Wednesday: May 12, 2010
- HTC asks for ban on Apple products after filing patent complaint.
Engadget is taking a deeper look at just what patents are involved here between the two companies and the implications of the federal lawsuit (which HTC has filed along with their patent suit). Should be an interesting battle - or about as interesting as Nokia versus Apple.
Thursday: April 15, 2010
- Adobe to sue Apple sometime in the near future regarding recent SDK changes.
This really shouldn't be a surprise given Apple's recent barring of none-native code on the iPhone and features that Adobe had ready for CS5 in those regards for development. Apparently this was the final straw and not the relentless bashing they've endured for lack of Flash on Apple's various mobile devices.
Monday: March 1, 2010
- Facebook's recently awarded news-feed patent could spell trouble for other social sites.
Twitter is effectively one giant news feed, to the extent that it clearly has influenced some of the changes that Facebook made to its own feed technology. That reaction could be alarmist. And yet prominent figures elsewhere in the social-media world don't seem thrilled.
Thursday: February 25, 2010
- Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.
The patents themselves are very explicit, and appear to deal with the very specific application of methods and even software, some of it bearing Xerox trademarks. Theoretically, such methods could be used in the dissemination of live repositories of information.
Tuesday: February 9, 2010
- Pirating an unreleased Nintendo game? That'll cost you a million and change.
'The legal proceeding resulted in a settlement in which the individual will pay to Nintendo the sum of 1.5 million (Australian) dollars by way of damages to compensate Nintendo for the loss of sales revenue caused by the individual's actions,' it said in a statement.
Tuesday: January 5, 2010
- Nokia decides to add an additional fourteen patents to case against Apple.
The assertion made in Nokia's latest amended complaint is that Apple based the design of the iPhone around Nokia concepts, implying that Apple may have actively reverse-engineered Nokia's phones to do so -- rather than stumbling upon the same concepts accidentally in its own research.
Monday: December 21, 2009
- Microsoft gets themselves sued due to previous trademark of the term 'Bing'.
Bing! Information Design, based in St Louis, Missouri, launched a legal action last week in a local court - alleging that the multibillion-dollar software corporation 'had knowledge of the mark' and 'intentionally interfered' when it relaunched its search engine with a new name earlier this year.
Friday: November 20, 2009
- Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.
Abington are looking to get a class action lawsuit together, believing Microsoft's actions to be both heavy-handed and suspiciously convenient giving the proximity of the bannings to the release of Modern Warfare 2.
Friday: October 2, 2009
- Turns out that Twitter is also a great tool for serving court orders.
The blogger, who is also a lawyer and owns the firm serving the order, said that he thought that it was the first time Twitter had been used to deliver a court order.
Thursday: September 10, 2009
- Courtney Love suing Activision over Kurt Cobain's appearance in Guitar Hero 5.
This probably stems from Cobain singing songs by other licensed artists in the Guitar Hero 5 game, something that in no way seems like something he would want to be a part of, if alive today.
Tuesday: September 8, 2009
- Makers of Luxo lamp decide to sue Disney and Pixar over mascot usage and name.
The Norwegian company that originally designed the iconic lamp is claiming copyright infringement. It probably doesn't help that Disney is packaging a version of said lamp to sell with the Blu-ray version of 'Up' and that they also have a six-foot animatronic version over at Disney World in Orlando.
Friday: August 21, 2009
- Chicago woman decides to sue local zoo over splashing dolphins.
Officials 'recklessly and wilfully trained and encouraged the dolphins to throw water at the spectators in the stands, making the floor wet and slippery', the court documents stated.
Monday: August 3, 2009
- NYC woman who can't find a job decides to sue college she went to.
Let's see how many people attempt this if it actually works.
Thursday: July 16, 2009
- Amazon in some legal trouble regarding Kindle covers that end up breaking the device.
The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, where Amazon is based, claims the covers designed and sold by Amazon to protect the device often end up cracking the Kindle screens due to pressure on the hinge.
Friday: July 10, 2009
- State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.
Tagged, which has been around for five years, would then illegally get access to those new users' e-mail address books and send out more messages without those users' knowledge. Tagged will be sued for deceptive e-mail marketing practices and invasion of privacy, the office said.