Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC has reached a settlement with patent-licensing company IntusIQ in an infringement suit brought by Intus against several energy providers — including Reliant Energy Inc. and Comverge Inc. — over two patents related to wireless networks.
A federal appeals court has agreed to order the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to transfer a patent battle pursued by Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH against Genentech Inc. and Biogen Idec Inc. to California.
Tesoro Refining and Marketing Co. has reached a $950,000 settlement with a class of over 250 operations and maintenance employees who worked at one of its refineries and sued the petroleum product company over years' worth of alleged unpaid overtime violations.
A federal jury on Wednesday found that Microsoft Corp. willfully infringed i4i Inc.’s patent covering document-formatting software and handed down a verdict awarding the small Canadian company $200 million.
A district court ruled Tuesday that five patent claims asserted by Finisar Corp. against satellite television company DirecTV Group Inc. in a patent suit over technology used in electronic programming guides are invalid, about a year after an appeals court reversed a $78.9 million jury verdict for Finisar.
Teknowledge Corp., an Internet company that has licensed its patent for automated alerts to several major technology companies, suffered a blow after a federal judge agreed with Verizon Wireless that all the asserted claims of the patent were obvious or anticipated and therefore invalid.
Electronic Data Systems Corp. has reached a settlement and patent license option agreement with Virgin Mobile USA LP, which was one of a number of cell phone companies it sued for allegedly infringing a pair of patents that cover prepaid phone service.
Honeywell International Inc. has reached a settlement with device manufacturers BenQ America Corp. and BenQ USA Corp. in a lawsuit accusing BenQ and others of infringing a patent on technology that reduces or eliminates the perception of flicker in flat-panel liquid crystal displays.
A federal jury has ordered Yahoo Inc. to hand over $6.6 million to a subsidiary of Acacia Research Corp. after finding that the Internet giant infringed the company's patent covering background advertising for computer messaging programs.
CommPartners LLC is the latest defendant to settle with Voxpath Networks Inc. in an ongoing patent suit over Voice Over Internet Protocol technology.
Citing two critical errors by the lower court, a federal appeals court has breathed new life into a putative class action alleging that Farmers Group Inc. charges minorities higher premiums for homeowners insurance than it charges their white counterparts.
U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent on Monday received a 33-month prison sentence for lying to investigators about allegations that he sexually abused his secretary, marking the first time that a federal judge has been sentenced in connection with sexual misconduct.
A lawsuit PalTalk Holdings Inc. filed in 2006 against Microsoft Corp. that alleged the software giant’s Xbox Live online gaming service infringed two PalTalk patents came to an end, after the parties lodged a stipulation to dismiss and the court acquiesced.
Communications companies Mitel Networks Corp. and ShoreTel Inc. have struck a settlement deal that resolved a lawsuit Mitel filed in 2007 accusing ShoreTel of infringing several phone- and Internet-related patents.
A federal jury has returned a $72.6 million verdict against Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in a lawsuit accusing the firm of gross malpractice and negligence over botched patent applications connected to computerized warning systems for firemen and related infringement litigation.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled that the family of a worker killed in an accident at BP America Inc.'s Texas City, Texas, facility must arbitrate its wrongful death claims, because the family is bound by an arbitration clause in the man's employment contract with his employer.
Anadarko Petroleum Co. and two related oil production companies have agreed to pay a $1 million fine and spend $8 million on upgrading spill prevention and response plans to resolve charges stemming from an oil spill in Wyoming, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.
Ottawa-based Wi-LAN Inc. said Thursday it had settled the patent litigation it brought against German semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies AG over certain aspects of wireless technology.
Cisco Systems Inc., 3Com Corp. and three other technology companies have settled patent infringement litigation launched by a Finnish electronics design consulting firm over a broadband data transmission patent.
In a legal tussle that dragged out more than two years, IBM Corp. has reached a deal to resolve a suit filed by software firm SuperSpeed LLC that accused the computer giant of infringing patents related to computer data caching.