Litigation

  • HC stays UP government order including 'Kumhar' caste under SCs 05-03-2014 11:18 PM

    Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed an order passed by the Uttar Pradesh government two months ago in which 'Kumhar' caste was included in the Scheduled Castes. A Division Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Satish Chandra passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation challenging the Government Order...
  • HC seeks government reply on a PIL on Food Security Act implementation 09-01-2014 09:54 AM

    The Allahabad High Court has asked Uttar Pradesh government to file its response to a Public Interest Litigation seeking implementation of the Food Security Act in the state. The order was passed on Tuesday by a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and Justice Dilip Gupta on the...
  • Narendra Modi baiter danseuse Mallika Sarabhai joins AAP 08-01-2014 06:33 PM

    Ahmedabad: In a significant development famous dancer Mallika Sarabhai has joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Mallika Sarabhai has been a vocal critic of Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi. She has been in the forefront of attack on Modi. She had unsuccessfully contested against BJP leader...
  • Apple didn't violate Samsung patents: Seoul court 13-12-2013 02:34 PM

    Seoul: A Seoul court rejected Samsung's claim that iPhone and iPad models violated three of its patents, another setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global battle with Apple over rights to technologies that power smartphones and tablets. A Seoul Central District Court judge ruled Thursday that Apple...
  • US Supreme Court case could mean 'death' of software patents 07-12-2013 08:30 AM

    Washington: The US Supreme Court decided Friday to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge called the "death" of software patents. In a worst-case scenario for the high-tech industry, if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling it could invalidate many existing software patents or at...
  • Google defeats authors in long-running Google Books lawsuit 15-11-2013 07:24 AM

    New York: Google on Thursday won dismissal of a long-running lawsuit by authors who accused the Internet search company of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission. US Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan accepted Google's argument that its scanning of more than 20 million books,...
  • Clinical trial of untested drugs must be regulated: SC 26-07-2013 05:56 PM

    New Delhi: Clinical trials of untested drugs on humans require certain mandatory standards to be followed, the Supreme Court said on Friday while directing the government to put in place a mechanism to monitor them. The apex court directed the Centre to convene a meeting of Chief Secretaries or Health...
  • PIL important for providing justice, says President 06-05-2013 05:10 AM

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday praised public interest litigations (PIL) for helping in delivering justice, but urged the judiciary to "observe self discipline" to "maintain the balance with the executive and legislature". "I would like to compliment the Indian judiciary for one innovation: PIL. A man staying in the...
  • Lanco Infra soars 18 per cent on settlement with Perdaman 29-04-2013 01:26 PM

    Mumbai: Shares of Lanco Infratech Ltd on Monday surged 18 per cent in morning trade, after its Australian subsidiary, Griffin Coal, said the protracted litigation for a claim of AUD 3.5 billion initiated by Perdaman Chemicals against it has been settled. Cheering the news, shares of the company shot-up by...
  • Lanco Infra subsidiary settles litigation with Perdaman 29-04-2013 10:37 AM

    Hyderabad: Griffin Coal, a subsidiary of Lanco Infratech Ltd in Australia, on Monday said the protracted litigation for a claim of AUD 3.5 billion initiated by Perdaman Chemicals against it has been settled. According to a release issued by Lanco, the Australian coal miner has agreed to pay Perdaman a...
  • Hooda demands separate High Court for Haryana 08-04-2013 03:40 AM

    New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday raised the demand for a separate High Court for the state to strengthen the judicial system. Hooda was addressing a conference of Chief Ministers of states and Chief Justices of the High Courts, held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi...
  • Demand to curb frivolous litigation against films 15-11-2012 01:01 PM

    Mumbai: Film and Television Producers Guild (FTPG) has sought the Centre's intervention to discourage frivolous litigation challenging the content of films that have been certified for exhibition by the CBFC. In a letter to the new Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tiwari on November 9, Guild president Mukesh Bhatt said...
  • Apple loses again in Dutch case against Samsung 25-10-2012 06:32 PM

    Amsterdam: A Dutch court has again ruled against Apple in a suit against South Korea's Samsung Electronics, saying that Galaxy tablet computers don't infringe an Apple patent on touch screen interfaces. The Dutch case is one of many Apple is pursuing against Samsung in their reciprocal patent war. If Apple...
  • EMI sues digital music service Grooveshark 06-01-2012 08:26 PM

    New York: Grooveshark has been sued by the large record company EMI Group Ltd, which accused the popular digital music service of paying no royalties since entering a licensing agreement to stream music nearly three years ago. EMI, which brought the world such acts as the Beatles and Coldplay and...
  • Samsung wins round in legal fight with Apple 09-12-2011 08:08 PM

    Sydney/Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co won a round of its bruising global patent fight with Apple Inc on Friday when an Australian court lifted a ban on the sale of its Galaxy tablet computer in time for the busy Christmas shopping season. But the South Korean firm's triumph in a Sydney...
  • Apple has to pay $1.6 bn or rename iPad in China 07-12-2011 03:25 PM

    Beijing: Apple Inc suffered a setback in the Chinese market as a court rejected its lawsuit against a local company for alleged infringement of its 'iPad' trademark, as a result of which it may have to sell the product under a new name in China or cough up $1.6 billion....
  • US judge rejects Apple bid to halt Galaxy sales 03-12-2011 12:33 PM

    San Jose: Apple failed to convince a US judge to block Samsung Electronics from selling some Galaxy smartphones and tablets in the US market, depriving the iPhone and iPad maker of crucial leverage in a global patent battle between the two companies. In a ruling released late on Friday, US...
  • Apple vs Samsung lawsuit full of secret combat 02-12-2011 12:33 PM

    San Francisco/New York: The biggest legal battle for the technology industry is playing out in a federal court in Silicon Valley, where Apple is trying to stop Samsung from selling Galaxy phones and tablets in the United States. In the lawsuit, filed in April, Apple accuses Samsung of "slavishly" ripping...
  • EU probes Samsung and Apple over patents 04-11-2011 07:10 PM

    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...
  • Microsoft sued for monopoly abuse by Israeli firm 21-10-2011 02:10 PM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp used its monopoly position in computer operating systems to block the PC-sharing business of MiniFrame Ltd, according to a lawsuit filed by the small Israeli technology company. The world's largest software company, which supplies the operating systems on 90 per cent of the world's PCs, unfairly changed...
  • Oracle can use Google email in patent case: Judge 21-10-2011 01:12 PM

    San Francisco: Oracle Corp may use an internal Google Inc email Google fought to keep under wraps in a high stakes patent case over the Java programming language, a US judge has ruled. Oracle sued Google last year, alleging the Web search leader's Android mobile operating technology infringes Oracle's Java...
  • PIL filed against Nuclear Liability Act 14-10-2011 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: The crisis at the Koodankulam nuke plant in Tamil Nadu has escalated as the Centre for Public interest Litigation on Friday filed a PIL in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Nuclear Liability Act. The PIL has sought a reassessment of all nuclear facilities in...
  • US judge says Samsung tablets infringe Apple patents 14-10-2011 01:22 PM

    San Jose: A US judge said Samsung's Galaxy tablets infringe Apple's iPad patents, but also that Apple might have a problem establishing the validity of its patents. The comments from US District Judge Lucy Koh came on Thursday in a court hearing on Apple's request to bar some Galaxy products...
  • Australian court bans sales of Samsung tablet 13-10-2011 01:12 PM

    Sydney: An Australian court has temporarily banned Samsung from selling its new Galaxy tablet computer in the country, another setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global patent battle with Apple Inc. that accuses it of slavishly copying the iPad and iPhone. Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett on...
  • Samsung upgrades smartphones to avoid Dutch ban 12-10-2011 03:22 PM

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co said on Wednesday it will soon release upgraded versions of three Galaxy smartphones in Europe to get around temporary sales bans on earlier versions of products that violated an Apple patent. Apple and Samsung are locked in a bruising patent fight in more than 20 cases...
  • Apple rejects Samsung's offer to end dispute 04-10-2011 07:01 AM

    Sydney: Apple Inc has rejected an offer from South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co to help settle their tablet-computer dispute in Australia, hoping for an important court victory there in its global campaign of patent litigation. Apple has claimed Samsung's Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets had "slavishly" copied its...
  • T-Mobile lines up against Apple in Samsung lawsuit 29-09-2011 05:08 PM

    San Francsico: T-Mobile USA has become the latest mobile provider opposing Apple's bid to stop Samsung Electronics Co from selling some Galaxy products in the United States, according to a court filing. The move by T-Mobile on Wednesday follows a similar position taken last week by Verizon Wireless. T-Mobile, which...
  • Australia ruling in Apple vs Samsung case expected next week 29-09-2011 04:42 PM

    Sydney: An Australian court could rule next week on an injunction sought by Apple to bar the sale of Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy 10.1 tablets in the country, a federal court judge said on Thursday. Samsung has been forced to delay the launch of its latest Galaxy tablet computer in...
  • Samsung seeks Dutch ban on 3G iPhone, iPad 27-09-2011 08:03 AM

    The Hague: Samsung Electronics Co and Apple Inc fought the latest battle of their patent wars on Monday when the Korean firm urged a Dutch court to ban Apple's iPads and iPhones in the Netherlands. Samsung has also filed four patents cases against Apple in The Hague and asked for...