Microsoft sued over live tiles in Windows 8

Launching in the last week, Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows Phone platforms are already the subject of legal complaints, after a Portland-based OS development company called SurfCast sued the company for allegedly infringing on its patents with the use of Live Tiles in its desktop, tablet and mobile software.

I wonder if they were in touch with Microsoft before the release or waited until it was publicly available.



  • Steven Fisher

    Sigh. Yeah. I’m surprised they didn’t wait a few weeks, until the damages were greater.

    • Canucker

      Perhaps they were waiting to see if it was a flop. They’d have launched an action with Windows Phone 7 but the potential damages didn’t cover the court cost… or the bus fare.