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XML software patent opposition headed for court?

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Microsoft refused to voluntarily surrender the patent late last month and said they would respond to the case made against them during revocation proceedings. Now anti-patent advocates are preparing to file a revocation order with South Africa's patent authorities.

Theater piracy law snags first victim

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A new federal law aimed at discouraging camcorder-equipped movie pirates has snared its first catch.

Google library push faces lawsuit by US authors

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U.S. writers are suing Google Inc. in a federal court, alleging that the Web search leader's bid to digitize the book collections of major libraries infringes individual author's copyrights.

M$ could face fresh EU case in future

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The European Commission may bring a new competition case against Microsoft after the EU executive received fresh complaints about the U.S. software giant, the EU competition commissioner said in a newspaper interview on Tuesday.

SCO and Novell dispute takes new twist

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SCO's latest filing in its legal battle against Novell appears to lend credence to Novell's claim that the transfer of Unix to SCO was not comprehensive.

Did Google Score a Win Against M$?

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Both companies claimed victory, after a judge ruled this week that a former top Microsoft engineer could do work for Google. But the search giant may be the real winner.

New lawsuit looming over Google's use of 'Gmail'?

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A British company is considering filing a lawsuit against Google over its use of the Gmail name.

Also: Google unveils blog search site

M$ seeks settlement in Google lawsuit

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Microsoft proposed on Tuesday settling its lawsuit with Google over the hiring of a former executive in China by asking Google to agree to limit the exec's duties until July 2006 when the noncompete agreement he signed with Microsoft expires.

Judge rules former M$ exec can recruit for Google

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Ruling in a case that exposed the behind-the-scenes animosity between two high-tech titans, a state judge cleared the way Tuesday for a former Microsoft Corp. executive to perform some of the tasks rival Google Inc. had hired him to do.

S.Korean Music Industry Sues 1,985

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South Korea's music industry filed a criminal lawsuit Monday against 1,985 Internet file-swapping program users, in a move to stem unauthorized song swapping on the Web.

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