Sun Microsystems Inc. has filed another patent infringement suit against rival Network Appliance Inc. over its Zettabyte File System, claiming new storage technology acquired by NetApp in January infringes Sun patents.
Today, we're introducing our daily "hire sheet" of law firms hired to represent Fortune 500 companies in IP cases in recent weeks. Pfizer, Nike and the Walgreen Company were just some of the companies that hired law firms to represent them in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.
A decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission will allow a patent infringement case filed by Tessera Technologies Inc. against electronics giants Motorola Inc., Qualcomm Inc. and others to proceed, Tessera disclosed Thursday.
Oil and gas services company Tetra Technologies Inc. and two of its top executives have been hit with a proposed class action accusing them of fraudulently inflating the value of the company's stock.
Biotech company Invitrogen Corp. hit General Electric Co.'s health care subsidiary with two lawsuits on Wednesday, alleging that GE is willfully infringing several patents related to reverse transcriptase enzyme kits and DNA amplification kits.
A Texas judge granted a temporary restraining order to Clear Channel Communications Inc. on Wednesday, forcing a group of banks to proceed with the $19.4 billion buyout funding after the banks allegedly tried to kill the deal.
Drivers for FedEx Ground Package System Inc. scored a victory on Tuesday, when a judge certified classes of drivers from 19 states in their lawsuit to claim benefits for which they were deemed ineligible because of their status as independent contractors.
A federal judge has issued a mixed ruling in three helicopter repair companies' bid to dismiss certain of Rolls-Royce Corp.'s claims in a trade secrets dispute related to its Model 250 light aircraft engine. Many of the defendants' counterclaims, including allegations of Rolls-Royce's illegal tying arrangements with distributors, remain.
A judge has finalized a $6.8 million award of damages, interest and costs to Avid Identification Systems in a false advertising and patent infringement case over the technology used to identify pets and livestock.
A Texas family has launched a legal battle against General Motors Corp., accusing the automaker of installing faulty seat belts that caused the death of one of their children when their 1996 Suburban rolled over after being struck by another vehicle.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has lodged a formal objection to a slew of reorganization plans filed in the bankruptcy of Pacific Lumber Co. subsidiary Scotia Pacific Co. LLC, claiming that none of the documents adequately addresses the claims of the pension fund.
A Texas-based inventor filed a lawsuit against a swath of PC giants on Tuesday, accusing them of infringing on a patent regarding a modem-like method for transmitting and receiving analog signals and digital signals.
The bankruptcy court overseeing Asarco LLC’s Chapter 11 case has issued an order approving the bankrupt copper mining company’s procedures for selecting a plan sponsor and exiting bankruptcy.
Continental Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay billionaire inventor Ronald A. Katz for a nonexclusive license on patents related to interactive voice technologies, resolving a patent suit Katz filed against the airline last year and joining some 150 other high-profile licensees.
Touch-screen technology maker Typhoon Technologies Inc. and wireless provider Nova Mobility Systems have hooked three new defendants into their patent infringement suit, which has already targeted Dell Inc. over tablet personal computers.
Asarco Inc. has filed a formal objection to a settlement reached by one of its subsidiaries regarding the cleanup of several mines in southeastern Missouri, claiming the settlement amount is extravagant and unrealistic.
Integrated-circuit makers Silicon Laboratories Inc. and Analog Devices Inc. have reached a settlement agreement, putting to rest two long-standing patent infringement suits between the rivals.
In a blow to BP Amoco Chemical Co., a federal judge has ruled that the BP Plc subsidiary must face wrongful termination claims by a former employee who alleges he was harassed and ultimately fired because he has a speech impediment.
A division of GE Oil & Gas Inc. has been slapped with a lawsuit claiming a defective gas compressor ignited a fire at a natural gas production facility, resulting in $1.2 million in cleanup and removal costs.
A Michigan patent-holding company that sued nine car manufacturers last year charging infringement of its patents for tire pressure monitoring systems has hit seven major automakers, including GM, Saturn, Ford and Chrysler, with a similar lawsuit.