The ownership of a moderately popular Twitter account and the value of the account’s 17,000 followers are at the center of an ongoing legal dispute.
A class action lawsuit was filed today against Research in Motion (RIM), the makers of BlackBerry, after a massive, three-day service outage affected millions of its subscribers worldwide in October.
Oracle has paid out in excess of $199.5 million to settle a case with the U.S. government.
Following Google’s recent purchase of Zagat, social review and discovery site Yelp will cooperate with the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation’s antitrust lawsuit against the search giant, the company announced today.
PlayStation manufacturer Sony has added a clause to its terms of service for its online gaming network, the PlayStation Network (PSN), that waives users’ rights to collectively sue the company.
This week, three surprising scenarios emerged in initial depositions in the ongoing Google/Oracle lawsuit.
Microsoft has said its Windows Phone 7 devices are not keeping location data without alerting users.
The string of Android-related patent lawsuits is heating up with a new complaint brought by Microsoft against Motorola Mobility.
Game maker Zynga is being taken to court over patents that cover some fundamental aspects of social gaming: credits and prize redemption.
Now this is how patent warfare is conducted: Taiwan-based HTC has filed a lawsuit against Apple, Inc. for patent violations throughout its lineup of consumer electronics devices.
Zediva, an ill-conceived startup that sought to exploit a legal loophole in the DVD rental business, has been shut down by a federal court.
Google has snapped up more than a thousand IBM patents, a move that likely doubled the number of patents held by the search giant.
Facebook filed a lawsuit Thursday against several companies that bought domain names similar to facebook.com, alleging trademark infringement.
In Oracle’s patent lawsuit against Google, the latter company has made a surprising concession: It might be willing to settle.
Sony’s “welcome back” package to users following the take-down of its PlayStation Network (PSN) might have increased PlayStation 3 console and game sales, according to a report by EEDAR. The package included free games and services to entice users to return to the PSN online gaming network that was brought down for several weeks due to a hacker attack in April.
A U.S. judge has denied Apple’s preliminary injunction, which would have immediately stopped online retailer Amazon from using the term “App Store” even before the case goes to trial, reports Reuters.
Sony’s troubles just keep mounting. Now it’s the target of a class-action lawsuit claiming that the company’s negligence led to the theft of personal data on more than 100 million of its customers.
The U.S. Supreme court has upheld a 2009 verdict that ordered Microsoft to pay out $290 million in fines for infringing on a patent owned by Toronto-based company i4i.
Online financial transaction service PayPal filed a California state lawsuit yesterday against Google claiming the search giant stole trade secrets from its mobile-payment business.
P2P file-sharing service LimeWire has agreed to pay $105 million to the record companies responsible for shutting it down in October last year, settling a five year-long lawsuit against the now-defunct company.
Samsung, the latest company to enter into a legal slap fight with Apple over patent and trademark violations, fired back with a promise of counter-action against its rival’s recent accusations.
Popular location-based check-in application Foursqaure was slapped with a lawsuit today for supposedly infringing on a patent from little known company Mobile Commerce Framework, as first reported by TechCrunch.
This was bound to happen sooner or later. A Los Angeles county man has filed a lawsuit against Apple, along with several mobile app developers, for allowing apps that transmit private user information to ad networks without user consent.
A patent dispute is unfolding between Kodak and photo-sharing site Shutterfly that could have ramifications for some of the broader photo-sharing sites on the web, such as Yahoo’s Flickr, the widely-used Picasa by Google, and Facebook’s Photos feature.
We’ve seen this before: Microsoft today filed a patent lawsuit against Motorola, saying that the device maker’s Android phones infringed on nine of its patents.
Paul Allen, the cofounder of Microsoft from long, long ago, is now trying his hand at suing the entire Internet over decade-old patents owned by his former company, Interval Research.
Well before media conglomerate Viacom sued Google for $1 billion in damages over copyright infringement in 2007, the media conglomerate thought that video-sharing site YouTube would have made a “transformative acquisition” for the company, according to court briefs released today. (The briefs are here, here and here.)
Two co-founders who helped create one of the most successful games in history have sued their former Mother Ship, Activision Blizzard, for firing them.
A potentially interesting legal drama is unfolding at Minerva Biotechnologies, a Waltham, Mass., startup developing biochips and exploring the biology of cancer stem cells. In a terse release, the company said it has terminated CEO Jim Czirr and launched a search for his successor. Minerva also said it has filed suit against Czirr in Massachusetts Superior Court.