Back in 2009, Twitter threw its arms up in the air and flailed them around erratically over developers using the term ‘tweet’ in their Twitter apps. While over the course of many years, Twitter has been attempting and failing to register the ‘tweet’ trademark in the United States, which can be attributed to the reality that third-party developers have already successfully filed for trademarks including the word ‘tweets’.
Twitter has now decided to sue one of the developers, an online advertising service provided by Twittad, in an attempt to cancel the latter’s registration of the “Let Your Ad Meet Tweets” trademark.read more
Apple has scored a huge win against Samsung in its patent infringement suit. A preliminary injunction was just granted in Europe preventing the Samsung Galaxy Series smartphones from being sold in Europe which goes into effect October 13th. The ruling only affects the smartphones in the Galaxy S line and not the tablets.read more
A 15 year old boy from Gothenburg, Sweden if facing charges from international movie companies which is likely the MPAA for downloading and sharing 30 movies online. The 15 year old will likely face fines and not have prison time because of his age. More juicy details inside:read more
Well this is a nice twist in the case against Samsung and Apple, now Samsung says Apple is using it’s previous lawyers.
Apple is using the law firm Bridges & Mavrakakis and the specific lawyers from the firm have previously represented Samsung. This is where the problem comes in, Samsung believes that the lawyers Apple is using have too much information on Samsung patent strategy that another lawyer wouldn’t have. Read more details insideread more
On Friday Apple approached the US District Court of San Jose to issue a preliminary injunction against Samsung to halt the US sale of four Android devices. The injunction names four of Samsung’s Android devices: Galaxy Tab 10.1, Infuse 4G, DROID Charge and Nexus S 4G.read more