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The guessing game begins over SkyDrive's new name

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.

November 2, 2013

Microsoft takes on Google directly in German patent lawsuit

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.

October 11, 2012 by

Can Oracle collect on Android too?

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.

July 8, 2011

Out of practice: patent trolls and re-examination

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.

July 6, 2011 by

The worst decision Google ever made

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.

June 20, 2011 by

Android named in updated Interval patent suit

Interval Licensing refiled a lawsuit on Tuesday against 11 technology manufacturers and retailers — including Google and Apple — alleging that each infringed on patents owned by the company.Interval Licensing, which owns the patents granted to the now-closed Interval Research (co-founded by Paul Allen, a founder of Microsoft) claims that Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Youtube, eBay, Netflix, OfficeMax, Office Depot, and Staples are infringing on four key patents.

December 29, 2011 by

Does govt openness meet its needs?

Reading about Google's lawsuit against the US Government this week for writing a tender with requirements that only a Microsoft product could meet, I wondered if we are sacrificing giving the government what it needs in our push to give everyone a slice of government pie.

November 4, 2010 by

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