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Tech Law: DoJ investigates high tech hiring, Apple Sued over E-Commerce, More

A look at highlights of the past week in the high tech legal world: courts, regulation, and lawsuits.

DoJ investigates high tech hiring -- The Department of Justice is investigating whether a number of high tech companies are making anticompetitive agreements in hiring employees. [Source: Ars Technica]

Dish to pay $103 million to TiVO -- A court has ordered Dish Network to pay $103 million to TiVO for patent infringement. [Source: CNET]

Apple, others sued over e-commerce patents -- Actus, which seems to be one of those patent holding companies, is suing a number of companies, including Apple, eBay, and Best Buy, for allegedly infringing on some of its e-commerce patents for a method of continuing business with someone who has established an identity and account. [Source: CNET]

VeriSign Antitrust Suit Back On -- An appeals court has reinstated an antitrust suit against VeriSignYahoo over control of .com domains. [Source: CircleID]

Psion gives up netbook trademark claim -- Psion is voluntarily withdrawing its trademark on the term netbook. Of course, chances looked good that it would have been overturned for them otherwise. [Source: Engadget]

Yahoo sues NFL over copyright -- Yahoo is suing the NFL over the right to use player statistics, photos, and other information in online fantasy football. [Source: Associated Press]

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