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  • PlayStation ban in US, Sony fined $90 million

    13 Apr 2005

    Sony Computer Entertainment has been fined $90 million by a US district court in a patent case over a vibrating PlayStation controller. The ruling also prohibits the sale of the PlayStation and PS2 in the US , but the ban has been stayed pending an appeal....

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  • People give away their identity for theatre tickets

    13 Apr 2005

    Ninety-two percent of London pedestrians were willing to divulge all the personal information needed to steal their identities just for the chance to win theatre tickets, according to a survey carried out for Infosecurity Europe.

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  • Nissan sues Audi over the letter Q

    13 Apr 2005

    The Nissan Motor Co. has sued Audi, alleging that its German rival's use of the letter Q as an identifier for its new sports utility vehicles is infringing Nissan's trade marks in the letter, according to the Detroit News.

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  • Ericsson sues Sendo for patent infringement

    13 Apr 2005

    Telecoms supplier Ericsson has sued mobile phone maker Sendo in the UK , Germany and the Netherlands, alleging patent infringement. The suits seek damages and to stop Sendo making further sales of its mobile phones.

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  • Compliance concerns among IT managers

    13 Apr 2005

    Three-quarters of IT managers are not confident that they will comply with legislative requirements and are not fully aware of the penalties of non-compliance, according to new research commissioned by Dell.

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  • Financial help for Scottish companies to exploit their IP

    13 Apr 2005

    Companies that have good ideas or technologies but insufficient resources to exploit them are invited to enter a Scottish Enterprise competition that could win them financial and management backing for spinning-out their intellectual property.

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  • Time Warner settles fraud claims

    13 Apr 2005

    Time Warner Inc. has agreed to pay $300 million as part of a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC ) over charges that the company materially overstated on-line advertising revenue and the number of its internet subscribers....

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  • IBM and Compuware settle software dispute

    13 Apr 2005

    Software provider Compuware Corporation and IBM have settled their differences, five weeks into a trial over IBM 's alleged misappropriation of copyrighted software products and anticompetitive behaviour.

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  • Gillette ruling says how to use a rival's trade mark

    13 Apr 2005

    Trade mark owners may not prevent third parties from using their trade marks if the use is honest and is necessary to describe the purpose of a product or service, the European Court of Justice ruled last week.

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  • DMCA helps Right to Repair campaign score big win

    13 Apr 2005

    An automobile trade association which tried to copyright its specifications, then sued a member for implementing them, has lost a significant legal battle.

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