Technology

  • August 6, 2007

    Judge Overturns Largest Patent Verdict In History

    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.

  • August 6, 2007

    “Troubled” By Dismissal, Circuit Revives V-Chip Suit

    “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.

  • August 7, 2007

    KLA-Tencor Class Gets Time To Fight Dismissal Efforts

    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.

  • August 7, 2007

    Sharp Sues Samsung Over LCD Patent

    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.

  • August 6, 2007

    Deloitte Surrenders Millions To Adelphia Trustees

    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.

  • August 6, 2007

    YouTube Copyright Suit Picks Up Steam, Plaintiffs

    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.

  • August 3, 2007

    DRAM Counsel Seek Approval Of $67M Samsung Deal

    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.

  • August 3, 2007

    Apple's iPhone Tapped In Suit Over Keyboard Patent

    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.

  • August 6, 2007

    PTO To Reexamine Fujitsu's Patent In DRAM Dispute

    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.

  • August 3, 2007

    ESS Technology Settles Securities Suit For $3.5M

    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.

  • August 3, 2007

    CNET Discloses SEC, DOJ Probes

    Online publisher CNET Networks Inc. disclosed Wednesday that it is the subject of two federal investigations into its stock-option granting practices.

  • August 3, 2007

    All American's Creditors To File Complaints Under Seal

    Unsecured creditors of All American Semiconductor Inc. have been granted permission to file complaints against the bankrupt company and its prepetition banks under seal.

  • August 3, 2007

    PTO Rejects Claims In TiVo Patent

    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.

  • August 2, 2007

    Zenith Drops Patent Claims Against Rival TV Maker

    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.

  • August 2, 2007

    EU Releases List Of "Black Sheep" Telecom Cos.

    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.

  • August 2, 2007

    Suit Stayed As Juniper, Toshiba Mull Settlement

    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.

  • August 2, 2007

    NYU, Autodesk Patent Dispute Reopened

    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.

  • August 2, 2007

    BanxCorp Hits Bankrate With Monopoly Allegations

    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.

  • August 2, 2007

    Apple Blasted With Complaints Over iPhone Battery

    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.

  • August 2, 2007

    Nokia Dismisses One Patent From Qualcomm Dispute

    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.