Microsoft aims to rewrite patent law

Microsoft is in the Supreme Court this week aiming to overturn a near $300 million fine for patent violation. But it’s not just money at stake: instead the basis on which patent law works is also under discussion. To sum up a lengthy case, Canadian firm i4i successfully sued Microsoft for violating a patent on […]

Doom for Zune as Hardware Halted

Microsoft is said to have abandoned plans to release any new Zune hardware. It will still work on the underlying media player, including versions running on Windows Phone 7 handsets. The news comes from Bloomberg, quoting a “person familiar with the decision.” Microsoft hasn’t disputed the claims, simply noting that there is nothing to announce […]