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CMU wins $1.17 billion verdict against Marvell over HDD patents

Nine jurors have ordered Marvell to pay Carnegie Mellon University $1,169,140,271 in damages for infringing two hard drive patents. If the ruling sticks on appeal, it would claim more than a year's worth of profits at Marvell, which earned just over $900 million last year and...

Fujifilm sues Motorola Mobility for patent infringement

Fujifilm has filed a lawsuit against Motorola Mobility alleging infringement of four patents. The company has reportedly been trying to work out a licensing deal since April 2011 to no avail, resulting in what is now the eighth company with…

Google gains legal right to use Gmail brand in Germany

Google happily announced on its blog today that @googlemail.com will now become @gmail.com in Germany. This marks the first time in several years that @gmail.com will be the default option for German users. Google had switched to @googlemail.com following a…

Google shares data about copyright takedown requests

Google has expanded its Transparency Report to include instances of copyright infringement, adding to the previously displayed information about government takedown requests. The page shows details such as who's requested search results to be pulled, how often they make such…

Jury finds Google doesn't infringe Oracle patents with Android

A California jury in the Oracle vs. Google trial has concluded after a week of deliberations that Android does not infringe on patents from Oracle. In question were eight counts of infringement that spanned two different patents, RE38,104 and 6,061,520.