Judge Loses His Job Over Online Comments About His Cases

The temptation to use the anonymous online commenting for the purpose of telling other people how stupid they are is strong. But one judge has learned the hard way that giving yourself a pseudonym doesn’t mean that no one will ever find out who’s talking shit. Read More >>

German Court “Inclined” to Ban Google Maps

A German trial, which is seeing Google and Motorola battle Microsoft, appears to be going badly for the search giant. So badly, in fact, that a German judge has stated that he's "inclined" to ban Google Maps in the country. Read More >>

Apple-Shaming Public Apology Judge Now Works for… Samsung

The judge who came up with the bizarre idea of forcing Apple to apologise on the front page of its web site after a court battle with Samsung went wrong has a new job, working for... Samsung. Read More >>

Judge Rules That Samsung Did Not Willfully Infringe on Apple’s Patents

Because the court system is an inescapable never ending maze of appeals and paperwork, a ruling doesn't seem to mark the end of anything. Even when the court said Samsung had to pay a billion dollars to Apple back in August, it can rule something differently tomorrow. Or at least, tweak and overturn something. Last night, Judge Lucy Koh ruled that Samsung's infringement of the Apple patents were not 'willful' which means Samsung might be able to get a voucher on the billion it owes Apple. Maybe. Read More >>

Apple Has Been Denied a Permanent Sales Ban on the Samsung Phones and Tablets That Infringed on Apple’s Patents

Though Apple won a fresh billion dollars in the US patent infringement case that saw Samsung basically lose everything, Apple won't be able to kill Samsung products dead. Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge that presided over Apple v. Samsung, has denied Apple a permanent injunction against Samsung. Samsung can still sell the products that infringed on Apple's patents. Read More >>

Apple-Samsung Judge Longs for “Global Peace” Between the Two

Judge Lucy Koh is getting into the Christmas spirit early. In the courtroom yesterday, while presiding over the eternal Apple-Samsung case, she called for "global peace" between the two companies. Read More >>

Apple UK Seems Marginally More Apologetic as it Removes Page Resizing Code

Apple continues to make an absolutely huge mess of apologising to Samsung, with the Javascript that initially hid the legal correction from view now removed from the UK site so its half-arsed apology is a little more visible. Read More >>

Apple Can’t Even Say Sorry Correctly

Oh dear Apple, I know you're bitter and twisted about having to apologise to Samsung and tell the world that it didn't copy you, but at least you could do it right the first time eh? A UK Judge has slammed Apple for adding "untrue" and "incorrect" details to its apology. Read More >>

Judge Sanctions Samsung For Destroying Evidence in Apple Case

A Californian federal judge has sanctioned Samsung for destroying evidence which makes up part of a case it's fighting against Apple over patent infringement. Naughty, Samsung. Read More >>

Scientist Uses Physics to Escape a Traffic Fine

When encountering a tricky problem, it always pays to play to your strengths. Like a scientist from the University of California who was issued with a $400 (£250) traffic ticket for failing to completely stop at a stop sign. His response? A four-page paper describing how the ticket defied the laws of physics. Read More >>