Technology

  • September 21, 2007

    Federal Circuit Vacates MEMC Invalidity Ruling

    In the latest twist in MEMC Electronic Materials Inc.’s patent suit, a federal appeals court on Thursday vacated a lower court’s ruling that MEMC’s patent covering a silicon wafer production method was invalid, but upheld a ruling that the company’s rivals did not infringe the technology.

  • September 21, 2007

    Rembrandt Denied Stay In Digital TV Patent Suit

    Rembrandt Technologies LP has come up short in its bid for a stay in a transmitter manufacturer’s declaratory judgment suit over a patent covering digital television signals.

  • September 20, 2007

    Apple Accuses Burst Of Inequitable Conduct

    Apple Computer Inc. has fought back against Burst.com Inc. with an amended counterclaim in a patent infringement lawsuit over devices used in iTunes, iPods and QuickTime streaming products, arguing that the Burst inventor and his counsel committed inequitable conduct during the prosecution of Burst's patents.

  • September 20, 2007

    Bankruptcy Trust Suffers Blow In Microsoft Suit

    A federal appeals court has found that creditors for a bankrupt Internet service provider lacked the legal standing to file a patent infringement suit against Microsoft Corp. over hypertext technology.

  • September 19, 2007

    Ex-Qualcomm Lawyers Ask To Use Privileged Info

    Heller Ehrman LLP lawyers, who face sanctions for allegedly concealing documents during discovery in Qualcomm Inc.'s patent suit against Broadcom Corp., asked the court on Monday to allow them to present privileged attorney-client documents in their defense.

  • September 19, 2007

    Gilat To Pay $20M To Settle Securities Class Action

    A district court judge has approved a settlement agreement between Israeli company Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. and shareholders, putting to rest five years of litigation over alleged securities fraud.

  • September 19, 2007

    More Details Emerge In SRAM Complaints

    A federal judge has unsealed a pair of consolidated amended complaints that detail numerous instances in which makers of static random access memory chips allegedly shared information as part of their price-fixing conspiracy.

  • September 19, 2007

    Novellus Sued Over Worker's "Racist" Rap Music

    A Silicon Valley company has been hit with a lawsuit by the federal employment agency after it fired an assembly line worker who complained about a co-worker's racially charged hip-hop music.

  • September 19, 2007

    Wistron Takes Defensive Action Against Samsung

    In a preemptive move to counter a potential lawsuit from Samsung Electronics Co., Taiwanese tech company Wistron Corp. filed a suit on Friday against its Korean rival, asking the court for declaratory judgment that its Travelmate 2410 laptops do not infringe on any of Samsung's patents.

  • September 19, 2007

    NASDAQ Loses Appeal In WorldCom Investor’s Suit

    A federal appeals court has cleared the way for a WorldCom Inc. investor to move ahead with his securities suit alleging that the NASDAQ stock exchange should be held responsible for the losses he incurred when WorldCom's stock dropped drastically after an accounting scandal rocked the company.

  • September 18, 2007

    Silicon Labs Hits Back At Rival With Patent Suit

    Silicon Laboratories Inc. has sued rival integrated circuit maker Analog Devices Inc. for allegedly infringing its patent through the sale of Blackfin processors.

  • September 18, 2007

    Acacia Unit Files Suit Over Fraud Protection Patent

    A unit of patent-holding company Acacia Research Corp. has filed a patent infringment suit against 11 U.S. retailers over a system meant to protect financial transactions from fraud.

  • September 18, 2007

    PSEG, Katz Trade Briefs In Dismissal Spat

    Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. has asserted that a patent suit lodged on behalf of prolific inventor Ronald Katz should be dismissed because the plaintiff failed to notify the energy company of the alleged infringement before certain patents-in-suit expired and didn't meet the notice pleading standards necessary to sustain a case.

  • September 17, 2007

    AT&T Hit With $156M Patent Infringement Verdict

    A Texas jury has slapped AT&T Corp. with a $156 million verdict in a lawsuit brought by TGIP Inc. over patents relating to activating telephone calling cards, reportedly one of the largest awards ever handed down in the Eastern District of Texas.

  • September 17, 2007

    Court Orders Microsoft To Pay €497M Antitrust Fine

    Europe's second highest court has handed the European Commission a victory in its lengthy antitrust battle with Microsoft Inc., ruling that the software giant must pay the €497 million fine imposed by the EC in 2004.

  • September 18, 2007

    Nanya Seeks Stay In Fujitsu’s DRAM Suit

    Nanya Technology Corp. is looking to stay Fujitsu Ltd.’s patent infringement case against it while the computer memory patents at the center of the dispute are re-examined.

  • September 18, 2007

    Samsung Must Turn Over Customer Info In DRAM Suit

    Putting an end to a discovery dispute in an antitrust battle over alleged price inflation for dynamic random access memory products, a federal judge has ordered defendant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to turn over identities corresponding to customer codes.

  • September 18, 2007

    LED Companies Resolve Patent Dispute

    Technology companies Nichia Corp. and Cree Inc. announced a deal on Tuesday that will settle an outstanding patent infringement dispute and expand their cross-licensing arrangements to include more patents related to white-light-emitting diode technology and nitride lasers.

  • September 18, 2007

    Apple Accuses Burst Of Unfair Witness Tactics

    Apple Computer Inc. has taken another shot at Burst.com Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit over devices used in iTunes, iPods and QuickTime streaming products, arguing that the media delivery technology company is unfairly limiting Apple’s ability to cross-examine Burst’s witnesses.

  • September 18, 2007

    Chip Makers Want To Limit Rambus' Patent Claims

    A group of chip manufacturers has asked a federal court to rely on a landmark Federal Circuit decision when adopting claim constructions in Rambus Inc.’s patent infringement suit over memory technology.