Internal attempts by telecom company Comverse Inc. bosses to rectify illegal options backdating practices were not sufficient to head off a shareholder lawsuit, a New York appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
CDW Corp. has settled with another defendant in a complex patent suit over electronic display screens that is set to go to trial next month.
Microsoft Corp. has reached a settlement with patent-holding company Aloft Media LLC that will allow the computer technology giant to bow out of three suits alleging patent infringement of certain Web browser applications and software.
Dish Network Corp. will pay TiVo Inc. about $104 million in damages after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a ruling finding the company infringed TiVo's digital video recorder technology.
Internet giants Yahoo Inc. and Google Inc. have put their online advertising partnership on ice while regulators continue to examine the pact, which has drawn fierce opposition from competitors and lawmakers.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and UniRAM Technology Inc. will reportedly settle a long-running trade secrets dispute over specialized computer memory devices, with the Taiwanese chip maker set to withdraw its appeal of an earlier ruling against it.
The U.S. Supreme Court has taken on a heavy caseload this term, but one matter it has declined to hear is a challenge to the constitutionality of some appointments to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former president of Colgate-Palmolive Co. Inc. alleging securities fraud in a failed one-way paging operation in China.
A Virginia jury rejected Verizon Communications Inc.'s claims that Cox Communications Inc. was liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for infringing six patents related to Voice Over Internet Protocol, and found certain claims of two of Verizon's patents invalid.
Audio products company Skullcandy Inc. on Thursday moved to settle its lawsuit against wireless communications products supplier Audiovox Corp. over a patent for an integrator that allows a user to use a music player and a mobile telephone through one set of headphones.
Computer and network device manufacturer Video Products Inc. has sued StarTech.com USA for allegedly infringing a patent related to a keyboard, video and mouse peripheral switch.
The state of California passed a law this week that eliminates hourly overtime pay for computer professionals who earn a salary of at least $75,000 per year.
Fujifilm USA Inc. has signed a licensing agreement to resolve infringement claims alleged by patent-holding company FotoMedia Technologies LLC over three patents covering Web site technology that allows users to upload and share their photos.
A panel of federal judges in charge of setting royalty rates for recordings has decided to preserve the current royalty rate for physical products such as CDs and permanent digital downloads — but for the first time, the panel has implemented a royalty fee for ringtones.
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP has scooped up 15 partners from recently dissolved Heller Ehrman LP in a move that is meant to bolster the firm's corporate and technology practices and provide a strong base for the opening of a Seattle office.
The owner of Spybot Search & Destroy spyware scanner has sued Best Buy Co. Inc. for using the program without a license at its Geek Squad computer repair locations.
An Australian company has filed a suit against Oracle Corp. alleging that several versions of Oracle's database management system products encroach on two data processing patents.
Just two weeks after Google Inc. announced it would not wait much longer to enact its proposed advertising partnership with Yahoo Inc., a senior senator warned Thursday that the proposed deal could lead to higher prices and cause Yahoo to fall farther.
A federal judge in Northern California has rejected motions to dismiss in a putative class action accusing Apple Inc. and AT&T Mobility LLC of violating federal antitrust laws by monopolizing the aftermarket for iPhone voice and data services.
An appeals court has affirmed a lower court's finding that National Semiconductor Corp. and Sterling Holding Company LLC do not have to disgorge short-swing profits because of two separate U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules.