A federal judge on Monday signed off on a joint motion of dismissal between home network maker Netgear Inc. and its rival SercoNet Ltd., effectively ending a patent battle that allegedly encompassed over 45 Netgear products.
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.
After its chief executive got into hot water for making a number of online posts trashing its rival, Whole Foods Market Inc. has revised its company policy prohibiting its top executives from posting anything on the Internet about the natural foods retailer.
A group of small technology firms is gearing up to challenge the U.K. Intellectual Property Office’s patent restrictions on computer-implemented inventions in the High Court next week.
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.
The European Commission's long-discussed plan to fully deregulate the telecom industry in Europe may finally be realized, now that regulators have proposed the creation of a single market for telecom services.
Deciding that the merger could potentially hurt competition for online advertising revenue, the European Commission on Tuesday revealed that it had launched a full-scale antitrust investigation of Google Inc.'s proposed buyout of online advertising firm DoubleClick Inc.
OpenTV Inc. and Liberate Technologies Inc. have reached a settlement in a lawsuit over patents related to interactive television. Liberate Technologies admitted that OpenTV's patents are valid, enforceable and infringed and agreed to drop all of its counterclaims against OpenTV.
South Korean officials said Monday that they were probing accusations of bribery at Samsung Group after a lawsuit with related accusations was filed last week.
The U.S. Department of Justice defended its insider-trading criminal case against the former chief of Qwest Communications International Inc., asking an appellate court to uphold a district court jury's April conviction of Joseph Nacchio.
Insisting that the material is still private, a lawyer for Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is attempting to block Intel Corp.'s attempts to get its mitts on a study that claims $60 billion of the company's profits over the past decade originate from anti-competitive conduct.
An agreement an inventor inked with his former Silicon Valley employer, promising to hand over all his rights to the technology relevant to its business that he invented while there, has cost his co-inventor a patent suit against licensees of the electronic design automation system he helped create.
A former Advanced Micro Devices Inc. employee has filed suit against the microprocessor maker, claiming she was wrongfully exposed to hazardous chemicals while pregnant, which caused multiple birth defects in her son.
The Federal Communications Commission may soon impose new regulations on the cable television industry, after determining that the last 11 years of deregulation have led to cable companies becoming too powerful and higher cable bills for consumers.
A federal judge has granted AT&T Corp. summary judgment in an ERISA suit brought by four retired management employees seeking recovery of plan benefits on behalf of a proposed nationwide class.
Australian telecommunications giant Telstra Corp. has agreed to dole out up to $4.4 million to bury a shareholder class action, reportedly becoming the first company in the country to pay to settle breach of fiduciary duty accusations.
DVD software maker MedioStream Inc. filed a vastly expanded complaint against a slew of technology giants on Friday, contending that the firms infringed on its patents and two companies had misappropriated its trade secrets and stolen its employees as well.
The fight to get former Comverse CEO Jacob “Kobi” Alexander back to the United States from Namibia to stand trial on criminal options backdating charges is not getting any easier for federal prosecutors, who may not see Alexander until the end of 2008 thanks to a recent decision by a Namibian court.
The plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation over thin film transistor liquid crystal display products have filed a consolidated class action complaint that accuses a dozen companies of operating a global cartel to fix the prices of LCDs sold in the United States.
The European Union's top trade official continued to lambaste the U.S. de-facto ban on online gambling during a visit to the U.S. capital, saying it discriminated against European companies.