Online travel company Orbitz has been targeted in a patent lawsuit over automated notifications and other technology, according to a regulatory filing.
Patent litigation is on the rise in the lucrative market for bond trading technology, with several players suing each other as they jostle for control over the electronic systems that support the $3.3 trillion bond market.
NCR Corp. has sued Intellisync Corp. for patent infringement, alleging that the software maker infringes a patent for synchronizing databases between personal digital assistants and host computers.
A federal jury has cleared logistics facilitator Vastera of trade-secret misappropriation in a lawsuit brought by rival Expeditors International.
Power semiconductor suppliers IXYS Corp and Advanced Power Technology Inc. have agreed to settle their patent infringement lawsuit, the two companies said.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether Sony Corp.'s digital cameras and cellular phones with digital image capabilities are infringing a patent held by California-based Ampex Corp., the ITC said Wednesday.
In one of the first cases to interpret the General Public License for open source software, Computer Associates has won a motion for a preliminary injunction in its copyright and trade-secret case against Quest Software.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that cleared a large group of television manufacturers of infringing a patent for V-chip technology held by Acacia Research Corp.’s subsidiary Soundview Technologies.
Chip equipment maker Applied Materials Inc. and Dutch rival ASM International NV have agreed to end their two-year old patent dispute, in a deal in which neither party will make any financial concessions or sign any licensing agreements.
A U.S. federal court issued has found that a Business Objects employee misappropriated trade secrets from rival MicroStrategy, but in a separate case the court rejected a complaint that Business Objects had infringed on one of MicroStrategy’s patents.
Microsoft Japan expects its legal battle with a government watch-dog over its licensing agreements could take as much as two years, the head of the software maker’s Japanese subsidiary has told reporters.
Australian biotech company Benitec Ltd. has settled its U.S. patent infringement case against rival Ambion over gene silencing technologies.
In a move that removes a legal threat looming over Google's initial public offering, the search engine has agreed to pay at least $300 million in stock to settle a patent infringement lawsuit brought by rival Yahoo!
In a preemptive strike, hard disk maker Seagate Technology has filed a lawsuit to stop a former employee from sharing trade secrets with rival Western Digital Corp.
Acacia Media Technologies Corp. has found a new twist in its licensing strategy, sending letters to dozens of colleges in recent days claiming the schools’ use of streaming video in areas like distance learning and video lectures infringes its patents.
Forgent Networks has expanded its controversial litigation over a patent for the JPEG image compression standard with complaints against 11 new defendants, including Yahoo!, Google, Sun Microsystems and TiVo.
U.K. music retailer Virgin Mega has joined Real Networks in a growing campaign to force Apple Computer to open up the popular iPod music player to other vendors.
The European Council has postponed formal voting on a “common position” on a controversial directive on software patents, a key part of the European Union’s efforts to overhaul the patent system across the region.
The Federal Communications Commission has approved TiVo’s system to allow subscribers to send copies of recorded shows over the internet, a technology that has met strong opposition from entertainment companies.
A small company that claims to own a patent for downloading services has settled a lawsuit against Apple Computer but filed additional complaints in Texas against a host of e-commerce players, including Amazon.com, The New York Times Co. and Hallmark Cards.