Heller Ehrman LLP and Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder LLP will have the chance to publicly explain their roles in a discovery dispute between Qualcomm Inc. and Broadcom Corp., after a magistrate judge cleared the way on Friday for the firms to show “work product” from the patent case.
French electrical company Schneider Electric was ordered on Saturday to pay a Chinese company 330 million yuan ($45 million) in damages after losing a patent infringement case in a Western China court.
Defending its patent claims against Hitachi Ltd. and others involved in the making of flat panel displays in automobiles, LG Electronics Inc. on Thursday asserted that the companies were not entitled to any relief whatsoever from LG.
The former general counsels for Oracle Corp. and Apple Inc. played a game of pass the parcel recently, after Apple legal top-dog Donald Rosenberg left to join Qualcomm Inc. and was replaced almost immediately with Oracle's head lawyer Daniel Cooperman.
Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Inc. and larger rival Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. have expanded their patent infringement and declaratory judgment cases against one another over metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect, or MOSFET, products.
About three dozen states are moving ahead with their purported antitrust class action against the world’s leading chip manufacturers over dynamic random access memory, but three states have since dropped out of the fight.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied Epistar Corp.'s plea to continue to stay a U.S. International Trade Commission injunction, seeking to stop the Taiwanese company's importation of light emitting diodes that are believed to infringe on the products of a Royal Philips Electronics unit.
Smart Online Inc. has settled a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission civil enforcement action without incurring monetary penalties. A different SEC suit, as well as criminal proceedings, is still pending against the software firm's founder and former chief executive officer.
When Verizon Wireless blocked text messages from a pro-choice group last week before reversing its stance under public pressure, net neutrality advocates insisted that the company's move underlined the need for industry regulation. But legislation will not be forthcoming, lawyers say.
A New York federal court judge gave a mixed ruling to a federal regulator's attempt to toss defenses submitted by Jacob “Kobi” Alexander, the former Comverse Technologies Inc. CEO accused of pocketing almost $138 million from illegally backdated options.
A federal court has dismissed a putative securities class action filed against semiconductor packaging company Amkor Technology Inc. and certain of its current and former executives that alleged improper backdating of stock options and other securities law violations.
Calling the move a deliberate ploy to derail the litigation, Global Communications Corp. has protested rival EchoStar's bid for a stay in the patent battle over a system that permits multiple viewers to watch satellite broadcasting through a single antenna.
Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. squared off before a Senate subcommittee on Thursday over whether Google's plans to acquire online advertising firm DoubleClick Inc. would harm competition and raise privacy concerns.
Despite an order compelling discovery in Rambus Inc.’s memory device patent case, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is looking to push back the deadline for when it has to turn over information regarding its destruction of e-mails in another patent suit.
Verizon Information Systems Inc. employees who sued the company for allegedly making illegal deductions from their wages and failing to pay overtime continue to fight for a final judgment that would let them immediately appeal the claim on deductions.
Software company Tesseron Ltd. on Wednesday filed suit against Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc. and its Japanese parent company, claiming certain printing systems and printer controllers sold by the imaging company in the United States infringe eight Tesseron patents.
After years of waiting for a court decision to affirm its policy toward antitrust violations by market leaders, the European Commission has found what it was looking for in the European Court of First Instance's September ruling in the Microsoft case. Experts say the decision, a decisive victory for regulators, is likely to embolden the commission, which may mean trouble for major companies.
A federal judge has chucked the direct and indirect purchasers’ complaints in the multidistrict litigation accusing chip makers of price-fixing for graphics processing units, but refused to free Advanced Micro Devices Inc. from the litigation.
Electronic Data Systems Corp. has agreed to hand over nearly $500,000 to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve an investigation into alleged improper accounting practices.
A federal court has come down against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. in a ruling that affirms a jury’s verdict that TSMC must shell out $30.5 million for allegedly misappropriating UniRAM Technology Inc.’s trade secrets related to specialized computer memory devices.