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Should APIs be copyrighted?

Latest court ruling states Oracle can be granted copyright protection for its Java APIs, opening up a legal precedent that could affect the thousands of APIs out there.

May 9, 2014 by

We didn't know Sun had patents: Google

While Google is trying to move for a mistrial for the copyrights segment of its legal battle over Java APIs with Oracle, it's time to move full steam ahead to the next round.

May 8, 2012

Google's Page plays hardball with Oracle

Google CEO Larry Page returned to a San Francisco court to take the stand as a witness in the legal battle between Google and Oracle over patents and copyrights related to Java.

April 18, 2012

HTC gets injunction against German patent firm

HTC has won a temporary injunction against the German patent licensing firm IPCom, forcing it to stop threatening retailers with legal action for stocking HTC's 3G-capable products.The Taiwanese manufacturer said on Friday that IPCom's threats were "unjustified".

December 19, 2011 by

Verizon joins in Samsung's fight against Apple

The US mobile network operator Verizon Wireless has stepped into the legal battle between Apple and Samsung, asking a Californian court not to ban Samsung's 4G Android devices over alleged patent infringement.In July, Apple filed with the US District Court for the Northern District of California for a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G and Droid Charge smartphones, as well as its Galaxy Tab 10.

September 26, 2011 by

Real appeals injunction against RealDVD; says judge erred

Real has filed an appeal in its legal battle with the Motion Picture Association of America, arguing that a judge erred when she agreed to a preliminary injunction to halt sales of a DVD-copying program called RealDVD.In legal documents filed in the U.

November 10, 2009 by

Openera loses court battle over Linux trademark

Linux Australia Pty Ltd has failed to gain control over a trademark and a domain name that was once linked with the company, after taking legal action in a South Australian court last week. Linux Australia Pty Ltd -- currently trading as Openera -- applied to Adelaide's district court for a legal injunction to force two estranged former business partners to hand control of the items back to the company.

October 4, 2004 by

JBoss to indemnify customers

In an effort to offer the same guarantees as commercial software, the open-source Java server software company will indemnify its customers from legal liability associated with its software.

November 17, 2003 by

Mitigate Java Virtual Machine risks

Thanks to the 2001 Sun/Microsoft settlement regarding their legal dispute over the use of the Java Virtual Machine in the Microsoft environment, many corporations may be facing a problem of Y2K proportions. In fact, many companies may not even know that t

September 1, 2003 by

Court lets Microsoft drop Java

Federal judges deal a legal blow to Sun, tossing out most of a preliminary injunction requiring Microsoft to carry its rival's version of an interpreter for the Java programming language.

June 26, 2003 by

Sun to bundle Java on PCs

Sun expects major PC makers soon will begin bundling Sun's software for running Java programs on their computers--bypassing some of the legal problems with Microsoft.

March 31, 2003 by

Date set for Microsoft's Java appeal

A federal court has set a date of April 3 to hear Microsoft's appeal of a preliminary injunction requiring it to distribute Java software made by rival Sun Microsystems. Each side will have 20 minutes to present its case.

February 19, 2003 by

Nazomi sues ARM over patent

Nazomi Communications has filed a lawsuit against ARM Holdings, saying ARM's acceleration technology and products for Java platforms are infringing on a Nazomi patent. Both companies make microchips that incorporate part of a Java Virtual Machine into their hardware. Nazomi said it is seeking a permanent injunction against ARM as well as unspecified damages. The suit was filed in the Federal District Court for Northern California. In a statement, ARM called the suit "frivolous" and said it would "vigorously defend itself." --Margaret Kane, Special to ZDNet News

May 28, 2002 by

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