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Jury decides Apple’s iPhone infringes patents from Sony, Nokia

Patents held by licencing firm MobileMedia Ideas
14 Dec 2012

MPs warn on 'chilling effect' of proposed anti-trolling law

Defamation Bill would curb online freedom says Joint Committee on Human Rights
12 Dec 2012

US prepared to walk out of ITU talks over internet regulation

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US negotiator says America will veto new global telecoms treaty over internet regulations
10 Dec 2012

Samsung appeals against US patent judgment in court

Jury foreman was 'deliberately dishonest' and damages award wrong – Apple says claims 'outrageous'
07 Dec 2012

Analysis: Twitter mob rule

Getting carried away in a 'Twitter lynch mob' could prove very costly for some. But what constitutes a potential libel online? Graeme Burton talks to Addleshaw Goddard libel lawyer David Engel.
29 Nov 2012

Case study: Knowledge management at Slaughter & May

‘Flaky’ Hummingbird replaced by Recommind
15 Nov 2012

Staff emails 'don't belong to the business'

Businesses don't have right of access to staff email – unless they contain confidential or copyrighted information
09 Nov 2012

Kim Dotcom unveils Mega, the 'completely secure' successor to Megaupload

Filesharing site will use encryption to keep users' identity secure
01 Nov 2012

Apple ordered to make a clearer apology to Samsung on its UK home page

Court of Appeal unimpressed by Apple's response to Samsung tablet court order
01 Nov 2012

'Abolish software patents,' says Linus Torvalds

'Broken' US system doles out bad patents, encouraging 'suicidal behaviour'
23 Oct 2012

Apple fails to overturn UK High Court decision on Samsung tablet design

Samsung hails decision as Apple is defeated again
18 Oct 2012's T&Cs can leave users high and dry, claims customer

Cloud vendors should use escrow agreements to protect users, says Resilient Networks CEO
17 Oct 2012

Wikileaks and Anonymous file for divorce

Julian Assange's ego 'too big' for Anonymous
12 Oct 2012

RSA: Nation states and criminals working together to commit cybercrime

Coviello warns of ‘chilling’ discovery and expands on new combat strategy
09 Oct 2012

Oracle, Google to appeal API case

Appeals to be filed in the US Court of Appeals
08 Oct 2012

Keep data for AT LEAST six years, say lawyers

Pinsent Masons lays down the law on data retention
08 Oct 2012

Samsung takes aim at Apple patent trial juror

Samsung’s appeal in its US case against Apple takes direct aim at jury foreman Velvin Hogan
05 Oct 2012

Case study: SaaS-based service management at Addleshaw Goddard

Law firm opts for ServiceNow ahead of CA, BMC and ICCM
05 Oct 2012

Samsung wins US appeal over Galaxy Tab injunction

US Federal Court orders judge to reconsider injunction against non-infringing device
01 Oct 2012

Samsung calls for re-trial in patent dispute with Apple

Samsung claims jury misconduct and inconsistent judgments
25 Sep 2012

Jimmy Wales and Sir Tim-Berners Lee slam Data Communications Bill

Wikipedia founder calls controversial Bill a 'snooper's charter', while Berners-Lee labels it 'draconian'
06 Sep 2012

Last chance to comment on draft Communications Data Bill

Consultation closing on government's proposed 'snoopers' charter'
22 Aug 2012

Google-owned Motorola Mobility files new patent suit against Apple

Google asks for another US ban on iPhone imports
20 Aug 2012

Oracle admits paying bloggers to influence public opinion

Software firm admits it has 'influencers' on its payroll
20 Aug 2012