Boy, what a blast from the past! Remember Novell Inc., the famed software company? Well the story goes that the firm sued Microsoft one balmy morning in 2004, claiming that Redmond infringed on competition rules during the 90s. The lawsuit was put in motion claiming that Redmond deliberately delayed the launch of...

Microsoft software remains one of the most pirated the world over, and the software titan continues its fight against piracy around the globe, this time sharing some interesting new statistics on how things are coming along in its ever lasting battle. Long story short, the company’s efforts are actually pretty...

Boy, Redmond sure has had it tough when it comes to trademarks these past couple of years. First it was the legal dispute over the Metro UI in Windows 8 with the German retail group Metro AG, which claimed that this infringed its trademark. The software titan at that time decided to drop the name Metro altogether and...

Another day at the court for Microsoft, it appears. The software titan has just been sued once again, this time for allegedly using some Excel patents without proper authorization. The battles over patents (particularly software patents) have increasingly embroiled the Redmond-based technology titan in these past few...

Patents are a necessary evil. There are some that maintain that patents stifle innovation, while others believe that are indispensable for the technology industry. Regardless of which side they are on, most technology enthusiasts will agree that technology patents have gained a vital importance for consumer and...

Microsoft is one of the few companies that suffer from massive software piracy of its products. Both Windows and Office are one of the most counterfeited software according to most surveys. And expectedly, the company actively fights software piracy whenever and where it can. The latest battle Redmond is fighting is...

Microsoft just can’t seem to catch a break. First it was the European Commission that handed a hefty fine to the company for failing to provide a browser ballot screen, and now Linux users are in on the fun. The software giant is now facing legal action in Europe, after a Linux user group decided to sue the House of...

Redmond’s never-ending battle against piracy has taken it to South Korea, where it is now fighting the South Korean Ministry of National Defense over annual fees for its software products. Microsoft is demanding that the South Korean authorities should play a total of $12 million of the software it uses every year. A...

Software pirates, that is. While Microsoft products are one of the most (if not the most) pirated software in the whole world, the company does not shy away from hunting those that involve in this practice. Case in point is the recent showdown in Mother Russia where Microsoft went after a tire repair plant on February...

The live tiles that make up the Windows 8 Start Screen are one of the best (and more important) features of Microsoft’s new operating system. Most people love them, some don’t, but you’ll have to look really hard to find someone that believes that the live tiles looking anything short of great. Only problem is, they...