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PS3 Ban Lifted in Europe

03/10/2011, The European battle between LG and Sony over the PlayStation 3 has taken a new turn. Sony has reportedly won, and the earlier seizure of PS3s in Holland has been stopped. To give you some context: LG and Sony are in a dispute concerning Blu-Ray patents...

Movie studios sue file-sharing service, Hotfile

02/09/2011, It looks like movie studios are bringing down the heat on file-sharing services all over the internet, one at a time. The latest to feel the crosshairs on its back is popular file-sharing service, Hotfile. The site that is alleged to reward the sharing of...

LG wants to block the sale of PS3 consoles in the US

02/08/2011, It seems that not a day goes by without some large company filing a lawsuit against another giant and now LG has asked the International Trade Commission (ITC) to block the sale of the popular PlayStation 3 consoles in the US due to a patent dispute....

Did AT&T cheat iDevice users where data is concerned?

02/01/2011, AT&T has apparently “systematically” overcharged iPhone and iPad owners via their capped data plans, at least that is what was claimed by a lawsuit. This is made possible by inflating the amount of data one downloads, resulting in...

Microsoft hit with class action lawsuit over refunds on Windows

01/25/2011, Microsoft is no stranger to lawsuits and now a class action lawsuit has been filed against the company in Italy by a group claiming that it’s too difficult to procure a refund for the copies of Windows that come bundled in new PCs. It was pointed out...

Android contains code copied from Java?

01/21/2011, The legal battle between Oracle’s Java and Google’s Android has been going on for a while and now it seems that it might actually have a case. It has been discovered that at least 43 Android source files appear to have been directly copied from Java....

Sony hack court case postponed with jurisdiction questioned

01/17/2011, Sony’s legal eagles must be pretty upset to know that their claim against hacker Georgen “geohot” Hotz will be postponed, as this delay of a trial was due to questions of where the case should physically be held. At the moment, the case...

Sony Ericsson sues Clearwire over similar-looking logo

01/17/2011, In our weekly installment of ridiculous lawsuits (no it’s not a weekly thing but it sure seems like these things happen often enough) we have Sony Ericsson taking Clearwire to court. It appears that Sony Ericsson is concerned that Clearwire’s...

HyperMac offers DIY solutions to sidestep Apple patent issue

01/10/2011, HyperMac’s portable charging solutions were popular thanks to the use of a MagSafe connector until Apple decided to step in with a patent lawsuit. The company stopped selling accessories that used the infringing cables on November 2nd, but it’s now...

Judge sides with Google in Android trademark suit

12/21/2010, You might remember that when Google’s Android operating system first kicked off, the name was challenged by a person who ran a company called Android Data from 1998 to 2002. Google was accused of trademark infringement and the person wanted a payout...

Motorola countersues Microsoft on Xbox 360 gaming system patents

11/11/2010, Ah, the battle lines are being drawn in the courtroom, as Motorola will not take Microsoft’s stand of suing Motorola concerning patents in the Xbox 360 console lying down. In order to hit back, Motorola decided to counter-sued, accusing Microsoft of...

Microsoft Sues Motorola Over Royalties

11/10/2010, Lawsuits aren’t uncommon amongst large companies and now Microsoft has filed suit against Motorola, claiming that Motorola broke its promise with regards to patent licensing related to the Xbox 360. As you might know, not everything inside the Xbox...

Google Looks To Settle Buzz Lawsuit With $8.5M Fund

11/02/2010, If you remember, Google’s social networking effort, Google Buzz, got off to quite a rocky start, offending many privacy advocates along the way. While the storm has since settled down Google will be doing its bit to put an end to the controversy by...