A Texas jury delivered a victory for Microsoft Corp. on Thursday, ruling that the software giant did not infringe on patent-holding company Computer Acceleration Corp.'s patents over technology that speeds up load times for computer programs.
An appeals court has affirmed a $160 million decision that Microsoft and Autodesk Inc. infringed on two patents held by a small company related to protecting software from piracy.
A federal judge in northern California has rejected Becton, Dickinson & Co.'s attempt to argue that the inventor of one of the patents at issue in the suit failed to disclose a blood glucose test strip as prior art to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during the patent's prosecution.
Two U.S. senators are trying to protect taxpayers and prevent monopolies with a new bill that would restrict the issuance of patents for routine tax strategies and tax planning.
A federal court jury in Texas has found that an Emerson Electric Co. unit infringed a Power-One Inc. patent for power converter technology used in computer and networking hardware.
A federal appeals court panel has upheld a preliminary injunction that stops certain companies from selling toner cartridges in the United States that can be used as replacements in Canon Inc.'s laser printers and fax machines.
Qualcomm Inc. said Wednesday that a Dutch court had tossed a complaint filed against it by rival Nokia Corp. alleging that some of its European patents relating to cell phone chips were exhausted.
Apple Inc.’s Leopard operating system with iChat has become the target of a patent infringement suit by a Newport Beach, Calif.-based patent-holding company.
Roche Holding AG said Thursday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its anemia treatment Mircera but that it won't launch the drug until a patent dispute with Amgen Inc. is resolved.
Two of the world's top global-position-system device makers, Garmin Corp. and TomTom Inc., have called a truce in their worldwide patent war, settling all their litigation in the United States, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
A federal judge has issued a claims construction ruling in the infringement dispute between Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. over semiconductor and memory patents.
The Washington, D.C., office of Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP opened its doors this week, stepping up the California intellectual property boutique's snowballing international and appellate practices.
Vonage Holdings Corp. will owe Verizon Communications an additional $37.5 million after an appellate court on Thursday refused to rehear a patent dispute between the companies.
A patent dispute between Merck & Co. Inc. and Apotex Inc. over a generic version of Merck’s glaucoma drug Cosopt has come to an end with a federal judge dismissing the generic drug maker’s remaining counterclaims against Merck.
An appellate court has ruled that former employees of Navigant Consulting Inc. breached their fiduciary duty and misappropriated trade secrets by sharing client, employee and business data in attempts to sell a unit of the class action settlement administrator.
In a setback for microchip manufacturers currently in battle with Rambus Inc. over important memory device patents, a federal judge on Thursday denied the majority of their motions to strike their rival's counterclaims and supplemental infringement contentions.
Motorola Inc. sued Vtech Communications Inc. on Tuesday for allegedly infringing five patents owned by the telecom giant, which disclose various cordless phone technologies.
A judge has signed off on an order formally dismissing a lawsuit over spinal device patents after plaintiff Medtronic Inc. completed its $4.2 billion acquisition of defendant and former medical device rival Kyphon Inc.
Adding another amicus brief to the heap in Quanta Computer Inc.'s Supreme Court case against LG Electronics Inc., the American Antitrust Institute weighed in Tuesday on what say a patent-owner should have in downstream use of its licensed patents — and on how that say affects the market.
A Chicago, Ill.-based patent-holding firm is continuing its crusade over its prepaid phone and gift cards patent in its latest infringement suit against discount chain store operator TJX Cos. Inc.