A reversal of the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal Sony-Betamax doctrine would stifle innovation, file-sharing companies and “friends of the court” argued in briefs filed with the high court on Tuesday.
A federal judge in Virginia has denied chip designer Rambus Inc.'s request for documents about German rival Infineon Technologies AG's role in a semiconductor industry group established to assess the strength of Rambus' patents.
The recording industry has appealed a federal court's ruling that it can't compel internet service providers to identify music downloaders under the 1988 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
In a move likely to create waves throughout the memory chip industry, a federal judge in Virginia has thrown out Rambus Inc.’s patent infringement claims against memory chip maker Infineon Technologies AG because the U.S. chip designer destroyed documents in anticipation of the case.
The European Commission has refused to rewrite a controversial bill that would allow embedded software to be patented, setting the stage for a battle with the European Parliament.
The U.S. Supreme Court has asked for the U.S. Solicitor General's views in a case that hinges in part on whether U.S. law allows the patenting of scientific facts.
A software vendor that has rattled the futures industry with threats of patent litigation has sued a broker with clients trading on all four of the leading futures exchanges.
The closely watched retrial of chip designer Rambus Inc.’s patent infringement lawsuit against German memory chip maker Infineon Technologies AG is set to open in a Virginia courtroom this week.
A Washington, DC appeals court heard arguments Tuesday in a challenge to new federal rules requiring certain video devices to incorporate technology to prevent online piracy of digitally broadcast programming.
In a blow to bond dealer Cantor Fitzgerald, a Delaware jury has found that eSpeed Inc.’s patent on electronic bond-trading technology is invalid.
Chip maker AMD has agreed to purchase stock in Patriot Scientific Corp. and sign a licensing deal to buy the rights to a technology at the center of Patriot’s patent litigation against Intel and other companies in the semiconductor industry.
A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a ruling that vacated an injunction against Static Control Components’ computer chips matching remanufactured toner cartridges for Lexmark International printers.
A California federal judge has made a discovery ruling that orders South Korean memory chip maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc. to provide U.S. chip designer Rambus with details of a joint defense agreement by DRAM manufacturers targeted by Rambus in a series of patent lawsuits.
A six-person Delaware jury has retired to deliberate a closely watched patent infringement lawsuit brought by interdealer broker Cantor Fitzgerald against Icap subsidiary Garban.
The European Parliament has rejected a bill backed by big high-tech companies that would have allowed embedded software to be patented.
Canadian memory chip maker Mosaid Technologies has settled its patent infringement lawsuit against South Korean rival Hynix Semiconductor Inc., barely a month after it settled a similar lawsuit against Korea’s Samsung Electronics.
Attorneys for Compuware told a jury that IBM stole its trade secrets as part of a plan to wipe out the software maker, as the trial phase got underway in the closely watched trade-secrets and copyright infringement lawsuit.
A judicial panel has transferred eight cases in Forgent Networks’ controversial JPEG patent litigation to California, where they will be centralized for pretrial proceedings.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has terminated its investigation against Scotland’s Wolfson Microelectronics, ruling that one of rival Cirrus’ patent is unenforceable and that another was infringed by Wolfson.
A federal judge has denied Trading Technologies’ motion for an injunction against Cantor Fitzgerald's eSpeed derivatives division, but acknowledged in his decision that there is “a clear showing of patent validity and infringement.”