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Dish sued by networks over ad-skipping Auto Hop feature

May 25th, 2012

CBS, Fox and NBC have independently filed lawsuits against Dish Network, claiming its new automatic commercial-deleting service Auto Hop violates copyright laws; Fox even goes as far as to state that Auto Hop is “destroying the fundamental underpinnings of the broadcast television ecosystem.” Auto Hop is a feature launched recently for Dish Network’s Hopper DVR. When …

Facebook hit with $15 billion privacy suit on IPO day

May 18th, 2012

Facebook is officially a public company as of Friday morning shortly after 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, and what better way to celebrate the milestone than with a fresh privacy lawsuit? Led by Stewarts Law and Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny, a class action lawsuit has been filed in San Jose, California alleging that Facebook unlawfully continued to …

Apple accuses Samsung of destroying evidence

May 11th, 2012

Apple on May 1st filed a motion in the Northern District of California alleging that Samsung intentionally destroyed documents it was ordered to hand over to the Cupertino-based company, Network World reported on Friday. Apple referred to Samsung’s actions as a “spoilation of evidence” and wants the Judge to inform the jury that the South …

Proview rejects Apple's settlement offer in iPad dispute

May 10th, 2012

Apple reportedly offered Proview $16 million to settle the companies’ ongoing legal dispute over the iPad name, but Proview rejected the offer, Chinese website Sina reported. The cash-strapped company is instead looking for $400 million dollars in an attempt to appease numerous creditors, eight of which are China-based banks. Proview originally threatened to sue Apple in United States …

Proview's U.S. iPad suit against Apple tossed out

May 10th, 2012

A California judge tossed out Proview’s trademark claims against Apple’s iPad tablet. The Chinese company filed a lawsuit in California’s superior court in February, claiming Apple’s license to use the iPad name was invalid, a claim Apple disputes. Judge Mark Pierce last week dismissed the case on the grounds that the two parties had previously …

Android lost money in 2010

May 4th, 2012

During Google’s ongoing legal dispute with Oracle, the judge presiding over the case revealed the Internet giant’s Android mobile operating system was not profitable in 2010, Reuters reported. Google does not publicly report financial information regarding its Android operating system, however the judge did not disclose specific figures, but instead said it lost money in each quarter of …

Nokia sued because Windows Phone is failing [updated]

May 4th, 2012

Adding insult to injury is never a concern for the litigious among us, and one man has filed a class action suit against Nokia in New York because its comeback, thus far, has been anything but. Complaint Robert Chmielinski, represented by Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, alleges that Nokia’s shift to the Windows Phone platform has not halted …

RIM reportedly considers patent trolling to boost business

May 1st, 2012

As Research In Motion continues to explore any and all options that might help carry it through the next two quarters until it finally launches its first BlackBerry 10 smartphone and beyond, one option reportedly on the table is patent trolling. RIM recently hired law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP to explore a number of …

Shareholder sues Google to block planned stock split

May 1st, 2012

Google earlier this month reported its earnings for the first quarter of 2012, topping Wall Street’s estimates. The Internet giant also announced plans to create a new class of non-voting capital stock that would effectively create a 2-for-1 stock split. As a result, Google would be able to issue new shares of stock for acquisitions …

Apple and Samsung CEOs to meet on May 21st for settlement talks

April 30th, 2012

Apple and Samsung’s CEOs are scheduled to meet on May 21st to discuss a possible settlement to the widely-publicized on-going legal battle, FOSS Patents reported. The two companies have been in a bitter patent war since last April that includes more than 20 cases in 10 countries. Despite the scheduled settlement talks, however, the Korean manufacturer asserted eight …