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Williams Mullen: E-Discovery & Information Governance - What Is 'The Cloud' And Should I Store My Company's Data There?
Posted on 2 Sep 2011 by Williams Mullen

By Monica McCarroll "The Cloud" is everywhere these days - Microsoft has a clever ad campaign directing consumers "to the Cloud"; Apple is launching "iCloud" to store all of your music, pictures and apps; and Google Docs... Read More

Oral Arguments Held In Microsoft Word Patent Case
Posted on 18 Apr 2011 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The evidentiary standard for proving patent invalidity was debated April 18 before the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute involving the popular word-processing software program Microsoft Word ( Microsoft Corp. v . i4i Limited... Read More

Supreme Court Rules Against Microsoft In Patent Case
Posted on 9 Jun 2011 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Endorsing a "clear and convincing" standard for proving patent invalidity, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 9 sided with a patent holding firm in its longstanding dispute with defendant Microsoft Corp. ( Microsoft... Read More

Patent Actions On The Rise, Median Damages Awarded Hits 16-Year Low, According To Patent Litigation Study
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - Reflecting upon developments currently underway in patent reform legislation, PwC US on Oct. 18 released a new report "2011 Patent Litigation Study: Patent litigation trends as the 'America Invents Act' becomes law" summarizing... Read More

High Court To Hear Microsoft Word Patent Case
Posted on 29 Nov 2010 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 29 granted certiorari in a case that could clarify the evidentiary standard for establishing patent invalidity in response to allegations of infringement ( Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Limited... Read More

U.S. High Court Will Consider Jurisdictional Debate In Xbox Suit
Posted on 19 Jan 2016 by Mark Rogers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 15 granted a petition for writ of certiorari filed in a suit accusing Microsoft Corp. of a selling defective Xbox consoles but limited the appeal and agreed to consider only if a... Read More

Nokia Sues Apple Again Over Patents
Posted on 30 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELSINKI - (AP) Nokia is suing Apple in the United States for allegedly infringing patents in its mobile phones, portable music players, tablets and computers, the Finnish company said Tuesday. The complaint, filed with United States International Trade... Read More

High Court To Review Patent Judgment Against Microsoft
Posted on 29 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a $290 million dispute between Microsoft Corp. and a Canadian technology company over complaints that a tool used in the popular Microsoft Word program violated patent protections. The... Read More

Microsoft Aims At Android With E-Reader Lawsuit
Posted on 23 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SEATTLE - (AP) Microsoft Corp. broadened its attack on Google Inc.'s Android software, filing patent infringement lawsuits Monday against Barnes & Noble Inc. and two manufacturers over the Android-based Nook e-reader. In the complaint filed in... Read More

Tech Cos. Want Boy Scout 'Perversion Files' Blocked
Posted on 11 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) The country's leading technology trade association, which represents major multinationals including IBM, Boeing Co. and Microsoft Corp., has written a brief in support of the Boy Scouts of America in a lawsuit that seeks to make... Read More

HP Reaches Settlement With DOJ In Kickbacks Case
Posted on 3 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PALO ALTO, Calif. - (AP) Hewlett-Packard Co. said Monday that it has agreed in principle to settle a lawsuit by the Department of Justice, which alleged that HP and other technology companies paid kickbacks to Accenture PLC in exchange for recommendations... Read More

Motorola Fires Back At Microsoft With Patent Lawsuit
Posted on 15 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. - (AP) Motorola is returning fire in a legal battle with Microsoft, suing the software maker for infringing on 16 of its patents. Motorola said Wednesday that Microsoft's PC and server software, Windows mobile software and Xbox... Read More

Google Sues Interior Department Over E-Mail Bid Request
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Google is suing the U.S. Department of the Interior over a request for bids for a new e-mail and messaging solution it says favors rival Microsoft. The search giant filed the suit with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Friday. Full... Read More

High Court Says Microsoft Must Pay In Patent Case
Posted on 10 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Microsoft Corp. must pay a $290 million judgment awarded to a small Toronto software company for infringing on one of its patents inside its popular Microsoft Word program. The high court unanimously... Read More

Dish, EchoStar To Pay $500 Million TiVo Settlement
Posted on 3 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Satellite broadcaster Dish Network Corp. and set-top box supplier EchoStar Corp. will pay TiVo Inc. $500 million to settle a patent lawsuit over digital video recorder technology, the companies said Monday. The settlement is one of the... Read More