Technology

  • September 29, 2008

    RIM, Apple Hit With Suit Over Smart Phone Patents

    WiAV Solutions LLC sued smart phone manufacturers Research in Motion Ltd. and Apple Inc. on Friday over 10 patents for various cellphone technologies, most of which the company licenses from network infrastructure company Mindspeed Technologies Inc.

  • September 26, 2008

    Motorola, Execs Still On Hook In Securities Fraud Suit

    Motorola Inc. and several current and former officers are still on the hook in a purported securities fraud class action over financial setbacks caused by delays in the development of the company's "third generation" 3G cellular phones.

  • September 26, 2008

    Quest Software, Rival Settle Patent Fight

    Quest Software Inc. has amicably settled a patent dispute with rival BBS Technologies Inc., which Quest accused of stealing information from protected computer systems and using the data to launch its own rival products.

  • September 26, 2008

    Motorola, Zoltar Settle Spat Over 'E-911' System

    Motorola Inc. has agreed to settle patent infringement claims with Zoltar Satellite Alarm Systems Inc., a telecommunications company that holds patents relating to a “911” emergency locating feature for cellular phones.

  • September 26, 2008

    Jury Awards $52M To Siemens Unit In Scanner Case

    A federal jury has awarded a Siemens AG unit $52.3 million in damages after finding that a U.S. subsidiary of Cie. de Saint-Gobain SA infringed a patent covering technology used in medical imaging scanners.

  • September 29, 2008

    Intel Wins Partial Summary Judgment In Patent Case

    A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of Intel Corp. on two causes of action in a long-running patent case related to optoelectronic technology, while leaving several other issues to be decided at a jury trial scheduled for November.

  • September 26, 2008

    Sprint Settles Suit Over Online Sales Patent

    Sprint Nextel Corp. has become the latest defendant to settle a patent lawsuit brought by patent-holding company Clear With Computers LLC over online sales methods.

  • September 25, 2008

    Fed. Circ. Won't Reinstate $1.5B Microsoft Verdict

    A federal appeals court panel has decided not to reinstate a $1.54 billion jury verdict against Microsoft Corp., which was sued by rival software company Alcatel-Lucent for allegedly infringing two MP3 digital music patents.

  • September 25, 2008

    EU Legal Adviser Supports France Telecom’s Appeal

    A legal adviser to the European Union’s highest court has thrown his support behind France Telecom SA’s appeal of a lower court’s decision affirming a €10.35 million fine against the company for allegedly shutting competitors out of the high-speed Internet sector.

  • September 26, 2008

    Remand Of Uniloc-Microsoft Suit Stands: Fed. Circ.

    An appellate court has refused to reconsider its earlier decision to send a patent suit filed by Uniloc Inc. against Microsoft Corp. over computer security technology back to federal court for trial.

  • September 26, 2008

    Intel Chipsets Don't Infringe CCCC's Patent: Judge

    A federal judge has given a boost to Intel Corp., ruling that several of the company's accused chipset product lines do not infringe Computer Cache Coherency Corp.'s interface circuit patent.

  • September 26, 2008

    KLA's $65M Backdating Deal Approved

    Lead plaintiffs' counsel in the KLA-Tencor Corp. securities litigation are set to receive more than $10 million in attorneys' fees, with a federal judge on Friday granting final approval to a $65 million settlement that lays to rest litigation over alleged options backdating.

  • September 25, 2008

    PI Patents Withstand Fairchild Challenge

    Almost two years after a jury awarded Power Integrations Inc. $34 million in an infringement action against Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc., a federal court Wednesday ruled that the four patents-in-suit are enforceable, clearing the way for consideration of enhanced damages and a permanent injunction.

  • September 25, 2008

    Samsung Settles Suit Over Faulty Camcorders

    Samsung Electronics America Inc. has agreed to settle a proposed class action brought by a customer who alleged the manufacturer knowingly sold flawed camcorders, forcing those who bought the devices to pay $150 or more to fix them.

  • September 25, 2008

    Judge Won't Dismiss LG Patent Case

    A judge has refused to dismiss a patent lawsuit against LG Display Co. over plasma screen television technology, finding that the plaintiff has standing to bring the suit.

  • September 25, 2008

    EU Stays On Road To Telecom Reform

    The European Commission's long-discussed plan to deregulate the telecom industry in Europe is a step closer to fruition after the European Parliament voted Wednesday to establish a single market that will span all member states.

  • September 25, 2008

    Judge Tells Microsoft To Get To Work On Documents

    Although Microsoft Corp. is making progress toward publishing technical documents required as part of an antitrust consent decree, a federal judge reportedly scolded the software giant Thursday for not moving more quickly.

  • September 25, 2008

    Linksmart Fails In Wireless Suit Against AT&T

    AT&T Mobility LLC has been dropped from a wide-ranging lawsuit over wireless technology because the plaintiff, Linksmart Wireless Technology LLC, failed to state a claim against it.

  • September 30, 2008

    Virtual Worlds Driving New Real World IP Questions

    The popularity of virtual worlds is booming. And with a proportionate supply of knockoff clothing, cars, jewelry and other goods for these computer-based universes, as well as the availability of innovative avatar scripts, it is only a matter of time before the number of related intellectual property disputes begins to soar in the real world, attorneys say.

  • September 24, 2008

    Acacia Unit Settles With Motorola

    An Acacia Research Corp. unit has settled patent infringement claims with Motorola Inc., the single remaining defendant in a suit over patents relating to fleet management technology that combines wireless communication with GPS tracking.