Technology

  • April 30, 2009

    3rd Circ. Tosses Most Of Shareholder Suit V. Avaya

    A federal appeals court on Thursday largely upheld the dismissal of a shareholder lawsuit against Avaya Inc., saying that the plaintiffs had not made sufficient claims of scienter and that the majority of statements alleged to be false fell under safe harbor rules of existing securities law.

  • April 30, 2009

    I2 Sues Oracle Over Enterprise Software Patents

    Supply chain technology company i2 Technologies Inc. has hit Oracle Corp. and Oracle USA Inc. with a lawsuit alleging infringement of 11 patents related to supply chain management and other enterprise software solutions.

  • April 30, 2009

    Oracle, DataTern Settle Database Patent Suit

    Oracle Corp. and its subsidiary BEA Systems Inc. have reached a settlement with technology company DataTern Inc. in two infringement suits over database patents.

  • April 29, 2009

    Amergence Sues Syntax-Brillian Over Olevia Deal

    Electronics supplier Amergence Technology Inc. has filed an adversary complaint against Syntax-Brillian Corp., alleging the bankrupt television manufacturer broke an agreement to sell the Olevia brand of televisions and associated intellectual property to Amergence.

  • April 29, 2009

    Microsoft Requests Hearing In EU Antitrust Case

    Microsoft Corp. has reportedly requested a hearing from European Union antitrust regulators in a case accusing the company of violating antitrust laws by bundling the Windows operating system and the Internet Explorer browser.

  • April 29, 2009

    RIM Settles With Aloft, Stragent In Patent Suits

    Research In Motion Ltd. has settled with two patent-holding companies in separate suits over technology used in RIM's BlackBerry.

  • April 29, 2009

    ITC To Probe Sprint, Virgin Over Phone Patents

    Responding to a complaint from a Virginia-based patent-holding company, the U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into alleged infringement of patents for cell phone technology by several companies, including Sprint Nextel Corp. and Virgin Mobile USA Inc.

  • April 29, 2009

    Book Deal Puts Google Under Antitrust Microscope

    Google Inc. has once again found itself in the sights of U.S. antitrust regulators, this time over a settlement the Internet giant reached in 2008 with authors and publishers over the company's efforts to build a massive online library.

  • April 30, 2009

    EMC Fights With HP Over Exec's Noncompete Clause

    An executive who left EMC Corp. earlier this week to join rival Hewlett-Packard Co. has purportedly become embroiled in a pair of lawsuits over the terms of a noncompete clause in his employee agreement.

  • April 29, 2009

    Tellabs Wins Appeal Over Mandatory Unpaid Time Off

    An Illinois appellate court has ruled that Tellabs Inc.’s policy of requiring employees to take unpaid days off near each paid holiday does not entitle exempt workers to collect overtime.

  • April 28, 2009

    Antitrust Suit Against Clear Channel, Law Firm Tossed

    A judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Clear Channel Communications Inc., Live Nation Inc. and the law firm Cowan Liebowitz & Latman PC of scheming to misappropriate a confidential business model and use it to lock out rivals, ruling the plaintiff failed to state an antitrust claim.

  • April 28, 2009

    ACCC Nixes Telstra Bid To Set Network Access Fee

    Australia's competition regulator has once again rejected a petition by Telstra Corp. Ltd. to hit rivals with a monthly fee for access to its network, almost five years after the once publicly owned telecommunications giant first sought to impose a charge for its extensive underground loop.

  • April 28, 2009

    Telenor Loses Attempt To Stay $1.7B In Damages

    Telenor ASA said Tuesday it had lost an appeal in a Siberian court to stay the collection of more than $1.7 billion in damages, as the Norwegian telecommunications giant fought what it calls an illegal judgment in a competition case in Russian courts.

  • April 28, 2009

    Judge Trims SEC's Case Against Lucent Execs

    A judge has tossed primary liability claims against all four remaining defendants in the accounting fraud case involving Lucent Technologies Inc., but other charges brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will remain intact.

  • April 28, 2009

    Minn. Court Strikes Class Cert. In 3M Age Bias Suit

    The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected a lower court's decision to grant class certification to more than 4,900 employees of 3M Co. in an age discrimination suit, finding the plaintiffs did not meet the established burden of proof for trial court certification hearings.

  • April 28, 2009

    Rambus Gets Boost In Patent Spat With Samsung

    A federal judge has tossed Samsung Electronic Co. Ltd.’s equitable estoppel defense in an ongoing patent feud with Rambus Inc., paving the way for Rambus to seek damages for infringement beginning from the expiration date of the parties’ license agreement.

  • April 28, 2009

    UK Nanotech Co. Sued Over Quantum Dot Patents

    California nanotechnology company Nanosys Inc. has filed a patent infringement suit against U.K. rival Nanoco Technologies Ltd. over quantum dot technology.

  • April 27, 2009

    Sun Didn't Infringe Versata Software Patents: Jury

    Sun Microsystems Inc. did not infringe two product configuration software patents or steal trade secrets belonging to Versata Software Inc., a federal jury has ruled, handing Sun a complete victory in a suit where Versata had sought over $100 million in damages.

  • April 27, 2009

    Apple Sued Over Censorship Of IPhone, IPod Cracks

    Testing the scope of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the operator of a public Web site has accused Apple Inc. of violating free speech rights by smothering Internet discussions that help individuals tamper with Apple products so that they work with software other than the technology company's.

  • April 27, 2009

    Charter Creditors Want In On JPMorgan Default Suit

    Creditors in the Charter Communications Inc. bankruptcy are looking to intervene in an adversary suit brought by administrative agent JPMorgan Chase & Co. that accuses the cable company of defaulting on its debt.