Apple, Samsung CEOs to Begin Patent Negotiations
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 21, 2012
Will the two companies find a way to settle their differences and end their global patent war?
Tags: iPhone, iPad, Apple, lawsuits, Samsung, patent, Galaxy
Oracle, HP Likely Headed to Court over Itanium Dispute
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 03, 2012
An Oracle lawyer says a settlement "isn't going to happen."
Tags: Oracle, lawsuits, HP, Itanium
German Judge Rules Microsoft Infringed on Motorola Patents
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 03, 2012
A German court has banned sales of Windows 7, Xbox 360, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player 12, but that ban can't be enforced because of a previous Seattle court decision.
Tags: video, Microsoft, Internet, lawsuits, patent infringement, Motorola
Apple, Google, Intel Fail to Dismiss Staff-Poaching Lawsuit
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 20, 2012
Six California companies will face an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice.
Tags: Google, Apple, Intel, lawsuits, antitrust
Apple Pursues Ban on Altered Samsung Galaxy Tablet in Germany
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 20, 2012
The company says the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is still too much like the iPad.
Tags: iPad, Apple, lawsuits, tablet, Samsung, Galaxy Tab
Judge to Apple: Leave Kodak Alone
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 09, 2012
Apple will not be allowed to proceed with a patent infringement lawsuit while Kodak is in the early stages of a bankruptcy filing.
Tags: Apple, lawsuits, patent infringement, Kodak
Facebook and Washington State Take on a Clickjacker
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 27, 2012
They accuse Adscend Media of duping users into "liking" scammers pages.
Tags: Facebook, lawsuits, clickjacking
Kodak Sues HTC, Apple over Patent Infringement
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 11, 2012
The mobile patent wars continue to escalate.
Tags: lawsuits, patent infringement, Kodak
A Dispute Over Who Owns a Twitter Account Goes to Court
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 26, 2011
An upcoming court case could set a precedent about whether employees who tweet on behalf of employers can keep their Twitter handles.
Tags: Twitter, lawsuits
Microsoft Wins Partial Ruling Over Motorola Mobility
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 21, 2011
An ITC judge finds that Motorola's smartphones violate one Microsoft patent, but not six others.
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, patent infringement, Motorola
Facebook Users Can Sue over 'Sponsored Stories'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 19, 2011
A judge has ruled that a lawsuit related to Facebook's practice of selling ads which tell users which products their friends "like" can proceed.
Tags: Facebook, lawsuits
Apple Loses iPad Lawsuit Against Small Spanish Tablet Maker NT-K
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 03, 2011
The David-and-Goliath tale could have implications for Apple's ongoing lawsuits against Samsung.
Tags: Apple iPad, lawsuits
In New Antitrust Case, All Eyes Will Be on Bill Gates
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 18, 2011
The former Microsoft CEO is scheduled to testify in a lawsuit brought by Novell.
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits
Oracle Settles U.S. Agency Overbilling Case for $199.5 Million
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 07, 2011
The settlement is the largest ever obtained under the False Claims Act.
Tags: Oracle, lawsuits
Samsung Targets iPhone 4S Sales Ban in France, Italy
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 05, 2011
Immediately after Apple launched the latest iPhone, Samsung began asking courts for a sales ban.
Tags: lawsuits, patent infringement
Samsung Seeks Sales Ban on Apple's Next iPhone
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 19, 2011
Company executives say they plan to sue as soon as the iPhone 5 is released in Korea.
Tags: lawsuits, iPhone 5
Apple Wins German Ban on Samsung Tablet
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 09, 2011
Samsung will still be able to sell the Galaxy Tab in other European countries.
Tags: lawsuits, tablet PCs
Apple Sues to Ban Sales of Samsung Phones and Tablets in Japan
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 08, 2011
The iPhone maker is extending its fight against Galaxy products to another country.
Facebook Offers Court 'Smoking Gun' Against Paul Ceglia
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 16, 2011
The social network has submitted evidence that it claims proves that Paul Ceglia doctored the contracts which appear to give him a 50 percent share of the company.
Tags: Facebook, lawsuits
Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit for Tracking in Korea
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 15, 2011
The iPhone maker has already paid out about $1,000 to one "victim."
Tags: Apple, lawsuits
Apple Denied Injunction in Amazon 'App Store' Battle
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 07, 2011
A judge rules that the name "App Store" is "more descriptive than it is distinctive."
Tags: Amazon, Apple, lawsuits
Oracle Calls HP Itanium Lawsuit a 'Publicity Stunt'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 30, 2011
Oracle says the Itanium platform "has no future" and accuses its former partner HP of lying to its customers.
Tags: server, lawsuits
MasterObjects Sues Microsoft Over 'Instant Search'
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 20, 2011
A small search developer claims it originated 'instant search' features in your favorite search engine, and wants the big players to pay up
Tags: search, Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, MasterObjects
Will Google be Lawyered to Death?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published April 06, 2011
The sheer level of litigation aimed Googles way is breathtaking.
Tags: Google, search, Microsoft, lawsuits, European Union
Microsoft Sues TiVo for Patent Infringement Again
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 26, 2011
DVR creator TiVo finds itself in Microsoft's legal sights over four patents.
Tags: Microsoft, software, lawsuits, patents, TiVo
Why Privacy Lawsuits against Apple Matter to Google
By Mike Elgan | Article Published December 29, 2010
The difference in the two companies' business models will determine to what extent they will be affected by looming court decisions.
Tags: Google, iphone apps, Apple, lawsuits, privacy
Paul Allen Refiles Massive Patent Suit Against Tech Heavies
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 29, 2010
As expected, Microsoft founder resubmits his patent infringement claim against Google, Apple, Facebook and others after a judge's initial dismissal on the grounds that the claims were too vague.
Tags: Google, Apple, lawsuits, patent infringement, Paul Allen
Judge Tells Microsoft Co-founder to Refile Suit
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 13, 2010
A federal judge tossed out the patent lawsuit filed by one of Paul Allen's companies because it lacked enough detail.
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, licensing, Paul Allen
Supremes to Hear Microsoft's i4i Appeal
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 29, 2010
Microsoft's appeal to the Supreme Court over a patent infringement judgment is accepted.
Tags: XML, Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, i4i
HP Settles E-Rate Fraud Case With Feds for $16M
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published November 11, 2010
Computing giant agrees to pay $16.25 million to settle fraud allegations that included lavishing city officials with gifts such as yacht trips and Super Bowl tickets in exchange for sales contracts under a federal telecom subsidy program.
Tags: telecom, lawsuits, FCC, HP, DOJ
Microsoft Sues Motorola Over Video Patents
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 10, 2010
Just over a month since Microsoft sued Motorola for patent infringement, the software maker is back in court, this time suing over Motorola's refusal to license some of its patents at what Microsoft considers fair rates.
Tags: video, Microsoft, lawsuits, Xbox, Motorla
Google Sues Interior Department Over Mail Contract
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 02, 2010
Nobody likes coming in second place but what if you weren't even allowed in the race? That's Google's complaint against the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Tags: cloud computing, Google, Microsoft, lawsuits, Email management
DOJ Settles With Tech Firms Over Hiring Practices
By David Needle | Article Published September 24, 2010
The agreement was reached with six high-profile Silicon Valley tech firms: Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit and Pixar.
Tags: Google, Apple, lawsuits, DOJ, IT hiring trends
HP, Oracle Settle Lawsuit Over Ex-CEO Hurd
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published September 21, 2010
Computing giant settles its feud with Oracle over outgoing CEO Mark Hurd, agreeing to drop its lawsuit and restore corporate ties.
Tags: Oracle, data storage management, lawsuits, HP, Hurd
HP Fires Back, Sues Oracle for Hiring Hurd
By David Needle | Article Published September 08, 2010
The computer giant files a civil complaint against its former CEO to protect its trade secrets.
Tags: Oracle, lawsuits, HP, Larry Ellison, Hurd
DoJ Sues Oracle Alleging Software Contract Fraud
By Larry Barrett | Article Published July 29, 2010
Justice Department claims the company defrauded the federal government on a software contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars over an eight-year span.
Tags: Oracle, software licenses, lawsuits, DOJ, fraud
Reinventing Dell One Executive at a Time
By Rob Enderle | Article Published June 30, 2010
An industry analyst opines that sometimes its the things you didnt know about a company that redefine it in ways you couldnt have imagined.
Tags: PC, Dell, marketing, lawsuits, PC hardware
VirnetX's VPN Patents Declared Valid: USPTO
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 23, 2010
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's ruling may send a message to IT decision makers and technology buyers about patented technologies licensed from third parties.
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, VPN, VirnetX, patent violation
SIIA Extends Piracy Dragnet to Europe
By Larry Barrett | Article Published June 22, 2010
The trade association filed its first software piracy lawsuits in Europe in its latest effort to protect member companies from being ripped off on eBay.
Tags: software, lawsuits, piracy, eBay, SIIA
Microsoft Settles Patent Row with BackWeb
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 04, 2010
Sometimes it just makes sense to settle lawsuits than to fight them out for years in the courts. Is that the message that Microsoft is sending lately?
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, lawsuit
Microsoft Hits Salesforce With Patent Infringement Suit
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published May 19, 2010
Salesforce is accused of infringing on nine Microsoft patents, but what they are exactly is not disclosed.
Tags: Microsoft, CRM, Salesforce, lawsuits, on-demand
Microsoft Pays $200 Million to Settle Patent Tiff
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 17, 2010
Microsoft has had a hard time lately winning over juries in patent disputes. In the VirnetX case, the software titan decided to settle out of court. Will that become a pattern?
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, intellectual property, VirnetX, patents
Microsoft Strikes Out With The Patent Office
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 12, 2010
The software giant once again fails in its legal battle against a small Toronto company over an XML editor that it has long since removed from its word processor.
Tags: Microsoft, software, lawsuits, patents, i4i
Court Denies Rehearing of Microsoft's I4i Appeal
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 02, 2010
Microsoft's request for an 'en banc' rehearing by the appeals court regarding i4i's patent infringement verdict against the software giant is turned down. So what's next? An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court?
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, i4i, appeals
Court Dismisses Novell Suit Against Microsoft
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 31, 2010
With a federal judge tossing the last two of six accusations by networking software firm Novell against Microsoft, is the case finally over?
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, Novell, antitrust, WordPerfect
Novell Beats SCO in Unix Jury Trial
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 30, 2010
Jury finds that Novell still holds the key Unix copyrights, putting the brakes on SCO's legal challenge, but it still might not be the end for SCO.
Tags: Linux, lawsuits, Unix, Novell, SCO
Microsoft Sued Over Zune FM Radio Patents
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 26, 2010
What does an eye doctor with a penchant for inventions have to do with Microsoft's Zune, and will the company ante up with him in a patent dispute or fight to the finish?
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, Zune, windows phone 7 series
Microsoft King of the Patents Hill for Third Year
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 22, 2010
In the annual race to win as many patents as possible, Microsoft ends up in front at least in the software category. So how valuable are those patents to a company the size of Microsoft?
Tags: Microsoft, IEEE, lawsuits, patents, lawsuit
Microsoft Sued Again After Infringement Verdict
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 20, 2010
Just a day after losing an infringement suit regarding its use of virtual private networking patents that belong to holding company VirnetX of Scotts Valley, Calif., Microsoft gets sued again about the same patents, only this time the infringing products include Windows 7.
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, VirnetX, patent, patent lawsuit
Microsoft Dealt Another Setback in i4i Patent Case
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 12, 2010
In latest setback in patent case, appeals court reiterates that Microsoft's infringement was "willful," while both sides wait to see if the court will agree to hear Microsoft's en banc appeal.
Tags: XML, Microsoft, lawsuits, i4i, patent lawsuit
Microsoft Loses Office i4i XML Patent Appeal
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 22, 2009
Analysts say patent litigation may just be the new cost of doing business in an increasingly complex product environment.
Tags: Microsoft, lawsuits, patents, i4i