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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
John Steele, the lawyer behind Prenda Law, pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering, admits he made $6M+ by defrauding internet users   —  Disgraced lawyer made $6 million filing lawsuits over porn—some of which he filmed.  —  One of the attorneys behind the Prenda Law “copyright trolling” …
Mar 8, 2017, 7:45 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Sprint wins $139.8M verdict against Time Warner Cable for willfully infringing VoIP patents   —  Can Sprint's patent lawyers force competitors to pay up for VoIP?  —  Sprint has been filing patent lawsuits over VoIP for more than a decade now, and the company may have just scored its biggest payout yet.
Mar 6, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Appeals court invalidates Smartflash patents that Apple was ordered to pay $533M for infringing   —  Massive verdict would have been largest ever for a non-practicing entity.  —  It looked like Smartflash LLC had Apple right where it wanted it after a jury awarded the patent-holding company $533 million …
Mar 3, 2017, 9:05 PMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Review of appeals court decisions from 2016 that benefited software patent holders and set the bar for software patents after Supreme Court's Alice decision   —  It's harder, but not impossible, for owners of software patents to win cases.  —  In 2014, the US Supreme Court dealt a major blow to software patents.
Jan 1, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Two lawyers behind Prenda Law, a copyright troll law firm, were arrested and indicted for running a multimillion-dollar extortion scheme   —  Lawyers who turned porn lawsuits into big business now face criminal charges.  —  The two lawyers said to be the masterminds behind Prenda Law …
Dec 18, 2016, 5:00 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Jury in Oracle suit unanimously finds Google's use of Java APIs in Android was fair use; Oracle vows to appeal   —  Oracle has spent many millions trying to get a chunk of Android, to no avail.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Following a two-week trial, a jury has found that Google's Android operating system does …
May 26, 2016, 4:22 PMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Oracle's closing argument implores jury to think in basic terms: “You don't take people's property”   —  “It takes strength and courage to stand up to Google.  That's what Oracle has done."  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Oracle's copyright lawsuit is all about one “very simple rule,” the company's attorney told a jury today.
May 23, 2016, 3:10 PMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Alphabet CEO Larry Page defended Android's use of Java APIs on the stand, saying they were “free and open”   —  “It was established industry practice,” says Page, as Oracle v. Google nears end.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Alphabet CEO Larry Page testified in federal court this morning …
May 20, 2016, 1:25 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
$85M patent verdict covering Android's push notifications, the largest ever against Google, overturned on appeal   —  $85 million patent verdict, largest ever against Google, wiped out on appeal  —  Patent describes a failed company's 1996 desktop notification system.
Apr 4, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
CloudFlare: 94 percent of the Tor traffic we see is “per se malicious”   —  Legitimate users suffer as Tor becomes favored tool of spammers and fraudsters.  —  More than ever, websites are blocking users of the anonymizing Tor network or degrading the services they receive.
Mar 31, 2016, 11:00 AMIn context

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