At every twist and turn of the saga of Prenda, you would not think things could get any weirder. The attorneys for Prenda are pleading the Fifth one day, and then one examines the other as a witness on the same topics, the very next day?! It is a long article, but definitely worth a read.
Under a new law, Germany has severely limited the amount of damages that copyright holders can seek from online filesharing defendants. There had been increasing public outcry about law firms sending out what were claimed to be mass mailing settlement demand letters, which led the government to take action.
While many companies targeted by so-called patent trolls agree to the settlement demands early on, one company has decided to try to fight back by filing a lawsuit claiming the patent holder and its attorneys are engaged in racketeering.
Looks like CISPA is being reincarnated, in the exact same form as was rejected last year.
The Obama administration submitted a brief in this long-running case, supporting the awarded amount of $220,000.
Wired ThreatLevel piece on the upcoming "Six Strikes" agreement between major copyright holders and ISPs in the U.S.
Samsung has added Apple's latest handset to a US patent lawsuit claiming the iPhone 5 infringes eight of its technologies.
Looks like Apple is getting a taste of its own medicine... HTC and Apple have been embroiled in patent disputes since 2010. Following of the heels of the Samsung jury verdict, it is about time to look closely at some more of these patents being used as battlegrounds.
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