October 4, 2013
by Peter Snyder
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 ...[read more]
September 10, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
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 ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
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 ...[read more]
July 13, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
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 ...[read more]
July 10, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
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 ...[read more]
May 9, 2013
by Kyle Webster
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 ...[read more]
March 10, 2013
by Sarah Steers
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, ...[read more]
February 8, 2013
by Sarah Posner
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 ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
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 ...[read more]
December 28, 2012
by Arjun Mishra
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 ...[read more]

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