Monthly Archives: May 2012

U.S. Congressman Discloses Administration’s Proposed IP Chapter of Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has published for open comment the Obama Administration’s February 2011 proposal for the intellectual property rights chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership (“TPP”), which the United States has been negotiating behind closed doors with Australia, … Continue reading

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U.S. District Court in Seattle Enjoins Enforcement of German Court Order Blocking Microsoft’s Sales of Xbox and Windows

A federal court in Washington state has entered a preliminary injunction prohibiting Motorola, Inc. from enforcing a German court order that would block sales of Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox and Windows products in that country. Microsoft Corp. v. Motorola, Inc., No. … Continue reading

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Court Holds as a Matter of Law that Google Copied 8 Java Code Files While Developing Android Operating System

On Monday, May 7, 2012, a federal jury in California determined that Google, Inc. had copied portions of Oracle America, Inc. copyright-protected Java code in connection with Google’s development of the Android mobile operating system. See Caleb Garling, Oracle Ignores … Continue reading

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California Court Dismisses Copyright Infringement & Idea Misappropriation Claims Based on Alleged Copying of TV Show Idea

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed claims for copyright infringement, misappropriation of ideas, and unjust enrichment by an individual who claimed that ex-“Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer and others associated with the BET television series “The Game” … Continue reading

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“The Social Network” Film & Book on Which It Was Based Did Not Infringe Copyright in Book About Founding of Facebook, Says Massachusetts Federal Court

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts dismissed a copyright infringement suit by Aaron Greenspan, the author of a self-published book about the founding of Facebook. Greenspan claimed that a book published by Random House, The Accidental Billionaires: The … Continue reading

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