In a victory for Blackberry maker Research In Motion, all eight patents asserted against the company have been rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, giving RIM renewed hope in a drawn-out battle that may head to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. has agreed to license chipset technology from Acacia Technologies' newest subsidiary in a deal that ends litigation in federal court in the Northern District of California.
Tri-Vision International Ltd. has settled its lawsuit against Best Buy Canada over a patent for v-chip technology, bringing an end to the highly unusual court battle that began this spring.
Undeterred by a federal court dismissal last week, LG.Philips LCD Co. has filed another suit against Chunghwa Picture Tubes alleging patent infringement.
In a troubling development for Microsoft Inc., the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office appears set to uphold the patent at the center of the $561 million patent lawsuit brought by Eolas Technologies.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has barred imports of some chips made by Taiwan’s MediaTek after finding that MediaTek infringed Zoran Corp.’s patent for optical disk controller chips.
In a new development in the patent dispute between eBay and MercExchange, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed a “friend-of-the-court” brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to review the case and arguing that automatic injunctions are a threat to free speech.
Cable operator Charter Communications is facing patent litigation for its data transmission technology from a small licensing firm, the owner of patents once held by its bankrupt fixed-wireless competitor.
In a second defeat for Caterpillar Inc., the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has once again sided with an inventor who took on the heavy-equipment maker’s recently awarded patent for diesel-engine technology worth billions of dollars.
Escalating a spar over attorney fees in a semiconductor patent suit, a district judge must reconsider his justification for halving fees requested by Samsung and denying fees to its co-defendant, the Federal Circuit ruled.
In a setback for LG.Philips’ drawn-out battle over LCD patents, a California federal court dismissed its claims against rival Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. because the Dutch-Korean joint venture didn’t fully own the patents when it asserted them.
Scientific-Atlanta and Motorola are challenging a patent for digital video recording devices, taking on Forgent Networks in a dispute that is threatening to entangle the entire industry.
Philips Corporation’s package license agreements for compact disc technology are not considered patent misuse, according to a decision Wednesday in the Federal Circuit. The decision effectively frees the consumer electronics giant to continue asserting them before the International Trade Commission.
A former dot-com darling has sued a rival over business method patents for internet procurement in a dispute involving a technology partnership with IBM.
Sony, Mitsubishi and other consumer electronics makers have filed preemptive complaints against V-chip patent holder Guardian Media Technology Inc., seeking declaratory judgment of non-infringement.
A federal jury has ruled on a contentious semiconductor patent case, finding defendant IXYS Corporation infringed only one out of three patents in the suit and clearing it of willfulness charges. The case had been remanded from the Federal Circuit in 2004.
The holder of a patent for a common DVD feature has sued a maker of hand-held DVD players and plans to sue a bevy of other DVD manufacturers over the same technology.
Toyota’s hybrid Prius has been drawing attention from consumers and patent holding companies alike, with yet another small transmission company asserting an obscure patent against the car maker.
Fuji and Lexar, both leaders in digital camera memory devices, have traded lawsuits over alleged patent infringement for the popular photograph storage accessories.
In another rapid-fire settlement, Trading Technologies Inc. gleaned an agreement from futures trading company TransMarket Group LLC. The patent infringement lawsuit ended with the entry of a Consent Judgment.