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Intellectual Property

Tweet- From LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Daily Legal News. By imposing a new single-user limitation on its Windows operating systems, Microsoft Corp. was enacting “an entirely valid exercise” of its intellectual property rights, a New York federal judge ruled March 28, dismissing a rival software firm’s antitrust claims against it (MiniFrame Ltd. v. Microsoft Corp., No. 1:11-cv-07419, […]

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TweetDid you ever wonder what happens to the nearly 400 million Tweets posted to Twitter every day? Because they reveal so much about what people are thinking and doing, Twitter has spawned a whole industry of companies that analyze the data and convert it into valuable market information. While the social media company has generally […]

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TweetFrench shoemaker Christian Louboutin has been locked in a battle with French designer powerhouse Yves Saint Laurent for over a year over Louboutin’s iconic red-sole designer shoes.  Louboutin has been painting the shoes of its pricey heels “China Red” for twenty years. According to the legend a bottle of red nail polish was accidentally knocked […]

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TweetAre you one of those people who turns to the internet to watch their favorite television programs? Looks like you’re going to have to find another way to catch up on your television shows.  The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently barred a company that streams live television shows over the internet from continuing to […]

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TweetNow that U.S. Olympic athletes are back at home, they have another job to do—turning their medals into cash. Unlike other athletes, Olympic athletes are not paid millions of dollars to perform. Therefore, they often have a small window of opportunity in which to capitalize on their success. In addition to lucrative endorsement deals, Olympians […]

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TweetIn a near-unanimous verdict, Apple recently won a $1.05 billion judgment against Samsung on charges that the South Korean manufacturer copied Apple’s designs for the iPhone and iPad. The lawsuit was conducted in San Jose Federal Court in front of Judge Koh.  The jury arrived at the verdict after less than three days of deliberations. Apple […]

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TweetInformation privacy and security are hot topics these days and for good reason. Social media website,  LinkedIn was the latest high-profile company to suffer a serious customer data breach. On June 6, LinkedIn made headlines when it was discovered that hackers had posted 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords to an underground forum. In addition to the […]

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TweetIf you use the term “google” as a verb (as in to search the Internet), the venerable tech company behind the popular search engine would like you to stop. You could be harming its trademark. Google is fiercely protective of its intellectual property rights, as evidenced by the number of patent lawsuits it is currently […]

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TweetAs previously reported here , federal judge Denny Chin, recently heard oral arguments from Google and plaintiffs The Authors Guild and the American Society of Media Photographers in the cases entitled The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc., U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 05-08136; and American Society of Media Photographers […]

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TweetIn the latest twist to the long-standing case brought by, among others, the Authors Guild (“Guild”) and the American Society of Media Photographers (“Society”) in 2005 against Google for the damages the plaintiffs claim they suffered as a result of Google’s unauthorized online book-scanning project (entitled Authors Guild v. Google, 05-08136 and American Society of […]

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