Great Artists Steal

So Apple won an important battle with Samsung (in a US court where a juror said it was clear to the jury after the first day of the trial that Samsung stole ideas from Apple, which made the rest of the one year long trial moot). Apple accused Samsung of stealing. And it’s probably not…

Microsoft can’t Sell MS Word in USA

This Tuesday a Texas court ruled that Microsoft can no longer sell Microsoft Word in USA because of a patent infringement (U.S. Patent No. 5,787,449). Canadian based company i4i accused Microsoft of willingly violating this patent on a method for reading XML. Microsoft was found guilty and ruled to pay $240 millions, plus other fines…