A federal bankruptcy court judge approved a settlement Friday that transferred control of two cable systems from the Rigas family to Adelphia Communications Corp., setting the stage for a $17 billion sale to the company's former rivals.
Apple Computer Inc. has met a deadline imposed by a Scandinavian federal consumer agency to respond to claims that it is violating antitrust laws by not making songs purchased on its online music store compatible with other brands’ mp3 players.
Microsoft Corp. filed a patent infringement complaint Tuesday with the International Trade Commission against Belkin Corp. over so-called U2 technology.
After years of legal sniping with browser technology firm Eolas Technologies Inc., Microsoft Corp. will have a chance to renew its battle cry after a Federal Circuit ruling Monday that will allow the software giant to bring its long-simmering patent infringement case before a different judge.
Embattled Brooks Automation Inc., a supplier for the semiconductor industry, has restated its earnings over a nine-year period by a whopping $64.5 million after an internal investigation found widespread “errors” in stock option grants.
Taking the offensive against South Korean Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. once again, Swedish handset maker Ericsson Inc. has brought an infringement suit, alleging its rival has violated 11 of its mobile communication patents.
The clock began ticking for Microsoft Corp. on Monday, as hefty daily fines from the European Union’s antitrust authority went into effect. Microsoft will have to pay up if the E.C. finds the software maker hasn’t complied with court orders against its perceived abuse of dominant position.
Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. announced Friday that it will appeal a jury decision to award LG Philips LCD Co. $52.5 million for patent infringement.
A judge has approved bankrupt cable provider Adelphia Communications Corp.’s bid to extend its $1.3 billion debtor-in-possession loan, extending the maturity date from Aug. 7 to Nov. 7, according to court filings.
The last of five executives accused of IPO spinning has settled with New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer for $4.4 million.
The European Commission said Friday it planned to investigate obstacles to competition in the burgeoning market for online distribution of movies and games.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would set up a framework for a national system of electronic medical records, a measure that has drawn criticism for failing to adequately protect patient privacy.
More than one third of small high-tech companies surveyed in 2005 failed to receive all revenue due from their licensing agreements during the past year, according to a recent report.
Delivering a blow to Samsung, a Virginia judge has rejected the Korean electronics maker’s request that Rambus Inc. pick up the tab for its attorneys' fees, despite the chip maker's “unclean hands” in the long-simmering semiconductor patent case.
A federal bankruptcy judge in Manhattan approved Silicon Graphics Inc.’s disclosure statement Thursday, after a last-minute amendment vitiated a claim that the disclosure didn’t contain enough information about LG Electronics' patent infringement claims against the company.
Former WorldCom Inc. chief executive officer Bernard J. Ebbers lost his bid Friday to have his conviction overturned, one year after being sentenced to 25 years in jail for his role in the securities fraud that brought down the company.
Faced with the choice of accepting a $133.6 million jury award—an amount the judge slashed by $174 million—or risking a new trial, Rambus Inc. took the safer route.
After five years and dozens of high-stakes patent and antitrust lawsuits, former Rambus Inc. general counsel John Danforth is moving down in the company.
Japanese electronics giant Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has hit a Taiwanese rival with a patent infringement suit, alleging the optical disc maker’s DVD discs violated its patents.
A U.S. Appeals Court upheld a lower court decision Wednesday that will allow Sony Ericsson to continue marketing two different cell phones.