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Judge Ok’s Amazon’s Use Of ‘App Store’
2013-01-02 18:29:54

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A California judge has ruled today that Amazon cannot be charged for false advertising by using the title “app store” to sell applications for Google´s Android. Apple had taken Amazon to task over their use of the phrase, seeking to have them banned from using the moniker for their online store. Today, US District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton halted Apple´s efforts when she granted Amazon´s request to...

Apple Denied Ban On Samsung Products
2012-12-18 10:47:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The news from the Apple vs Samsung battle keeps coming as Judge Koh last night rejected Apple´s request to ban a host of Samsung devices. While the judge also threw out Samsung´s claims of jury misconduct, her denial of a permanent injunction against these devices could hinder any further legal action Apple might seek against other tech companies. Apple had been seeking to win a permanent injunction against Samsung,...

Apple Loses Delaware Patent Suit
2012-12-13 16:56:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Apple lost a patent infringement lawsuit today in Delaware after a federal jury found that the iPhone had misused patents belonging to a “patent portfolio licensor.” MobileMedia Ideas LLC brought the case against the iPhone maker in 2010, claiming that 14 patents had been violated. This initial complaint was later narrowed down to three patents relating to camera phones and the way calls are handled or rejected....

Facebook Sponsored Stories Settlement Approved
2012-12-05 11:34:51

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A judge has awarded Facebook a preliminary approval of their proposed settlement to dodge a potential class action lawsuit from their users. In this new settlement, Facebook will agree to pay out $10 to each user who has complained about seeing their name and picture on advertisements without their consent. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg announced earlier last month that he´d consider Facebook´s latest proposal to...

Motorola Cannot Seek Injunction Against Microsoft
2012-12-03 19:45:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Thursday, a Seattle judge handed down a summary judgment which rules that Motorola will not be able to seek an injunction in their case against Microsoft. These two companies have been battling it out in a Washington courtroom for over a year, ever since Redmond-based Microsoft claimed Motorola has been violating some of their patents. Motorola soon returned fire, saying Microsoft is also guilty of infringing on some of their...

Word of the Day
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.