Friday, October 11, 2013

Preliminary injunction denied in Hearst v. Aereo

In Hearst v. Aereo, brought in the District of Massachusetts, the Court has denied Hearst's motion for a preliminary injunction. The court also denied Aereo's motion to change venue to the Southern District of New York.

October 8, 2013, decision denying preliminary injunction, Hon. Nathaniel M. Gorton, District Judge

Monday, October 07, 2013

Aereo officers required to be deposed about patent applications

In ABC_v_Aereo, Magistrate Pitman has overruled Aereo's attorney/client privilege objections to testifying about their patent applications at deposition.

October 7, 2013, decision of Magistrate Judge Pitman, order further depositions of CEO & CTO re patent applications

[Ed. note] It seems a little scary to me to give copyright plaintiffs yet another 'in terrorem' power and motivation to sue -- the opportunity to use the lawsuit as a means for delving into the non-public details of a defendant's patented technology. ~ R.B.