Microsoft's wrestling match with Samsung may just be a contract fight, or it could be the beginning of a war over the validity of Microsoft's Android patents.
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After losing a trademark lawsuit over its SkyDrive cloud storage system, Microsoft agreed to change the name. Since that announcement, the company's been mum over what the new brand will be called. I've got a suggestion, one with lots of X appeal.
Verizon says that the issues raised by the Snowden leaks are questions for society, not press releases.
The negotiations have failed, the government requests for delays are over, and the parties are proceeding to litigation.
Microsoft is suing an Israeli reseller for allegedly faking Windows authentication stickers on computers it sold - but the target of the lawsuit is baffled by the legal action.
Microsoft has finally taken its battle against Android directly to the source. In a German courtroom today, Microsoft's lawyers announced they were adding Google as a defendant in a patent-infringement lawsuit against Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility.
In an unexpected twist, Microsoft buried its Barnes & Noble lawsuit hatchet, and formed a partnership. Why did the two make a deal and what comes next? Here's my take.
Oracle claims that Google appropriated the Java API fror Android and that money is due. That's not the way the law has worked in the past, nor how it should in the future
Two of India's courts deem Yahoo and Microsoft not guilty of hosting objectionable content on their Web sites, say reports.
Microsoft could face lawsuits by prepackaging Windows Defender security suite with its latest operating system as users might be less inclined to buy third-party antivirus software, lawyers say.
Microsoft has accused a former employee of a Russian antivirus firm of being responsible for operating the Kelihos botnet.
The ITC has issued a preliminary ruling in Microsoft's favour, one of the many patent infringements being defended by Android manufacturers
Microsoft attracts a lawsuit over locations-based information being sent back to its servers by the camera app.
Chief executive Sanjay Jha has said that if Motorola can get the same treatment as Nokia, it will consider using Windows 8 on its tablets, which are currently based on Android
Oracle is working hard to keep its Java patent claims going in its ongoing lawsuit against Google over Android and if you follow the money the reasons are fairly obvious. Oracle wants to collect from Android device makers just like Microsoft does.
Could re-examining unused patents change the lawsuit landscape?The recent flurry of patent lawsuits between Oracle, Google, Lodys, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Barnes & Noble, Nokia, RIM, Kodak and just about every technology company you can think of, between themselves and from a host of patent-holding companies shows no sign of dying down.
Google, Microsoft, and AOL have found themselves the target of a lawsuit over a Louisiana company's patent on street-level views in online maps.
How dominant can Google's Android operating system become? Dominant enough for almost an entire industry of rivals to play a US$4.5 billion game of patent keep away. Now it's time to rev up the lawsuits.
Oracle's Java-based lawsuit could make things expensive for Google. By missing the chance to own Java, however, Google lost an opportunity to have a platform that could serve as a counter to Microsoft and Apple.