A lingering intellectual property dispute between two major telecommunications giants has ended in a patent licensing agreement that has resolved all pending litigation between the companies.
Rejecting claims of a contract breach, an Indiana federal judge has ruled against Eli Lilly & Co. in a lawsuit that accused the pharmaceutical giant of stealing technology originally licensed to it by a small biotech company.
Asian innovators have maintained their dominance as patent recipients in the United States, reaping more than half of all the patents awarded to the world's top 10 filers, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
A little-known telecommunications company is aiming to twist the arm of the wireless phone industry by suing cell phone service providers over patents for a potentially lifesaving “911” emergency location feature.
A Virginia-based software company is calling for the shutdown of a key part of Google’s popular mapping service in a patent dispute that claims Google is infringing on its technology and causing irreparable harm to its sales.
Emboldened after winning a $60 million settlement from Microsoft Corp. last year, a small technology company is now eyeing Apple Computers Inc. and key features of its digital music player iPod.
Settling a contentious patent interference over highly-lucrative emerging technology, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office declared digital content protection firm Macrovision Corp. was the first to invent certain technology for managing online downloads.
Dealing a stinging blow to Korea’s Hynix Semiconductor Inc., a California federal judge has rebuffed claims that Rambus Inc. destroyed evidence and allowed the U.S. chip designer’s patent infringement lawsuit to proceed to trial.
Trading Technologies has prevailed over trading firm Rosenthal Collins Group LLC, after a judge upheld the validity of two patents the software vendor has used to successfully wring a slew of settlement agreements from major players in the futures industry.
Security software maker McAfee Inc. is settling fraud charges with a $50 million payout to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which accused the company of ignoring massive financial overstatements during the turn of the century.
A host of domestic and international airlines are the targets of a patent lawsuit that seeks to make them pay up for using a common way of presenting internet content.
Two companies are locked in a bitter dispute over who owns the rights to technology that allows mobile users to safely access their company’s network from an off-site location and bounce from network to network without interruption.
Financial services company Citigroup Inc. has settled a patent infringement lawsuit brought by pioneering inventor Ronald A. Katz, who boasts a wide-ranging portfolio that has already earned him more than $1 billion.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has stepped into a patent spat between software company InterVideo Inc. and computer maker Dell Inc., agreeing to investigate InterVideo’s allegations that Dell’s products infringe its patents for DVD playback functions.
Bombarded by class action lawsuits over its failed anti-piracy technology, music entertainment giant Sony BMG has tentatively agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs that accused the company of putting consumers’ computers at risk.
2005 was a big year for intellectual property lawsuits, with combined patent, copyright and trademark cases jumping 14% over 2004, according to a survey conducted by IP Law Bulletin. But behind those numbers is a surprising trend: patent litigation is on the decline in the U.S., while copyright litigation is exploding thanks to aggressive enforcement actions by the entertainment industry.
Amid a wave of litigation over lucrative flat-panel display technology, Hong Kong electronics maker Proview and Japanese rival Hitachi have settled a U.S. lawsuit brought by Hitachi over LCD monitor patents.
Apple Computer Inc. is being challenged by a United Kingdom-based company over keyboard technology used in its Mac G4 line of PowerBooks and iBooks.
Semiconductor giant MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. has sued French chip equipment maker Soitec S.A. for violation of MEMC's European patents on defect-free silicon, or “perfect Silicon”.
Finish mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. has lost its final bid to avoid paying a $252 million award to wireless technology firm InterDigital Communications Corp. to settle drawn-out arbitration between the two rivals.