Remember the Windows 8 Live Tiles lawsuit? Sure you don’t. This fluffy little piece of litigation has been an ongoing process ever since the debut of the software titan’s modern operating system. A company by the name of SurfCast filed a complaint in the United States District Court of Maine, back in 2012, alleging...

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...

You might remember hearing back in November about Microsoft being sued over live tiles by a company called Surfcast. According to Surfcast they have a patent on this type of interface and wants Microsoft to pay them a licensing fee to use it. Now we are hearing that the trial date has been set for September 3rd of...

Apparently the “live tiles” that we’ve been seeing with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are now sparking a lawsuit. An operating system technology designer by the name of SurfCast claims that Microsoft is infringing on one of its four patents for “making, selling, using and offering to sell devices and software...

This had to happen sooner or later – the lawsuit(s), that is. Not a week after the launch of Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone 8, a company called SurfCast has sued Microsoft over the Live Tiles feature of these OSs. Even though Windows Phone 7 – released a couple of years ago – used Live Tiles, SurfCast claims...