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Student Podcast
October 15th, 2020
Hosts Ibrahim Hinds ’23 and Kurt Fredrickson ’23 cover recent criminal charges against the founders of one of the world’s largest BitCoin exchanges, the House’s antitrust report on  Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon, and the Supreme Court copyright case between Oracle and Google. [Ibrahim] You’re listening to the Berkeley Technology ...
April 14th, 2016
On February 3, 2016 a federal jury returned a verdict finding Apple guilty for willfully infringing four VirnetX Inc. patents in its products, including Apple’s VPN on Demand, iMessage and FaceTime. Apple was ordered to pay $625.6 million in damages and ongoing royalties. Following the verdict, Apple filed a motion for ...
November 8th, 2015
By: Jaideep Reddy “These days a developer will do a Google search, find five open-source products that fit his[/her] need and the next thing you know one of them is in a product.” – Phil Robb. Because open source code presents such a valuable resource for programmers, for-profit companies regularly ...
October 26th, 2015
In eDekka LLC v. Inc., Eastern District of Texas Judge Rodney Gilstrap ruled against plaintiff eDekka’s patent infringement claims and invalidated the patent in question. This jurisdiction has been considered friendly toward so-called patent trolls, and Judge Rodney’s opinion may indicate tougher scrutiny going forward for overly broad patents. ...
UncategorizedBTLJ Blog
February 26th, 2015
In the midst of its recent film release, 50 Shades of Grey is raising eyebrows for a new reason: possible copyright infringement. News outlets have begun to question whether the author of the best-selling Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer, ultimately holds the copyright to 50 Shades of Grey, written by E.L. ...
February 23rd, 2014
Company A owns a patent that tells the difference between CDs and DVDs. Company B infringes on A’s patent by incorporating A’s technology into the laptops B manufactures, which incorporates thousands of other patents. Generally in calculating damages, total royalties awarded equal the royalty base multiplied by the royalty rate. ...