Technology

  • November 26, 2007

    Google, Yahoo, AOL Sued Over Search Engine Patents

    A New York-based patent-holding company is seeking to stall search engine companies Google Inc., Yahoo Inc. and AOL LLC with an infringement suit over Internet indexing and display technology.

  • November 26, 2007

    Judge Vacates Willfulness Finding Against Qualcomm

    A federal judge has vacated his finding that Qualcomm Inc.'s infringement of Broadcom Corp. patents related to cell phone technology was willful, slashing Broadcom's award from $39.3 million to $19.6 million.

  • November 26, 2007

    Motorola, Cable Makers Lash Out At Rembrandt

    Motorola Inc. and six other cable equipment manufacturers have launched an attack on Rembrandt Technologies LP after the patent-holding company sued their customers over digital television and high-speed Internet patents.

  • November 21, 2007

    T-Mobile To Sell Unlocked IPhone In Germany

    Deutsche Telekom AG has announced that, in accordance with a court order, customers in Germany will now be able to purchase unlocked Apple Inc. iPhones from its T-Mobile subsidiary without signing a contract.

  • November 21, 2007

    Samsung, Matsushita May Settle Patent Suits

    A long-running patent dispute over plasma screen technology may soon come to a close. South Korea’s Samsung SDI Co. and Japan’s Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. have indicated that they are attempting to settle a series of patent suits over plasma display panel technology.

  • November 21, 2007

    Judge Denies Rigas' Bid For New Trial

    On Tuesday, a federal district judge rejected a bid by Adelphia Communications Corp.’s founder and his son for a new trial, letting stand their convictions for conspiracy to commit securities and bank fraud and their sentences of 15 and 20 years in prison.

  • November 21, 2007

    Shareholders Seek To Sharpen Claims Against Apple

    Attorneys representing shareholders in their derivative action against Apple Inc. are gearing up to refile some allegations in the case that accuses Chief Executive Steve Jobs and more than a dozen company directors of taking part in a fraudulent scheme to profit from options backdating.

  • November 21, 2007

    Sycamore Hit With Wells Notice From SEC

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sent Sycamore Networks Inc. a Wells Notice Tuesday, indicating increased odds that the commission will pursue a civil enforcement action against the optical networking company for its alleged stock-option backdating.

  • November 21, 2007

    Federal Circuit Backs ITC Power Integrations Ruling

    A federal appeals court has backed the U.S. International Trade Commission’s finding that Taiwan’s System General Corp. trampled Power Integrations Inc.’s patents for integrated circuits.

  • November 21, 2007

    Philips Targeted In Cathode-Ray Antitrust Probe

    Dutch Royal Philips Electronics NV joined the ranks of its competitors Wednesday, saying it too was being investigated by officials for violating competition laws in the cathode-ray tube industry.

  • November 21, 2007

    ITC Drops Nokia, Qualcomm Probe

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has reportedly ended its investigation relating to Nokia Corp.’s complaint seeking a ban on the importation of Qualcomm’s chipsets into the United States.

  • November 21, 2007

    Circuit Affirms Motorola's $1B Award Against Uzans

    An appellate court has upheld a $1 billion punitive damage award for Motorola Inc. against the Uzan family of Turkey, which allegedly defrauded the telecommunications company out of $2 billion in loans.

  • November 26, 2007

    Court Upholds AT&T's Sale Of Partnership Assets

    The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday axed the last issues from a suit that limited partners in nine AT&T Wireless Inc.-controlled cell phone businesses had filed against the wireless giant over its sale of the partnerships' assets.

  • November 20, 2007

    Presidential Aide Reveals Samsung Bribery Attempt

    Fresh allegations have surfaced in the Samsung Group corruption scandal, after a former legal adviser to South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun revealed on Monday that the company once offered him a cash bribe.

  • November 20, 2007

    Former Qualcomm Unit Fraud Case To Proceed

    The Supreme Court of Mississippi has denied a bid brought by Qualcomm Inc. and the current and former executives of one of the telecommunications giant’s previously shuttered units to have a securities fraud class action against the group dismissed.

  • November 20, 2007

    T-Mobile Will Object To IPhone Injunction

    Deutsche Telekom AG has vowed to fight a German court’s injunction on selling models of Apple Inc.'s iPhone that are only compatible with the telecom giant's T-Mobile subsidiary.

  • November 20, 2007

    Senators Urge Scrutiny Of Google, Doubleclick Merger

    Urging caution in reviewing Google Inc.’s proposed $3 billion takeover of Internet advertising firm DoubleClick Inc., two U.S. senators told Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras on Tuesday that the implications of the deal need “serious scrutiny.”

  • November 20, 2007

    SAP Unit Execs Resign As Trade Secrets Spat Rages

    Top executives at a unit of software maker SAP AP have resigned amid a bitter trade secrets dispute with Silicon Valley rival Oracle Corp, SAP said Monday.

  • November 20, 2007

    Cingular, Ericsson Deny Prepaid Patent Infringement

    Cingular Wireless LLC and Ericsson Inc. responded to a small telecom firm’s amended infringement complaint Friday with strident denials of wrong-doing and a litany of counterclaims, including one accusing the plaintiff of inequitable conduct.

  • November 20, 2007

    Applied's Discovery Plea Denied In Trade Secrets Suit

    A federal judge on Monday refused to expedite discovery in an ongoing trade secrets case between semiconductor maker Applied Materials Inc. and its Chinese rival Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Co. Ltd.