While U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh rejected Samsung's bid to junk the jury verdict, she overruled the jury's finding that infringement was willful, rebuffing Apple's effort to raise the $1.05 billion damages award.
More than a decade after the founders of speech recognition firm Dragon Systems sold their company in a $580 million "business deal from hell," Donovan and Vizcarrondo persuaded a federal jury that Goldman's advice on the deal didn't amount to negligence.
Aaron Swartz's suicide last Friday triggered criticism of prosecutors who charged the political activist in 2011 in Boston federal district court with the unauthorized use of a university's network to download millions of articles from the online archive JSTOR.
The U.S. Department of Justice reports that of the 3.4 million known stalking cases each year, one in four involves use of some type of technology, including electronic monitoring and GPS tracking.
Aereo, an online television provider that challenges cable and satellite TV, plans to expand beyond New York City this spring after the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York tentatively endorsed the legality of the internet company's services.
IP litigation dominated headlines in 2012 when Apple's smartphone battle with Samsung was probably the most-watched business lawsuit of the year and the three largest jury verdicts of the year were awarded in patent cases.
Unlike Apple, which walked away from trial with a record patent verdict in August, Japanese computer company Fujitsu and the company's lawyers at Covington & Burling weathered a total loss on Monday in a patent trial against three rivals over the wireless networking cards inserted into computers for on-the-go Internet access.
In her order denying Apple's bid for permanent injunctions against 26 Samsung products that a federal jury found violated Apple's patents, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh applied a heightened standard established by the Federal Circuit.
Mobile phones have undoubtedly made us more connected than ever before, but have they also made us safer? Fresh research suggests that during the 1990s, they may have contributed to a significant drop in crime.