Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO has been out of the spotlight, at least as far as the technology world is concerned, but he has just made the news as the Internal Revenue Service has gone after him. Along with nine other Redmond executives. He has been called to court to provide information about some...

Here is a little blast from the past. Microsoft have finally won the Windows 95 lawsuit against Novell, for good this time. The company secured legal victories in this matter before, but this time the lawsuit has come to a complete conclusion. Last we heard about this case was back in September 2013, with the...

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...

If you have been clamoring for some legal news, fret not. This is a bit of a regular occurrence in the world of Microsoft. This time, instead of settling a patent or something, Redmond finds itself dealing with another lawsuit. The software titan has now been accused of using a Hebrew font without permission...

In what must be seen as a humiliating blow, Microsoft is being forced to change the name for cloud service “SkyDrive”. This is being done in response to litigation from British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) over their trademark. Microsoft seem to have caved and have agreed to change the name of their massively...

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...

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...

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...

Today, the European Union has decided to fine the company €561 million (around $732 million) for breaking a 2009 antitrust agreement. Back then, Microsoft agreed to include a browser ballot box in every new copy of Windows, allowing users to pick any one of the 12 most popular browsers rather than defaulting...

Yesterday we reported about how the European Union was gearing up to go after Microsoft for not implementing the “browser choice screen” in Windows 7. While Microsoft had complied to the policy with Windows XP and VISTA, they never did for Windows 7. While it remains to be seen what will happen there, the EU...