A federal judge on Saturday tossed out an employment suit against telecommunications giant AT&T Corp. after agreeing with the company that the eight employees who started the suit fell under the executive exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The patent battle between Pioneer Corp. and Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. over plasma display panels continues to grow, with Pioneer seeking to assert a new patent and add Samsung's parent companies as defendants in the case.
In a boost to International Business Machines Corp., a federal judge has dismissed claims by a group of former employees that they were fired on the basis of their age, but has given the plaintiffs leave to amend their complaint.
After reaching a licensing deal for wireless credit card transaction technology with MasterCard International Inc., A California-based patent-holding company is now suing Visa International Service Association and its affiliates over similar technology.
Sprint Nextel Corp. Chief Executive Gary D. Forsee told lawmakers on Tuesday that the two dominant special access providers in the high volume, bulk business telecommunications market–AT&T and Verizon–are inflating special access prices and unfairly imposing anti-competitive contract terms and conditions.
Rupert Murdoch-owned British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc may have to sell its 17.9% stake in independent television company ITV Plc, after the United Kingdom's antitrust regulator ruled Tuesday that the holding restricted competition and was against the public interest.
Macrovision Corp. announced on Tuesday that it has settled its lawsuit against Motorola Inc. over the use of analog content protection technology.
Visto Corp. asked a federal judge Monday to reject Microsoft Corp.'s request to bar Visto from discussing the principle of presumption of validity with the jury in their ongoing case over e-mail patents.
Freedom Wireless Inc., which has sued numerous companies for allegedly infringing three prepaid phone service patents, was hit with a declaratory judgment counterclaim on Monday that seeks to dismiss one of the suits in question.
In the ongoing multidistrict litigation against dynamic random access memory manufacturers, a group of chip makers is fighting claims in the indirect purchasers’ second amended complaint, arguing that the allegations once again fail to establish antitrust standing with respect to claims based on the purchase of products in which DRAM is a component.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has become the latest big-name company to settle charges that it infringed technology for online sales methods held by patent-holding company Orion IP LLC.
Fearing that the jury will be unfairly swayed, Microsoft Corp. has asked the judge to toss out Visto Corp.'s request that it be allowed to discuss the so-called presumption of validity with the jury in the ongoing case over e-mail patents.
Computer component maker Sun Microsystems Inc. has filed a declaratory judgment counterclaim against Abstrax Inc., which sued it for allegedly infringing a patent on a method for assembling products with a computer.
French electrical company Schneider Electric was ordered on Saturday to pay a Chinese company 330 million yuan ($45 million) in damages after losing a patent infringement case in a Western China court.
A district court judge has cast off Vonage Holdings Corp.'s objections to a claims construction order in Klausner Technologies Inc.'s patent infringement lawsuit of voice over Internet protocol technology.
Struggling All American Semiconductor Inc. has reached a settlement with Mitsubishi Electric in an antitrust DRAM lawsuit and has asked the court to file the settlement under seal in its bankruptcy case.
The Texas judge in charge of a patent infringement and unfair competition case has ruled that a patent relating to radio frequency identification technology is unenforceable due to inequitable conduct on the part of plaintiff Avid Identification Systems Inc.
A new suit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleges three Dell Inc. accountants put their insider knowledge to lucrative and illegal use when they bought put options just before a public announcement of poor earnings made the company's stock plummet.
U.S. Philips Corp. has won two major victories recently and more than $100 million in damages in patent disputes involving DVD technology, attorneys for Philips said Monday.
In a blow to Hynix Semiconductor Inc., the United States Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on an antitrust case brought by Rambus Inc., the court revealed Monday.