The so-called “iTunes law” passed by French lawmakers Friday is drawing fire from critics who equate the legislation’s information-sharing requirements with theft, despite a recently added provision that would allow digital music providers to get around the requirements by forming agreements with copyright holders.
Two European Commissioners have raised concerns that new rules aimed at reducing European mobile roaming fees may impede competition among mobile phone operators.
European antitrust regulators appear to be one step closer to levying a staggering fine against Microsoft Corp.: published reports citing anonymous sources assert that E.U. regulators have unanimously agreed that Microsoft should be slapped with daily sanctions.
Waving a white flag in a long-running patent infringement battle in the lucrative Web analytics industry, NetRatings Inc. has reached a settlement with Unica Corp. and its subsidiary, Sane Solutions Inc., marking the fourth such compromise reached in NetRatings' ongoing patent enforcement program.
Computer memory innovator Rambus Inc. is constantly looking out for its IP “Sweet Spot,” a term coined by the company’s top brass to define the nexus of technology licensing and patent licensing.
On the heels of a global agreement reached last week with its unsecured creditors, Silicon Graphics Inc. filed an amended reorganization plan Monday, marking the latest step in the high-end computer manufacturer’s fast track towards exiting Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The Securities and Exchange Commission will likely pursue civil charges against at least three directors of Mercury Interactive Corp., one of the first companies caught in the ever-growing web of improper stock options grants.
Semiconductor makers Texas Instruments and Broadcom filed formal antitrust complaints against rival Qualcomm, alleging market dominance in South Korea over Qualcomm’s patent for wireless chip technology and adding to Qualcomm's list of legal troubles.
In a major setback for the SCO Group’s $5 billion lawsuit against IBM Corp., a U.S. magistrate has rejected the majority of the software provider’s allegations of copyright infringement over source code in the open source operating system Linux.
Several banks that loaned Adelphia Communications Corp. a combined $6.8 billion before its bankruptcy filing have appealed a decision that allowed the cable company to wriggle out of paying $187 million in interest.
Intermec Inc. is ready for round two in its ongoing fight to protect its patents for radio frequency identification, after the company filed a new patent lawsuit against Alien Technology on Thursday, alleging infringement on 10 RFID patents.
When Yahoo Inc. realized its IP organization needed a major overhaul, the company sought out a top Silicon Valley IP strategist, attorney Joseph K. Siino. But rather than simply tap the IP guru for advice, the Web media firm convinced him to join the team as its vice president of IP.
Echoing an earlier vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, a Senate committee rejected an amendment to block phone and cable companies from restricting access to their high-speed Internet networks by giving preferential treatment to Internet sites.
Computer maker Apple Computer Inc. Thursday joined the legion of companies that say they have discovered irregularities related to the issuance of stock options.
A Huntsville, Ala.-based technology company that has squeezed hundreds of millions of dollars out of rivals through patent litigation is at it again, filing infringement suits against Toshiba Corp., NEC Corp. and Fujitsu-Siemens Computers.
The European Commission proposed new regulations Thursday to promote competition in the telecommunications industry, inciting anxiety among telecom giants less than a week after E.C. director Neelie Kroes warned of a possible probe of the $338 billion industry.
A Parisian appeals court has upheld a controversial trademark infringement ruling against the French unit of Internet search giant Google Inc.
Fresh off a favorable patent settlement with industry rival Yozons Inc., DocuSign Inc. has fired off a pair of lawsuits accusing more competitors of infringing on its electronic signature technology.
A thorough re-thinking of IP under general counsel Harry Wolin has helped chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. focus on intellectual property as a core asset, even as the company fights a second front in its antitrust battle with arch rival Intel Corp.
A bankruptcy court judge approved a reorganization plan Wednesday that allows Adelphia Communications Corp. to transfer its stake in two joint ventures it owns with Comcast Corp., thus eliminating one of the final obstacles to the sale of its assets to former rivals Comcast and Time Warner Corp.