A federal judge has rejected a plea by former Qwest Communications International Inc. chief Joseph Nacchio to remain free until the outcome of an appeal of his insider trading conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court — an appeal Nacchio has yet to file.
March is a cruel month for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, as the firm, fresh from slashing its work force, has agreed to pay roughly $10 million to settle a malpractice suit waged by the former bankruptcy trustee of SonicBlue Inc.
A judge has signed off on a final judgment ordering Hynix Semiconductor Inc. to pay Rambus Inc. $397 million in damages as well as royalties in a long-running semiconductor patent suit, a ruling Hynix has signaled it will appeal.
Dish Network Corp. has filed suit against a group of insurers it claims owe coverage for an infringement suit the satellite TV provider is facing from billionaire inventor Ronald A. Katz over patents for telephone systems.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has struck a settlement deal with the former president of software reseller Barnhill Associates Inc., which the SEC alleged engaged in a series of sham transactions that software company Peregrine Systems Inc. used to artificially inflate its value.
The Korean Fair Trade Commission has raised antitrust concerns regarding Qualcomm Inc.'s integration of multimedia solutions into its chipsets, the manufacturer said Tuesday.
A planned $1.4 billion merger between two U.S. companies that make auto-damage estimation systems has been mutually terminated, after the Federal Trade Commission won a preliminary injunction to keep the deal from going forward.
A judge has shot down Hewlett-Packard Co.’s declaratory judgment suit against Acceleron LLC, refusing to invalidate a blade server patent Acceleron has accused HP of infringing in a separate lawsuit.
AT&T Corp. will have to pay approximately $11.3 million to cover the costs of stock options held by former executives and directors of MediaOne Corp. after the Delaware Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it had made a mistake in remanding the case back to a lower court to resolve evidentiary questions.
Familiar foes ON Semiconductor Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have made peace and agreed to settle a pair of suits over ON’s patents for dynamic random access memory technology.
Microsoft Corp. has been granted an extra month to respond to European Commission allegations that it engaged in anti-competitive behavior by tying Internet Explorer to its Windows operating system, an EC spokesman announced Wednesday.
A proposed final judgment in the long-running patent dispute between Rambus Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. would require Hynix to pay Rambus at least $397 million in damages as well as royalties on sales of Hynix products.
Information technology development company LinkCo Inc. has failed in its attempt to void a past settlement and proceed with new fraud claims in a suit over alleged trade secret misappropriation by Japanese technology company Fujitsu Ltd.
Granting time to amend the complaint, a federal judge Monday roundly dismissed allegations by RSI Corp. that IBM Corp. violated a licensing deal it inked for the plaintiff's data server performance software.
A district judge has dismissed Nokia Corp.'s bid to settle ongoing patent infringement litigation with InterDigital Inc. via arbitration, tossing the case back to the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Plaintiffs and class members in numerous securities lawsuits against Indian outsourcing company Satyam Computer Services Ltd. filed motions on Monday seeking to consolidate the cases and vying for lead plaintiff.
Plaintiffs filed a motion for class certification Monday in a suit accusing Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. of willfully concealing information about defective laptop hinges.
After a Minnesota jury awarded Rudolph Technologies Inc. $6.8 million in damages in a patent suit against competitor Camtek Ltd. over an automated inspection system for detecting defects in semiconductor wafers, the company said it would seek an injunction.
Hitachi Displays Ltd. has agreed to plead guilty to charges of conspiring to fix prices on thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels it sold to Dell Inc. and pay a $31 million fine, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
Microsoft Corp. has reached a settlement with domain name registrar OnlineNIC Inc., which Microsoft had accused of registering numerous domain names that infringe Microsoft trademarks.