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Kalin v. Apple, Inc. October 10, 2013 January 31, 2015
CORBACHO DAUDINOT v. PUIG VALDES et al July 18, 2013 January 31, 2015
Lavoho, L.L.C. v. Apple Inc. et al March 14, 2014 January 31, 2015
Unwired Planet, LLC v. Apple, Inc. September 6, 2013 January 31, 2015
ContentGuard Holdings, Inc. v. Amazon.com Inc. et al December 18, 2013 January 31, 2015
Smartflash LLC et al v. Apple Inc, et al May 29, 2013 January 31, 2015
Sevier v. Apple Inc. June 19, 2013 January 31, 2015
Adaptix, Inc. v. Apple, Inc. et al May 2, 2013 January 31, 2015
Rudgayzer et al v. Google Inc. February 18, 2014 January 31, 2015
Ekin v. Amazon Services LLC February 19, 2014 January 31, 2015
Imber-Gluck v. Google Inc. March 7, 2014 January 31, 2015
In re: High-Tech Employee Antitrust Litigation May 23, 2011 January 31, 2015
Johnson v. Yahoo! Inc. March 21, 2014 January 31, 2015
Plaintiff alleged that Defendant Yahoo! Inc. violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, 47 U.S.C. § 227, by sending her unsolicited SMS text messages to her cellular telephone using an automatic telephone dialing system in connection with the Yahoo! Messenger instant messaging service.
Dish Network L.L.C. v. ABC, Inc. et al May 24, 2012 January 31, 2015
Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al February 8, 2012 January 31, 2015
Plaintiff Apple Inc. alleged that Defendants Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC copied Apple's technology, user interface, and innovative style in its phone, media player, and table computer products. Patents allegedly infringed include:
  • 5,946,647 -System and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data
  • 6,847,959 - Universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system
  • 8,046,721 - Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image
  • 8,074,172 - Method, system, and graphical user interface for providing word recommendations
  • 8,014,760 - Missed telephone call management for a portable multifunction device
  • 5,666,502 - Graphical user interface using historical lists with field classes
  • 7,761,414 - Asynchronous data synchronization amongst devices
  • 8,086,604 - Universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system
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Rentmeester v. Nike, Inc. January 22, 2015 January 31, 2015
Lozano et al v. San Francisco 49ers, Ltd. et al January 2, 2015 January 6, 2015
Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant San Francisco 49ers, Ltd. and Jed York engaged in a campaign to terminate older workers, concealed the fact that their actions involved a group termination of older employees, failed to comply with the requirements of the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), and violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) by discriminating against plaintiffs in the terms and conditions of employment based upon the fact that they were over 40 years old.
Social Ranger LLC v. Facebook Inc. December 29, 2014 January 23, 2015
Michael Levine et al v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. December 18, 2014 December 19, 2014
Plaintiffs alleged that Defendant Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. failed to take reasonable steps to secure the data of its employees from hacking and other collateral attacks. As a result, the Guardians of Peace was able to obtain personally identifiable information, including social security numbers, birth dates, and medical records, from plaintiffs and their family members.
Joshua Forster et al vs. Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc December 17, 2014 December 19, 2014
Michael Corona et al v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. December 15, 2014 December 19, 2014
NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots v. NetJets, Inc. et al December 2, 2014 January 6, 2015
Rachel Kremer v. Zillow, Inc. December 1, 2014 January 31, 2015
Federal Trade Commission et al v. One Technologies, LP et al November 17, 2014 November 18, 2014
Plaintiffs Federal Trade Commission, State of Illinois and State of Ohio alleged that defendants used deceptive marketing tactics to enroll consumers in their credit marketing program. Defendants allegedly represented that consumers could obtain their credit for free or for a $1 processing fee, but failed to disclose that (1) consumers would be automatically enrolled in a negative option continuity plan with additional charges; (2) consumers must cancel the plan before the end of the trial period to avoid additional charges; (3) defendants would use consumers' credit card information to charge a monthly fee for the plan; (4) the costs of the monthly plan.
United Airlines, Inc. et al v. Zaman November 17, 2014 January 31, 2015
Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College et al November 17, 2014 January 25, 2015
STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC. v. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, et al November 17, 2014 January 26, 2015
West View Research, LLC v. Tesla Motors, Inc. November 10, 2014 November 24, 2014
Plaintiff West View Research, LLC alleged that Defendant Tesla Motors, Inc. infringed on U.S. Patent No. 8,290,778 and U.S. Patent No. 8,296,146, both entitled "Computerized Information Presentation Apparatus;" U.S. Patent No. 8,682,673 and U.S. Patent No. 8,706,504, both entitled "Computerized Information and Display Apparatus; U.S. Patent No. 8,719,037 entitled "Transport Apparatus with Computerized Information and Display Apparatus;" U.S. Patent No. 8,781,839, U.S. Patent No. 8,712,777 and U.S. Patent No. 8,719,038, all entitled "Computerized Information and Display Apparatus."
Woods v. Madison County, Alabama et al October 14, 2014 October 21, 2014
Plaintiff alleged that Defendant Madison County, Alabama and Defendant Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc., the company contracted to provide medical services at the Madison County jail, had an agreement to control costs by delaying or denying necessary medical care for inmates. Plaintiff, mother of the deceased, alleged that this plan resulted in the death of her son when defendants failed to diagnose and treat his gangrenous foot while he was placed in jail.
Twitter, Inc. v. Holder et al October 7, 2014 October 7, 2014
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Rentmeester v. Nike, Inc. January 22, 2015 January 31, 2015
Boffoli v. Google Inc. May 2, 2014 May 8, 2014
Toups v. Google Inc et al March 6, 2014 December 18, 2014
ARAG North America, Inc. et al v. Google, Inc. December 31, 2013 May 27, 2014
GoldieBlox, Inc. v. Island Def Jam Music Group et al November 21, 2013 June 16, 2014
Authors Guild, Inc. v. Hathitrust November 14, 2012 June 10, 2014
Cambridge University Press, et al v. J. Albert, et al October 5, 2012 January 30, 2015
Is it Fair Use to make digital copies for e-reserves at a university, using the four factor analysis on an item by item basis? If so, how should the analysis be made?
Marino Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Inc. v. Issa et al June 1, 2012 October 14, 2012
A continuing legal education company headed by Joseph Marino (inset, left), the legendary force behind a 65-year-old family-owned New York and New Jersey bar exam course, sued a former employee for alleged theft of "invaluable data"
ROLLING THUNDER MOTORCYCLE RALLY, WASHINGTON, D.C., INC. v. DOES et al May 4, 2012 September 2, 2012
The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally, an annual motorcycle ride sponsored by veterans to honor their missing and fallen colleagues files a preemptive copyright infringement lawsuit in advance of the group's Memorial Day ride in Washington, D.C. to stop and enjoin alleged copyright infringers from selling unlicensed and counterfeit goods during the event.

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TufAmerica, Inc. v. Diamond et al May 3, 2012 May 8, 2012
Disney Enterprises Inc v. Michael Jones et al April 26, 2012 August 10, 2012
Toma v. Motley Crue, Inc. et al April 16, 2012 January 15, 2013
CBS Television Distribution v. Comstar Media LLC et al April 16, 2012 April 20, 2012
Lawson et al v. Universal Studios LLC February 22, 2012 February 24, 2012
Paramount Pictures Corporation v. Puzo February 17, 2012 March 22, 2013
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Wilens v. Automattic, Inc. May 25, 2014 May 27, 2014
Facepets.com, LLC v. Facebook, Inc. February 14, 2014 August 20, 2014
Ahmed v. Twitter, Inc. et al January 7, 2014 January 13, 2014
Ahmed v. Facebook, Inc. et al January 7, 2014 January 13, 2014
Ahmed v. Apple, Inc. et al December 10, 2013 September 14, 2014
Hangingout, Inc. v. Google, Inc. November 26, 2013 January 31, 2015
Rimowa GmbH v. Marvel Entertainment LLC et al August 1, 2012 July 18, 2013
Adidas America, Inc et al v. Seven Wells, LLC May 15, 2012 May 16, 2012
RC3, INC. v. Bieber February 24, 2012 March 8, 2012
Adidas America, Inc et al v. Preschoolians Company et al December 5, 2011 December 7, 2011
Holiday Public Relations & Events, LLC et al v. The Edgartown Library Foundation, Inc. et al December 2, 2011 January 30, 2015
Cavern City Tours Ltd v. Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. November 27, 2011 November 28, 2011
Hester v. Neverson et al November 15, 2011 April 20, 2012
Television personality David Hester of A&E's 'Storage Wars' reality TV show, filed a trademark lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment that his "Yuuup!" moniker does not infringe upon rapper Trey Songz's purported intellectual property claims to variations of the phrase.
In-N-Out Burgers v. Pappas Restaurants, Inc, November 15, 2011 November 16, 2011
True Religion Apparel, Inc. et al. v. Xiaokang Lee et al. November 15, 2011 December 14, 2011
Case Name Case Filed Last Update
Multiplayer Network Innovations, LLC v. Google Inc. August 5, 2014 September 17, 2014
Callsome Solutions, Inc. v. Google, Inc. June 25, 2014 July 8, 2014
Sevier v. Google et al June 17, 2014 June 24, 2014
Wilens v. Automattic, Inc. May 25, 2014 May 27, 2014
Free Range Content, Inc. v. Google Inc. May 20, 2014 January 31, 2015
Open Network Solutions Inc. v. Google Inc. May 16, 2014 May 27, 2014
Smartflash LLC et al v. Google, Inc. et al May 7, 2014 May 8, 2014
Boffoli v. Google Inc. May 2, 2014 May 8, 2014
Feitelson et al v. Google Inc. May 1, 2014 January 31, 2015
Silver State Intellectual Technologies, Inc. v. Google Inc. et al April 30, 2014 May 2, 2014
PanTaurus LLC v. Google, Inc. April 23, 2014 May 2, 2014
Selene Communication Technologies LLC v. Google Inc. April 23, 2014 May 8, 2014
Innovative Display Technologies LLC v. Google Inc et al April 8, 2014 April 11, 2014
Network-1 Technologies, Inc. v. Google, Inc. et al April 4, 2014 April 11, 2014
Keith Dunbar, et al v. Google Inc. April 2, 2014 August 10, 2014

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