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 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.
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.
Promising to shed some rural operations at the request of competition regulators, AT&T Inc. has completed its $2.8 billion acquisition of wireless provider Dobson Communications Corp.
A Delaware state judge has sided with Amkor Technology Inc. for a second time in its declaratory judgment case on remand against Motorola Inc. over patents for semiconductor assembly test services.
Senior Democrats want Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin to take his foot off the gas when it comes to his push to change a 32-year-old ban on media cross-ownership.
Trouble-ridden German electronics conglomerate Siemens AG reportedly paid a total of 77 bribes worth €12 million to cabinet ministers and other officials in Nigeria, Russia and Libya to win cushy contracts for telecommunications equipment.
The Federal Trade Commission will undertake new initiatives in 2008 relating to merger review, new health care models and the transition of telephone services to Voice over Internet Protocol, according to a speech made by FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras at an American Bar Association antitrust conference.
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.
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.
In an upset for the indirect purchaser plaintiffs in the DRAM multidistrict litigation, a federal judge has denied preliminary approval of their settlements with memory chip makers Samsung Group and Winbond Electronics Corp.
A judge dismissed a stock options backdating lawsuit filed by shareholders against Apple Inc., its co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs and 13 other company directors on Wednesday, saying the plaintiffs have not shown that anyone other than the company was harmed by the alleged scheme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Verizon Communications Inc. has asked a court to toss several counts in a $500,000 lawsuit filed by a worker who claimed he suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after his office collapsed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Acticon Technologies LLC has won a preliminary injunction order that blocks an elusive Portland-based electronics company from transferring the electronic connectors it’s accused of infringing in this patent suit to another business entity or employee.
Telecommunications competition advocate COMPTEL has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission calling on the agency to quash moves by AT&T to raise access rates in southeastern U.S. states.
Motorola Inc. sued Vtech Communications Inc. on Tuesday for allegedly infringing five patents owned by the telecom giant, which disclose various cordless phone technologies.