Microsoft may have finally ended a 10-year “browser war” with Europe on Wednesday, but the technology sector still features a number of titans battling it out for market domination, marking 2009 out as a bruising year in the courts.
It’s that time of year when consumers get set to slip the latest gizmo under the Christmas tree. But for the producers and the marketers of some of the gadgets, the last days of 2009 have proved to be a lawsuit wonderland.
Over the past year, some of the world’s most high-profile high-tech giants have been embroiled in legal disputes ranging from patent infringements, antitrust lawsuits and anti-competitive cases. These include the giants of the business – such as Microsoft, Apple, Nokia and Intel – and the legal disputes involve sums of millions - or even billions - of dollars.
Microsoft vs. Europe: Come together, the browser war is over
Intel takes on FTC, AMD, Europe: It’s Intel bashing time
The world’s leading computer chipmaker is having a hard time. The FTC (Federal Trade Commission), one of two US agencies enforcing antitrust law, decided on Wednesday to file
Nokia vs. Apple: An eye for a smartphone…
Apple vs Nokia: … and a smartphone for an eye
Who is the bad guy now? In response to the complaint filed by Nokia, Apple countersued Nokia on Dec. 11. According to the Cupertino giant, the Finnish mobile phone-maker
Date created : 2009-12-16