27 posts and columns on ruling
Apple has prevailed over Samsung in another of the two companies’ legal battles. In a preliminary ruling issued Friday, an International Trade Commission judge found that Apple has not violated the four patents that Samsung asserted against it in 2011, denying the Korean company’s request for a sales ban on allegedly infringing products. The ruling will be reviewed by the full commission in January. Yet another blow to Samsung, which suffered a sweeping courtoom loss to Apple in August.
It seems Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the Don Quixote twins of the digital age, have tilted at yet another legal windmill unsuccessfully. So now, after losing another court challenge to overturn a previous court challenge, they’ll have to settle for $65 million. Actually, $100 million, which is how much shares in Facebook have appreciated since the pair and also Divya Narendra settled with the social networking giant.
News Byteruled today to reinstate a jury decision from an April case that found Microsoft’s anti-piracy software installation system infringed a patent held by Uniloc Singapore Private Ltd. The judge in the original case had thrown out the jury’s finding. The court also ruled, though, that a new trial is required to determine how much Microsoft should pay, stating that the jury’s $388 million award to Uniloc was “fundamentally tainted.”
As promised, here’s Viacom’s appeal in the YouTube copyright case, where a federal court ruled overwhelmingly in Google’s favor earlier in the year.
LimeWire, the high-profile file-sharing company, more or less shut down in October, following a federal court ruling. But the last bits of the company seem to be going away: Its online music store will be shuttered at the end of the month, and I’m told that plans to launch a new music service have been shelved.