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Federal appeals court instructs ITC to reconsider Microsoft Google patent dispute
October 4, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday held that the International Trade Commission (ITC) erred in finding that Motorola Mobility, a branch of Google did not infringe a Microsoft graphical interface patent. Microsoft originally filed a complaint in 2010 with the ITC against Mot....... [more]

Yahoo files suit to disclose details of data requests from government
September 10, 2013
Yahoo filed suit in the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) on Monday demanding the right to disclose the number of user data requests made by the US government under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Last week Yahoo joined Google and Microsoft in publishing a transpar....... [more]

July 22, 2013
PRISM is the code name given to a top-secret surveillance program run by the NSA. PRISM was established to gather information through a variety of digital means, mainly by targeting foreign individuals through internet-based organizations. The full extent of what exactly PRISM does is not entirely k....... [more]

Microsoft accuses US Customs of refusing to follow agency orders
July 13, 2013
Microsoft Corp filed a lawsuit on Thursday against US Customs officials accusing them of refusing to follow an import ban issued in May 2012 against Google, Inc. by the US International Trade Commission (ITC). The trade agency had issued the ban after deciding that Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility d....... [more]

Allow Google, Microsoft to disclose national security order data: rights groups
July 10, 2013
Civil liberties groups filed an amicus curiae brief Monday in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) supporting efforts by Google and Microsoft to publish data concerning how many times the government invoked federal law to request user information for national security purposes. The For....... [more]

Microsoft appealed EU antitrust fine
May 9, 2013
On May 9, 2008, Microsoft appealed a massive EU antitrust fine for failing to comply with a 2004 ruling. The ruling found that Microsoft had abused its monopoly power and required the company to share technical information with competitors and lower its prices. In October 2007, Microsoft announced i....... [more]

China created special intellectual property court
March 10, 2013
On March 10, 2006, China confirmed during the National People's Congress, an annual parliamentary meeting, that it had established a Judicial Court of Intellectual Property in conjunction with strengthened copyright laws. These changes followed accusations from various countries, including the US, t....... [more]

Federal judge restricts Google patent lawsuit against Microsoft
February 8, 2013
US District Judge James Robart on Thursday restricted the patent lawsuit by Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility against Microsoft. The judge ruled that certain parts of three different Motorola patents were not valid. Motorola has sought $4 billion for alleged violations of its wireless and video p....... [more]

Google's Motorola Mobility drops two key patents from case against Microsoft
January 9, 2013
Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filled a motion Tuesday with the International Trade Commission to drop two key patents from it case against Microsoft. The claim alleges that Microsoft infringed on Motorola Mobility's patents related to technology used in the Xbox. The withdrawal of the claim is....... [more]

Microsoft co-founder re-filed patent suit
December 28, 2012
On December 28, 2010, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen filed an amended patent infringement complaint against such business and Internet giants as Google, Ebay and Apple with the claim that those companies misappropriated technologies patented by Allen's Interval Licensing, LLC. Allen's amended compl....... [more]

EU accuses Microsoft of failing to provide Internet browser choice
October 25, 2012
The European Commission (EC) accused Microsoft on Wednesday of violating an agreement to provide consumers with a choice of Internet browsers. EC Vice President Joaquin Alumnia stated that Microsoft abused its dominant market position by tying in its Internet Explorer browser with Windows computers....... [more]


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