Payroll Data Breach Suit Ends in Settlement

January 10, 2019 - from Storm Et Al V. Paytime, Inc.

On December 17, 2018, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit against defendant Paytime Inc. The lawsuit was brought against the payroll firm in April 2014 by six plaintiffs after a data breach compromised the personal and financial information of over 233,000 individuals nationally.

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Patent Litigation: An Introduction to Patent Claims, “Limitations,” Infringement, and Invalidity — Part Four

January 9, 2019 - from Andrew Schulman, Senior Software Litigation Consultant

DisputeSoft presents the fourth in a series of articles authored by our colleague Andrew Schulman, who introduces readers to patent claims and the role of those claims in patent litigation. The articles are drawn from Andrew’s book, Claim Charts: Marshalling Facts in Patent Litigation, currently in preparation for publication, and are also available on Andrew’s website,

In this article, Andrew walks readers through a limitation-by limitation comparison of a facade-server patent claim with a hypothetical accused product to investigate possible infringement. To do this, Andrew illustrates several ways to structure comparisons of single claim limitations, including breaking down the limitation into subparts and utilizing the function/way/result test for equivalence.

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Divers Awarded $50 Million in Defective Scuba Computer Lawsuit

January 8, 2019 - from The Register

A class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California concerning allegedly defective Suunto Oy scuba diving computers ended in a settlement of $50 million on December 14, 2018. The lawsuit began in May 2015, when plaintiffs Ralph Huntzinger and Eric Bush alleged that defendant Suunto’s diving computers malfunctioned as the result of defective software and hardware.

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