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April 15, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Lindows Inc., barred from using its name in three European countries after lawsuits by Microsoft Corp., renamed its Linux software and website to avoid further litigation by the world's biggest software maker. Lindows renamed the software Linspire, the San Diego-based company said. The company's website will be renamed www.linspire.com. Lindows will be kept as the corporate name and used in "certain instances" in the U.S., a Lindows spokeswoman said. From Bloomberg News
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May 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
Microsoft Corp.'s trademark infringement case against San Diego-based Lindows Inc. is heading to trial possibly this year after a federal appeals court denied a request to hear Microsoft's appeal on a key matter in the legal battle. The request centered on whether the word "windows" is a generic term in the technology industry or whether Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft could argue that Lindows was violating its trademark by using a term similar to that of its Windows operating system.
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May 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
Microsoft Corp.'s trademark infringement case against San Diego-based Lindows Inc. is heading to trial possibly this year after a federal appeals court denied a request to hear Microsoft's appeal on a key matter in the legal battle. The request centered on whether the word "windows" is a generic term in the technology industry or whether Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft could argue that Lindows was violating its trademark by using a term similar to that of its Windows operating system.
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April 15, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Lindows Inc., barred from using its name in three European countries after lawsuits by Microsoft Corp., renamed its Linux software and website to avoid further litigation by the world's biggest software maker. Lindows renamed the software Linspire, the San Diego-based company said. The company's website will be renamed www.linspire.com. Lindows will be kept as the corporate name and used in "certain instances" in the U.S., a Lindows spokeswoman said. From Bloomberg News
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March 19, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Microsoft Corp. lost a bid to force Lindows.com Inc. to change its name to one which isn't as similar to the name of the world's largest software company's Windows operating system. Microsoft in December sued Lindows.com, which makes software that allows Windows programs to run on the Linux operating system.
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July 20, 2004 | From Associated Press
Microsoft Corp. has settled all of its trademark infringement suits against Lindows Inc. with a $20-million payment to the Linux operating system upstart, which agreed to change its name to Linspire. Details of the settlement, reached Friday, were disclosed in documents Lindows filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of plans for an initial public offering. In a statement, the companies said the settlement ended a spate of litigation in the United States and abroad.
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August 7, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
After tilting at powerful record labels and Microsoft Corp., MP3.com founder Michael Robertson is challenging the telecommunications industry with a venture that offers unlimited free phone calls. SIPphone Inc. of San Diego, which Robertson announced Wednesday, has begun selling specialized telephones that transmit calls through a user's high-speed Internet connection. The catch is, the devices can call only other Internet-based phones in the company's directory and toll-free numbers.
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September 16, 2003 | Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer
Sun Microsystems Inc. today will introduce an inexpensive package of software to run desktop computers that is based on the Linux operating system, gambling that cost-conscious companies are ready to defect from Microsoft Corp.
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