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.
A downgrade of David Bowie’s “Bowie bonds” to near-junk status raises questions about the future of intellectual property securitization, observers say.
Gibson Guitar has won a trademark-infringement lawsuit against instrument manufacturer Paul Reed Smith.
Martha Steward Living Omnimedia has applied to trademark “Everyday Living” for a magazine, suggesting the company plans to rebrand itself in the wake of the conviction of the domestic diva. However, an existing trademark application is on file for a magazine of the same title.
Canadian market researcher Taylor Nelson Sofres and U.S. rival Nielsen Media Research have settled a patent lawsuit over television rating technology.
Caterpillar Inc. and the Walt Disney Co. have settled a trademark infringement lawsuit related to Disney’s portrayal of Caterpillar equipment in the direct-to-DVD film “George of the Jungle 2.”
Japan’s cabinet has approved a bill to revise the Copyright Law to stiffen penalties for music piracy.
A company that invented an on-demand book printing method has won a $15 million judgment against some of the largest wholesale book distributors in the U.S.
A federal judge in New York has ordered 321 Studios Inc. to stop making and marketing DVD-copying software that violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, echoing an earlier decision by a California court.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ended an 11-year court battle over the right to make photocopies of court judgments, handing a victory to libraries and researchers.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to reform the copyright royalty distribution system by replacing the current arbitration panels with judges.
In a move that could kill efforts to extend copyright protection to database publishers, a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that sharply curtailed the protections that the industry had sought.
A federal judge in New York has ruled that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act does not apply to unauthorized database replication.
Satellite television broadcaster EchoStar and Gemstar-TV Guide International settled their four-year litigation over patents for on-screen program guides, signing a deal under which Echostar will pay Gemstar $190 million to use its technology and brand.