Apple Seeks U.S. Discovery Against Motorola for German Patent Case

On Monday, Apple filed an Ex parte application for discovery against Motorola Mobility (‘Motorola’) to defend against the Google subsidiary’s patent claims in Germany. Motorola’s claims allege that Apple’s iPhone and iPad wireless devices infringe two of the company’s European patents. One central Apple legal defense to Motorola’s European patent claims is that the telecommunications hardware maker would not offer

Apple Sued Over Apple Messages and FaceTime

Last Friday, Intercarrier Communications LLC (“ICC”), a Texas limited liability company, filed lawsuits against at least thirteen different technology companies, including Apple Inc. Other defendants include the makers of such popular apps as TextNow and PingChat! (by Enflick), Viber, WhatsApp, and Glympse. The lawsuits were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, which seems on

Despite Sandy, Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Copyright Case

On Monday, in the shadow of then-Hurricane (now-Superstorm) Sandy, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a case involving the applicability of U.S. copyright law to copies of works created and legally acquired abroad and subsequently imported into the United States. In the case, Supap Kirtsaeng, a college student from Thailand studying

Hurricane Sandy – Resources and Links

As Hurricane Sandy moves toward New Jersey and Delaware, we thought it might be useful to pull some resources for those folks living in the projected path of the storm, as we did last year for Hurricane Irene. We hope that everyone in the area has found safe shelter and has all the necessities to weather the storm. Federal Resources Hurricane

Apple Publishes Statement After Losing iPad Legal Appeal in UK Over Samsung Tablets

Apple published a roundabout apology today (see below) after losing an appeal in the British courts over a lawsuit claiming that some Samsung tablets infringed the registered design of the Cupertino, California, company’s iPad. The publication notice was made to comply with an earlier July 18, 2012, ruling by a lower court requiring Apple to publish, at its own expense, a

Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks: First Amendment and Old Coins – October 26, 2012

United States v. White, US 7th Cir. (10/26/12) Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law White created a website to advance white supremacy and included a statement that “everyone associated with the Matt Hale trial has deserved assassination for a long time.” The site also included information related to the foreperson of the jury that convicted Hale, a white supremacist, of

Apple Sued Over “Quick Look” Feature in Operating Systems

Yesterday, WhitServe LLC filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging infringement of a patent WhitServe owns. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the lawsuit The patent, U.S. Patent No. 7,921,139, is described as a “System for sequentially opening and displaying files in a directory.” Invented by Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr.—sole member of WhitServe LLC according to

Google Wallet the Focus of Patent Infringement Lawsuit

According to a new infringement lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court (read it below), the Google Wallet app violates a Canadian resident’s U.S. patent. Plaintiff Peter Sprogis holds U.S. Patent No. 7,298,271 for a “Method and apparatus for providing awards using transponders.” The ‘271 patent abstract describes a customer loyalty program using ‘electronic data storage elements’ (EDSE) like RFID tages can be

Facebook, adSage Face Trademark Infringement Suit Over NFL Goods

Facebook, online advertising agency adSage, and a web-based wholesaler of Chinese goods are named as defendants in a new class-action trademark lawsuit  accusing them of enabling the placement of, or placing ads for, counterfeit NFL apparel on the social network. (read it below) Inkies Sports, Inc. d/b/a Krystal’s NFL Shoppe, a New Mexico-based retail store that only sells “officially licensed NFL merchandise”

Apple Faces Patent Infringement Suit Over Siri

Apple was hit with a patent infringement lawsuit (read it below) over Siri, the Cupertino, California company’s computer voice search-and-speak technology inside newer iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. The twist in this case, however, is that patent holder Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute isn’t the one suing. Instead, the plaintiff is Dynamic Advances, LLC, a Tyler, Texas-based company created last year