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Microsoft Finally Wins Novell Windows 95 Lawsuit

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

Microsoft Says It Settled 3,265 Piracy Cases Last Year

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

European Court Rules Against Microsoft In SkyDrive Trademark Dispute

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,

Microsoft Sued For Unauthorized Use Of Excel Patents

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

VirnetX Sues Microsoft Over Skype Patents

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

Former Employees Tipped Microsoft Off About Australian Software Pirates

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

Linux Community Sues Microsoft Over Windows 8 Restrictions

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

Microsoft Locks Horns With South Korean Military Over Unlicensed Software

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

Microsoft Goes After Pirates In Russia

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

Court Date Set For Windows 8 Live Tiles Case

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