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The patents were used to extract hundreds of millions from tech companies online video streaming and search results suggestions.
Patent-holding company claimed a host of Web giants owed it hundreds of millions in royalties for their use of online video streaming, search suggestions, and other "interactive" elements on pages.
Unless this is part of a bigger blood feud, the sides may very well decide to split the difference and cut a deal.
The Web pioneer goes to the mat with a massive patent infringement lawsuit against the social network it once tried to buy.
Patent holder in which Microsoft has a financial interest files lawsuit claiming Apple is infringing on eight patents related to wireless communications protocols.
Michael Doyle and his company Eolas claim several prominent Web companies, including YouTube and Amazon, violate a patent it holds that dates back to 1994.
The foundering Web pioneer reportedly wants the social-networking giant to license 10 to 20 patents related to advertising and Web page personalization.
week in review Software giant to release special flavor of Windows 8 for ARM chips, meanwhile iPad 3 rumors fly fast. Also: Path's privacy problem.
In a bigger sequel to its years-long patent infringement case against Microsoft, Eolas has sued Apple, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Frito-Lay, Playboy, and many others.
Viacom may have found a smoking gun in its billion-dollar case against YouTube, but on the other hand, we speculate YouTube may have a smokinger gun. Also the FTC wants you to disclose all that money you've been paid to blog about cleaning products. Or