Dexter + Chaney, a 25-year-old Seattle company that makes construction-management software, is suing Microsoft for trademark infringement.
Alexander Maryanovsky, the developer of Jin, a Java-based chess client, has filed a lawsuit in Israel that alleges multiple violations of the GNU General Public License (GPL). In the suit, Maryanovsky alleges that International Chess University (IChessU), a startup offering online chess tutoring, and Alexander Rabinovitch, its CEO, violated both his copyright and the GPL in its production and distribution of the IChessU client, a piece of software based on Jin.
Darl McBride, president and chief executive officer of Lindon-based SCO, acknowledged during a Wednesday conference call that the ongoing IBM lawsuit has been costly in dollars, time and hampering the rollout of new technology. Litigation costs in the most recent quarter alone totaled $2.3 million, although that's lower than $3 million in the year-earlier quarter and $3.8 million in the previous quarter.
Utah's SCO Group is appealing a federal magistrate's gutting of its $5 billion lawsuit against IBM, hoping to salvage the tens of millions of dollars it has spent litigating the case over the past three years.
Software company FireStar has filed suit against open source seller Red Hat, alleging patent infringement. Red Hat recently purched JBoss maker of the specific accused product Hibernate 3.0.
Free software campaigner Richard Stallman said French youth should protest against a draft law on copyright that will be voted on Friday.
Daniel Wallace's second anti-GPL suit accusing IBM, Red Hat and Novell of predatory price-fixing and restraint of trade has gone down in flames like his first against the Free Software Foundation, which wrote the license.
This is interesting - the case of Eric McCarty, a security researcher and sysadmin charged by Federal prosecutors last month with "knowingly having transmitted a code or command to intentionally cause damage." He exploited a SQL injection flaw to access student data, then notified SecurityFocus via email, who notified USC of the vulnerability.
The French Senate approved a new copyright bill yesterday, but amended it to soften a requirement for digital music vendors such as Apple Computer to open up their DRM (digital rights management) technologies to competitors.
A long and winding legal road took another twist for the Beatles' record company today, when a British judge ruled that Apple Computer Inc. is entitled to use the apple logo on its iTunes Music Store.
Sun Microsystems has sued computer maker Azul Systems Inc., accusing it of patent infringement, according to several online reports.
AMD on Thursday issued a subpoena to Microsoft requesting information on its dealings with rival chipmaker Intel, including the Redmond company's decision to support 64-bit chips from both manufacturers.
The music industry unleashed a new wave of copyright lawsuits on European Internet users on Tuesday, bringing the total sued since November to around 2,000, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).
This week the Apple Corps goes to the High Court seeking multimillion-pound damages against Apple Computer, the creators of the iPod, over their hugely successful iTunes Music Store.
On Monday March 20, 2006 US Federal Judge John Daniel Tinder, dismissed the Sherman Act antitrust claims brought against the Free Software Foundation.
Thomas Vinje doesn't come across as the kind of guy who would drive Microsoft Corp. crazy. Soft-spoken, shy, and intellectual by nature, the 52-year-old Vinje seems more like a professor than a high-powered lawyer who spends much of his waking hours taking on Microsoft.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells ruled that Lindon-based SCO should not get more time for depositions of people at Intel, Oracle and The Open Group and denied a different motion to force IBM to provide more documentation in the case. She did give SCO 30 days to file a renewed motion but said it must "narrowly" define areas that have not been covered in documents IBM already has provided to SCO.
For months, years, it's all been about what SCO could discover about IBM, Linux, and Unix. The shoe's on the other foot now, as the US District Court in Utah has revealed that IBM has launched discovery motions against Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard, and BayStar Capital.
A federal judge has scheduled for next month a hearing on Google Inc.'s refusal to hand over information on search results to the Department of Justice, which is looking for evidence to bolster its attempt to revive an anti-porn law rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Also: Google to combat spyware
Ten people suspected of online movie or film piracy have been indicted on criminal charges as the US cracks down on "warez" groups, federal officials said Thursday.