Litigation

BitTorrent in patent dispute

BitTorrent Inc has been sued for patent infringement by a company named Tranz-Send Broadcasting Network. I usually suspect the presence of a patent troll when it seems impossible to find the website of the claimant in the patent dispute, and when most of the Google results for the company include Read more…

By Andres, ago
Litigation

Lodsys sues app developers

This is just a short update on what is happening with the Lodsys patent dispute. Lodsys filed a suit against 7 app developers in East Texas (what a surprise). The companies affected are 6 Apple and one Android: Combay, Iconfactory, Illusion Labs AB,  Shovelmate, Quickoffice, Richard Shinderman, and Wulven Game Read more…

By Andres, ago
Copyright

Judge rejects Google Book Settlement

I’ve been following with interest the ongoing saga of the Google Book Settlement. In 2005, Google was sued for copyright infringement by the Association of American Publishers and the Authors Guild. In October 2008, Google settled the suit with the plaintiffs, and the agreement was subject to preliminary approval by Read more…

By Andres, ago
Enforcement

Legalities of jailbreaking the PS3

Sony has been in the news recently quite a lot in the IP front. First, they have been served with a serious injunction in Europe regarding a patent dispute with electronics giant LG involving the PS3 (Jas Purewal at Gamer/Law and Florian Mueller have been following the issue). Then Sony Read more…

By Andres, ago
Copyright

Ministry of Sound gives up P2P claims

Last month we reported on an interesting development taking place in the copyright enforcement front. Law firm Gallant Macmillan requested a Norwich Pharmacal order (NPO) against BT in order to identify thousands of alleged copyright infringers of its music. Because of the ACS:Law email leak debacle, BT decided to fight Read more…

By Andres, ago