INFRINGEMENT

  • Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij arrested at Thai-Lao border November 4, 2014

    Bangkok: Thai police say one of the founders of popular file sharing website The Pirate Bay was arrested under an Interpol warrant as he was crossing the border to Thailand. Police Maj. Gen. Chartchai Eimsaeng said Tuesday that Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, who uses the alias TiAMO, was detained by immigration...
  • Airtel blocks 219 websites for infringing on Sony's World Cup 2014 telecast rights July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom major Airtel has told the Delhi High Court that it has blocked 219 websites which were allegedly infringing MSM Pvt Ltd's, formerly Sony, right to show matches of FIFA 2014 World Cup as the authorised broadcaster of the event in the Indian subcontinent. The websites blocked as...
  • BlackBerry sues startup founded by Ryan Seacrest over keyboard design January 4, 2014

    San Francisco: Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. is accusing a company backed by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest of being a ripoff artist. The allegations emerged in a patent infringement lawsuit filed Friday in a San Francisco federal court by BlackBerry. The suit targets an iPhone keyboard made by Typo Products...
  • Micromax vs Ericsson: Competition Commission of India to investigate November 29, 2013

    Stockholm: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is to investigate Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson in regard to a dispute over charges levied on Indian group Micromax for the use of Ericsson's patents. Ericsson had sued Micromax in March 2013 for patent infringement and the Indian company responded by filing a...
  • Tata Motors move court against trademark infringement June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Tata Motors has filed a complaint before a Delhi court alleging infringement of its trademark and copyright by unknown persons manufacturing and marketing spurious ancillary automobile products under its name. In the complaint filed in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Prakash, the company said it has learnt...
  • Facebook fails to end trademark infringement lawsuit over Timeline April 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Facebook reportedly failed to end a trademark infringement lawsuit that began in September 2011 over its use of the Timeline and related terms. According to Bloomberg, the popular social network could not demonstrate "as a matter of law, that the marks are generic." It all began in September 2011,...
  • Micromax sued by Ericsson over patent infringement March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The smartphone patent wars have so far managed to steer clear of Indian courts, but acting on a suit filed by Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, the Delhi High Court has told Micromax to pay royalties on every device it sells as part of an interim arrangement. The two...
  • Ericsson sues Samsung for patent infringement November 28, 2012

    Stockholm: Ericsson, the world's biggest telecom network equipment maker, said it was suing Samsung Electronics Co for patent infringement after two years of talks failed to yield a license agreement. Sweden's Ericsson, which reckons more than 40 per cent of the world's mobile traffic passes through its networks, filed a lawsuit...
  • Samsung accuses iPad Mini, new iPad of patent infringement November 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Over the last few months, Apple and Samsung have been seen including new products in their legal battles. Samsung, which of late succeeded in including the iPhone 5 to its patent battle, has now accused Apple's iPad Mini, the 4th generation iPad and the latest iPod Touch of...
  • Twitter to replace copyright violating tweets with takedown notice November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: With the view to be more transparent with the content posted by users, Twitter has introduced a new copyright policy that has made a change in the way Twitter responds to copyright complaints. Twitter will now withheld any copyrightinfringing tweet with a takedown notice explaining it's being...
  • Apple, Sony, 4 others sued by Graphics Properties March 28, 2012

    New York: Apple Inc, Sony Corp and four other companies were sued by Graphics Properties Holdings Inc, formerly known as Silicon Graphics Inc, for allegedly infringing a patent through their sale of mobile phones and other electronic devices. The lawsuits against Apple, Japanbased Sony, Taiwanbased HTC Corp, South Koreabased LG Electronics...
  • Chinese city seizes Apple iPads in name dispute February 13, 2012

    Beijing: Authorities have seized Apple iPads from retailers in a city in northern China due to a dispute with a domestic company that says it owns the iPad name, an official said Monday. The Chinese company said it is asking for similar action in more than 20 other cities. The dispute...
  • EU regulators probe Samsung over mobile patents January 31, 2012

    Brussels: European Union regulators are investigating whether Samsung Electronics breached antitrust rules in its legal battles against rivals, among them Apple, which use its mobile technology patents. South Korea's Samsung, the world's top maker of smartphones, is involved in a patent tussle with Apple in 10 countries including the United States,...
  • Megaupload founder joked about 'hacker' past January 26, 2012

    Wellington: Two years ago, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom joked in emails with his new neighbours in New Zealand about his badboy reputation before telling them his criminal past was behind him and he was coming to the country with good intentions. "I am a former hacker" who was once convicted of...
  • US Internet piracy case brings New Zealand arrests January 20, 2012

    Wellington: With 150 million registered users, about 50 million hits daily and endorsements from music superstars, Megaupload.com was among the world's biggest filesharing sites. Big enough, according to a US indictment, that it earned founder Kim Dotcom $42 million last year alone. The movie industry howled that the site was making...
  • Apple to pay $5 mn in patent settlement: Taiwan's Elan January 5, 2012

    Taipei: Elan Microelectronics Corp, a Taiwanese touch design company, said on Thursday that Apple Inc will pay $5 million as part of a settlement in a patent infringement case. The statement said the two companies would also exchange authorisations to use each other's patents. In 2009, Elan sued Apple in the United...
  • EU probes Samsung and Apple over patents November 4, 2011

    Brussels: EU regulators are investigating whether Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc have breached EU antitrust laws with patent infringement claims in their global legal battle, the European Commission said on Friday. The two technology companies have been locked in legal disputes in 10 countries involving smartphones and tablet computers...
  • SAP to pay $20M to settle criminal charges September 15, 2011

    San Francisco: Business software maker SAP AG on Wednesday said it agreed to pay $20 million to settle criminal charges from the US Department of Justice against a nowdefunct subsidiary, TomorrowNow. The subsidiary was accused of 12 counts of fraud and copyright infringement for stealing documents from rival Oracle Corp.'s...
  • Rovi sues Hulu over program guide patent July 30, 2011

    Wilmington: Rovi Corp sued Hulu, accusing the online video site of infringing patents that cover electronic program guides. Rovi, created from Macrovision Corp's acquisition of GemstarTV Guide International Inc in 2008, provides technology that powers the streaming services provided by Blockbuster On Demand and Best Buy Co Inc's CinemaNow, according to...
  • Apple wins initial ITC ruling on HTC phone July 16, 2011

    Washington: Apple Inc won a preliminary ruling from a US trade panel that Taiwanese handset maker HTC Corp infringed on two of the California company's patents. HTC, which uses Google's Android operating system for its smartphones, said it would "vigorously fight" the infringement finding. An International Trade Commission judge on Friday made...
  • Google, Microsoft sued over map technology July 6, 2011

    Wilmington: Google Inc and Microsoft Corp were sued for infringing a Louisiana company's patent with their map websites, which let users navigate streetlevel views of towns and cities. Transcenic Inc asked a Delaware District court to prevent Google and Microsoft from continuing to infringe its patent and asked the court to...
  • Sanjay to host the next season of 'Bigg Boss'? June 30, 2011

    Sanjay Dutt may host the next season of 'Bigg Boss', while 'Delhi Belly's 'Bhaag DK Bose' runs into controversy yet again. ...
  • Microsoft loses $290 mn Word patent case June 10, 2011

    Washington: Microsoft Corp suffered a defeat on Thursday when the Supreme Court upheld a record $290 million jury verdict against the software giant for infringing a small Canadian company's patent. The justices unanimously agreed with a US appeals court ruling that went against the world's largest software company in its legal...
  • Website to pay $950,000 for Beatles piracy March 29, 2011

    Los Angeles: The owners of a California Web site that sold Beatles songs for 25 cents each before they went on sale legally through iTunes have agreed to pay the band's EMI Group label $950,000 to settle a copyright infringement lawsuit, court papers showed on Monday. A federal judge ruled last...
  • Apple wins skirmish in Nokia patent war March 26, 2011

    Washington: Apple Inc won a round in its patent fight with Nokia on Friday as a US trade panel judge ruled that the US company did not violate any of five Nokia patents. In its complaint, Nokia asked the trade panel to bar the importation of Apple devices that infringe Nokia...
  • Kodak wins round in AppleRIM dispute March 26, 2011

    San Francisco: A US trade panel has agreed to review Eastman Kodak Co's claim that Research in Motion Ltd and Apple Inc are infringing on its patents in a case that could mean hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties. The shares of Kodak a company once synonymous with home...
  • Microsoft sues Barnes & Noble over Nook reader March 22, 2011

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp filed lawsuits for patent infringement on Monday against bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc over its Nook electronic book reader, widening the software company's legal assault on devices running on Google Inc's Android system. Microsoft, which has already sued Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc over its Android phone handsets, said...
  • Lime Wire, music companies settle copyright case March 9, 2011

    New York: The operator of Lime Wire, a oncepopular filesharing service shut down last year for copyright infringement, has settled a lawsuit brought by music publishers. The settlement with Lime Wire LLC covers more than 30 publishers, including units of EMI Group, Sony Corp and Vivendi SA. The terms were not...
  • Microsoft cofounder relaunches tech patent suit December 30, 2010

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp cofounder Paul Allen relaunched a wideranging patent lawsuit against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Facebook and others with specific allegations that the companies are illegally using technology owned by his company. Interval Licensing LLC, a small research company set up by Allen in 1992, originally filed a broad patent...
  • Sony sues to block LG from shipping phones to US December 30, 2010

    New York: Sony Corp has filed a patent infringement complaint seeking to block LG Electronics Inc from shipping smartphones such as its Rumour 2 model to the United States. In a filing late Wednesday with the US International Trade Commission, Sony said LG violated US trade rules by importing mobile phones...