SC Ruling Signals New Era for Software Patent Enforcement


The U.S. Supreme Court once again has changed the landscape for software infringement litigation. In a decision released last week, the court severely undercut the ability of plaintiffs to seek out courts that have a track record of being “friendly” to the plaintiff’s position — a practice called “forum shopping.” The Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling compels plaintiffs seeking software infringement remedies to submit their cases only in district courts located where the defendant either resides or conducts a significant amount of business.

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SCOTUS Scuttles Apple's Big Samsung Award


The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday spoiled Apple’s hopes for a big payday, scotching the $399 million award in its successful patent infringement suit against Samsung. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the Court’s decision, which turned on what lawmakers meant by the term “article of manufacture.” According to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the article of manufacture in this case included the entire phone — even though the design elements cribbed from Apple represented only a part of a phone sold by Samsung. The Supremes disagreed.

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Supreme Court Snubs Google's AdWords Appeal


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Google’s appeal of a lower court ruling in a suit alleging the company used deceptive practices in the sale and placement of advertising through its AdWords program between 2004 and 2008. Google, a unit of Alphabet, sought to overturn the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals September 2015 ruling that the lawsuit could go forward as a class action case. The case, originally filed in 2008, alleges that Google placed clients’ advertising on parked domain and error pages.

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High court rejects Google's appeal in class action lawsuit

The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from Google over a class action lawsuit filed by advertisers who claim the internet company displayed their ads on “low quality” web sites.

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Google Challenges Right to Be Forgotten in French High Court


Google on Thursday filed an appeal with France’s supreme administrative court over an order from a privacy regulator requiring it to scrub certain search results around the world under a law called “the right to be forgotten.” The March order from the CNIL requires Google and other search engines to delist the information of Europeans that shows up in searches for their name, even if the link points to truthful information and lawfully published websites referencing newspaper articles or government websites, according to Google.

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Supreme Court Grants Federal Agents Broader Surveillance Authority


The U.S. Supreme Court last week approved a series of amendments to the federal rules of criminal procedure that would let judges issue search warrants for computers located outside their jurisdiction. Chief Justice John Roberts announced the changes in the Court’s interpretation of the rules. They would allow a judge to issue warrants to search remote sites where the exact location of a suspect was not known, but where the suspect might be hiding evidence electronically, for example.

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SCOTUS Turns Its Back on Google Books Challenge


The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a petition to review a lower court decision allowing Google to scan and publish excerpts of copyright-protected books without asking for permission from the authors or paying them. The petition, filed at the end of last year, was the latest move in the Guild’s decade-long war with Google, which has maintained that its searchable digital books database is fair use and for the public benefit. The Supreme Court’s decision will harm authors, according to the Guild.

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Supreme Court to End Samsung, Apple Patent Brawl


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from Samsung regarding its patent dispute with Apple. The case stems from a 2011 lawsuit by Apple that alleged Samsung copied certain design elements and features from the iPhone and iPad and used them in Samsung Galaxy phones and tablet computers. A jury in 2012 awarded $1 billion to Apple, finding that Samsung had used some of Apple’s tap-to-zoom technology. The award was later reduced. The companies reached a partial agreement in December.

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US Supreme Court to tackle money owed in Apple v. Samsung patent fight

Article Image The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Samsung appeal in the legal battle over how much it owes Apple for infringing iPhone patents, it was revealed on Monday.

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Supreme Court Denial Closes Apple's E-Book Case


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied without comment Apple’s petition for a review of a lower court ruling that it engaged in price-fixing of e-books. The company must comply with a $450 million settlement it reached with 33 states and territories and a private class of e-book purchasers that, together with the U.S. Department of Justice, sued it over the issue. However, e-book purchasers who were overcharged won’t get their hands on any of the $450 million — most of them would be reimbursed through automatic credits at e-book retailers.

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How to find out if you are included in Apple's $450M e-book settlement

Article Image With the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear Apple’s appeal, the company will now dole out some $400 million to consumers to offset changes it caused in e-book pricing. Here’s how to know if you’ll get some store credit (or cash) back.

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Apple to pay $450M fine after US Supreme Court rejects e-book antitrust appeal

Article Image The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revealed it won’t hear Apple’s appeal in its iBooks antitrust lawsuit, leaving the iPad maker to pay a $450 million fine to resolve the dispute.

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Apple discourages Supreme Court from hearing Samsung patent petition, calls case 'legally unexceptional'

Article Image Apple this week attempted to dissuade the U.S. Supreme Court from hearing Samsung’s request for review in their ongoing patent infringement dispute, with Apple telling the highest court in America that the $548 million settlement does not deserve review.

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Austrian High Court to Rule on Class Action Status in Facebook Privacy Case


The Austrian Supreme Court will consider whether a suit against Facebook Ireland can proceed as a class action. Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems brought the suit to challenge the transfer of private data to Facebook’s European subsidiary in Ireland. The Vienna Court of Appeals previously had ruled that the suit could be filed locally, as Schrems’ claim fell under local privacy laws there. However, the court also ruled that the case could not be filed as a class action. Now both sides in the action have filed appeals.

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Apple asks US Supreme Court to toss ruling upholding e-book antitrust verdict

Article Image Apple has formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower appeals court ruling from June, which upheld a judgment that Apple violated antitrust laws in its 2010 e-book dealings with publishers.

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Apple appeals to Supreme Court in e-books price fixing antitrust case

Apple is looking to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in order to overturn previous court decisions, which found that the company conspired with book publishers to fix the price of e-books.

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Taiwanese court rules former TSMC employee shared stolen secrets with Samsung

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The Taiwan Supreme Court has ruled against a former TSMC employee who took a job with Samsung. Liang Mong-song is barred from working for the Korean company for the rest of the year.

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Supreme Court won’t hear Google’s appeal in Java API case

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The Supreme Court has refused to hear Google’s appeal in its ongoing fight with Oracle. Now the fight over Java will head to a lower court to determine if Google’s infringement is characterized as fair use.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates Supreme Court decision on gay marriage with quote from Steve Jobs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states, and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook praised the landmark decision by recalling his company’s famous “Crazy Ones” quote, co-written by his late, close friend Steve Jobs.



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