The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reversed summary judgment in a patent dispute over menu board technology, finding that the lower court incorrectly construed most of the claims at issue and relied heavily on guidance from attorneys to interpret the case.
An Illinois federal judge has allowed an infringement case against Barnes & Noble Inc. and Aeropostale Inc. to proceed after denying claims that MedCom USA Inc.'s patent for prepaid phone and gift card technology is invalid.
An appellate judge refused Tuesday to block a lower court's permanent injunction barring Qualcomm Inc. from importing and selling chips and devices that allegedly infringe three Broadcom Corp. patents.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has opened an investigation into whether more than 30 major electronics companies, including Sony Corp., infringed a Columbia University professor’s technology covering short-wavelength light-emitting diodes and laser diodes.
A judge sentenced a former education consultant to 7 ½ years behind bars Wednesday after she was convicted of 22 counts of fraud, bid-rigging and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a federal program to connect school districts and libraries to the Internet.
Stephanie Jensen, the former human resources chief of Brocade Communications Systems Inc., was sentenced on Wednesday to four months in prison and ordered to pay a $1.25 million fine for her alleged role in a stock options backdating scandal, Dow Jones reported.
Nortel Networks Inc. was unable to win a new trial in a dispute over digital-communication-networks data-management patents on Tuesday, but it did convince a federal judge to reduce the jury's $28.1 million damages award to $11.82 million.
A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by former executives of Enron Corp.'s broadband unit to dismiss a government indictment that they claim rehashes charges already tried.
The judge in a patent dispute between two companies that make locks for laptop computers has partially granted the plaintiff's motion for summary judgment.
The multidistrict derivative suit against Marvell Technology Group Ltd.'s board of directors over allegations of options backdating and insider trading has been put on hold as the two sides finalize a tentative settlement.
A bankrupt telecommunications company may find itself at the center of the Chapter 11 case of a different company, after liquidators of Bancredit Cayman Ltd. alleged that the company may have stolen $120 million from the bank.
Townsend & Townsend & Crew LLP has hired patent attorney Roger D. Wylie, former managing partner of Leydig Voit & Mayer Ltd.'s Seattle office, in its medical and mechanical devices practice group, the firm announced.
Davis, Polk & Wardwell has snagged a partner with long experience litigating intellectual property, antitrust and complex commercial cases in a range of industries that includes technology, media and entertainment.
A judge has denied a second plea by Deloitte & Touche LLP to be dropped as a co-defendant from the multidistrict securities litigation against Adelphia Communications Corp., saying the firm's argument was interesting but unpersuasive.
Palm Inc., which makes the Treo line of smartphones, has been hit with an infringement suit over wireless phone automatic dialing technology.
Dish Network Corp. has asked an appeals court to reconsider its decision to uphold a district court's $74 million damages award to TiVo Inc. for infringement of its patent covering digital video recording software, arguing that TiVo relied on contradictory evidence.
A U.K. patent office denial of a Symbian Ltd. computer program patent application has been reversed by a court ruling, illustrating a divide between the U.K. Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office over software patents.
Motorola Inc.'s attempt to trademark a sound made by its two-way radios has been turned back by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which agreed with arguments made by Motorola's competitor Nextel Communications Inc. that the sound does not function as a mark.
Verizon Communications LLC has reached a settlement with two open-source software developers that claimed the telecommunications giant violated the GNU General Public License by not offering the source code.
A team of members of the U.S. House of Representatives has joined fellow senators in a bid to thwart the widespread consolidation expected to come from the Federal Communications Commission's new media cross-ownership rules.