Hewlett-Packard has sued two companies that sell refilled ink cartridges for patent infringement and false advertising.
In a stunning defeat for Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp., a federal judge on Monday ordered it to halt U.S. sales of its PlayStation game consoles but immediately stayed the injunction order pending an appeal in the case.
In a blow to a screenwriter who claimed Sony Pictures stole her script for the movie “Stepmom,” the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in an “en banc” decision that a copyright holder can’t assign or sell the right to sue for copyright to someone else.
A Supreme Court decision from 1984 regarding videocassette technology will take center stage when the court hears arguments Tuesdays on the legality of online file-swapping networks, in what observers say is the most important copyright case in two decades.
U.S. chip maker Cirrus Logic Inc. and Scottish rival Wolfson Microelectronics plc have settled all their outstanding litigation over audio digital-to-analog converter products.
A California jury has awarded memory-card maker Lexar Media more than $380 million in monetary damages in its lawsuit against Japanese computer maker Toshiba for breach of fiduciary duty and theft of trade secrets.
The University of California topped the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s list of top university patent recipients in 2004, a position the state’s public university system has held for more than a decade.
Akamai Technologies has acquired rival Speedera Networks for $130 million in a deal that resolves the two companies’ bitterly fought patent and trade-secrets litigation, which had reportedly become prohibitively expensive.
White & Case LLP’s Silicon Valley office has snatched two more high-profile intellectual property partners from rival firm Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe.
Fresh off its loss against rival Guidant in a patent dispute over drug-coated stents, medical device maker Medtronic said Monday it has lost another dispute against Johnson & Johnson Inc.’s Cordis Corp. in a Delaware jury retrial.
Gateway and Hewlett-Packard, which are entrenched in a dispute over an array of computer and server patents, will face off on March 21 in a closely watched one-week trial before an International Trade Commission administrative law judge.
A federal court has denied motions by satellite television provider EchoStar to dismiss digital video recording company TiVo Inc.’s lawsuit over patents for set-top boxes that record television programming onto a built-in hard drive.
Microsoft Corp. has agreed to pay $60 million to settle a trade-secrets lawsuit brought by Burst.com over streaming media software.
A California medical device maker has asked the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to reexamine two patents at the center of a patent dispute that has rattled the fast-growing industry for umbilical-cord blood storage.
In a significant legal victory for Microsoft, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reversed and remanded the validity and inequitable conduct issues in a $521 million patent lawsuit over the software maker’s browser technology.
A federal judge in Virginia has denied chip designer Rambus Inc.'s request for documents about German rival Infineon Technologies AG's role in a semiconductor industry group established to assess the strength of Rambus' patents.
A reversal of the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal Sony-Betamax doctrine would stifle innovation, file-sharing companies and “friends of the court” argued in briefs filed with the high court on Tuesday.
In a move likely to create waves throughout the memory chip industry, a federal judge in Virginia has thrown out Rambus Inc.’s patent infringement claims against memory chip maker Infineon Technologies AG because the U.S. chip designer destroyed documents in anticipation of the case.
The closely watched retrial of chip designer Rambus Inc.’s patent infringement lawsuit against German memory chip maker Infineon Technologies AG is set to open in a Virginia courtroom this week.
A California federal judge has made a discovery ruling that orders South Korean memory chip maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc. to provide U.S. chip designer Rambus with details of a joint defense agreement by DRAM manufacturers targeted by Rambus in a series of patent lawsuits.