The Beatles’ trademark infringement lawsuit against Apple Computer could lead to the largest settlement in U.K. legal history, outside of a class action suit, according to a published report.
Silicon Laboratories Inc. has expanded its trade-secrets lawsuit against Axiom Microdevices to include claims of patent infringement relating to two U.S. patents.
Eastman Kodak Co.’s $1 billion patent infringement trial against Sun Microsystems opened Monday in a courtroom in Rochester, NY.
Acacia Research has filed a second round of lawsuits against cable companies for allegedly infringing its controversial patent rights to on-demand streaming-media technology.
A consumer advocacy group has sued Albertson's Inc., alleging among other things that the supermarket chain worked with AstraZeneca to persuade customers to buy Nexium when the drug company's patent expired on another heartburn medication.
Procter & Gamble and Vidal Sassoon have settled Vidal Sassoon’s multi-million-dollar lawsuit over royalty payments for the legendary stylist’s hair-care product line, less than a month after a judge denied P&G’s motion for a summary judgment.
McDermott Will & Emery has hired former Gray Cary partner David Henry Dolkas for its Silicon Valley office, marking the fifth lateral partner the firm has hired for its California offices since January.
Audio technology company Digital Theater Systems (DTS) has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit three Chinese electronics makers that allegedly put the DTS mark on its DVD players without authorization.
Dutch chip equipment maker ASML and Japanese rival Nikon have settled their costly and long-running patent dispute over circuit-making equipment, fought in courts in California, Washington, South Korea and Japan.
Chipmaker Genesis Microchip has penned licensing deals with Samsung Electronics and Tovis Co. in the wake of its victory at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in a dispute over a patent for liquid crystal display (LCD) controllers.
A coalition of U.S. high-tech companies has asked lawmakers to consider a watered-down alternative to the controversial Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act.
A federal court has declared Ormco Corp.’s patents for teeth straightening invalid, throwing out the company’s lawsuit against rival Align Technology, Inc.
California-based DVD software maker InterVideo Inc has sued computer maker Acer Inc., accusing the Taiwanese company of infringing on patents related to integrating computer and electronic device functions.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has partially upheld a lower court’s verdict in a case about a technique used to mold plastic tail light lenses on more than 30 different Japanese cars sold in the U.S.
A federal court has once again dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Promega Corp. against Roche and Applied Biosystems, which alleged that the companies committed fraud against the U.S. government, Roche said.
Taiwanese chip makers MStar Semiconductor, Media Reality Technologies (MRT) and Trumpion Microelectronics infringed a patent for liquid crystal display (LCD) controllers held by rival Genesis Microchip, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a final determination.
Biotech rivals Illumina, Inc. and Applera Corp. have agreed to settle two lawsuits over a partnership that went sour, penning a deal that involves royalty-free cross-licensing of key technologies and the dismissal of a patent infringement suit.
In a major setback for the entertainment industry, a federal appeals court in California has ruled that online file-sharing software companies are not liable for copyright infringement.
Taiwan Semiconductor has filed an unfair import complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), seeking a probe of a mainland rival already targeted in a trade-secret lawsuit in California.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected all 10 claims under review in its reexamination of the controversial “Eolas” browser patent at the center of a $565 million patent infringement judgment against Microsoft, according to a published report.