Hit with a €118 million fine by the European Commission, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has decided to appeal the massive penalty stemming from its alleged involvement in an electricity-transmission technology cartel.
In what came as a surprise to many, the Supreme Court’s discussion of the federal pleading standard included a lengthy discussion of whether heightening the requirements for scienter would violate the Seventh Amendment.
A music industry association sued XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. on Thursday for being out of tune with copyright law by allegedly letting users reproduce and distribute copyrighted music without paying royalties.
In a troubling development for Vonage Holdings Corp., a federal judge on Friday issued an injunction barring the Internet phone carrier from using the technology at the center of its patent litigation with Verizon Communications Inc.
In a blow to Cablevision System Corp., a federal judge on Thursday barred the cable company from launching a digital video recorder that would allow users to record and store programming on the company’s network instead of their cable boxes.
European Commission Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes reportedly told the European Parliament on Thursday that Microsoft continues to gain market share through abusive behavior, indicating that the software giant’s recent addition of its first European licensee has done little to appease regulators.
Former Qwest Chief Executive Joe Nacchio repeatedly ignored analysts' questions about one-time transactions allegedly used to inflate the company’s apparent expansion, a former senior vice president told the jury in Nacchio’s insider-trading trial.
The shareholders who hit Affiliated Computer Services Inc. with a derivative suit in the wake of the options backdating scandal at the company have taken issue with the proposed buyout of the company, amending their lawsuit to formally oppose the $6 billion deal.
Software maker Oracle Corp. fired a legal volley against archrival SAP AG on Thursday, accusing the German company of accessing its computers to steal “thousands of Oracle software products and other proprietary and confidential materials.”
Mobile computing company Palm, Inc. won a stay of proceedings in the patent infringement litigation brought by NTP, the company that successfully sued Blackberry maker Research in Motion, Palm said Thursday.
A subsidiary of the Walt Disney Co. was hit with a copyright infringement and breach of contract suit Friday for allegedly selling movies for transmission online after it had already licensed the movies exclusively to a content provider.
A consolidated securities class action complaint has been filed against KLA-Tencor amidst a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission probe into the technology company’s admitted backdating.
After catching heat from reporters, a bankruptcy judge has withdrawn an order requiring members of the press to sign confidentiality agreements to attend a trial involving a creditor dispute with Nvidia Corp. over its 2001 purchase of 3dfx Interactive Inc., a struggling graphics chip designer.
A merger between Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings would provide a wider menu of programming choices at lower prices, Sirius said Tuesday in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
In its continuing bid to speed development and avoid costly patent litigation, Microsoft Corp. has struck a deal with a fifth Japanese electronics maker, this time Fuji Xerox Co., to share each other’s intellectual property.
Despite dropping patent claims against each other in district court, Broadcom Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. continue to wage their battle in front of the International Trade Commission, with Broadcom urging a government panel to bar imports of cell phones with Qualcomm chips that infringe on its patents.
A bankruptcy judge has drawn fire from reporters after ordering confidentiality in a high-stakes trial over whether Nvidia Corp. owes money to creditors for its 2001 acquisition of a struggling graphics chip manufacturer.
In response to motions filed by online music broadcasters and programmers, the Library of Congress Copyright Royalty Board has agreed to rehear certain parts of its decision to raise royalty rates.
A former Qwest executive testified Wednesday that Qwest Chief Executive Joe Nacchio remained optimistic about the phone company’s financial outlook during a December 2000 conference call with analysts even though many companies in the industry were lowering their growth targets.
A devout Baptist has sued a division of defense contractor Raytheon Co. for forcing him to work Sundays.