won a lawsuit surrounding Google Books. The lawsuit centered around copyright protection the Authors Guid felt Google violated. By scanning books, and making text and cover images searchable, the Authors Guild contended Google violated their copyright protection, and scanned the material without permission. Google’s contention was that the act was transformative enough to warrant no such legal action.
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Samsung submitted to the European Commission (EC), calls for a five year hiatus on filed lawsuits and more open discussions on licensing their patents to third parties.
lawsuits between Samsung and Apple might begin anew as the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) junked Apple's claim to the "pinch to zoom" patent. The patent is one of those brought by Apple in a lawsuit against Samsung last year, suggesting possible repercussions on the case.
HTC One with tons of attention and eager buyers it sadly faced a few small delays. Now however, it appears to be in more trouble after a court in the Netherlands has awarded Nokia a preliminary injunction on the handset over the microphone.
Microsoft is involved in, only this time regarding a patent used by Google Maps. So far the details are still flowing in but this interesting report and lawsuit could wind up having Maps banned in Germany at the hands of Microsoft.
Instagram. When the Facebook-owned company revealed its updated Terms of Service, which go into effect next month, the Internet went crazy, pointing out certain clauses that many users took issue with. It was a controversy that had co-founder Kevin Systrom taking to the Instagram blog to try to smooth things over before the company changed the Terms of Service to contain more favorable language. Today, however, we hear that Instagram has been hit with a class action lawsuit filed by Finkelstein & Krinsk for plaintiff Lucy Fines.
text messaging" services. Perhaps that's why companies will resort to some shady tactics to get mobile phone users to sign up? That's what app developer GoLive Mobile and ad agency Airpush are accused of doing in a class action lawsuit headed up by Colorado law firm Edelson and McGuire, PCWorld reports.
Apple and Samsung would be allowed to add more devices to the existing lawsuit against each other. Recently, in an effort to keep the companies from starting a new suits, a judge ruled that the two companies could add more devices to the suit. Well Apple has jumped at the chance adding a bunch of new Samsung devices that it claims are infringing.
Apple and Samsung have received another layer. Both companies were requesting to add new products to the existing lawsuit, and the judge was decided rather he should allow this. His thought was that, should he not allow it, both companies would just launch into a bunch more suits, which would be worse. With that in mind, Judge Grewal has decided to allow both companies to add additional products to the existing suit.