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Despite its rather conciliatory demeanor on tax avoidance issues this past week in front of the U.S. Senate, Apple at the same time was showing that it has a well-deserved reputation for sharp elbows, especially when it comes to its global pitched battle with arch rival Samsung.
As lawmakers around the country debate gun control legislation, Yardarm Technologies is entering frenzy as the company is creating a cell phone controller to let gun owners remotely disable weapons.
When a Seattle bar announced, in no uncertain--or understated--terms, that it would not serve anyone wearing the Google Glass headset, it touched off something of a firestorm of concern about the device's privacy. Now, said privacy concerns have gone quite a bit farther, reaching even the congressional Privacy Caucus, which is reportedly very concerned about just how much Google Glass could reveal.
Nintendo has successfully defended its patent for the Wii remote against Motiva - for a second time. Motiva, a hardware company, has even gone so far as to file with the ITC for sanctions against Nintendo, but has not succeeded in taking the gaming company down. Motiva's claim is that the game console company infringed on its patent when making the Wii remote.
The latest organization to start accepting digital currency from BitCoin is Law 4 Small Business (L4SB), a law firm intended to meet the legal needs of small businesses while addressing their limited budgets. L4SB offers small businesses contracts, corporate information, e-commerce, Internet law, trademarks, copyrights, HR/employment law and business law by providing a flat-rate contract review and day-to-day legal support.
Steve Jobs was a highly feared CEO who brought glory to Apple. But now federal prosecutors are claiming he was also a key player in improper efforts involving publishing companies to raise the retail price of e-books in a corporate conspiracy.
Autocomplete was designed by Google to be helpful to users. It was never meant to be controversial, but simply to display terms that could be similar to what is being typed by users. Yet the court system in Germany has found a lot not to like about Autocomplete. Just this week, a federal court (BGH) in Karlsruhe said Google must get rid of Autocomplete entries if they are defamatory, according to TMCnet.
AirTight Networks has scored a limited victory in its continuing legal battle with Aerohive Networks over a patent dispute. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has turned down a request by Aerohive to re-examine AirTight's Marker Packet patent.
California's Attorney General Kamala Harris has filed a lawsuit against J.P. Morgan Chase, claiming the bank has engaged in widespread and illegal debt-collecting practices - in particular in credit card collection - against tens of thousands Californians.
Veveo added yet again to its patent portfolio as it has been granted two new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This brings the total number of patents awarded to the company so far this year to nine, while bringing its overall patent count to 41.
The next step in the near decade-long war between the Author's Guild and Google occurred this week, when an appeal hearing took place in the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The intent of the hearing was to determine if a lower court made a mistake last year.
It's a terrifying prospect - your career or character sabotaged by defamatory and offensive comments posted on various social networks and other websites. That situation is the harsh reality for a 35-year-old teacher in Vancouver who says his career has been halted by an ex-girlfriend who won't stop posting defamatory comments on the Web.
Debate over the idea of expanding wiretap powers to cover the increasingly varied communications methods afforded by the Internet has been going on pretty much ever since there was an Internet to talk about. But now, the debate may be coming to an end as recent reports indicate that the Obama administration is ready to back plans to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) ability to wiretap online communications.
Apple once again finds itself in the crosshairs of a patent law suit. This, in and of itself, should not be all that amazing, but this time the party going after the Cupertino company is not another corporation, but a Taiwanese educational entity. The National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) filed a patent lawsuit against Apple on May 3rd in a Texas court. The court they filed in is one that has shown to be favorable to patent holders.
It's been almost two years since Microsoft announced that it was buying Skype for $8.56 billion in cash, but now Microsoft's purchase has plunged it into a patent lawsuit against a company known as CopyTele, which is alleging patent violations on Skype's part as it relates to several patents owned by CopyTele's subsidiary, Secure Web Conference Corp.
We all know technology has streamlined the most mundane tasks and has become woven into nearly every area of our lives - from going to an ATM machine to tend to our personal banking, giving us the ability to telecommute for our jobs, or even talking to a colleague overseas in real-time via the Internet. Technological advances has undoubtedly have made our lives in countless ways.
LiveDeposition.com, a provider of Web-based live deposition and video conferencing solutions, recently added Olender Reporting, Inc. as one of its newest clients.
A new survey from the UK-based law firm Wiggins reveals that nearly a third of Internet users say they erroneously thought it was legal to upload commercially produced media to a file-sharing website. Worldtvpc.com reports the study found over a third thought that uploading to file sharing websites was legal as was copying a movie or show from a friend. It also showed aside from the confused respondents, over 60 percent admitted to finding illegal content using Google and other search engines to find websites such as the now shutdown Megaupload.
Today, companies are collecting and sharing consumer information with third parties in ways that may not be acceptable to consumers. In fact, many these companies do not want their consumers to know how that personal information is being used. To protect the consumers, California assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal has proposed a bill known as the "Right to Know Act."
At the same time that court systems have begun to introduce a new technology into the courtroom, they have started to get rid of another.
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