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  • BYOD lawsuits loom as work gets personal

    Will BYOD lead to a rash of lawsuits from employees who feel violated? Or maybe a headline-grabbing, class-action lawsuit? Your company better make sure it has an explicit terms-of-use BYOD agreement. Here are ways companies can protect themselves.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige22 April 13 18:31
  • IBM hit with $1.1 million harassment suit

    IBM Australia has been hit with a $1.1 million lawsuit, with a former employee alleging the company failed to act on complaints of sexual harassment during her employment.

    Written by Chloe Herrick15 April 11 12:32
  • Motorola retaliates with lawsuit against Microsoft

    Motorola's mobile phone subsidiary has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft alleging the world's largest software maker has infringed 16 of its patents in PC, mobile and server software, as well as Xbox products.

    Written by Dan Nystedt12 Nov. 10 04:14
  • Ghost of Sun's Schwartz chides Oracle's Google lawsuit

    Oracle's recent patent infringement lawsuit against Google around the way its Android operating system uses Java is contradictory to the apparent joy of former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz in a blog post three years ago still hosted by Oracle.

    Written by Rodney Gedda24 Aug. 10 10:18
  • Intel and Dell sue Canadian company for 'netbook' trademark

    Intel and Dell are seeking from the U.S. District Court and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a trademark cancellation over the term "netbook", held by rugged mobile computing solutions vendor, Psion Teklogix.

    Written by Maxine Cheung06 March 09 07:38
  • Oracle sues Google over Java use in Android

    Oracle has filed a lawsuit against Google, charging that its Android phone software infringes Oracle patents and copyrights related to Java, Oracle said on Thursday.

    Written by James Niccolai13 Aug. 10 10:24
  • Update: Judge rules in favor of YouTube over Viacom

    Viacom's $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against Google's video-sharing site YouTube has been dismissed by the court, ending for now an acrimonious legal battle between the companies that has been going on for more than three years.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez24 June 10 09:45
  • US lawmakers target The Pirate Bay, other sites

    The Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, a group of U.S. lawmakers concerned with copyright infringement, has listed The Pirate Bay and five other Web sites as "notorious" file-sharing sites.

    Written by Grant Gross20 May 10 05:12
  • US trade agency to investigate Apple's patent complaint

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate complaints by Apple that Eastman Kodak violated its patents related to digital imaging devices and software, the latest dispute in a long-standing patent skirmish between the two companies.

    Written by Grant Gross17 May 10 05:19
  • SAP, Waste Management settle lawsuit

    The rancorous lawsuit between SAP and Waste Management has been settled, with the software vendor making an undisclosed, one-time cash payment to the trash hauler, according to court documents and a regulatory filing.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus04 May 10 03:21
  • Legal liabilities: A new dimension to information security

    Readers will be familiar with the explosive global growth in data theft and data leakage incidents. But they may be less familiar with the corresponding increase in multi-million-dollar law suits flowing from such incidents, as those who are burned in the fall-out from security breaches seek compensation from the courts to cover their losses.

    Written by Nick Gifford20 April 10 10:00