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Apple v Samsung concluded: for now
May 25, 2018
We previously reported that Apple and Samsung's legal battle over infringement of US design patents in the original iPhone was not yet over. A US jury has now determined the sum t...
Tinder and Tantan have finally matched on a settlement
May 16, 2018
Parent of Tinder, Match Group has filed a stipulation of dismissal against Chinese rival Tantan at the US District Court for the Western District of Texas. The complaint, that Matc...
Apple and Samsung to go at it again
May 15, 2018
In 2012 Apple were awarded $1.05 billion when a jury found that Samsung had infringed on five patents covering technology in the iPhone. There was later a retrial, and after anothe...
99 Problems: is fraud one?
May 10, 2018
Shawn Carter (or Jay-Z as he is more commonly known) has seen his company Tidal accused of a serious royalties' fraud. The accusation is made by the Norwegian financial publication...
German court declares AdBlock Plus legal
Apr 20, 2018
At the conclusion of a four-year legal battle between German news publisher Axel-Springer-Verlag ("ASV") and Eyeo (who operate AdBlock Plus) the German Federal Court ("FCJ") have h...
EU Content Rules to change on Easter Sunday
Mar 28, 2018
Travellers often complain of the restrictions on the use of subscription based streaming and on-demand content when abroad. New "content portability" regulations aim to address tha...
BlackBerry sues Facebook and subsidiaries over patent infringement
Mar 8, 2018
BlackBerry has lodged a claim against Facebook (and its Instagram and WhatsApp subsidiaries) for infringing patents used in its messaging technologies. The patents in question allo...
Photography pirates taken on a grand tour.... of the Olive Garden
Mar 7, 2018
We reported on 20 February the story of FlightSimLabs sneaking spyware on to its customers' computers in an attempt to catch a pirate. You can read that story here. A photographer...
Google accused of patent infringement in "Siri" row
Mar 5, 2018
WiLAN, an intellectual property licensing company based in Canada and subsidiary of IPA Technologies Inc ("IPA"), has accused Google of infringement of six patents. The action was ...
Reddit bans "Deepfake" content
Feb 9, 2018
Reddit, also known as "the front page of the internet", has banned all "Deepfake" pornographic content from its website. Deepfake is a type of video that has been rife online sinc...
Waymo v Uber in trade secrets row
Feb 8, 2018
The trial of Uber in the trade-secrets scandal has begun in San Francisco before Judge William Alsup. The dispute between Waymo (a subsidiary of Google Inc,) and Uber is centred on...
IP Crime Report highlights challenge of internet infringers
Oct 26, 2017
The UK Intellectual Property Office has published its IP Crime and Enforcement report for 2016-2017 (the Report). The Report explains the current challenges and threats posed by in...
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