Litigation

  • Budget 2014: Initiative to strengthen the national skilled registry July 7, 2014

    With just one day left for the annual Budget to be presented in Parliament, Rakesh Gupta , MD ACIS hopes that this times budget will bring in similar schemes like the stpi. He also expects the government to announce the initiative to strengthen the national skilled registry. ...
  • HC stays UP government order including 'Kumhar' caste under SCs March 5, 2014

    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 dated...
  • HC seeks government reply on a PIL on Food Security Act implementation January 9, 2014

    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 PIL...
  • Narendra Modi baiter danseuse Mallika Sarabhai joins AAP January 8, 2014

    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 December 13, 2013

    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 did...
  • US Supreme Court case could mean 'death' of software patents December 7, 2013

    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 least...
  • Google defeats authors in long-running Google Books lawsuit November 15, 2013

    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, and...
  • Clinical trial of untested drugs must be regulated: SC July 26, 2013

    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 Secretaries...
  • PIL important for providing justice, says President May 6, 2013

    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 April 29, 2013

    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 17.88...
  • Lanco Infra subsidiary settles litigation with Perdaman April 29, 2013

    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 April 8, 2013

    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 November 15, 2012

    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 October 25, 2012

    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 had...
  • Robert Vadra: HC asks govt to reply on PIL October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Allahabad High Court has taken up a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against Robert Vadra over the allegations made by Arvind Kejriwal against Vadra and DLF. The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has asked the Central government to reply as to why Vadra should not...
  • Apple loses to Samsung in Japan patent case August 31, 2012

    Tokyo: A Tokyo court ruled on Friday that Samsung Electronics' mobile devices did not violate an Apple Inc patent, awarding the South Korean firm a victory a week after it lost a landmark patent case in the United States. The Tokyo District Court's ruling on an Apple patent dealing with transferring...
  • Patent war: Apple fires closing shots at Samsung August 18, 2012

    San Jose: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd abused its "monopoly power" and demanded an unreasonable royalty from Apple Inc for the use of wireless patents in the iPhone, hurting the device's commercial prospects, Apple experts testified. Richard Donaldson, a former lead patents attorney for Texas Instruments Inc, told the court on Friday...
  • It's Samsung's turn to say Apple copied August 15, 2012

    San Jose: A Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expert witness testified on Tuesday that Apple Inc's iPhone and iPad violate three of Samsung's patents, as the South Korean electronics company went on offence in the third week of a high stakes trial. Dr Woodward Yang, an electrical engineering professor at Harvard, said...
  • Electronic Arts sues Zynga, says it copied 'Sims' August 4, 2012

    San Francisco: Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc sued Zynga Inc on Friday, accusing the social gaming company of copying key elements of EA's The Sims Social game for Zynga's own title, The Ville. EA's lawsuit is the latest in a series of copycat accusations levelled against Zynga, a company that...
  • 2G scam: 'Presidential reference not maintainable' July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Presidential reference in the 2G spectrum case to review the apex court's order cancelling 122 licences was not maintainable. The CPIL said that the review of the Supreme Court's verdict in the 2G scam...
  • 'Not as cool' Samsung scores win against Apple July 10, 2012

    London: Samsung Electronics defeated Apple in the latest spat in the rivals' patent wars when a British judge ruled Samsung's Galaxy tablets did not infringe the US company's designs for the iPad because they were "not as cool". In Monday's High Court judgment Judge Colin Birss said that Samsung's Galaxy tablets...
  • Yahoo, Facebook strike patent truce, ad alliance July 7, 2012

    San Francisco: Facebook and Yahoo have agreed to settle a months-long patent dispute, averting a potentially expensive battle over the technology running two of the Internet's most popular destinations. In dropping the lawsuits, the companies agreed to license their patents to each other and form an advertising and content-sharing alliance that...
  • Authors win class status over Google digital books June 1, 2012

    New York: Thousands of authors can sue Google Inc in a class-action lawsuit over its plan to create the world's largest digital book library, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. US Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan also rejected Google's bid to dismiss claims by The Authors Guild and several groups...
  • Facebook buys patents from IBM to defend itself March 23, 2012

    Menlo Park: Facebook has acquired patents from IBM as it girds itself for litigation, including a lawsuit by Yahoo. A company spokesman on Thursday confirmed the purchase but did not provide details. Earlier, Bloomberg News said Facebook acquired 750 patents covering technologies dealing with software and networking. It cited a person with...
  • FM forms panel to ease indirect taxes litigations March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Concerned over huge revenues in form of customs, services and excise duties locked up in litigations, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has constituted a committee to suggest steps to bring down such cases. "Rising litigation with taxpayers is matter of serious concern for the government. A need for reducing the...
  • Apple sues Motorola Mobility over Qualcomm license February 11, 2012

    Los Angeles: Apple sued Motorola Mobility in a US court on Friday in an attempt to stop Motorola from asserting some patent claims against Apple in Germany, according to the lawsuit. The suit, filed in a San Diego federal court, argues that Motorola's German lawsuit against Apple breaches terms of a...
  • EMI sues digital music service Grooveshark January 6, 2012

    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 is...
  • Samsung wins round in legal fight with Apple December 9, 2011

    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 courtroom...
  • Apple has to pay $1.6 bn or rename iPad in China December 7, 2011

    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 December 3, 2011

    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 District...