trolls always come out of the woodwork. Payment startup Dwolla, which recently closed a $5 million round of funding led by Union Square Ventures, is now defending itself against a $2 million lawsuit from defunct Bitcoin exchange Tradehill, as first reported yesterday by Betabeat.
The case of the “stolen” Twitter followers may or may not have merit, but its claims passed a second litmus test this week.
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The Chinese company that planned to manufacture a life-like Steve Jobs action figure has scrapped its plans after Apple lawyers and Jobs’ family asked it to stop.
Seven major LCD display makers have agreed to pay more than $553 million for illegally conspiring to fix prices of thin film transistor (LFT) LCD panels used in television, computer and laptop screens. Samsung Electronics, Sharp and Chimei Innolux are paying the largest portion of the proposed multi-state antitrust settlement, which still requires court approval.
After taking a major hit in court this week from an Apple patent lawsuit, HTC is already in the process of testing new devices and software that workaround the patent violations.
Yet another major company has jumped into patent squabbles with Google. British Telecommunications filed suit against the search giant on Thursday for infringing on six patents.
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.
Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has requested a trial-like hearing for the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger after deciding that the deal would hurt consumers.
Oracle filed court documents late last week contending that Hewlett-Packard and Intel have secretly been keeping the unpopular Itanium server chip alive, even though no one wants to buy it.
Manwin Licensing is going to court to make the world safe for porn peddlers.
Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung has decided not to pursue a lawsuit to block the sale of the iPhone 4S in South Korea, as it apparently feared backlash from Korean consumers wanting to get their hands on the latest Apple device.
Paul Ceglia, the man who last year claimed he owned 84 percent of Facebook, has been ordered to return to the U.S. to unearth the one piece of physical evidence that could settle the court case.
The judge in the ongoing Google/Oracle lawsuit over Android and its use of Java has issued a stay. That means the trial will be delayed, and no new date has yet been set.
After declaring its intention to block sales of the iPhone 4S in parts of Europe two weeks ago, Samsung now wants to stop sales of the hyped device in Australia and Japan as well, the company said today.
Samsung plans to file patent infringement claims against Apple’s new iPhone 4S and stop it from being sold in France and Italy, the company said today. The move shows Samsung is willing to fight back hard against Apple’s lawsuits.
Samsung may scrap long-made plans to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia after Apple rejected an offer to settle the dispute between the two companies.
Microsoft has signed its largest Android patent deal to date that outlines huge cross-licensing with Samsung, maker of some of the most popular Android phones and tablets, the company announced today.
Guest Post Daily deals company Groupon is in the bad-news spotlight again, this time due to a class-action lawsuit filed last month on behalf of its current and former employees. The lawsuit alleges Groupon failed to pay its account executives overtime, and later paid overtime at an incorrect and illegally low rate. The suit seeks substantial back wages, liquidated damages and attorney’s fees.
Seven U.S. states on Friday teamed up with the Department of Justice to block AT&T’s proposed merger with T-Mobile, providing even more roadblocks to an already contentious deal.
Korean electronics powerhouse Samsung on Monday confirmed it has filed a complaint against Apple in French courts on the grounds that the iPhone and iPad maker is violating three of its patents.
The fighting just doesn’t let up. Apple has now filed a lawsuit in a Japanese court to ban some of Samsung’s popular Galaxy smartphones and tablets.
Sprint on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block AT&T’s proposed $39 billion buyout of T-Mobile USA.
AT&T will soon present a plan to the Justice Department to save its proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile, which is said to involve some major concessions on AT&T’s part, Reuters reports.
AT&T is having a bad day thanks to the U.S. government’s decision to try and stop its much-talked-about T-Mobile acquisition. But that didn’t stop AT&T from releasing details on its next tablet offering, the 10.1-inch HTC Jetstream tablet with Android Honeycomb.
The makers of action movie The Expendables have dropped an incredible lawsuit they had brought against more than 23,000 BitTorrent users who had allegedly downloaded the film illegally, according to TorrentFreak.
Samsung has cited a scene from the science fiction classic 2001: A Space Odyssey as a legal defense against Apple in the continuing patent battle between the two companies.
Motorola Mobility and CEO Sanjay Jha have been sued this week by a shareholder who asserts Motorola didn’t get the best possible deal when it agreed to be purchased by Google, according to Bloomberg.
Samsung is now allowed to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet again in most of Europe after a German court lifted an injunction on the device requested by Apple.
Among the clamor of Monday’s news that Google would be acquiring Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion was the tidbit that if the deal did not get approved by regulators, Google would pay an exorbitant $2.5 billion to Motorola.
Though Samsung told VentureBeat on Tuesday the company had “no notice” Apple was requesting an injunction to ban the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Europe, a report today says Samsung knew what Apple was up to.