Saying Yahoo Inc. has tried to obscure facts on the deal rather than clarify them, a leading Republican lawmaker has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to take a close look at the potential antitrust issues of a proposed advertising partnership between Yahoo and Google Inc.
Mosaid Technologies Inc. and Powerchip Semiconductor Corp. have entered into a licensing deal that resolves their patent litigation over memory chip technology.
Japanese research and development company ADC Technology Inc. has unleashed a lawsuit against Microsoft Corp., Nintendo of America Inc. and Sony Corp. of America, alleging infringement of five patents related to video game communication systems.
Global satellite radio company Worldspace Inc. has won interim approval for a $6.5 million debtor-in-possession financing deal with a group of its noteholders.
Female human resources executives at Dell Inc. filed a $500 million sex discrimination suit against the computer manufacturer on Wednesday, alleging that the company systematically discriminated against women in pay and promotion policies and targeted women in recent layoffs.
A federal judge ordered Broadcom Corp. on Wednesday to return $11 million in royalties it received from Qualcomm Inc. for use of a patent that was recently declared invalid in their infringement dispute over cellular chips and software.
After a two-year battle in federal courts, a putative class action against former cell phone company Cingular Wireless LLC over a line-item bill charge will end up in the Washington state court where it began.
Levene Neale Bender Rankin & Brill LLP, the former counsel for the creditors committee of electronics company SonicBlue Inc., has reportedly agreed to fork over $2.5 million to lay to rest a malpractice claim arising from the firm's alleged conflict of interest in the Chapter 11 proceedings.
San Antonio-based CPS Energy is seeking to stomp out a subpoena that would require it, a nonparty in the case, to disclose trade secrets to Avaya Inc. as part of that company's protracted suit over an alleged monopoly in the telephone maintenance industry.
A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to a computer programmer whose attempt to attach his name to seven lucrative mobile e-mail patents controlled by NTP Inc. was dismissed last year.
Two inventors have followed a recent fusillade of infringement actions with a suit against Logisys Computer Inc., claiming the company and a Chinese manufacturer make products that violate a pair of patents related to illuminated keyboards.
Attorneys with Duckor Spradling Metzger and Wynne withdrew their representation of a California construction software company owner in a copyright infringement suit, alleging that the business owner made it “unreasonably difficult” to continue the suit.
In a closely watched case that could have broad ramifications for fair use in the digital age, Google Inc. has agreed to pay $125 million and create an ambitious royalty registry for books to resolve a copyright battle brought by authors and publishers over the search engine's efforts to build a massive online library.
Patent-holding company Media Queue LLC has accused Netflix Inc. and other rental DVD and video game providers of infringing a patented method of notifying customers via e-mail about the status of their rental accounts.
Telecommunications company UTStarcom Inc. has settled a lawsuit brought by Australian patent-holding company QPSX Development 5 Pty Ltd., which accused it and several leading mobile phone suppliers of stealing digital technology invented by three Australian scientists more than a decade ago.
American Power Conversion Corp. has filed a lawsuit against rival power producer Powerware and three of its former employees, alleging that the employees violated their APC contracts by disclosing trade secrets after becoming employed by Powerware.
A federal appeals court has handed South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. a victory in a drawn-out patent suit brought by Whirlpool Corp. over its two washing machine patents.
The prosecutor who brought criminal backdating charges against Broadcom Corp.’s former chief financial officer and other company executives has come under fire for allegedly leaking secret grand jury details and documents to the media.
With the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit expected to hand down a decision in the closely watched In re: Bilski case as early as this week, patent practitioners are waiting to see just how the court aims to alter the fate of business method patents in the United States.
Gabriel Technologies Corp., a maker of security systems for the cargo industry, said it is seeking more than $1 billion in damages against Qualcomm Inc. in a suit accusing the technology giant of illegally taking credit for the company's global positioning technology.