Technology

  • July 5, 2007

    Opti Goes On Attack Against AMD, Broadcom, Others

    Opti Inc. has gone after eight technology companies, alleging they are infringing two its patents for its Compact ISA-Bus technology.

  • July 2, 2007

    Judge Defines Claims In Autotrader.com Dispute

    A judge overseeing a patent dispute between technology company GraphOn Corp. and Autotrader.com LLC has issued an order resolving claims constructions of the two patents-in-suit, setting the stage for the case to move towards trial.

  • July 2, 2007

    Government Unlocks Alleged CyberKey Fraud

    A grand jury has indicted the head of tech company CyberKey Solutions Inc. for allegedly orchestrating a securities fraud scheme and then lying about it to the U.S. government.

  • July 3, 2007

    Memorex Defends Its Discovery In SanDisk Patent Suit

    Asserting that it had sped up the discovery process in an ongoing patent case over flash memory chips, Memorex Products Inc. on Monday defended itself against accusations by SanDisk Corp. and called the rival chip maker's claims both “incorrect and misleading.”

  • July 2, 2007

    EU Implements Roaming Regulation

    In what the European Commission has called “one of the fastest ever political agreements between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission,” the European Union has implemented a policy that caps mobile phone roaming rates across Europe.

  • July 2, 2007

    ITC To Review Ink Cartridge Ruling

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to reexamine a ruling that 24 companies violated Seiko Epson Corp. patents for ink cartridges, marking the first time the agency will review patent validity issues in relation to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

  • July 3, 2007

    Olympus Sued Over Digital Camera Patents

    A German licensing company has filed suit against Olympus Corp. and its American subsidiary, Olympus Imaging America Inc., claiming that the Japanese electronics company’s digital cameras infringe its patents.

  • July 2, 2007

    ITC Judge Finds Biax Patents Invalid

    An administrative law judge with the International Trade Commission handed Philips Semiconductors BV a sound victory against semiconductor maker Biax Corp. after issuing an initial decision that Biax's patents in the ongoing litigation over digital processing systems were either invalid, unenforceable or not infringed upon.

  • July 2, 2007

    Judge Issues Mixed Ruling In Chip Patent Case

    The judge presiding over a long-running patent suit between rivals MediaTek Inc. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has refused to take a side in the electronics makers' fight for summary judgment.

  • June 29, 2007

    Despite Setbacks, DRAM Plaintiffs Amend Complaint

    A few weeks after a judge tossed most of the claims in an ongoing antitrust case against Dynamic Random Access Memory manufacturers, the indirect purchasers in the multidistrict litigation have amended their complaint.

  • June 29, 2007

    State Judge Dismisses Charges In HP Spy Case

    A California state judge has thrown out the remaining charges against three defendants involved in the Hewlett-Packard spying scandal, finding that while their conduct showed a “betrayal of trust and honor,” it did not amount to a criminal offense.

  • June 29, 2007

    Sony Ericsson Sued Over Exploding Cell Phone

    An Illinois man has sued Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Inc. and T-Mobile USA Inc. after his cell phone allegedly exploded while he was talking on it.

  • July 2, 2007

    Wireless Tech Co. Sues Over Point-Of-Sale Patent

    Wireless technology company Ameranth Inc. sued its rival Menusoft Systems Corp. on Thursday for allegedly infringing three of its patents.

  • June 29, 2007

    Qualcomm Rejects Licensing Deal With Broadcom

    Qualcomm Inc. has rejected a proposal by its rival phone company Broadcom Inc. to settle a long-running patent dispute by letting Qualcomm pay a six dollar licensing fee on phones that the U.S. International Trade Commission has already found to infringe Broadcom's patents.

  • June 29, 2007

    Senate Committee Backs Healthcare IT Bill

    In a move that renews last year's debate over the merits of information technology expansion in health care, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passed the Wired for Health Care Quality bill on Thursday.

  • June 29, 2007

    Mitel Says ShoreTel Infringed Phone, Web Patents

    Canadian telecommunications company Mitel Networks Corporation on Wednesday sued Sunnyvale, Cal.-based ShoreTel Inc. for allegedly infringing on three of its telephone patents and one of its Internet patents.

  • June 28, 2007

    Zenith Electronics Accused Of Patent Suit Subterfuge

    A French electronics maker has asked a federal court in Texas to deny Zenith Electronics Corp.'s motion to amend a patent infringement complaint, accusing the company of trying to add a slew of claims at the eleventh hour, and by stealth.

  • June 28, 2007

    Judge Nixes Google Bid To Extend Microsoft Probation

    A federal judge handed Google Inc. a defeat Tuesday, saying that she would not currently consider the search-engine company's recent request that governmental oversight of Microsoft Corp. be extended through November 2009.

  • June 28, 2007

    EC Drops Cases After Members Fix Competition Law

    The European Commission has let Austria, Spain and the Czech Republic off the hook after the countries revised legislation regarding transparency requirements for public authorities and companies, in addition to other competition policies.

  • June 28, 2007

    Judge: Too Soon To Judge YouTube 'Safe Harbor'

    One of several copyright-infringement lawsuits against Google's YouTube Inc. moved a step closer to a trial last week after a judge ruled that neither side's claims justified pretrial judgment.