Microsoft has purchased Equivio, maker of a machine-learning platform for the legal industry, for an undisclosed amount.
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A newly unsealed legal document indicates that Samsung paid Microsoft $1 billion in Android patent-licensing royalties in 2013 alone.
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?
A lawsuit brought against AOL accusing executives of committing fraud ahead of Microsoft's $1bn patent purchase has been dismissed.
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 has won £3.6 million ($5.7m) in a Chinese court case in the latest crackdown on copyright infringers.
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.
European authorities that earlier cracked down on Microsoft's browser behaviour are now are keeping an eye on its upcoming Windows RT operating system — but they aren't saying yet whether they have any objections.
Patents don't stifle innovation; they work to protect the innovators and original inventors who have their own skin in the game. That's the word from inventor and Uniloc founder Ric Richardson, who can't fathom a world without patent protections.
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.
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.
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.
After its membership began petitioning the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week, Linux Australia, the country's peak open-source body, has pledged to embark on a fact-finding mission to get to the truth of the Windows 8 secure boot issue.
Linux Australia members who complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) about Microsoft's plans to mandate the enabling of a secure booting feature on Windows 8 machines have been told by the competition regulator that they may in fact have a case.
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and a panel of Senators have agreed to disagree over whether the search giant favours its own properties over competitors during his US Senate grilling overnight, recalling ghosts of hearings past and citing Microsoft as a cautionary internet tale.