Judge decides in favor of Palm Beach studio, Bikram yoga can’t be copyrighted

A federal court has ruled in favor of a Palm Beach yoga studio owner in finding that the practice of Bikram yoga, or yoga performed in a very hot studio, cannot be copyrighted.

It will be interesting to see what effect this has on the approach favored by Bikram Choudhury, the litigious and aggressive founder […]

By |December 24th, 2012|General|0 Comments|

Eastman Kodak to sell patent portfolio for $525 million

Earlier this week, Eastman Kodak Co. announced that it will sell its portfolio of digital imaging patents for $525 million. The buyers include many familiar names, including Research in Motion; Samsung Electronics; Amazon, Inc. and Google Inc.

The sale of the patents represents a watershed movement in the storied company’s history.

As Florida readers are probably […]

By |December 21st, 2012|General|0 Comments|

Google pulling 97.5 percent of URLs reported to infringe on copyrights

Between December 2011 and November 2012, Google, the search engine used by most Florida residents, complied with 97.5 percent of requests it received to remove URLs linked to material that allegedly infringes on copyrights, according to a recent blog post by Google’s legal director.

The Internet has a whole has been a battleground for copyright […]

By |December 16th, 2012|General|0 Comments|

Court: Best Buy violated rival electronics retailer’s trade secret with buy-back program

Florida residents have probably heard about Best Buy’s buy-back program. Essentially, it allows customers to purchase a plan that lets them sell their appliance back to Best Buy for a portion of the purchase price. The idea is that the customer will then use the money earned from the buy-back to buy a new […]

By |December 7th, 2012|General|0 Comments|