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Google has petitioned the highest court in the country to overturn a previous appeals court ruling favoring Oracle, which in itself overturned a mixed bag of district court rulings that primarily sided with Google.
The tools for anonymous confessions have been deemed illegal in the country but Google and Microsoft question the concept of anonymity and feasibility to meet Court demands.
Facebook's move to court small businesses with better tools, mobile insight and advanced features such as Lookalike Audiences is part of a ground war to swipe some of the advertising pie away from Google.
Europeans will now be able to ask Google remove search results that contain links to irrelevant information.
UPDATED: A U.S. appeals court said Oracle can be granted copyright protection in parts of Java in a battle with Google over Android's inclusion of the code.
Not just Internet television, but now all of TV watching may be changed by the result of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, which goes before the Supreme Court on April 22.
Redmond contended that Google and Motorola had infringed on a mapping patent it owns. Not so, says the patent court.
The search giant is fighting a ruling that could see it fined €150,000 and forced to make changes to its French homepage.
A California woman ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving is enjoying dismissal of the citation thanks to a decision in court that there wasn't proof the headset was operating at the time.
Based on where this goes next, a retrial in California or an appeal pushed all the way to the Supreme Court are both possible.
The four large Internet service companies have asked the FISA Court to allow them to publish certain aggregate data about FISA requests they receive. The government will have to defend in court.
In a U.S. appeal court, Apple has been granted the right to petition the ITC over Google unit Motorola Mobility allegedly violating intellectual property.
It looks like Google won't be held responsible for material it links to, following an opinion from a key advisor to the European Court of Justice.
Google argues it has the constitutional right to publicly address information it is forced to share with the U.S. government.
Germany's federal court has forced Google to respond to instances where autocomplete produces defamatory suggested search terms.
Google has emerged victorious against the Australian case brought by the ACCC over alleged misleading ads in search results.
Google, Facebook, Red Hat, Dell, Rackspace, Zynga, Intuit and Homeaway have collectively filed a third-party brief in the court case of CLS Bank International vs Alice Corp. Many see the case as important in the ongoing question of how abstract an invention must be before it becomes unpatentable.
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Fuhu Inc., the Los Angeles startup behind the $199 Nabi childrens' tablet with Google Nexus guts, is suing former partner Toys "R" Us, which plans to launch its own competing Tabeo tablet next month.
Microsoft has won a patent case against Google-owned Motorola Mobility after the phone maker was found by a German court to have infringed a soft-keyboard patent.
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