Google, Yahoo seek to avoid antitrust suit

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Numerous news outlets are reporting that Google and Yahoo are in talks with the U.S. Justice Department in an effort to head off an antitrust challenge to their proposed advertising agreement. Several advertisers and Microsoft...

Viacom's YouTube suit threatens freedom

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A $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit challenging YouTube's ability to keep copyrighted material off its popular video-sharing site threatens how hundreds of millions of people exchange all kinds of information on the Internet, YouTube owner...

Crysis New Suit Power - Slow Motion

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Crytek let the community know about a pretty neat mod that will be coming soon enough that adds a Slow-Down element to the Nanosuit. Have a listen... "Our community member Shajbot is currently developing a...

Vonage Settles AT&T Suit

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Internet phone-company Vonage has settled the last of its patent disputes which have drained much-needed money from the company. In a press release yesterday, Vonage stated simply: "Vonage and AT&T have entered into a definitive...

MS wins Patent Suit over tech that improves XP Boot Time

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Acacia, a company that buys patents and sues other companies, bought U.S. patent 5933639, which was issued in 1999 to Acceleration Software International Corporation, and formed a company called Computer Acceleration Corporation, which then took...

eBay Wins Trademark Suit

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Internet auction site EBay has blocked retailer Perfumebay.com from using a Web site address ending with "ebay" after an appeals court ruled it was trademark infringement. Perfumebay, a seller of designer perfumes over the Internet,...

Seagate settles suit over disk capacity

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Seagate Technology has agreed to reimburse 5% of the purchase price to people who bought Seagate hard drives in the United States between March 22, 2001, and December 31, 2005 plus pay up to $1.79...

Vonage Settles Verizon Patent Suit

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With the recent security issues and patent infringement suit with AT&T, internet phone company Vonage needs all the good news it can get. The company announced today that it has settled a patent lawsuit brought...

Vonage Settles Sprint Nextel Patent Suit

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It seems like just a few weeks ago when some were predicting the demise of Vonage after an unfriendly verdict awarding Sprint $69.5 million in damages along with a percentage of Vonage's future revenue. Today,...

Microsoft hit with patent suit over .Net

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Vertical Computer Systems Incorporated filed a suit on April 18 in a U.S. District Court in Texas against Microsoft Corporation for patent infringement related to Microsoft's .Net framework, used for building Windows-based software. Vertical alleges...

Judge Throws Out Defamation Suit Against Google

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KinderStart sued Google Incorporated in March 2006 accusing the Mountain View, California-based company of violations of antitrust, free speech, unfair competition and defamation and libel laws. In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Jeremy Fogel of...

Judge rules for Microsoft in Alcatel-Lucent suit

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On Thursday in San Diego, U.S. District Judge Rudi Brewster dismissed all of Alcatel-Lucent's patent claims against Microsoft Corporation over technology that converts speech into text, meaning that the jury trial set to begin on...

Belgian Papers Win Google Copyright Suit

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Google has lost in court, but already plans to appeal, against Copiepresse, a copyright protection group representing 18 newspapers in Belgium, which claimed Google News was infringing copyrighted laws. The Mountain View, California-based company insists...

MySpace Files Law Suit Against 'Spam King'

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MySpace.com, which is owned by News Corp., has filed a lawsuit Friday in Los Angeles against the self-proclaimed "Spam King" for allegedly blasting the portal with spam between July and December 2006. The suit alleges...

Judge Won't Dismiss Suit Against XM

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U.S. District Judge Deborah A. Batts in New York has refused to throw out a record-industry lawsuit against XM Satellite Radio. XM was accused last May by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) of...

Suit calls on Dell Canada to replace notebooks

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Dell Canada Inc. faces a lawsuit filed by an Ontario man on behalf of Canadians who own certain models of Inspiron notebook computers with purported defects that cause complete system failure, the plaintiff's lawyer announced...

Sony BMG settles suit over CDs

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Sony BMG Music Entertainment will pay $1.5 million and kick in thousands more in customer refunds to settle lawsuits brought by California and Texas over music CDs that installed a hidden anti-piracy program on consumers'...

Judge tosses part of AMD suit against Intel

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Judge Joseph Farnan, of the U.S. District Court in Delaware, has dismissed a large portion of AMD's antitrust lawsuit against Intel, saying that U.S. law does not cover many of AMD's claims. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD...

Adobe Planning Antitrust Suit Against Microsoft?

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The Wall Street Journal reported on June 2 that Adobe is poised to launch an antitrust suit in Europe against Microsoft, following the break-down of four-month-long talks over Microsoft's Office 2007 PDF plans. Microsoft announced...

Google Settles 'Click Fraud' Suit

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Google has agreed to pay up to settle a law suit whichalleged that customers of their ad program were being billed falsely forclick-throughs that never occurred. The suit focused on Google benefitting, anddoing next to...

Suit filed over Nano scratches

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Claiming that the iPod Nano has a widespread propensity for scratching easily, lawyers this week filed a class action suit against Apple Computer on behalf of those who have purchased the diminutive music player. The...

AMD Subpoenas 15 in Intel Suit

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Advanced Micro Devices stated today that 15 companies have been served subpoenas in its antitrust lawsuit against Intel Corporation. On the list were computer makers and a dozen distributors and retailers such as Dell,...

Microsoft files suit against European Commission

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Microsoft has filed a new lawsuit against the European Commission, the latest move in its long-running battle against antitrust sanctions imposed by the Commission for abuse of its dominant Windows software. The lawsuit before the...

Microsoft wins Right to Appeal Novell Suit

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A federal judge in Baltimore has accepted Microsoft's request for an appeal against the remaining charges in its antitrust suit with Novell. U.S. District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz ruled that there...

Intel Denies Wrongdoing In AMD Suit

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Responding to an antitrust lawsuit filed by a rival computer chip maker, Intel on Thursday denied its business practices broke any laws and dismissed the claims as "factually incorrect and contradictory.'' In a 63-page...

Microsoft Settles Suit Against Former Spammer

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Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday that it had settled a lawsuit against Scott Richter, whom it identified as a former "spam king." Microsoft said that as part of the settlement Richter and his company agreed...

Microsoft Settles Infringement Suit

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Microsoft and Alacritech have settled a dispute over networking technology the software giant plans to use in future versions of Windows. Alacritech, which sued Microsoft for patent infringement last year, announced...

Another Antitrust Suit Filed Against Microsoft

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Microsoft's efforts to extricate itself from antitrust disputes received another setback last week when the founder of the Go Corporation, a maker of a portable computer operating system in the 1990's, filed suit in federal...

Settlement proposed in iPod class action suit

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Users disgruntled with Apple's iPod battery claims may soon have relief. A court has conditionally approved a settlement in a class action suit brought against Apple Computer by several consumers who claim...

Appeals court backs Apple in investor suit

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A federal appeals court this week upheld a lower court decision that Apple Computer investors cannot sue the company over the fact that the Power Mac G4 Cube and other products didn't live up to...

Apple suit foreshadows coming products

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Thanks spks3707 for spotting this news first. In its latest lawsuit seeking to clamp down on leaks, Apple Computer has added credibility to several hot rumors, including plans to offer a...

WWE files suit against THQ, Jakks

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World Wrestling Entertainment asks court to nullify THQ's license to produce WWE games, alleges bribery and racketeering scheme. World Wrestling Entertainment today announced that the company has filed suit against video game...

Leisure Suit Larry banned in Australia

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Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Lauda the game has been blocked in Australia. Australian news agencies stated last week that the Office of Films and Literature Classification, goverment that rates video games banned the title....

First Suit Filed Against Internet 'Spyware'

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The U.S. government has sued a New Hampshire man in its first attempt to crack down on Internet "spyware" that seizes control of a user's computer without permission. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday...

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