Technology

  • March 17, 2008

    AMD Consultant Resists Intel Subpoena

    The marketing consultant to Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is resisting a subpoena issued by Intel Corp. as part of discovery in antitrust litigation playing out in Delaware district court.

  • March 17, 2008

    Apple Sued Over Document-Streaming Patents

    A Texas company has sued Apple Inc., claiming that the computer company's operating system and products infringe four of its patents.

  • March 17, 2008

    High Court Nixes Microsoft’s Appeal In Novell Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Microsoft Corp.’s appeal of a decision that Novell Inc. has standing to sue the software giant for allegedly squeezing out competitors in the PC operating systems market even though Novell is not a participant in that market.

  • March 17, 2008

    Judge Rejects Dell's Bid To Toss Display Patent Suit

    A federal judge on Thursday refused Dell Inc.'s bid to toss disputed claims in a patent lawsuit over multiscreen display units, finding that the computer company failed to meet the high burden of showing that the claims are invalid.

  • March 17, 2008

    Three Bills Aim To Raise Ceiling On Worker Visas

    Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have put forth three bills that would raise the cap on the number of worker visas allowed each year, shedding light on the issue of legal immigration just weeks before the number of applications is expected to soar past the limit for the second time in a row.

  • March 17, 2008

    Appeals Court Overturns Nacchio Conviction

    An appeals court overturned the insider trading conviction of the former chief executive of Qwest Communications International Inc. on Monday, saying the trial court was wrong to exclude expert testimony.

  • March 18, 2008

    AT&T Scores In Unbundling Feud With Logix

    An appeals court has upheld a lower court's grant of summary judgment to AT&T Texas in its legal battle with Logix Communications LP over methods of evaluating business line capacity in a dispute regarding unbundling.

  • March 17, 2008

    California AG Will Weigh In On LCD Antitrust Case

    A judge gave California Attorney General Edmund Brown permission last Wednesday to file an amicus brief in a multidistrict antitrust case over thin film transistor liquid crystal display products, after Brown successfully argued that the court should take his experience in similar cases into account.

  • March 17, 2008

    Trust Can Bring Claims Against Banks: Third Circuit

    A federal appeals court has determined that a bankruptcy trust for a software company is not preempted by federal securities law from bringing state and foreign claims against two Swiss banks.

  • March 14, 2008

    Citrix Wins Stay In Patent Dispute With Communique

    A judge stayed a patent lawsuit on Wednesday between Communique Laboratory Inc. and Citrix Systems Inc. over a system for providing remote access between personal computers on the Internet, pending a re-examination of the disputed patent request by Citrix.

  • March 14, 2008

    ERISA Suit Over Comcast Pension Plan Dismissed

    An ERISA suit filed against cable giant Comcast Cable Communications Inc. by a union and several Pennsylvania-based employees has been dismissed, after a judge found the plaintiffs’ claims did not hold up.

  • March 13, 2008

    Disney's Web Unit Hit With Employment Class Action

    Walt Disney's Internet unit has been hit with a proposed class action by one of its financial analysts, alleging that he and others in his position were misclassified under the Fair Labor Standards Act and denied overtime pay.

  • March 13, 2008

    Challenge To Online-Gaming Patent Will Be Aired

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office agreed to re-examine an online-gaming patent after the Electronic Frontier Foundation challenged it on the grounds that the technology covered by the patent had been used extensively before it was issued.

  • March 13, 2008

    Judge In EU Microsoft Case Airs Qualms About Ruling

    In his first public comments since his court upheld a €497 million antitrust fine against Microsoft Corp., the chief judge in the software giant's European antitrust case reportedly said that he worried the decision might discourage investors.

  • March 13, 2008

    Veritas Gets Microsoft Patent Invalidated

    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Microsoft Corp. patent on a method for replicating data files is invalid, handing a victory to a Symantec Corp. subsidiary in its ongoing dispute with Microsoft over patents and trade secrets.

  • March 14, 2008

    Taxi Drivers Put Brakes On GPS Technology Suit

    New York City taxi drivers have agreed to drop a suit against the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission for implementing new global-positioning satellite and credit card technology, which caused privacy and wage-cut concerns.

  • March 14, 2008

    Finjan Scores $9M Infringement Award

    Finjan Inc. is celebrating the $9 million a jury has awarded it upon finding that Secure Computing Corp. willfully infringed three Web antivirus patents, while Secure Computing promises to fight the verdict.

  • March 13, 2008

    Microsoft Seeks Time To Overturn Class On Appeal

    Pending an appeal, Microsoft Corp. has asked a judge to stay a class action that alleges the company misled buyers with its marketing campaign for the Vista operating system by claiming that the product would work on systems that didn't actually support it.

  • March 13, 2008

    Rambus Settles Backdating Case For $18.3M

    Memory-chip maker Rambus Inc. has put to rest a multidistrict securities class action alleging that company executives illegally backdated stock options to the tune of $18.3 million.

  • March 12, 2008

    EC Reportedly Investigating Nokia Takeover of Navteq

    European antitrust regulators are reportedly gearing up to take a closer look at Nokia Corp.'s pending $8.1 billion acquisition of electronic map maker Navteq Corp.