Patent-holding company Digital Technology Licensing LLC has settled its infringement lawsuit against Cingular Wireless LLC and granted Cingular a license to the patent in issue, which covers signal encoding technology used in cell phones, DTL announced Monday.
The European Union has launched an investigation into U.S. online gambling laws, which European betting companies have complained are being selectively and unfairly enforced against them.
Yahoo Inc., eHarmony.com, Match.com and other companies that run listing services for personal ads, employment and car sales have been hit with a patent infringement lawsuit.
Heller Ehrman LLP will be collaborating with other firms on a new patent services strategy for its technology clients, the firm announced Friday.
A judge has gone along with the request of the parent company of bankrupt mining company Asarco Inc. and appointed an examiner in the case, but the judge did not assign the examiner any duties for now.
A judge dismissed two lawsuits against Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria over the company's alleged role in human rights abuses in Nigeria in the 1990s, saying Tuesday that an American court didn't have jurisdiction over them.
Patent trolls, which rely on a business model of acquiring and asserting patents, are generally disparaged by critics as clogging the courts with meritless suits and driving up the costs of patent litigation.
Starbucks Corp. has settled a lawsuit by assistant store managers in several states who accused the corporation of denying them overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has reached a $55,000 settlement with a former Duke Energy Trading and Marketing LLC trader accused in 2005 of falsely reporting market information in an attempt to influence natural gas prices.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has added to its intellectual property and appellate teams, bringing on two new partners from Mayer Brown LLP, including Claudia Wilson Frost, who will service as national co-head of Pillsbury’s appellate litigation practice.
A former Halliburton Co. civilian contractor has asked a federal judge to reconsider his earlier decision forcing her sexual assault suit into arbitration, a last-ditch effort that comes after the judge ruled she could not appeal the arbitration order.
A judge has ruled that a lawsuit accusing two former board members and employees of misusing money from oil production technology company Nord Service Inc. can proceed.
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed a new way to deal with climate change through a bill, introduced Tuesday, that would establish an international agency to promote renewable energy across the world.
Asarco LLC has asked the court overseeing the company's Chapter 11 proceedings to approve an environmental settlement under which the U.S. government, the state of Missouri and others will get more than $70 million in allowed general unsecured claims against the 108-year-old mining outfit.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has decided not to file any charges against semiconductor developer Cirrus Logic Inc. for alleged stock option backdating.
BP Plc has set aside $2.13 billion to settle civil claims arising from a fatal explosion at its Texas City, Texas, refinery in 2005, marking a significant increase from the $1.6 billion the company had previously disclosed.
The recent outing of the “patent troll tracker” blogger as Rick Frenkel, Cisco Systems Inc.’s director of intellectual property, has raised concerns from lawyers representing “patent trolls” that Frenkel used his anonymity to make illegally disparaging remarks against his company’s enemies. As affected companies fight back against Frenkel, the blogging community debates its future.
Bankrupt logging company Pacific Lumber Co.’s parent company has asked the bankruptcy court for approval of a $51 million debtor-in-possession loan, 14 months after the company entered Chapter 11.
Patent-holding company Acacia Research Corp. has settled a lawsuit filed against Trend Micro Inc. for alleged infringement of intellectual property covering CDs or DVDs that include Internet hyperlinks.
Attorneys are getting less time to argue patent cases, which could cause trials to increase as they become more time-efficient than summary judgment opinions, according to a law professor in Houston.