Trademark infringement

Today in Tech: Facebook worth $85 billion, Apple sues Amazon

March 22, 2011: 5:00 AM ET

A curated selection of the day's newsworthy tech stories from all around the Web. Read on, and join the conversation with a comment below.

  • Microsoft is suing Barnes & Noble -- alongside Foxconn and Inventec -- over alleged patent infringement, including "features" in the Android operating systems on which its Nook eBook readers are based. Things like window tabs, status bars, and showing the content of a page while it's still loading, are included. (Fortune)
  • Another lawsuit is brewing, but this time it's Apple after Amazon. The Cupertino company requested a judge's order to prevent the popular e-marketplace from using the "App Store" name as well as for unspecified damages because of Amazon's use of the term. "Amazon has begun improperly using Apple's App Store mark in connection with Amazon's mobile-software developer program," Apple's complaint read. (Bloomberg) More
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