November 2015

Cisco Wins $37 Million in Counterfeit Goods Suit

Submitted by patentadmin on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 21:13

We’ve all seen a watch that was probably not really a Rolex. Or a pocketbook that was probably not really a Coach. Well Network Genesis took counterfeit goods to a new level. The company either bought stolen Cisco products and altered the serial numbers, or rebranded non-Cisco products as the real thing. And got caught.

During the trial, Cuong Cao Dang, the defendant in the case, was found to be using a counterfeit laptop and cell phone in court, and both were confiscated. No, not really. But did anyone check his laptop and cell phone?

Copyright Infringer Gets Three Years!

Submitted by patentadmin on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 21:12

Rocky Ouprasith pled guilty to one count of criminal copyright infringement, and was sentenced to three years in prison. Ouch! Now before you get too sympathetic, Rocky did not copy a Wikipedia article for a high school term paper. Who hasn’t done that?

Through his website, Rocky reproduced and distributed millions of copyrighted songs! Millions! Do they let inmates listen to music at Club Fed?

Candidate Huckabee Is Sued for Playing “Eye Of The Tiger”

Submitted by patentadmin on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 21:09

GOP Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign has been charged with copyright infringement in U.S. District Court in Chicago. The campaign had played "Eye of the Tiger" at a rally supporting Kim Davis, the County Clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.