Microsoft and Google team up to invalidate GeoTag patent

Billy-Goats Gruff Microsoft and Google have joined forces to defeat so-called patent troll GeoTag, which has sued hundreds of companies for allegedly infringing its patent.

Apple's new subscription rules could face legal challenge

Apple may face a legal fight over its plans to introduce a newspaper subscription service through its App Store which would see it raking off 30 percent of revenues.

Hollywood studios turn signts on Hotfile

The notoriously litigious Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has for the first time filed a copyright suit against Hotfile - the first time it's gone after a digital locker service.

'Too early' to sue over net neutrality, FCC claims

The Federal Communications Commission has asked the Court of Appeals to throw out lawsuits brought by Verizon and MetroPCS.

Apple sued over data tracking

An iPhone user has launched a lawsuit against Apple, accusing it of allowing applications to gather personal information without users' consent.

Activision goes after EA for 'conspiracy'

Activision's broadening its lawsuit against two game developers who developed Call of Duty, adding Electronic Arts to its list of targets.

Google offers $1 of sweet vindication in Street View lawsuit

As the Google Street View car trolls roads nationwide, it seems to leave a trail of angry citizens in its wake.

Fox targets aspiring screenwriter in multi-million dollar lawsuit

P.J. McIlvaine spends her days selling flowers to stay afloat while trying to make it in the cut-throat world of Hollywood screenwriting.

Facebook goes after another site with 'book' in its name

Facebook is continuing with its campaign to trademark two of the commonest nouns in the English language by turning its sights on a two-person website that highlights stupid Facebook posts.

Apple bricked iPhone 3G on purpose, lawsuit claims

A disgruntled user is suing Apple, accusing it of deliberately ruining the iPhone 3G's performance through the launch of iOS4, in an attempt to persuade users to upgrade to the iPhone 4.

Google calls govt anticompetitive (yes, that's the right way round)

Google is suing the US Department of the Interior, saying it shouldn't have made up its mind in advance that it wanted a messaging solution based on Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite.

Apple hits back at Motorola with multitouch patent suit

The patent battle between Apple and Android vendors is hotting up, with a new lawsuit from Apple alleging that Mororola has infringed its intellectual property with its touch-screen phones, including the Droid line.

EFF challenges government to prove it needs more surveillance

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a suit against three government agencies, aiming to challenge their assertion that 'back doors' should be incorporated into all communications systems for security reasons.

Gemalto becomes latest company to sue Google over Android

Security firm Gemalto is suing Google, claiming that its Dalvik virtual machine violates its patents.

Studio goes after porn pirates

Bad news arrives for fans of big Brazilian bottoms.

HyperMac pulls MacBook charging kits after Apple lawsuit

The only company to offer external MacBook batteries and chargers has been forced to take its products off the market following legal pressure from Apple.

Police officer sues YouTube over 'bubbles' cartoons

A Toronto police officer is suing YouTube for hosting video of him abusing a G20 protester for blowing bubbles.

Red Bull won't give Baumgartner wings

Red Bull has pulled out of a plan to help adventurer Felix Baumgartner carry out a record-breaking parachute jump from the stratosphere.

Microsoft sues Motorola over Android patents

Microsoft has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola, accusing it of using its technology in Android phones.

Hi-tech firms settle no-poaching deal with DoJ

As expected, the Department of Justice has reached a settlement with six high technology companies – Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit  and Pixar – barring them from entering into no-solicitation agreements for employees.