U.S. ITC Initially Determines Hytera Infringed Four of Motorola’s Patents

July 19, 2018 - from RadioResource Media Group

On July 3, 2018, the U.S International Trade Commission (ITC) issued an initial determination finding that Hytera Communications infringed upon several Motorola Solutions patents related to systems and software for Digital Mobile Radio devices. The ITC will release its final determination by November 6, 2018. Meanwhile, in response to petitions submitted by Hytera, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has initiated inter partes review (IPR) proceedings to re-examine the validity of two of the patents involved.

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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Stevens v. CoreLogic, Inc.

July 17, 2018 - from Stevens v. CoreLogic, Inc.

On June 20, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision to grant summary judgment in favor of defendant CoreLogic, Inc. A group of real estate photographers had alleged that CoreLogic violated Title 17 of The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by distributing their photographs after the company’s Multiple Listing Services software had removed their copyright management information (CMI) metadata. The Ninth Circuit concluded that the real estate photographers failed to show that CoreLogic knew that its action would “induce, enable, facilitate, or conceal” copyright infringement.

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Dallas District Court Rejects Request to Ban Sales of Oculus VR Headsets

July 12, 2018 - from Bloomberg

On June 27, 2018, a Dallas District Court judge rejected a request from Zenimax Media to ban sales of Facebook’s Oculus VR headsets. ZeniMax had alleged that a former employee stole source code before founding Oculus VR, which was subsequently purchased by Facebook. In the same ruling, the judge reduced by half a jury’s $500 million award to Zenimax for damages relating to copyright infringement.

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