Patent Violation

The latest news and information regarding patent violations:

Rosetta Stone Inc (RST.N: Quote, Profile, Research), a provider of language-learning software, said it filed a lawsuit against Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) in a U.S. federal court, seeking to prevent the Internet search company from infringing upon its trademarks.

In the lawsuit, the company alleged that Google is allowing third parties, including individuals involved in software piracy operations, to purchase the right to use its trademarks or other terms "confusingly similar" in Google's Adwords advertising program. For more information visit

The Apple Lawsuit Express has picked up another passenger, as a company called Tsera has sued Apple and 19 other companies for patent infringement relating to the iPod's touchscreen controls. The company claims willful infringement, particularly on the part of Apple, of a patent the company says governs the way iPods and other digital media devices on the market are controlled.

The lawsuit was filed in the patent litigation-friendly Eastern District of Texas, in Marshall, Texas, and it names Apple, Microsoft, Bang + Olufsen, LG, and 16 other tech companies for willful violation of its patent. For more information visit