Sarien.net is formerly the site where you could play, for free, classic Sierra games, such as Police Quest, in your browser. We say "formerly" because Activision owns that stuff now, and its lawyer-mans sent them a letter.
When you're building something like The Beatles: Rock Band, the development cycle isn't entirely on the coding end. A team of lawyers for the Beatles worked for six months on the likenesses, names and trademarks that went into the game.
The lord high executioners of Frank Herbert's estate have demanded that all Second Life areas (inhabited by all of 130 people) remove all references to Dune IP. Drat. There goes my 36-inch sandworm cock.
With enough chutzpah to make a patent troll wolf-whistle, a Florida company has claimed the phrase "pull my finger" - used by a competing iPhone fart app, of course - infringes on its intellectual property.
Lawsuits must hit Nintendo with all the regularity, and fanfare, of the morning newspaper arriving on the lawn. Now the insurance-mans is suing them, saying a DS power supply burnted a Kentucky residence.