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It's sort of an open secret in Silicon Valley that the tech industry is a man's world. Data bear this out: Only 11 percent of executive positions are filled by women, reports Business Insider, compared with 16 percent in the S&P 100.

It gets worse when it comes to tech-specific jobs, where over 80 percent of Google's international tech jobs are staffed by men (non-tech jobs, on the other hand, are staffed by 52 percent staffed by men). With this huge gender disparity comes allegations of sexual harassment, as one venture capital firm is finding out.

With all the poaching Apple is accused of doing these days, you'd think it's on an African safari.

It seems like only last month (which it was) that Apple, along with three other Silicon Valley companies, settled a class action lawsuit brought by tech company employees who claimed companies colluded in anti-poaching agreements, which lowered their wages.

Now Apple's getting into trouble for allegedly poaching employees from a car battery manufacturer. These guys just can't win.

Remember all that money Lance Armstrong won as a Tour de France champion? Yeah, he's losing it all. Of course you'll remember that he admitted all of his wins happened thanks to performance-enhancing drugs, resulting in his titles being stripped.

Earlier this week, Armstrong found himself on the short end of an order to pay $10 million to SCA Promotions, in a sharp reversal of an arbitration agreement that everyone thought was finalized 10 years ago.

You can reverse arbitration awards? Who knew!

It's Round 2 as #LeftSharkGate continues unabated, and appears no signs of stopping.

As you may recall, Katy Perry's lawyers threatened to sue Fernando Sosa for creating figurines of the less-than-graceful "Left Shark" that danced along with Perry during the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show.

Sosa got himself a lawyer: Prof. Christopher Jon Sprigman of NYU School of Law, a specialist in IP. A few days later, Perry's lawyers responded, and they're having none of it.

William Shatner will have to start negotiating some lower prices on lawyers. Inside Counsel reports that IBM has filed a lawsuit against Priceline, OpenTable, and Kayak for infringing on four of IBM's patents. (Priceline recently acquired both OpenTable and Kayak.)

Believe it nor not, two of the patents at issue go back to something completely unrelated: the pre-Internet online service Prodigy, which started in the late 80s and died quietly in 1999.

A scant few days after Katy Perry's performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, the Internet was awash with memes unrelated to Perry, "Deflategate," or even the poor planning that went into throwing the ball at the one-yard line instead of rushing it, leading to the New England Patriots' win.

Nope, all eyes were on that dancing "Left Shark."

During a performance of her song "California Gurls," Perry was flanked by two dancers in shark costumes. Except that the shark on the right seemed to know the dance moves and the one on the left didn't appear so confident. "Left Shark" spawned memes and merchandise ...

What's a good way to lose a $1.4 billion lawsuit? Well, there are lots of ways, but a great way is to fabricate evidence. That's what happened in a suit between Moncrief Oil International and Russian oil and gas giant Gazprom, causing Moncrief to drop its suit, according to Forbes.

Last week, Moncrief produced what it alleged was a 10-year-old slideshow -- with a slide from 2012. Unless Moncrief also specializes in time travel, something went horribly wrong.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has frequently been criticized as a "rogue" court, and the Supreme Court has been reining it in of late. (Of course, the Federal Circuit was also helped with the resignation of former Chief Judge Randall Rader, who never met a patent he wouldn't enforce.)

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court took the Federal Circuit down a notch again, in the long-watched case Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz.

Trademark tacking is a jury question, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court said in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, resolving a circuit split about whether it's the judge or the jury who makes that determination.

The High Court upheld a decision of the Ninth Circuit (take a picture; it'll last longer) finding that it was the jury that should decide whether facts exist to support trademark tacking. The Ninth Circuit, like the trial court, found in favor of Hana Bank.

Last year, the Supreme Court all but destroyed Aereo, a company that made its money by streaming over-the-air broadcasting to people's computers and mobile devices.

Because Aereo, unlike cable TV companies, didn't pay broadcasters and content providers for Aereo's "performance" of their work, the Court found copyright infringement. At worst, the decision could have doomed all streaming services.