Technology

  • September 30, 2008

    XM Wins Dismissal Of Proposed Class Action

    A federal judge has dismissed a proposed class action brought by XM Satellite Radio Inc. subscribers, who were seeking damages for a 24-hour-period in May 2007 when they lost service.

  • September 30, 2008

    Sprint, DirecTV Sued Over Wireless Sports Broadcasts

    A patent-holding company has sued several media and entertainment companies, including the National Football League, Sprint Nextel Corp. and DirecTV Group Inc., over two patents for broadcasting events to hand-held devices within a venue.

  • September 30, 2008

    Apple Referred To Norwegian Council Over ITunes

    The Norwegian government's Market Council is set to take a close look at Apple Inc.'s decision to make songs from its iTunes music store play only on the iPod, a move that is seen as a test case for other European countries that believe Apple's practice violates their laws.

  • October 1, 2008

    Ex-Genesis Microchip CEO Settles Insider Trading Suit

    The former chief executive of Silicon Valley technology firm Genesis Microchip Inc. and his close friend agreed Tuesday to pay penalties to settle insider trading charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • September 29, 2008

    Class Certified In Securities Suit Against Credit Suisse

    A judge has granted class certification in a massive securities class action against Credit Suisse' U.S. operations over the glowing research it provided during Time Warner Inc.’s botched merger with AOL.

  • September 29, 2008

    RIM, Apple Hit With Suit Over Smart Phone Patents

    WiAV Solutions LLC sued smart phone manufacturers Research in Motion Ltd. and Apple Inc. on Friday over 10 patents for various cellphone technologies, most of which the company licenses from network infrastructure company Mindspeed Technologies Inc.

  • September 30, 2008

    Qwest, Global Crossing Settle VoIP Litigation

    C2 Communications Technologies Inc. has entered into a settlement agreement with three defendants, including Qwest Communications International Inc., in a patent battle over Voice Over Internet Protocol technology.

  • September 29, 2008

    Suits Multiply In Philips, Lighting Science LED Spat

    Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV has slapped Dallas-based rival Lighting Science Group Corp. with an infringement suit over two patents covering light emitting diodes in a dispute that has now spawned four lawsuits in two states.

  • September 26, 2008

    Motorola, Execs Still On Hook In Securities Fraud Suit

    Motorola Inc. and several current and former officers are still on the hook in a purported securities fraud class action over financial setbacks caused by delays in the development of the company's "third generation" 3G cellular phones.

  • September 26, 2008

    Quest Software, Rival Settle Patent Fight

    Quest Software Inc. has amicably settled a patent dispute with rival BBS Technologies Inc., which Quest accused of stealing information from protected computer systems and using the data to launch its own rival products.

  • September 26, 2008

    Motorola, Zoltar Settle Spat Over 'E-911' System

    Motorola Inc. has agreed to settle patent infringement claims with Zoltar Satellite Alarm Systems Inc., a telecommunications company that holds patents relating to a “911” emergency locating feature for cellular phones.

  • September 26, 2008

    Jury Awards $52M To Siemens Unit In Scanner Case

    A federal jury has awarded a Siemens AG unit $52.3 million in damages after finding that a U.S. subsidiary of Cie. de Saint-Gobain SA infringed a patent covering technology used in medical imaging scanners.

  • September 29, 2008

    Intel Wins Partial Summary Judgment In Patent Case

    A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of Intel Corp. on two causes of action in a long-running patent case related to optoelectronic technology, while leaving several other issues to be decided at a jury trial scheduled for November.

  • September 26, 2008

    Sprint Settles Suit Over Online Sales Patent

    Sprint Nextel Corp. has become the latest defendant to settle a patent lawsuit brought by patent-holding company Clear With Computers LLC over online sales methods.

  • September 25, 2008

    Fed. Circ. Won't Reinstate $1.5B Microsoft Verdict

    A federal appeals court panel has decided not to reinstate a $1.54 billion jury verdict against Microsoft Corp., which was sued by rival software company Alcatel-Lucent for allegedly infringing two MP3 digital music patents.

  • September 25, 2008

    EU Legal Adviser Supports France Telecom’s Appeal

    A legal adviser to the European Union’s highest court has thrown his support behind France Telecom SA’s appeal of a lower court’s decision affirming a €10.35 million fine against the company for allegedly shutting competitors out of the high-speed Internet sector.

  • September 26, 2008

    Remand Of Uniloc-Microsoft Suit Stands: Fed. Circ.

    An appellate court has refused to reconsider its earlier decision to send a patent suit filed by Uniloc Inc. against Microsoft Corp. over computer security technology back to federal court for trial.

  • September 26, 2008

    Intel Chipsets Don't Infringe CCCC's Patent: Judge

    A federal judge has given a boost to Intel Corp., ruling that several of the company's accused chipset product lines do not infringe Computer Cache Coherency Corp.'s interface circuit patent.

  • September 26, 2008

    KLA's $65M Backdating Deal Approved

    Lead plaintiffs' counsel in the KLA-Tencor Corp. securities litigation are set to receive more than $10 million in attorneys' fees, with a federal judge on Friday granting final approval to a $65 million settlement that lays to rest litigation over alleged options backdating.

  • September 25, 2008

    PI Patents Withstand Fairchild Challenge

    Almost two years after a jury awarded Power Integrations Inc. $34 million in an infringement action against Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc., a federal court Wednesday ruled that the four patents-in-suit are enforceable, clearing the way for consideration of enhanced damages and a permanent injunction.