Aetna Inc., Rite Aid Corp. and eight other companies have settled patent litigation with billionaire inventor Ronald A. Katz by purchasing licenses that cover the refilling of prescriptions and other customer service operations.
A federal judge gave Qwest Communications an unpleasant jolt Friday, holding that regulators in Nebraska did not violate federal mandate when they modified the rates Qwest can charge competitors for access to its local telephone networks.
T-Mobile USA Inc. imposed overly high late fees on customers who were tardy in paying their bills without calculating the actual damages the company suffered as a result, consumers have charged in a proposed class action against the cell phone service provider.
A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision to toss some claims in a proposed class action against Oracle Corp. that alleges the company misclassified hundreds of workers and failed to properly compensate them for overtime work.
A federal judge has denied post-trial motions seeking to invalidate two of four patents-at-issue in an infringement suit against Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc., just weeks after the company failed to show all four patents-in-suit were unenforceable for inequitable conduct.
A federal judge has ordered a former IBM Corp. senior executive to immediately stop working at his new job for Apple Inc. because he might be violating a noncompetition agreement with his former employer.
With a multidistrict action against network and cable television giants already in midstream, patent-holding company Rembrandt Technologies LP has accused two subsidiaries of Fox Entertainment Group Inc. of infringing a patent related to digital television signals.
Michael D. Hausfeld has opened Hausfeld LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based “global claimants” law firm, after being fired from plaintiffs firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll PLLC, where he headed the antitrust and international practice groups.
A former design engineer at Intel Corp. has been charged with stealing more than $1 billion worth of trade secrets from the company after beginning work at bitter rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
With a newly minted administration under President-elect Barack Obama set to sweep into Washington promising more regulation and increased enforcement actions in several sectors, is the era of the crusading state attorney general over? Not necessarily, according to attorneys who monitor federal regulations.
A group of female AT&T Corp. employees who took maternity leave prior to the enactment of a 1978 federal law prohibiting discrimination against those who take such leave is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by refusing to give them service credits.
Attorneys for an inventor who has sued Homestore Inc. for patent infringement fought the real-estate listings company's bid for summary judgment of anticipation and obviousness in federal court Friday, saying the defendant's argument ignored contrary evidence as well as the court's claim constructions.
The European Commission has scaled back its plan to reform the telecommunications sector with a new plan that would put less power in the hands of a central regulator, responding to pressure from the European Parliament and member states.
Small-business computer systems builder MPC Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, just over a year after it acquired the small business unit of Gateway Inc. in a highly touted deal.
A small Chinese tech company reportedly has dragged Microsoft Corp. into a Chinese court, alleging that the software giant infringed a patent for Really Simple Syndication in its Windows Vista operating system.
Rambus Inc. has lodged a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission targeting Nvidia Corp. and several other companies, seeking to block the importation of products that allegedly infringe nine Rambus patents related to semiconductor chips with synchronous dynamic random access memory controllers.
Audio and video company ClearOne Communications Inc. has scored a jury verdict of approximately $10.5 million in a case where the company accused former employees of stealing trade secrets about audio-conferencing technology.
A federal judge has ruled that optical character recognition software firm Abbyy USA failed to support claims that larger rival Nuance Communications Inc. had engaged in monopolistic practices by buying competitors’ patents, among other anti-competitive tactics.
Two construction workers seeking to represent a class of up to 1,500 employees have filed a purported class action against a utility construction company and AT&T Corp., accusing them of violating California labor laws by failing to pay regular wages and overtime and making employees sign fake time cards.
R.J. Reynolds Co. will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intercede in a long-running patent suit over a toxin-reducing method of curing tobacco, after a federal appeals court breathed new life into plaintiff Star Scientific Inc.'s case in August and denied RJR's bid for rehearing in October.