Category: CNET

Apple proposes new terms in e-books battle

August 4th, 2013 in 2013, CNET, Keith Hylton, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

Keith Hylton, School of Law

Hours after the Department of Justice and 33 U.S. states proposed a set of remedies for Apple following its July loss in the e-books price-fixing case, the company came back with its own set of terms and called the government’s proposals vague, overreaching, and unwarranted…

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“The antitrust laws are pretty clear that you don’t need to support a rival’s business, so there are questions as to whether that has legal grounding. Antitrust is so open-ended, a monitor could rack up enormous fees in the process of monitoring Apple’s compliance with the laws for 10 years.”

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France orders Google to change its privacy policies

June 20th, 2013 in 2013, CNET, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, William Keylor 0 comments

William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

Google has three months to clean up its privacy act in France or else…

Expert quote:

“The CNIL’s threat of a 300,000 euro fine will have no effect whatsoever on Google. It would seem that such a mild threat is intended for domestic consumption to appeal to a French public anxious about threats to its privacy. But if the current investigations undertaken by the French and other European governments result in significantly stiffer financial penalties, that might very well force the company to review its policies on data collection.”

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Olympus gives in, settles with Intellectual Ventures

November 8th, 2012 in 2012, CNET, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Michael Meurer, School of Law

Intellectual Ventures, the giant patent-holding company that’s become synonymous with the term “patent troll,” says it has settled a contentious infringement suit with camera-maker Olympus…

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Inside Intellectual Ventures, the most hated company in tech

August 21st, 2012 in 2012, CNET, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

Michael Meurer, School of Law

To many in the high-tech business, a troll plots his schemes in a white office building on a hill in this leafy suburb of Seattle…

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Patent trolls curb innovation and cost the U.S. $29B in 2011

June 26th, 2012 in 2012, CNET, James Bessen, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Michael Meurer, School of Law

Patent lawsuits seem to be getting more common — continually there are daily headlines of this company suing that company over intellectual property rights…

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Microfluidic chip to quickly diagnose the flu

March 30th, 2012 in 2012, Catherine Klapperich, CNET, College of Engineering, Newsmakers 0 comments

Catherine Klapperich, College of Engineering

During the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009, which spread across more than 200 countries and killed more than 18,000 people, it became clear that flu diagnosis was often taking too long and resulting in frequent false negatives…

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