Technology

  • April 13, 2007

    $49M Verdict In Call-Routing Case Appealed

    Three defendants in a patent infringement case over toll-free call routing technology were slapped with $49 million in damages on Thursday.

  • April 13, 2007

    Court Bans DVD Maker From Hiding Assets

    A court has issued a temporary restraining order banning a California DVD player manufacturer from moving its assets to avoid paying $15 million in outstanding royalties and interest to a technology licensing company.

  • April 13, 2007

    CA Ex-CEO To Pay $800M For Fraud Scheme

    Former CA Inc. chief executive Sanjay Kumar has agreed to fork over a whopping $800 million in restitution to victims of a $2.2 billion accounting fraud scandal at the company.

  • April 13, 2007

    Broadcom Hits Qualcomm With New Antitrust Suit

    Broadcom Corp. took the next move in its ongoing, increasingly complicated war with Qualcomm Inc., filing a suit late Thursday alleging that its rival violated competition laws.

  • April 13, 2007

    Semiconductor Companies Put Aside Differences

    Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd., an Israeli technology company in the semiconductor industry, has settled three patent suits with Silicon Valley rival Nanometrics Inc.

  • April 12, 2007

    European Parliament Panel OK's Mobile Roaming Cap

    A European Commission proposal to cap roaming charges for international mobile phone calls gained momentum Thursday when the European Parliament’s Industry Committee voted in favor of the measure.

  • April 12, 2007

    Qualcomm Rejects Nokia’s $20M Olive Branch

    A tentative deal between rivals Nokia Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. to bury the hatchet in a long-running feud over technology patents has been shattered, with Qualcomm on Thursday announcing that it has rejected Nokia’s $20 million payment offer brokered just last week.

  • April 11, 2007

    Exec Found Guilty In Penny Stock Fraud

    A former telecom executive who bilked investors out of $15 million has been found guilty by a district court in New Jersey.

  • April 11, 2007

    AMD To Quiz Intel Over Missing E-Mails

    Intel Corp. executives will be questioned under oath by microprocessor rival Advanced Micro Devices over the loss of countless e-mails that may prove critical in the antitrust lawsuit the two are engaged in.

  • April 11, 2007

    Group Urges SEC To Appeal Fee-Based Broker Ruling

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should appeal the ruling that struck down a rule exempting certain brokers from registering with the agency, a securities industry group has urged.

  • April 11, 2007

    Court Affirms Award In O2Micro Trade Secret Case

    A federal appeals court has affirmed a district judge’s decision to award O2Micro International Limited $2.7 million in a patent suit in which O2Micro accused rival Monolithic Power Systems Inc. of misappropriating trade secrets.

  • April 10, 2007

    Echostar Targeted In Suit Over Satellite Patent

    Echostar Communications Corp. has been hit with a lawsuit accusing the satellite television service of infringing a patent covering a system which permits multiple viewers to view satellite broadcasting through a single antenna.

  • April 10, 2007

    Pioneer, Samsung Dispute Moved To Texas

    The battle Pioneer Corp. waged against Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. in California district court over plasma display panel patents has been moved to Texas, where it joins another patent suit Pioneer brought against its rival.

  • April 10, 2007

    Sun Microsystems To Refile Complaint In Hynix Suit

    Shortly after a federal judge dismissed its first price-fixing complaint against Hynix Semiconductor Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc. confirmed on Monday that it would refile an amended complaint.

  • April 10, 2007

    Cell Phone Giants Sued By Australian Company

    An Australian patent-holding company on Monday sued a group of cellular phone giants for allegedly stealing digital technology invented more than a decade ago by three Australian scientists.

  • April 9, 2007

    Vonage Goes To Work Redesigning Patents

    Notwithstanding the Federal Circuit’s impressive history of reversing lower court decisions, Internet phone carrier Vonage Holdings Corp. can’t put all its eggs in the appeals system basket, says a lawyer following the high-profile patent case.

  • April 9, 2007

    DRAM Antitrust Suit Against Hynix Dismissed For Now

    Price-fixing claims by Sun Microsystems Inc. and Unisys Corp. against Hynix Semiconductor Inc. were dismissed on Thursday, after a federal judge ruled that the companies bringing the suit needed to submit more evidence.

  • April 9, 2007

    Charter Sues Irell Over Alleged Mistakes In Cable Deal

    Cable operator Charter Communications has targeted law firm Irell & Manella in a $150 million malpractice suit for allegedly making a number of “critical errors” in wrapping up a 1999 cable TV acquisition.

  • April 9, 2007

    Toshiba Accuses 17 Cos. Of Infringing DVD Patents

    Toshiba Corp. launched a two-pronged attack against 17 electronics companies Friday, alleging infringement of DVD patents at the U.S. International Trade Commission and a California district court.

  • April 5, 2007

    Licensee Loses Bid For Part Of $150M Sony Settlement

    A licensee that claims to have exclusive rights to patents at the heart of a $150 million dispute with Sony has lost a fight to sue the Japanese electronics maker for infringement.