Myspace and Craiglist have been absolved of patent infringment by pointing to the scientific achievements of a Harvard-Ph.D. computer science professor, who they argued created the same processes more than a decade earlier.
Financially-embattled Flordia-based law firm Yoss has filed a lawsuit against Akon (real name Aliaune B. Thiam) seeking to recover nearly $40K of legal bills. Yoss apparently represented Akon in an earlier lawsuit filed against Akon by a construction company, when he failed to pay his bills to them too.
Last year, Yoss closed several of its offices and restructured its partnerships, apparently due to financial difficulties. At one point, it announced it would be dissolving due to “months of defections, office closings, bounced paychecks, missed capital contributions, and a malpractice judgment.”
For purchasers of the original Apple iPhone 4 who survived “Antenna-gate,” there is good news: Apple has agreed to settle the class action brought over the poor antenna reception of the iPhone 4 and will be offering consumers a $15 cash payment or a free bumper/case to rectify the problem. Affected consumers will have four (4) months to file claims under the settlement to receive their cash payment , once Notice has been provided.
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