U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Apple Over University of Wisconsin

· Andrew Orr · Link

Image of judge’s gavel

For several years Apple has been in a patent fight with the University of Wisconsin. But recently the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a bid by the university to reinstate its legal victory over Apple.

The licensing body, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), filed suit in 2014, alleging infringement of a 1998 patent on a “predictor circuit” to help speed the way processors carry out computer program instructions. The patent was developed by computer science professor Gurindar Sohi and three of his students at the university, located in Madison, Wisconsin.

Yelp Wins Case that Could Have Forced Removal of Negative Review

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

Justice is blind, even if she's teetering on the brink of an apocalyptic wasteland

Imagine, if you will, a world where businesses could sue you for leaving a negative Yelp review—and that if their lawyers could prove your statement was in some way false and defamatory, could get a court order forcing you and Yelp to remove the review.

Supreme Court Just Killed Marshall Texas Patent Troll Business

· Jeff Gamet · News

Supreme Court says patent holders have to file infringement cases where the plaintiff is incorporated

A patent battle over flavored water may turn into a win for iPhone and Mac maker Apple, and a big loss for patent trolls. Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday, patent infringement cases must be filed in the jurisdiction where the offending company is incorporated, which will greatly limit the court choices open to patent trolls.

Supreme Court Wrestles with Apple, Samsung Patent Arguments

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court heard testimony on from Apple, Samsung, and the Department of Justice on Tuesday on how damages should be calculated in design-related patent infringement cases. The hearing is the latest round in the mobile device patent infringement fight the two companies started in 2011, and underscores how confusing it can be to set damages values.