A California federal court has crushed Sumitomo Mitsubishi Silicon Corp.'s antitrust claims against Missouri-based silicon wafers manufacturer MEMC Electronic Materials Inc., ruling that MEMC's patent infringement lawsuit against the Japanese industrial conglomerate was not a sham.
Nokia Corp. said Tuesday that it was recalling 46 million cellular phone batteries amid concerns of overheating during charging.
A federal judge has cleared the way for SpeedTrack Inc. to relate two separately filed patent lawsuits over methods for accessing information from a data storage system.
A federal judge has refused a request by the air conditioner unit of American Standard Inc. to force its unhappy workers into arbitration over wages, ruling the employees were entitled to take their case directly to court.
A judge has declined to dismiss a declaratory judgment suit brought by Monolithic Power Systems Inc. against rival O2 Micro International Ltd. over a power inverter patent, ruling that there is enough controversy between the parties to warrant litigation.
Honeywell International Inc. is seeking to wrap up the antitrust dispute it launched against a series of DRAM chip makers last year after reaching an agreement with Nanya Technology Corp. and its U.S. unit—the last defendants in the case.
A judge on Friday suggested doubling the $19.6 million award that telecommunications company Qualcomm Inc. will pay to rival Broadcom Inc., the latest in a series of rulings against the company.
In a boon to the open source software community, a Utah federal court judge has ruled that Novell Inc., not SCO Group Inc., is the copyright owner of the UNIX operating system.
One month after a federal judge declined to dismiss a putative class action brought by U.S. consumers against Intel Corp., the tech giant denied allegations that it engaged in unlawful, anti-competitive behavior in order to secure a monopoly in the U.S. microprocessor market.
In a blow to Rambus Inc., a federal judge has denied the company's bid to toss Alberta Telecommunications Research Centre's infringement lawsuit over two of the chip maker's patents covering clock synchronization technology.
British broadcasting company BskyB's acquisition of electronics firm Amstrad has caught the attention of regulators, who said they will probe the deal to determine whether it lessened competition in the television technology market.
Vonage Holding Corp.'s attempt to dismiss a patent infringement suit brought by Sprint Nextel Corp. has been thwarted by a Kansas federal judge, setting the stage for a September trial regarding Voice over Internet Protocol technology.
Toshiba America Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries over concerns that they could overheat and pose a fire hazard, the latest in a horde of recalls involving laptop computer batteries made by Sony Corp.
A federal judge on Thursday upheld a jury verdict in favor of EchoStar Communications Corp., ruling that Forgent Network Inc.’s video conference patent is not valid.
A court dealt a blow to America Online LLC on Wednesday in a patent dispute with rival Two-Way Media LLC, handing down a claim construction ruling that largely favored TWM.
The former chief financial officer of Qwest Communications International Inc. has thrown his weight behind requests that a federal judge dismiss claims of putative class members in the multidistrict securities litigation brought by a group of pension funds in the wake of the company's $3 billion accounting scandal.
United Technologies Corp. received a blow Thursday in a proposed class action that alleges it poorly managed its employees' 401(k) plans, when a federal judge let stand all but one of the plaintiffs' breach of fiduciary duty claims.
A group of plaintiffs that sued Electronic Data Systems Corp. has lashed out at the technology services company’s opposition to its requests to turn over more information and allow two depositions in the case to go forward.
Federal prosecutors have reportedly filed criminal charges against a lawyer who advised Henry T. Nicholas III, the co-founder and former chief executive of Broadcom Corp. who is under investigation in connection with an alleged scheme to backdate stock options at the computer chip company.
A federal judge on Tuesday denied Microsoft Corp.’s request to dismiss a proposed class action brought by PC consumers that claims the company’s marketing of Windows XP machines as “Windows Vista Capable” was misleading.