Facebook's technology's all ours, says Yahoo

Yahoo's suing Facebook over a series of patents, claiming the entire company is built on its technology.

Microsoft linked to firm suing Apple over patents

A company in which Microsoft has a financial interest is suing Apple, claiming it infringes eight wireless communications-related patents.

Broadcasters sue Aereo streaming service

Not entirely unexpectedly, two groups of broadcasters are suing Aereo, the recently-launched streamed television service.

Google imposes controversial privacy policy

Despite fierce opposition - and a request for delay from the EU - Google has gone ahead with its planned changes to the company privacy policy.

Antennagate lawsuit settled

Well, it's taken a long time, so let's hope it's worth it: Apple's reached agreement in a class-action lawsuit over the poor performance of the iPhone 4's antenna.

EPIC sues FTC over Google privacy changes

The Electronic Privacy and Information Center has launched a lawsuit against the US Federal Trade Commission, aiming to force it to stop Google going through with its planned changes to its privacy policy.

India gets tough over 'objectionable' content

Running out of patience, an Indian court has given Google, Facebook and other internet companies just 15 more days to remove 'objectionable' content - although the companies say they've already done all they can.

Facebook and Washington state go after alleged clickjackers

Washington state and Facebook are suing a Delaware company for 'clickjacking' and other spam-spreading tactics.

Microsoft sues big UK retailer for 'counterfeiting'

A major British electrical retailer has been accused of manufacturing and selling counterfeit Windows recovery disks.

Amazon accused of extortion

M-Edge Accessories, which makes cases for the Kindle, has accused Amazon in a lawsuit of acting like a corporate bully.

Transformers attack Asus

Personally, I wouldn't piss off a fifty-foot tall robot equipped with laser weapons, but then I'm not in charge at Asus.

BT sues Google claiming widespread patent infringement

The UK's biggest service provider, BT, has become the latest company to sue Google claiming patent infringement.

Carrier IQ and partners hit with lawsuits

Carrier IQ is finding itself under even greater scrutiny than its clients' customers, following allegations that its mobile tracking software is invading the privacy of phone users.

Porn studio offended by HTC connection

Well, it's perfectly understandable, really. If you were running a major porn studio offering everything from Debbie Does Dallas...Again to group sex cams...

Just when you thought lawsuits couldn't get any sillier

Even a lot of educated lawyers and people who understand the law will often tell you lawsuits are a big waste of time, and you usually don't have to look too far to find laughable litigation someone's filed somewhere.

Motorola Mobility sued by Google-backed firm

Motorola Mobility - currently in the process of being taken over by Google - is being sued by a patent-holding firm partially funded by, er, Google.

US universities sued over book digitization project

With a judge about to hold a status conference on the legal challenge to Google's library scanning project, the Authors' Guild is suing five US universities over the way in which they've taken part.

Save the troll!

Right, everybody, let's have a whip-round. Righthaven, known for its spirited acts of self-defence when threatened by evil patent violators, says it may have to file for bankruptcy if its latest lawsuit is unsuccessful.

Sprint files suit to block AT&T-T-Mobile merger

Sprint has filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing the proposed AT&T-T-Mobile merger, adding its voice to that of the Justice Department to claim that the deal would increase prices and hamper competition.

Microsoft faces phone tracking lawsuit

Microsoft's been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging that the Windows Phone 7 operating system tracks its users geographically without their permission.