All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Lawsuits’
A few days ago, a Texas-based company called InNova Patent Licensing filed an infringement lawsuit against 36 well-known companies. The company claims to hold the patent on spam filtering, and appears to be resting on the notion that any company using spam filtering owes them.
Among the companies being sued are Google, Apple, AOL, Dell, HP, RIM, Yahoo, McAfee, Symantec, and Siemens. The list doesn’t stop at tech companies though. It also contains names like Frito Lay, Cinemark, J.C. Penney, Rent-A-Center, and Dr. Pepper.
All the way back in 2005, Minnesota Printing company CLRB Hanson Industries and New Jersey native Howard Stern (no, not the radio host) filed a suit against Google on the grounds that the company was overcharging them and serving more ads than they were supposed to. Google said that these claims were unfounded.
Google really has the ball rolling on the controversial Google Book Search project. Reuters is reporting that 20,000 publishers have signed on over the last year, doubling the number of partners that Google has. The company has also added two new library partners over the last year bringing that number up to 29.
Customer satisfaction has proven to be one of Apple’s strong points, as indicated by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) this week. Unfortunately, there are still some customers who are far less than satisfied by the company.
An Alabama woman named Jessica Smith is one of those customers, and she intends to bring many more of them out into the light with her, by filing a class-action lawsuit against Apple.
March was a busy month for lawsuits involving bloggers and webmasters. The court system taking them to task for defamatory statements, with one case becoming the first to go to trial and result in a liability verdict.
A legal system once tentative about taking on digital cases is braving the waters with more frequency. Most of the cases we’ve reported on have involved the statements of anonymous commentators, liability for which webmasters and bloggers have been repeatedly exonerated (or are expected to be). But these are different.
Microsoft will distribute vouchers valuing $37.8 million to Arkansas and $224 million to Wisconsin as part of two proposed class-action lawsuit settlements. The vouchers will be redeemable by residents of the respective states to obtain free software and hardware.
Netflix is forging a new weapon to employ in its eternal war against Blockbuster. Or, depending on one’s point of view, it’s creating a nifty new product for its customers. The item in question is an Internet-connected, set-top box that would download movies overnight, eliminating the (small) hassle of mail service.
405 college students have had copyright infringement lawsuits filed against them by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Microsoft’s legal department announced the filing of 8 lawsuits in 7 different states against PC developers and resellers for the alleged distribution of counterfeit, illicit and unlicensed Microsoft software and the components accompanying them.
While today’s date signifies a day to play pranks on one another, a number of website operators will not be looking on April 1st with much pleasure.