In a vindication for semiconductor company Broadcom Corp., a federal appellate court has reinstated its Sherman Act claims against cell-phone microchip maker and bitter rival Qualcomm Inc. one year after a district court dismissed Broadcom's complaint in its entirety.
Disc Link Corp., a subsidiary of patent-holding company Acacia Research Corp., has entered into licensing agreements with six more companies, bringing the total number of settlements to 19 since it filed a patent infringement lawsuit in December over Internet hyperlinks located on CDs and DVDs.
A New York federal court judge has dismissed unpaid overtime wage claims by workers of a bankrupt IBM Corp. subcontractor, ruling that the court is not the appropriate venue for claims involving work prior to January 2002.
Congress has signaled that the controversial Patent Reform Act of 2007 is likely to come up for a House vote by the end of the week.
After nearly four years of trademark litigation over Google's sponsored links feature, American Blind & Wallpaper Factory Inc. and Google Inc. have agreed to dismiss the case.
Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. and its affiliates have agreed to produce technical data and sales figures regarding plasma display panels that Pioneer Corp. hopes will prove infringement of two patents and provide damage assessment.
A Massachusetts company has filed suit against SAP AG, alleging that the German software company has infringed on its patent for supply chain management.
Korean electronics maker Samsung has lashed out Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. in an ongoing patent infringement suit, saying its Japanese rival's arguments for the disqualification of a damages expert are without merit and should be ignored by the Texas judge presiding over the case.
A federal judge has shot down Virgin Mobile USA’s bid for summary judgment in a patent infringement suit brought by a wireless communications equipment maker over videophone technology.
In a blow to Iridium's unsecured creditors, a federal bankruptcy judge has partially rejected the idea that Motorola is to blame for the satellite-based mobile phone unit's collapse, putting a damper on their quest to regain $3.4 billion from the technology giant.
German licensing company Papst Licensing GMbH & Co. KG has reached a licensing agreement with Seagate Technology which the company says brings every hard-disk drive manufacturer around the world under its patent umbrella for the same technology.
A federal judge dismissed most—but not all—of the claims brought by state attorneys general against Dynamic Random Access Memory manufacturers on Friday in an ongoing multidistrict antitrust litigation over alleged price-fixing in the industry.
O2Micro International Ltd. and Sony Corp., having taken longer than originally anticipated to iron out the details of their patent infringement settlement, asked the court on Thursday for a 30-day extension of a stay of all case deadlines.
Reorganized debtor Verizon Business Global LLC has attempting to quash an interlocutory appeal filed by the Internal Revenue Service in WorldCom Inc.’s Chapter 11 case.
A patent holding company has filed a motion to dismiss Proton Corp. from a suit that alleges patent infringement involving digital television receivers, leaving Dell Computers as the sole remaining defendant in the case.
Microsoft Corp. has reached a settlement with rival Eolas Technologies Inc., resolving a protracted patent dispute that last year resulted in a $516 million jury verdict against the software giant.
Stepping into the Intel-AMD fray, the American Antitrust Institute has sent a strongly-worded letter to the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, urging the agency to take action against Intel for what it believes is “an abuse of dominance” in the microprocessor market.
The Department of Justice declared victory on Thursday in its antitrust enforcement efforts against Microsoft. But a group of state attorneys general were less enthusiastic about the agency’s assessment.
A federal judge has refused to grant a new trial to Gregory Reyes, the former chief executive officer of Brocade Communications Systems Inc., who was found guilty of orchestrating a scheme to backdate stock options at the data storage networking company.
A federal judge on Tuesday handed down claim constructions in the ongoing patent case over mobile e-mail patents between Visto Corp. and Microsoft Corp., the majority of which went in Visto's favor.