Tivo Sued by Cisco Over DVR Patents

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

After resolving disputes with Dish, Microsoft and AT&T, TiVo is now going to war with Cisco. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business Dish Network Microsoft Time Warner Cable Verizon Communications

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LawNext Episode 28: Cisco CLO Mark Chandler on Legal Department Innovation

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Executive vice president and chief legal officer at technology giant Cisco, he has been the company’s top lawyer since 2001 and a member of its legal department since 1996, when Cisco acquired Stratacom, where he had been general counsel. Chandler joins me to talk about innovation at Cisco, whose legal department is often cited as a model for others, as well as in legal departments generally and in the delivery of legal services.

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Free Software Foundation Announces Settlement of Copyright Dispute with Cisco Systems

New Media and Technology Law

On May 20, the Free Software Foundation announced the settlement of its copyright litigation with Cisco Systems over the inclusion of open source software in certain Linksys products. The settlement includes undertakings by Cisco with respect to compliance with the requirements of "free software licenses." Cisco will also make a monetary contribution to the FSF. The parties recognize Cisco's ongoing obligations under the GPL and other free software licenses.

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Free Software Foundation and Cisco Settle (Quietly) Open Source Copyright Infringement Dispute

New Media and Technology Law

Last December, the Free Software Foundation, with great fanfare, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Cisco Systems, Inc. The complaint alleged that certain of Cisco's Linksys products contained code distributed under the open source GNU General Public License. TX 2-084-819, one of the registrations enumerated in the complaint against Cisco.

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Free Software Foundation and Cisco (Almost Settle?) Open Source Copyright Infringement Dispute

New Media and Technology Law

Clarification : Our original post below indicated that the FSF and Cisco had settled their copyright infringement dispute. Last December, the Free Software Foundation, with great fanfare, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Cisco Systems, Inc. The complaint alleged that certain of Cisco's Linksys products contained code distributed under the open source GNU General Public License. TX 2-084-819, one of the registrations enumerated in the complaint against Cisco.

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Massive EU Antitrust Fine Levied Against Intel

Digital Media Law

Other tech companies facing EU antitrust scrutiny include Google, Cisco, Microsoft and IBM, with the latter two having actually been charged. Tags: IBM antitrust AMD Google Microsoft Intel Cisco The European Commission has fined Intel 1.06 billion Euros—about $1.45 billion—for alleged anticompetitive actions against longtime rival AMD and enjoined any future such actions, report Reuters and the NY Times.

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What You Should Know About Social Networking and Your Job

JetLawBlog

One Tweeter became an Internet sensation after her Tweet , “Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work,” was intercepted by a Cisco employee. I Hate My Job.

Lieutenant Dan Got Me Invested in Some Kind of Fruit Company.

Trademark, Copyright, and Entertainment Law Forum

Cisco and Apple finally settled their dispute over the use of the trademark "iPhone." It comes as no surprise since Cisco's complaint was filed back in January. Cisco had two main arguments in its infringement argument. The first that Apple's use of "iPhone" in its cell phones would confuse customers because Cisco's iPhone used for "computer hardware and software for providing integrated telephone communication with computerized global information networks."

Free Software Foundation Files First Copyright Infringement Complaint to Enforce its GNU Licenses

New Media and Technology Law

The Free Software Foundation has filed a copyright infringement complaint against Cisco Systems. The complaint alleges that Cisco's Linksys products contain certain works in which the FSF holds the copyright, but Cisco has not complied with the requirements of the licenses pursuant to which the FSF makes the works available. Tags: Copyright Cisco Free Software Foundation Open Source

The 10 Most Popular LawNext Podcasts of 2019

Media Law

Episode 28: Cisco CLO Mark Chandler on Legal Department Innovation. In my LawNext podcast , I have conversations with the “innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in law.” ” Here are the 10 episodes that were most popular during 2019.

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On the One-Year Anniversary of My LawNext Podcast, Here are the Top 10 Most Popular Episodes

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Episode 28: Cisco CLO Mark Chandler on Legal Department Innovation. Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of my podcast LawNext , focused on interviews with the “innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in law.”

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Downside to iPad Launch–Apple Trademark Dispute

JetLawBlog

Cisco Systems filed a lawsuit the day after Apple announced the iPhone product. Apple and Cisco had reportedly been negotiating terms for Apple to license the name from Cisco for more than two years, but the companies had not yet reached an accord when the iPhone was revealed.

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Arts+Labs Coalition Statement on Introduction of Stop Online Piracy Act

Music Technology Policy

Cisco, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Songwriters Guild of America, Verizon and Viacom. An example of optimistic cooperation between technology companies and creators, Arts+Labs is a coalition comprised of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, AT&T, Broadcast Music, Inc., Arts+Labs released this statement on rogue sites legislation: The introduction in the House of Representatives of legislation to combat the theft of U.S.

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It is not about Northern vs. Southern California:

Music Technology Policy

Cisco and Oracle have long been in the vanguard of respecting copyrights. An excellent topic came up at the recent Google Tech Summit in Napa Valley that bears repeating–trying to lump all of the tech companies into one pot as “Northern California” against artists in “Southern California” is too facile by half and is a form of geocentric narcissism. First of all, you can’t lump all tech companies in together.

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Former Hollywood copyright cop Garfield invited guest at Obama speech; more cozying up to Big Content?

Copyrights & Campaigns

Garfield, who served as Vice President, Legal Affairs at the RIAA and then Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer at the MPAA, last October took the helm of the Information Technology Industry Council , a Washington-based trade group that counts major technology companies including AMD, HP, Apple, and Cisco among its members.

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More Variety Layoffs; Cannes American Pavilion Seeks Sponsors

Thompson On Hollywood

For the first time, Sisk has no airline partner; former sponsors Apple, Kodak, Dell, HP, Cisco, Flip Cam, Access Hollywood and the LAT are all no-gos this year.

More MacBride: BSA anti-piracy attorney will have DOJ IP duties

Copyrights & Campaigns

Members of BSA include Adobe, Apple, Cisco Systems, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Quest.

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Links: Richardson, NY Fests, Katzenberg, Flip-Cam Sale, Cinephile Fare, Newspaper Death Rattle

Thompson On Hollywood

Business Insider reports Cisco’s acquisition of Flip Cam maker Pure Digital for $590 million. Back from SXSW, I've been playing catch-up. For much of the news media, Natasha Richardson was the sad, sad story of the week.

Vote Now: Pick the Startup Alley Finalists for ABA TECHSHOW

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How we’re unique: Financial Times published a case study about how DataNovo partnered with Cisco in M&A to evaluate a target company’s patent portfolio, a process that normally take patent lawyers months, in days. This helps in the assessment of the value of takeover targets and allows Cisco to move faster than rival bidders.”. Vote now. Help us pick the legal technology startups that will be selected for the third-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW.

How ICE Picks Its Targets in the Surveillance Age - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

visa because he once went on a business trip to Silicon Valley to visit Cisco Systems. "The winter after Donald Trump was elected president, strangers began appearing in a parking lot on southern Washington State’s Long Beach Peninsula, at the port where the oyster boats come and go. Rather than gaze at the bay or the boats or the building-size piles of bleached shells, two men — one thinner, one thicker — stared at the shellfish workers.