Beefing up the firm's California ranks, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has tapped a seasoned intellectual property litigator from White & Case to become the latest addition to its Silicon Valley office.
Through a series of motions from both sides, a two-year patent dispute between cable operator Charter Communications Inc. and a small licensing firm over fixed-wireless technology has recently become focused on who owns the patents-in-suit.
Broadcom Corp. has continued to insist that a California-based patent holder of high-speed modem technology should hand over more detailed infringement contentions to help the parties prepare for a Markman hearing over their patent dispute.
Joseph Nacchio, the former head of Qwest Communications International Inc., has asked a federal district court to dismiss a group of hedge funds' complaint over his alleged role in a massive accounting fraud at the phone service provider.
Marking another chapter in an ongoing saga, a jury has ruled that Qualcomm Inc. should fork over at least $19.6 million in damages for willfully infringing three of Broadcom's patents covering mobile phone technology.
An appeals court panel has vacated a lower court's claim construction ruling concerning aviation electronics patents owned by aerospace giant Honeywell International Inc., sending the case back to district court for a rehearing.
Warner/Chappell Music Inc. and BMG Publishing NA LLC have filed requests to be excluded from the plaintiffs pool in a class action against Bertelsmann AG that's part of the consolidated multidistrict Napster Inc. copyright litigation going on in northern California.
All American Semiconductor Inc. on Friday asked the court overseeing its Chapter 11 proceedings to allow it to reject certain agreements it had entered into with former employees.
DLA Piper has tapped a veteran intellectual property litigator with longtime experience in the telecommunications and software industries to expand the firm's Dallas, Texas branch.
A jury has awarded $12 million to a small technology company that sued for the theft of its groundbreaking phone text messaging system.
Google Inc.'s $3.1 billion marriage proposal to Internet advertising company DoubleClick Inc. has come under regulatory fire, with antitrust authorities asking the companies for more information about the union a little more than a month after the deal was announced.
Friskit Inc. has attempted to disqualify law firm Howrey LLP from defending rival RealNetworks Inc. in Friskit’s patent infringement case over streaming media technology.
The dispute over lost e-mails at the center of an antitrust case against Intel Corp. just got nastier, with rival Advanced Micro Devices serving subpoenas for documents to Intel’s outside counsel.
A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a shareholder's suit against America Online Inc. relating to its merger with Time Warner Inc., saying it exceeded the two-year statute of limitations.
A federal judge chastised a Dorsey & Whitney LLP attorney on Wednesday for allegedly violating a protective order that prohibits the use of “attorneys’ eyes only” depositions in other courts.
The remaining three defendants in the DRAM antitrust class action have agreed to settle for $22 million, wrapping up a five-year court battle with a slew of computer chip makers.
Cellular phone manufacturers and service providers who fear that the U.S. International Trade Commission will ban the importation of phones containing Qualcomm Inc. chips will once again have to wait for a ruling on the matter.
Honeywell International Inc. is steps away from resolving an antitrust case it filed against DRAM chip producers last year, after a judge dismissed without prejudice the claims of defendants Micron Technology Inc., Crucial Technologies Inc. and Hitachi Ltd.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a motion opposing a former Brocade Communications Systems Inc. executive's attempt to quash the subpoenas of Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in his case.
In an open challenge to the software patent system, Linux provider Novell Inc. and the Electronic Frontier Foundation said on Wednesday that they would cooperate in EFF’s “patent busting” initiative to weed out unnecessary software patents.