STLR Link Roundup – November 13, 2009

The latest on the STLR radar:

  • Bloomberg reports that Yahoo has settled a lawsuit that accused the Internet search company of allowing unauthorized resellers of Mary Kay products use Mary Kay’s logos in pop-up advertisements.
  • Facebook is sued again for being too free with your personal information: Wired.com’s Threat Level blogs that a Texas woman has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the company of conspiring with Blockbuster to illegally obtain information from users who rent or purchase movies from Blockbuster.com.
  • The new Rock Band ticks off Gwen Stefani: LA Times blogs that the band No Doubt has filed a suit against Activision, the maker of Guitar Hero, for exceeding contract terms outlining the permitted uses of avatars of various band members.
  • In patent news, Patently-O provides a comprehensive roadmap on how to construe patent claims.
  • David Kappos, the Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, has recently put up a blog site for promoting dialogue with the IP community.
  • The downside of being a monopoly: Gizmodo.com thinks that the recent settlement between AMD and Intel for $1.25 billion will not end accusations of Intel’s anti-competitive business practices.
  • The International Business Times writes that Aruba Networks Inc. has agreed to settle with Motorola for $19.8 million for the alleged infringement of two patents related to the management of wireless computer networks and network security.
  • From the biggest screen to the courtroom: The Wall Street Journal reports that Cinemark is seeking declaratory judgment of non-infringement and invalidity of two Imax theater-geometry patents.
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