Consumer activists are protesting a proposal currently under review by the World Intellectual Property Organization that would extend copyright protection over broadcast signals to 50 years.
Acacia Technologies has settled its patent lawsuit against On Command Corp. over a technology for transmitting on-demand programming to hotel rooms and other venues.
A Toronto software developed has sued Eastman Kodak Co., alleging that the company revealed its trade secrets to competitors after talks over a contract broke down.
Audio technology company Digital Theater Systems (DTS) has settled its trademark lawsuit against an electronics maker that put the DTS mark on its DVD players without authorization.
The Federal Circuit has ruled that a settlement agreement between an inventor and Analog Devices also covers Analog’s customers, including electronic game maker Nintendo of America.
Online games developer Mythic Entertainment has settled its trademark lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. over Microsoft's online game "Mythica."
A U.S. District Court Judge has allowed rapper Eminem's copyright infringement claims over use of his song "Lose Yourself" in a commercial for Apple Computer to go forward.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case on whether a copyright holder can recover actual damages flowing from the unauthorized exploitation abroad of copyrighted work infringed in the U.S.
A House of Representatives panel has passed legislation that would bring an additional seven-year prison sentence for registering an internet domain name under a false identity while committing a copyright or trademark felony.
Canada will finally ratify intellectual property treaties it signed six years ago, government sources have told the media.
The European Commission has warned 16 societies that collect royalties for music sold online that they may be breaking antitrust law.
The Recording Industry Association of America has sued 477 more computer users for illegal online music sharing, including numerous university students at schools in 11 states.
Two providers of digital jukeboxes have settled their patent infringement lawsuits and agreed to cross-license their technologies.
EchoStar Communications has asked a judge to transfer the patent lawsuit filed against the satellite television provider by TiVo, a vendor of digital video recorders, from Texas to California, a regulatory filing shows.
Microsoft will pay $440 million to InterTrust to settle a lawsuit over patents for technology to prevent unauthorized copying of music and video.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a trademark dispute between the heir to the Skippy comic strip and the maker of the peanut butter with the same name.
Recording industry associations in Denmark, Germany, Italy and Canada have taken legal action against alleged online music pirates, mimicking the U.S. legal tactic used by the Recording Industry Association of America.
A California judge has dismissed Stephen Slesinger Inc.’s lawsuit against Walt Disney Co. over rights to Winnie the Pooh, accusing the agency of tampering with justice.
The U.S. recording industry has sued 532 people accused of illegal file sharing, in a legal move targeting U.S. universities.
Microsoft blasted the E.U.'s €497.2 million antitrust ruling, claiming it would infringe its intellectual property rights.