In a major victory for Microsoft Corp., a San Diego district court judge on Monday overturned a verdict in a case that had resulted in the largest patent damages in history.
“Troubled” by a lower court's reasoning, a federal appeals court has resuscitated lawsuits filed by Sony Electronics Inc., Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Inc. and other major television manufacturers who are challenging the validity of patents purportedly covering “V-chip” adult content censoring technology.
A federal judge has granted more time to three pension groups that are trying to prevent dismissal of their securities class action against KLA-Tencor and more than a dozen individual defendants over alleged backdating of stock options.
Sharp Corp. has filed an lawsuit against Korean Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., accusing Samsung and two of the Korean electronics giants' subsidiaries of infringing five of Sharp's patents related to liquid crystal display modules, and seeking to block sales of the allegedly infringing products.
Deloitte & Touche has agreed to fork over a whopping $167.5 million to the so-called Adelphia Recovery Trust, attempting to put to rest allegations of impropriety connected to its role as auditor for the fallen cable giant.
Publishing groups and sports leagues—including the National Music Publishers' Association, the largest such organization in the United States—are lining up in support of the putative class action against YouTube and its parent Google Inc.
Class counsel representing the direct purchasers in their massive antitrust action over DRAM technology have asked a federal court to grant final approval of defendant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s $67 million settlement in the case.
Already under legal fire over its battery, Apple Inc.'s much-ballyhooed iPhone is now accused of violating a patent through its touch-screen keyboard.
In a promising sign for Nanya Technology Corp., the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to reexamine one of the Fujitsu Ltd.'s patents in ongoing litigation over Dynamic Random Access Memory and micro-controller units.
ESS Technology Inc. agreed to a $3.5 million dollar settlement deal to resolve class action securities litigation, bringing to a close several consolidated suits related to allegations that the digital video processor company and some of its officers and directors disseminated false and misleading statements to inflate ESS stock, and took advantage of the high price by selling shares.
Online publisher CNET Networks Inc. disclosed Wednesday that it is the subject of two federal investigations into its stock-option granting practices.
Unsecured creditors of All American Semiconductor Inc. have been granted permission to file complaints against the bankrupt company and its prepetition banks under seal.
After reexamining claims in the TiVo Inc. patent at the center of the company’s long-standing lawsuit against EchoStar Communications Corp., the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a decision rejecting 23 of the patent’s claims and confirming the rest.
One of three electronics makers named as co-defendants in a patent suit has reached a “mutually satisfactory resolution” of the claims brought by Zenith Electronics Corp., according to court papers.
Though European Union telecommunications companies have largely complied with the European Commission's new mobile roaming directive, service providers in Cyprus, Belgium, Latvia, Estonia and Finland have fallen short.
A bitter patent battle between tech rivals Toshiba America Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc. is drawing to a close, with the electronics companies alerting a Texas federal judge to a looming settlement.
Two weeks after a judge dismissed a patent suit brought by New York University against software company Autodesk Inc., the case has been reopened to consider Autodesk’s counterclaims of inequitable conduct against NYU.
A small financial information aggregator has accused that market's giant, Bankrate Inc., of a laundry list of antitrust violations, including predatory pricing, engaging in illegal mergers, and seeking and maintaining a monopoly.
Apple Inc. and AT&T Inc. have been hit with a purported class action lawsuit claiming that the companies fraudulently withheld information from consumers about the iPhone's battery.
Nokia Corp. has decided to dismiss claims relating to one mobile communications patent it had asserted in a counterclaim against rival Qualcomm Inc. in a pending infringement suit.