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Microsoft Objects to Apple’s App Store Trademark

Microsoft Objects to Apple’s App Store Trademark

Microsoft recently requested the trademark application from Apple on the name “App Store” be denied by the US Patent and Trademark Office, claiming the term was too generic and that they believe competitors should be able to use the term.

Apple has not yet commented on this appeal. (via PC World)

You can read Microsoft’s filing here.

Jan 12th, 2011Comments Off on Microsoft Objects to Apple’s App Store Trademark

Google Responds to Oracle Suit

Google has responded to the Oracle lawsuit over the use of Java in the Android operating system, stating “We are disappointed Oracle has chosen to attack both Google and the open-source Java community with this baseless lawsuit…We will strongly defend open-source standards and will continue to work with the industry to develop the Android platform.”  Oracle has no comment about this suit, however it is being speculated that they are attempting to land a “sizable” licensing fee.   (via USAToday)

Aug 18th, 2010Comments Off on Google Responds to Oracle Suit

Google Admits to Collecting Private Data with Street View

Google released an update on their blog last week stating that they accidentally collected personal data while performing street view sweeps.  The statement was released after an internal review of the data collected, due to a request from the DPA (Data Protection Authority) in Hamburg, Germany.

Although this practice is used by several other companies that provide WiFi location based services, they typically only store the SSID’s in a database with their GPS positions to provide WiFi triangulation services.  The internal […]

May 16th, 2010Comments Off on Google Admits to Collecting Private Data with Street View

HTC Files Suit Against Apple

HTC has filed suit against Apple for patent infringement today, claiming infringement on five of it’s patents.  In addition to the suit, HTC is asking the ITC to stop the importation and sale of Apple devices to include the iPad, iPhone, and iPod in the United States.  You can read more from the official release below.

Seattle – May 12, 2010 – HTC Corporation today took legal action against Apple Inc., filing a complaint with the United States International […]

May 12th, 2010Comments Off on HTC Files Suit Against Apple
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