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Gowling WLG | Canada | 7 Sep 2016

Copyright infringement claim successful by way of application

In the recent decision of Microsoft Corporation v Liu, the Federal Court granted Microsoft's application in part, finding that the respondent, Mr


Hogan Lovells | USA | 21 Jun 2011

Washington state creates new law making the unauthorized use of software and hardware by product manufacturers an act of unfair competition and requiring product sellers to police their supply chain to avoid imposition of remedies

On June 22, 2011, a new law will go into effect in Washington state that makes it an act of unfair competition for product manufacturers to use "stolen or misappropriated IT" in their business operations.


Baker Botts LLP | USA | 29 Mar 2011

Raising the bar on proving damages - Uniloc vs. Microsoft

“A reasonable royalty is the predominant measure of damages in patent infringement cases.”


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 31 Oct 2009

The ‘‘entire market value’’ rulenot so appealing

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a $357 million verdict for indirect patent infringement against Microsoft, on the basis that plaintiff Lucent Technologies had failed to offer sufficient evidence to support an “entire market value” calculation to reach that sum.


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 28 Dec 2007

$160 million jury verdict against Microsoft stands after unsuccessful challenge

Letting stand a $160 million judgment against Microsoft, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a jury verdict finding that Microsoft willfully infringed Z4 Technologies’ patents relating to methods for preventing computer software piracy.


Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada | 25 Jun 2007

In Microsoft case, infringers feel the sting of Copyright Act's provisions for statutory damages

The decision of the Federal Court in Microsoft Corporation v. 9038-3746 Quebec Inc. et al 2006 FC 1509 is of interest because it adds to the relatively scant Canadian jurisprudence on statutory damages awarded for infringement of copyright.

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