Technology

  • September 24, 2007

    Google Handed Win In Scrolling-Mouse Patent Case

    Dealing a blow to a Florida-based patent-holding company, a federal judge has found that Google Inc. did not directly infringe a patent covering three-dimensional scrolling-mouse technology.

  • September 20, 2007

    Kroes Rebukes U.S. Criticism Of Microsoft Ruling

    European Union Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes on Wednesday denounced U.S. Department of Justice comments that criticized a European high court for upholding a €497 million antitrust fine for Microsoft Corp.

  • September 20, 2007

    Apple CEO Subpoenaed In SEC Backdating Action

    Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs has reportedly been subpoenaed to give deposition in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's civil enforcement action against the tech giant's former general counsel.

  • September 20, 2007

    Yahoo Files Counterclaim In Messaging Ad Case

    Almost two months after being sued for infringement over a patent covering background advertising for computer messaging programs, Yahoo Inc. has filed its answer and counterclaims against licensing company Creative Internet Advertising Corp.

  • September 20, 2007

    Software Co. Sues Fanuc, GE Over Robot Patents

    A Washington-based software provider has rounded up Fanuc Ltd. and several GE subsidiaries in a patent infringement suit over integrated technology for robotic machines.

  • September 21, 2007

    SanDisk Bids For Summary Judgment Against Pretec

    With its wide-ranging patent infringement spat over flash memory technology winding down, SanDisk Corp. has filed a bid for summary judgment against Pretec Electronics Corp., the only remaining defendant in the case.

  • September 21, 2007

    AG Fights To Nix Reconsideration Bid In DRAM Suit

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has asked a federal court to deny a bid by defendants to reconsider a portion of an earlier ruling that nixes the companies’ motion to dismiss the government's claim in the ongoing antitrust multidistrict litigation against dynamic random access memory manufacturers.

  • 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.