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November 2013 Archives

Samsung and Apple in infringement battle

Samsung and Apple are embroiled in a patent fight potentially involving over a billion dollars in damages. Their attorneys were set to present their opening statements on Nov. 13 in a California courtroom. The case involves determining what amount of money Samsung will owe Apple for allegedly copying their essential iPad and iPhone features in products that are widely used by consumers in Ohio and around the world.

Justice department settles airline merger, avoids trial

CEOs and other executives in Ohio may be interested in learning about the conclusion of a high-profile lawsuit concerning the U.S. Justice Department and two merging U.S. airlines. The Justice Department avoided trial by settling its lawsuit against the merger of US Airways and American Airlines, under the condition that the combined airline relinquish 148 spots at major airports to other airlines, including competitors that are less expensive.

Marvin Gaye's family sues Robin Thicke for copyright infringement

Marvin Gaye's family has sued Robin Thicke over copyright infringement because they allege the singer has borrowed the deceased artist's work a little too closely. According to the lawsuit, Thicke's hit song "Blurred Lines" plagiarizes Gaye's 1977 chart-topping hit "Got to Give it Up." The October 2013 lawsuit also alleges that Thicke's 2011 celebrated song "Love After War" was too similar to Gaye's 1976 release "After the Dance." Ohio residents interested in the marriage of pop culture and business litigation could find this lawsuit interesting.

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