A Clean Well Lighted Place for Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks

Ernest Hemingway makes his way into our Daily Summary picks this week. . . 907 Whitehead Street, Inc. v. Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, et al., US 11th Cir. (12/07/12) Agriculture Law, Government & Administrative Law The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum appealed the district court’s post-trial order denying it declaratory and injunctive relief. The Museum challenged the

Ninth Circuit to Publish Opinions In-House, Sort Of

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently announced that it will move to “in-house publishing” of its opinions. According to the press release, “Court staff now manage the process of converting opinions from the original word processing documents into Adobe PDF files, which are then uploaded onto the website, where they can be viewed and/or downloaded by the public.” This

Jury Finds Apple’s iPhone Infringed on Three Patents

On December 11, a federal jury in Delaware found that Apple’s iPhone violates three patents held by MobileMedia Ideas LLC (“MMI”), a Maryland company. The company first filed the patent infringement lawsuit on March 31, 2010, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, where it was assigned to Judge Sue Robinson. In its complaint, MMI alleged that

Justia’s Verdict: Round Up of Articles on Same-Sex Marriage

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision last week to hear two cases regarding same sex marriage, we’ve collected some recent articles on the topic written by our Verdict writers. Check back with Verdict to see more on the issue throughout the 2012 – 2013 court term. The California Supreme Court Rules that Prop. 8’s Proponents Have Standing to Defend

Can You Hear Me Now? Justia’s Weekly Writers’ Picks

Our daily opinion summary writers have pulled a few opinions of note for you to check out this week. If you’re interested in signing up for our free summaries or subscribing to various summary feeds, you can do so here. Cellco Partnership v. FCC, US DC Cir. (12/04/12) Communications Law, Constitutional Law Recognizing the growing importance of mobile data in

Canadian IP Licensing Company Sues Apple Over iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (3rd Gen.)

Yesterday, December 6, a Canadian company filed two lawsuits against Apple, alleging that the Cupertino, California, company infringed on several of its patents. One lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, names both Wi-LAN (the Canadian corporation) and Wi-LAN USA (its subsidiary) as the plaintiffs. The other lawsuit was filed on behalf of only

Apple Faces Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over DVD Technology

Earlier this week, on December 3, Apple was sued in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for an alleged patent infringement. The plaintiff in the lawsuit is a California corporation vaguely named Technology Licensing Company Inc. According to the complaint, the Technology Licensing Company owns U.S. Patent No. 5,734,862, entitled “System for selectively buffering and displaying

One More Day, One More Class Action Lawsuit Over Google’s Gmail Scanning

On November 30, Google was hit with yet one more class action lawsuit over Gmail’s method of scanning emails to deliver personalized advertising to its users. The named plaintiff in this case, Kristen Brinkman, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Like in the other cases, this case alleges that the way Google

Justia’s Weekly Featured Dockets

This week in Justia’s Featured Dockets: Ericsson Inc. et al v. Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., et al., (US District Court, E.D. Texas) Ericsson Inc. et al v. Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., et al., (US District Court, E.D. Texas) In both these lawsuits, Ericsson is suing Samsung in a Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) wireless licensing dispute. Read More: Ericsson Sues

FDSys Opinions Indexed by Google

It appears that court opinions in FDSys are being indexed by the search engines now. If you’ll recall, the GPO announced last year that it was importing opinions from some federal courts into its centralized database (FDSys). In theory, this means that users would be able to search across a large collection of government documents that will now include published