Russian Head of $4B Bitcoin Exchange Charged in Massive Money Laundering Scheme


A grand jury in the Northern District of California indicted a Russian man for running a massive money laundering operation through the BTC-e bitcoin exchange, a group of federal officials announced Wednesday. The exchange allegedly received up to $4 billion in proceeds from various criminal activities, including the 2014 hack of the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange. The suspect, 37-year-old Alexander Vinnik, was arrested Tuesday by Greek authorities, and charges in an unsealed indictment were released the following day.

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Oracle loses massive fair use case against Google, Android

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Oracle lost its case against Google and Google’s use of Java in Android yesterday. A jury found that Google’s use of Java APIs in Android was considered fair use, despite Oracle’s claims to the contrary.

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Apple claims reversal of $120M verdict against Samsung violates US Constitution

Article Image In reversing a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung for patent infringement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit stepped beyond the bounds of the Constitution, a lawyer for Apple argued this week.

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Apple ordered to pay $625M in revived VirnetX patent trial

Article Image A federal jury on Wednesday found Apple guilty of willfully infringing on four VirnetX patents, awarding the non-practicing entity $625.6 million in damages and ongoing royalties from a previous court finding.

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A7 Patent Suit Loss Could Cost Apple $862M


A United States District Court jury earlier this week found that Apple’s A7 processor infringes a patent held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the patent management arm of the University of Wisconsin — Madison. WARF alleged patent infringement and claimed damages of up to $862 million in a complaint filed early last year in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. District Judge William M. Conley rejected Apple’s motion to limit damages in a separate ruling late last month.

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Judge tosses Smartflash's $533M victory against Apple, damages to be retried

Months after a Texas jury ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million to a product-less company that critics have dubbed a “patent troll,” a judge has tossed out that decision, declaring that instructions given to the jury may have improperly affected the damage assessment.

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Apple dodges $100M lawsuit over alleged infringement of wireless tech patents

A U.S. federal court jury on Monday found Apple not to have infringed on wireless technology patents asserted by Canadian licensing firm Conversant Technologies, which sought damages totaling $100 million for the alleged misuse.



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Fresh off $533M victory, Smartflash files another patent suit against Apple

Just one day after Smartflash won a $533 million jury decision against Apple, the intellectual property holder filed yet another patent case against the company seeking even more damages for alleged infringement.



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Jury orders Apple to pay $533M for infringing gaming patents

A U.S. federal jury in Texas ordered Apple to pay $532.9 million in damages on Tuesday after it found the company’s iTunes digital media purchasing and distribution system in infringement of three patents held by licensing firm Smartflash.



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Jury finds Apple did not induce infringement of video streaming patent

A federal jury on Friday found Apple did not push app developers to use its proprietary HLS technology for live streaming video to iOS devices, which would have allegedly induced infringement of an Israeli company’s patents.



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Apple v. Samsung: Honey, I Shrunk the Damages


A California jury on Tuesday reached a decision in a long-running courtroom dispute between Apple and Samsung over their respective claims of patent infringement. The jury’s findings were mixed, with both Apple and Samsung able to claim some sort of victory but neither emerging as the decisive winner. Both companies were found to have infringed the other’s patents. Apple was awarded damages for Samsung’s infringement of three of its patents — but the amount was less than 10 percent of the damages it had sought.

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Jury finds Samsung guilty of infringing Apple patents

The Apple v. Samsung jury on Friday reached a verdict bringing an end to the parties’ initial court proceedings that could see Apple awarded up to nearly $2.2 billion in damages.



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Jury finds Samsung guilty of infringing Apple patents, awards $119.6M in damages

The Apple v. Samsung jury on Friday reached a verdict bringing an end to the parties’ initial court proceedings that could see Apple awarded up to nearly $2.2 billion in damages.



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Apple v. Samsung jury looking into Steve Jobs' decision to sue, Samsung patent purchases

In its first full day of deliberations, the jury deciding Apple and Samsung’s patent trial in California sent five notes to Judge Lucy Koh asking for further clarification on key case points including Steve Jobs’ thinking behind the suit.



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