The constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech extends to digital parodies of strip clubs, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled in a case involving the popular “Grand Theft Auto” series of video games.
All American Semiconductor Inc.'s unsecured creditors committee has proposed an amended plan of liquidation modifying the proposed flow of funds to the company's creditors, following a round of settlements earlier this year.
A federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss an infringement case against Cablevision Systems Corp. after the cable company, pointing to the tangled ownership history of two patents, argued that plaintiff VTran Media Technologies LLC had failed to establish ownership.
Attorneys for Apple Inc. told a federal judge Thursday that Psystar Corp. was trying to divert attention from its alleged infringement of Apple's Macintosh operating system by asserting “deeply flawed” antitrust and unfair competition counterclaims, while Psystar's counsel maintained that Apple had misused its copyrights and engaged in illegal tying.
Enterasys Networks Inc. has been ordered by a federal judge to stop selling three kinds of routers found to infringe the patents of rival networking company Extreme Networks Inc.
After receiving complaints that some subscribers are paying the same price for fewer and fewer channels, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has launched a probe into the way cable companies price their digital and non-digital tiers of service.
The Copyright Alliance has filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the high court to weigh in on whether a new Cablevision System Corp. television-recording technology infringes the copyrights of a group of broadcasting companies and film studios awaiting approval of a writ of certiorari.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has cleared both Verizon Wireless’ $28 billion deal to take over Alltel Corp. and Sprint Nextel Corp.’s $14.5 billion plan to form a joint venture with Clearwire Corp.
Google Inc. has decided to withdraw from a proposed online advertising partnership with Yahoo Inc. rather than face off with the U.S. Department of Justice in a protracted antitrust battle.
Balthaser Online Inc. is suing a slew of video game producers, Web media companies and retailers — including Friendster Inc., Electronic Arts Inc. and Nike Inc. — alleging infringement of a patent related to rich-media applications for the Internet.
An appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision to allow a former Technology Partners Inc. employee to go work for a rival, saying the court did not err in finding that the software company wouldn't likely succeed on a claim of trade secrets misappropriation.
In an effort to keep chemical manufacturers abreast of the registration requirements for producing carbon nanotubes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a notice of clarification regarding the nano-sized particles, which have applications in many fields of materials science.
Texas-based Hart InterCivic Inc., one of the country's leading providers of electronic voting machines, has sued Avante International Technology Inc. for infringing a patent for electronic voting systems.
Reports of the death of the advertising pact between Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. might have been exaggerated, with a new report suggesting that the Internet giants have submitted a reworked version of the controversial alliance to the U.S. Department of Justice.
A patent lawyer suing Cisco Systems Inc. in federal court over an article in the notorious “Patent Troll Tracker” blog has objected to Cisco's request for his personal records as proof of his "mental anguish."
An affiliate of Sprint Nextel Corp. with an exclusive contract to provide wireless network services in much of the Midwest asked an Illinois court for a temporary restraining order Monday to stop a $14.5 billion agreement between Sprint and Clearwire Corp. to form a new wireless communications company.
News Corp.-owned MySpace Inc. and software company Auditude have signed a deal to allow copyright holders, including Viacom Inc. subsidiary MTV Networks, to place ads on clips of protected videos posted by the social networking site's users rather than asking the sites to take down the content, the companies announced Monday.
A New Hampshire-based patent-holding company has hit four major smartphone manufacturers, including Nokia Inc. and Palm Inc., with an infringement suit over a patent relating to the use of touch screens to create and control audio playlists.
A former IBM Corp. senior executive is due to appear in federal court to explain why he should be allowed to jump ship to Apple Inc. despite his noncompetition agreement with IBM, which is concerned that he will reveal the company's trade secrets to Apple.
Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. may reportedly abandon their proposed online advertising partnership this week over concerns that they will face a protracted antitrust battle.