Tesla Taps Former Yahoo GC for Top Legal Post (Law.com)

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Lawsuit-plagued clean-tech darling Tesla Motors has hired a new general counsel. Jonathan Sobel, the one-time Yahoo GC, will take the reins from Craig Harding later this month, Tesla announced Tuesday. The move comes as the electric carmaker continues to gain prominence. It also comes as Tesla has suffered legal setbacks and is facing a number of lawsuits, including a bitter spat between …

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NY judge tentatively OKs Google copyright deal (AP via Yahoo! News)

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

A judge has tentatively approved a settlement of lawsuits between Google and book authors and publishers that may put millions of out-of-print texts online.

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Google Sued For Infringing Patent With AdSense (TechWeb via Yahoo! News)

Monday, August 4th, 2008

InformationWeek – The Patent and Trademark Office’s recent narrowing of what qualifies as a patentable software innovation may help Google in this case but could harm the Internet giant in other lawsuits.

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