So far, the online TV company Aereo is winning its legal battles with broadcasters. FilmOn, on the other hand, has suffered important courtroom losses on both coasts, potentially cutting both companies off from major markets.
U.S. District Judge Edward Davila has requested that a magistrate judge handle a potentially devastating sanctions motion that Google and YouTube filed against Texas-based software company PersonalWeb Technologies over alleged email destruction related to a patent infringement case. Arnold & Porter is representing Google.
The blog-hosting service WordPress.com has filed lawsuits against individuals who allegedly made false copyright infringement claims in order to censor blog posts. The litigation campaign is being spearheaded by Joseph Gratz of Durie Tangri and Paul Siemenski, the general counsel of WordPress's parent company Automattic Inc.
The verdict brings Apple's total award to $930 million in its patent showdown with Samsung.
Cisco Systems and its lawyers at Quinn Emanuel and Morgan Lewis convinced a judge to nix the award in a case brought by XpertUniverse, a tech start-up whose partnership with Cisco soured in the mid-2000s.
The second day of jury deliberations brought another spat, but no verdict on damages for Apple.
Squeezing in their last jabs, lawyers for Apple alleged that Samsung executives never appeared in court because they did not dare reveal their real aim for the companies' retrial: a verdict that split the difference.
Yet another defendant has won a patent case in the supposedly plaintiffs-friendly Eastern District of Texas. This time around, the online gaming company Zynga Inc. and its lawyers at Akin Gump prevailed over a nonpracticing entity called Personalized Media Communications.
After raging for more than half a century, a copyright battle over the rights to the iconic spy James Bond finally came to an end last week.