The recent outing of the “patent troll tracker” blogger as Rick Frenkel, Cisco Systems Inc.’s director of intellectual property, has raised concerns from lawyers representing “patent trolls” that Frenkel used his anonymity to make illegally disparaging remarks against his company’s enemies. As affected companies fight back against Frenkel, the blogging community debates its future.
A federal judge has denied summary judgment motions in a dispute brought by Tyco International Ltd.’s bondholders against the company, arguing the company’s spin-off of its health care and electronics divisions last year violated the terms of its debt.
Dealing Nokia Corp. its second international patent victory in recent months, a British court has ruled that rival Qualcomm Inc.'s claims of patent infringement against the Finnish mobile phone maker were invalid.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected claims for the fourth of five chip-packaging patents asserted by Tessera Inc. against an array of microchip firms.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeals of the founder of Adelphia Communications Corp. and his son, who had asked the court to overturn their multiple convictions stemming from an accounting fraud scandal that sent the cable company into bankruptcy.
Chinese authorities have ordered a local company to financially compensate Motorola Inc. after finding that the firm's two-way radio infringed one of the telecom giant's design patents, Motorola announced on Monday.
Visto Corp. announced Monday it has entered into a settlement and license agreement with Microsoft Corp. involving cash and noncash consideration, ending a two-year patent dispute.
O2 Micro Ltd. and Rohm Co. Ltd. have settled a lawsuit in which O2 Micro accused Rohm of infringing three patents related to liquid crystal display backlighting technology, and Rohm counterclaimed that O2 Micro violated antitrust laws by bringing sham litigation.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to begin an investigation into patent infringement allegations filed by Sharp Corp. against its rival Samsung, a month after agreeing to consider similar claims by Samsung against Sharp.
A Providence Equity Partners Inc. affiliate has sued Wachovia Bank NA in an attempt to force the bank to follow through on an earlier pledge to help finance the private equity firm's $1.1 billion purchase of 56 television stations from Clear Channel Communications Inc.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has re-adopted a rule that will prohibit cable operators like Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp. from serving more than 30% of subscribers nationwide.
A federal appellate court has overturned a decision dismissing a dynamic random access memory declaratory judgment patent suit brought by Micron Technology Inc. against Mosaid Technologies Inc., finding the district court’s decision relied on legal doctrine overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in MedImmune Inc. v. Genentech Inc.
A Boston jury awarded Akamai Technologies Inc. more than $45 million after finding that Limelight Networks Inc. had infringed an Internet content delivery patent and rejecting Limelight's argument that the patent was invalid.
Microsoft Inc. may have lowered system compatibility requirements for its Vista operating system to help Intel Corp. continue selling a graphics chip, according to internal company e-mails that were disclosed on Wednesday.
The officers and directors of Covad Communications have agreed to pay $7 million to bring an end to a long-running derivative suit filed against them by the company's former general counsel.
A group of electronics companies has filed suit against Amino Communications Ltd., in Germany, claiming the maker of digital television set-top boxes infringed patents relating to the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard.
Yahoo Inc. has been named a defendant in seven separate proposed class actions related to Microsoft Corp.’s hostile $44.6 billion takeover bid earlier this month.
Declaring that Visto Corp.'s patent for e-mail synchronization technology was invalid, the British patent court on Wednesday handed BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. the first win in many lawsuits across the globe between the two companies.
Following a major setback last month in a proposed class action over alleged price-fixing in the dynamic random access memory market, the plaintiffs' attorneys have filed a slightly amended complaint, as they await a chance to appeal a judge's ruling.
MercExchange LLC and eBay Inc. have settled the long-running patent dispute that found its way to the U.S. Supreme Court and led to a landmark May 2006 decision that made it much tougher to obtain an injunction after a finding of patent infringement.