Apple claims in huge patent case that Samsung copied iPhone technology introduced by Jobs (Associated Press)
On Tuesday afternoon, the Apple designer, Christopher Stringer, wrapped up the first day of testimony in a closely watched patent trial proudly discussing his accomplishments in support of his employer’s lawsuit alleging Samsung Electronics Co. ripped off Apple’s technology to market its own products.
Online software piracy – Head in the clouds (TheEconomist)
As more people use “cloud computing” services like webmail and do word-processing via a browser, software makers fret that today’s software piracy will migrate to the cloud too.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Sentencing in eCrime Software Piracy Case (State of California Dept. of Justice)
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that Michael Anthony Gomez, Jr., 55, of Capitola, was sentenced in Santa Cruz Superior Court to 16 months in jail after pleading guilty to one count of selling pirated software.
Hooper report plans UK copyright registry (Intellectual Property Magazine)
The UK could see a not-for-profit, industry-led ‘copyright hub’ that includes a copyright registry, in recommendations made by Richard Hooper in his report tackling digital copyright and infringement.
Megaupload Lawyers Ask for Judge to Restore Business (IDG News)
Lawyers for Megaupload have asked Judge O’Grady to dismiss the criminal case because the DOJ seized the Hong Kong company’s website and assets without serving it with the charges.
Microsoft to Motorola: The way to ‘patent peace’ (CNET)
Microsoft’s lawyers pen a public note to Motorola suggesting a route to peace in the ongoing patent saga.
Keith Kupferschmid is General Counsel and SVP, Intellectual Property Policy & Enforcement at SIIA.