A newly unsealed legal document indicates that Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion in Android patent-licensing royalties in 2013 alone.
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The cost of buying non-pirate software can be prohibitive for many Africans. Can the likes of Microsoft persuade consumers that a legal copy is worth paying all those extra dollars for?
UPDATED: Oracle v. Google is far from over -- especially if Microsoft is really getting involved with the legal battle over intellectual property.
As part of the on going case against the tech companies, the Ministry of External Affairs will issue summons to US offices of the accused.
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 partners Beijing-based datacenter services provider 21Vianet to handle local data centers and provide direct and legal access to Redmond's cloud services to Chinese users.
Microsoft is to dive into the thriving e-reader market, after it stopped suing Barnes & Noble and went into partnership with the bookseller instead.Microsoft had been in litigation over Barnes & Noble's alleged infringement of Microsoft patents in its Android-based Nook tablet, but on Monday the companies announced the end of the legal battle and the start of a strategic partnership around digital content.
Barnes & Noble thought it had a strong defense against allegations that its Nook e-reader infringes on Microsoft patents. It even hired a legendary antitrust lawyer to lead that part of the case. Now a judge appears to have given Microsoft a key victory.
LG Electronics is the latest Android vendor to license Microsoft patents in order to head off potential legal issues.
Company accused to creating and selling 94,000 counterfeit copies of Windows Vista and Windows XP recovery discs.
Microsoft nemesis David Boies is back, this time representing Barnes & Noble in its fight against Microsoft over Android patents.
Microsoft fires a legal shot over Motorola's bow and asks the ITC to ban handset imports into the US.
Microsoft has signed a confidential legal agreement with Chinese Linux vendor CS2C and will be extending its Hyper-V Cloud private-cloud stack with the ability to run Linux.
Microsoft has said the reason Google did not join a consortium of companies set up to buy Novell's patents was because it wanted the patents for itself, in a plot to use them as weapons against others.The accusation on Thursday was the latest salvo in an ongoing war of words between Microsoft and Google legal chief David Drummond, who had accused Microsoft, Apple and Oracle of ganging up on the open-source Android OS using "bogus patents".
Android may have legal problems with Microsoft and Oracle, but it has nothing to worry about from Linux.
Microsoft has taken legal action against Barnes & Noble, Foxconn and Inventec over five patent infringements involving Android.
Microsoft is continually looking for new ways to 'encourage' Windows freeloaders to pay up and go legal, but limiting Microsoft Security Essentials to a 30-day trial is a bad move.
With court backing and a novel use of a civil procedure, Microsoft appears to be close to obliterating the Waledac spam botnet.
Apple's high-profile patent lawsuit vs. HTC could set off a wide range of unintended consequences including a big two-front legal battle with well-heeled foes like Google and Microsoft. Can Apple really win a legal showdown with both Google and Microsoft?
What Matt Asay claims to want is a legal invasion. But I don't think he really wants that. He wants a peek at what Microsoft is settling for.
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