Two senators have joined the push to undo the royalty dues a panel of judges has imposed on Internet music broadcasters, proclaiming the day the new rates go into effect will be “the day the music died.”
One month after a federal judge dismissed its first price-fixing complaint against Hynix Semiconductor Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc. has filed an amended complaint in the case, continuing its long-running antitrust battle against the South Korean company for allegedly inflating prices for dynamic random access memory products.
An investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has concluded that there was “reasonable cause” to believe that Cisco Systems Inc. discriminated against minority candidates.
In the latest development in the fallout from a massive accounting scandal at security software maker McAfee Inc., formerly known as Network Associates Inc., the company’s former chief financial officer has been convicted of 15 counts of securities fraud.
A developer of a copyright protection program has threatened to sue Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., Adobe Systems Inc. and Real Networks for allegedly violating the Digital Millenium Copyright Act by not using its technology, raising questions over whether a third-party vendor can bring lawsuits under the Act.
A jury has ordered Cisco Systems Inc. to pay $6.5 million to Telcordia Technologies Inc., the former research division of the Bell telephone companies, for infringing two of its technology patents.
In an upset for shareholders who lost $1.5 billion in Peregrine Systems’ alleged accounting fraud, a state judge has thrown out a suit against San Diego Padres owner John Moores and other former Peregrine board members and executives.
Taiwanese computer company Acer Inc. asked a United States court on Tuesday to order three of its contract manufacturers to defend it against two patent infringement lawsuits filed by Hewlett-Packard Co.
The former general counsel of Comverse Technologies Inc. on Thursday was ordered to serve one year and a day in jail, after pleading guilty to taking part in a stock options backdating scheme.
When an article containing an encryption key that could be used to break copy protection on HD-DVD was put up and subsequently taken down last week on Internet news site Digg.com, it sparked an Internet riot that pitted digital rights management against what users insisted was their right to free speech.
Motorola Inc. has agreed to shell out $25 million to put to rest accusations that it helped formerly bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp. deceive investors, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday.
Nearly a year after losing a patent battle involving three of its hybrid vehicles, Toyota Motor Corp. has not learned its lesson and has launched another infringing hybrid vehicle, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
One month after Apple Inc. reached a deal with Britain’s EMI Music Group to sell music free of technology designed to protect copyrights, the iPod maker is reportedly sticking fast to its battle to sell MP3 files through iTunes without Digital Rights Management technology.
Samsung Electronics Co. filed a lawsuit against rival Renesas Technology Corp. on Friday, accusing the Japanese semiconductor company of infringing on certain patents relating to memory-chip production technology.
A judge has shot down a request by Broadcom Corp.’s founders and company directors to toss a suit filed by shareholders alleging that they improperly engaged in backdating stock options.
Ending years of battling over Internet patents, Amazon.com Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. said on Tuesday that they would settle all intellectual property lawsuits between the two companies.
Online auction site eBay Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit over security patents it allegedly infringes through its Web payment subsidiary PayPal Inc.
Continuing a run of intellectual property battles in the lucrative liquid crystal displays industry, Taiwan’s Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp. has hit LG Philips LCD Co. Ltd. with a suit alleging LG Philips infringed four of its patents.
Antitrust probes into German engineering giant Siemens AG continue to mount, with competition authorities in Poland and France launching separate investigations into the company’s practices regarding its health and transportation technology.
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday instituted cease-and-desist proceedings against a game distributor that allegedly helped Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. play the system by buying shipments of games to boost Take-Two’s revenue and then returning them.