The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to review a patent infringement complaint over telephone technology brought by Microsoft Corp. against French rival Alcatel-Lucent.
In a respite for memory chip designer Rambus Inc., the Federal Trade Commission has stayed portions of an order that capped royalty rates in a case that accused the company of exploiting a monopoly on computer technology.
Integrated circuits maker O2 Micro International Ltd. has lost its bid to dodge allegations that it violated unfair-competition laws by filing allegedly baseless patent suits against the customers of its rival, Monolithic Power Systems Inc.
Mobile phone company Nokia Corp. has filed patent exhaustion cases against Qualcomm Inc. in Germany and the Netherlands, the latest move in the ongoing battle over cell phone chip patents.
Rival chip makers Qualcomm Inc. and Broadcom Corp. said Friday that they have reached an agreement to dismiss patent infringement and trade secret claims and counterclaims involved in two federal court cases, less than a month after claims were dismissed from similar cases.
Satellite radio operator WorldSpace, Inc. and underwriters UBS Securities LLC and Cowen & Co. LLC have been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit for allegedly inflating the company’s stock price by artificially pumping up its subscription base.
The Walt Disney Company has said that stock options were backdated at Pixar Animation Studios prior to Disney acquiring it, but that no one currently associated with the company deliberately engaged in misconduct, a statement that seems to exonerate Steve Jobs.
Microsoft Corp. won a small victory in one of its ongoing patent disputes with Alcatel-Lucent on Wednesday when a San Diego district court judge granted the software company summary judgment against certain claims in the case.
Verizon Communications Inc., AT&T Corp., Vonage Holdings Corp. and other major players in the Voice over Internet Protocol market have been hit with a patent infringement suit over the Internet telephone technology.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has, for the second time, rejected all claims in a patent at the center of a dispute between Magma Design Automation Inc. and Synopsys Inc., Magma said Friday.
As the Napster copyright battle continues to unfold, a federal appeals court has ruled that Bertelsmann does not have to reveal its lawyers’ private correspondence regarding the $50 million loan the German giant gave Napster in 2001.
Security software company McAfee Inc. agreed on Thursday to settle a patent infringement lawsuit filed by an Acacia Research Corp. unit over patents relating to Internet hyperlinks located on CDs and DVDs.
General Motors Corp., Toyota Motor Sales USA, Mercedes-Benz USA LLC and BMW of North America LLC have been slammed with an infringement lawsuit over their in-vehicle communication systems which automatically contact emergency services after major accidents.
Former Hewlett-Packard Co. chair Patricia Dunn and three other defendants tied to the boardroom spying scandal at the Silicon Valley computer company will not head to jail for their involvement in the scheme, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Digital messaging service CallWave Inc. has agreed to pay rival j2 Global Communications Inc. over $4 million to settle ongoing patent litigation and license patents going forward, the companies said Wednesday.
Zonare Medical Systems Inc. fought back against a rival ultrasound equipment maker's infringement suit Wednesday, claiming that Sonosite Inc. actually violated its patent.
After opting out of a $2.4 billion class action settlement over the 2001 merger of American Online and Time Warner Inc., the nation’s largest public pension fund is now awaiting a check for $117.7 million.
The former chief executive of Peregrine Systems Inc. has pled guilty to charges relating to his role in the accounting scandal that plunged the Silicon Valley software company into bankruptcy.
A district court judge has tossed a class action securities suit filed against semiconductor maker Silicon Storage Technology, ruling that the plaintiffs’ allegations were not particularized to adequately meet the pleading standard.
Ruling that employees must share more than a job title to be considered “similarly situated,” a federal judge has denied class status to a group of employees suing their employer, AT&T.