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Although we've yet to see the actual filing, Microsoft has officially filed legal action against Samsung today in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. Today's legal action is simply to enforce Microsoft's contract with Samsung.
Microsoft is on the war path. Court documents reveal that Microsoft has filed two more cases against software pirates in the US. One of the cases is against National Technology Rentals, Inc. (NTR) and Lawrence Gazdick individually. Microsoft alleges that the defendants have infringed their copyrights and trademarks, violated the Lanham Act by falsely designating the origin of software, and engaged in unfair competition. This is Microsoft's third case against software pirates over the last week with a fourth case having just been filed against ATR Computers Inc. Is this sudden rash of cases filed against software pirates a trend or a dedicated campaign? In the end, time will tell, but at this point in time, it looks like a concentrated campaign with many more cases on the way.
Patently Mobile reported yesterday that Microsoft had launched a Copyright lawsuit against Ocean Enterprises and Alex Sumetsky in Minnesota. We noted that in the bigger picture, Microsoft's case was really about waging war against software piracy. That particular report also provided readers with the latest statistics from The Software Alliance (BSA) that was only published last week. The BSA's membership includes Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and others. Today we report on Microsoft's second such case within the last week. This time it's against EZPC and its owner Miguel Bautista. Will more cases be filed in the coming weeks ahead? Only time will tell.
Microsoft has launched a Copyright lawsuit against Ocean Enterprises and Alex Sumetsky in Minnesota. In the bigger picture it's about software piracy. Our report provides you with a detailed overview of Microsoft's case along with the latest statistics from The Software Alliance (BSA) that was published this week. The BSA's membership includes Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, and others.
Priceplay Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Google. The patent infringement lawsuit concerns two specific Priceplay patents. The company alleges that Google's Cost-Per-Click" bidding and "Quality Score"/"Ad Rank" systems relating to "AdWords" infringe upon their intellectual property.
Canadian Queen's University at Kingston and PARTEQ Research and Development Innovations, have filed a joint patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung. According to the Plaintiff's filing, Samsung's SmartPause feature that is now incorporated into the Galaxy S4 and Note 3 infringe upon their technology. The case that the plaintiff's make is an interesting one worth noting.
The Penn State Research Foundation has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung (Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, and Samsung Display Co., Ltd.). The case revolves around Galaxy smartphones.
Last week Microsoft was hammered by a series patent infringement lawsuits from non-practicing entities or patent trolls. None the plaintiff's patents were originally filed by themselves. They were all acquired patents where they took possession of the patents by being an exclusive licensee solely for the purpose of suing Microsoft and others. They argue about patent claims rather than Microsoft actually infringing a product that they make. In this particular report we cover six patent trolls that claim that Microsoft products such MediaRoom, the Surface tablet and Microsoft.net Profiling API infringe their patents.
A non-practicing Entity or Patent Troll by the name of Cellular Communications Equipment has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft using a 2004 Nokia Corporation patent. The company believes that Microsoft's Surface tablets infringe on their patent.