Latest German Court Stories

2014-03-12 12:23:42

New Report Details How "Be Marlboro" Campaign Uses Images and Themes that Appeal to Youth WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of international public health organizations today called on Philip Morris International (PMI) to end a global marketing campaign for its best-selling Marlboro cigarettes that has been found by a German court to target youth and has generated similar complaints in other countries. The organizations issued a new report detailing how the...

German Court Strikes Down Apple's Data Use Practices
2013-05-08 10:49:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A German court has ruled Apple´s practices when sharing user information violates their data use policies. The iPhone maker is now prohibited from asking for “global consent” to use customer data, including location. This may force Apple to begin asking users for specific permission each time they wish to access information. All told, the German court ruled there are eight provisions in Apple´s terms and...

Microsoft Wins Against Motorola Mobility In FAT Patent Case
2012-07-28 05:59:57

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A German court has ruled in favor of Microsoft in a patent infringement case against Google's Motorola Mobility unit. In the judgment, Microsoft won the ability to place an injunction on Motorola to stop the sale of phones using Microsoft's FAT technology, for which it holds an international patent. Motorola phones affected by the injunction include the Razr, Razr Maxx, and Atrix smartphones running Android. Motorola will not only...

German Court Finds Motorola Devices Infringe On Microsoft Patent
2012-05-25 09:34:57

A German court ruled on Thursday that Android-based Motorola mobile phones infringe on a Microsoft messaging patent by providing users an option to send longer texts in a batch of multiple messages. The Microsoft patent at issue is EP1304891, which covers "communicating multi-part messages between cellular devices using a standardized interface." The Munich regional court awarded Microsoft with an injunction on the patent. "We're pleased the court agreed today that Motorola has...

German Court Tosses Dueling Apple And Samsung Patent Cases
2012-03-03 05:50:32

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com In the escalating patent wars taking place throughout much of the tech industry, intellectual property rights have increasingly become tools of aggressive legal attacks against competitors rather than stimulators of innovation — the latter of which is, according to the U.S. Constitution, the sole legal justification for their existence. One of the most high-profile of these battles for market dominance involves numerous suits launched by tech...

Samsung Still Frustrated With German Courts Over Tablet Dispute
2012-01-31 09:33:24

Gadget maker Samsung Electronics was disappointed with a German court today when a judge in Düsseldorf ruled that it was still not allowed to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in that country due to the tablet design being too similar to Apple´s iPad. The ban also covers the Galaxy Tab 8.9, and it cannot be appealed, a spokesman at the court tells Mikael Ricknäs of IDG News. Lawyers for Apple are fighting several rival makers of smartphones and mobile tablet...

2010-12-01 10:03:00

HAMBURG, Germany, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Regional Court of Hamburg has upheld the imposition of fines in excess of 150,000 Euros against Rapidshare and its principals that the Court had imposed for violating the injunction it issued earlier this year. The injunction was obtained in February 2010 by Bedford, Freeman and Worth Publishing Group, LLC a subsidiary of Macmillan; Cengage Learning Inc.; Elsevier Inc; John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; and...

2009-01-29 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- AGA Medical Corporation (AGA) today announced that, following its previously announced favorable patent infringement final ruling by the German court of appeals over Occlutech GmbH of Jena, Germany (Occlutech), it has calculated and notified Occlutech of the amount of damages that it will seek from Occlutech based on the court's ruling. After learning that Occlutech has terminated all manufacturing and sales and that its CEO has resigned, AGA has...

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