Slapped with millions in fees over failed patent infringement actions, E-Pass Technologies Inc. has accused its former counsel Moses & Singer LLP and Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP of pursuing largely unjustifiable litigation.
Hewlett-Packard Co. settled a patent infringement dispute with Ninestar Technology Co. Ltd. over ink cartridge parts on Tuesday, marking the second time HP has forced the printer accessories manufacturer to pony up for similar technology, this time out of court.
Greenberg Traurig LLP is staying put as defense counsel in a Lanham Act suit between rival traffic camera makers, as a federal judge has refused to disqualify the firm for having previously worked closely with the plaintiff, American Traffic Solutions Inc.
Shareholders of Peregrine Systems Inc. have lost a fight to revive their securities class action against former executives of the software maker, with a California appeals court upholding a judge's order denying their bid for additional discovery time and granting summary judgment in the defendants' favor.
The former chief financial officer of Mercury Interactive LLC has agreed to hand over more than $2.7 million to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that she orchestrated a scam to backdate stock option grants for herself and other top employees.
A district court has tossed a declaratory judgment suit brought by Internet chat company LivePerson Inc. against patent-holding companies NextCard LLC and Marshall Credit Strategies over the validity of an online credit-card application technology patent, ruling that the court lacked jurisdiction.
Traffic Information LLC has launched infringement claims against Volvo Cars of North America LLC, as well as a slew of cell phone companies that includes AT&T Mobility LLC, Research In Motion Ltd. and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., over a patent covering a traffic information system.
Citing a reorganization last year as their main impetus for leaving, two intellectual property partners from the Austin, Texas, office of Vinson & Elkins LLP have formed their own IP boutique — poaching six of their former employer's associates and snagging the former in-house attorney for Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Sending shock waves across the patent community, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has sided for the most part with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in a long-running legal battle over a set of fiercely contested rules that the agency says are necessary to clear a growing backlog.
Fighting on long after other defendants resolved Acacia Research Corp.’s infringement allegations, Barco NV has won partial summary judgment on claims related to two patents in a dispute over its projector technology.
Online video game rental company GameFly Inc. has become the second defendant to reach a settlement with Media Queue LLC in a patent infringement suit that accuses several Internet-based media rental services of infringing a patented method of notifying customers by e-mail about the status of their rental accounts.
A Tennessee congressman has introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that looks to pave the way for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to offer millions of dollars in grants and other incentives to help develop a viable management strategy for electronic waste.
Technology company AuthenTec's internal e-mails can be used in litigation by shareholders in a securities class action that accuses the company and two of its officers of artificially inflating the stock price by failing to disclose slumping sales, a judge has ruled.
A federal appeals court has imposed sanctions against E-Pass Technologies Inc. in a long-running patent suit over smart card technology, finding that the company has engaged in litigation misconduct in its unsuccessful pursuit of infringement claims against Visa USA Inc., 3Com Corp. and Access Systems Americas Inc.
Computer vendor Acer America Corp. has issued a voluntary recall of over 200 gaming computers amid fears that the units can overheat and pose a burn hazard to users.
BackWeb Technologies Ltd. has targeted Microsoft Corp. with a suit that claims the software giant's online software update technology infringes four BackWeb patents.
A British appeals court agreed Friday to hear an appeal from British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC in its bid to overturn a decision that would force the media giant to slash its nearly 18 percent stake in television station ITV PLC, more than three months after the country's competition tribunal rejected the broadcaster's second appeal.
More than a year after targeting McAfee Inc.’s former general counsel for allegedly backdating stock options at the security technology firm, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has decided to drop its civil case.
Samsung Electronics Co. has moved to invalidate a patent belonging to rival computer chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc., in an infringement suit brought by AMD over semiconductor technology.
A federal judge has rejected Avery Dennison Corp.’s attempt to stop a competitor from using a certain machine and method to produce radio frequency identification inlays during the pendency of their patent dispute.