Technology

  • July 26, 2006

    Mosaid Swings Back At Micron In DRAM Patent Suit

    Semiconductor company Mosaid Technologies Inc. shot off a countersuit against rival Micron Technology Inc. Tuesday just hours after Micron announced its own lawsuit seeking the invalidation of 14 Mosaid patents.

  • July 26, 2006

    Microsoft To Pay $1.1B Antitrust Settlement

    A missed deadline at an appeals court has cleared the way for Microsoft Corp. to pay out $1.1 billion in a class action antitrust suit that accused the software giant of price-gouging.

  • July 26, 2006

    Apple Hit With Antitrust Class Action Over iPods

    A top plaintiff’s firm is trying to take a bite out of Apple Computer Inc., filing a class action that alleges the computer maker is using “illegal tactics” to fend off the competition for its iPod player and online music and video store.

  • July 26, 2006

    Banks Lose $99M To Global Crossing Investors

    A group of investment banks has agreed to fork over $99 million to settle an ongoing class action lawsuit against collapsed telecommunications company Global Crossing Ltd.

  • July 26, 2006

    SEC Expands Probe Into $46M Payments To Delphi

    The top accountant at Electronic Data Systems Corp. is under scrutiny from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission—the latest development in a two-year probe into the millions of dollars the company paid to now-bankrupt auto supplier Delphi Corp.

  • July 25, 2006

    Micron Hits Mosaid With Patent Suit

    The battle over DRAM technology continues to escalate, with chipmaker Micron Technology Inc. firing off a lawsuit seeking to invalidate 14 patents held by rival company Mosaid Technologies Inc.

  • July 25, 2006

    Australia’s Competition Head Lashes Out At Telstra

    Australia’s competition watchdog has blasted Australian telecommunications company Telstra Corp. for stalling negotiations for more than four months over its broadband plan and putting the telecommunications industry at risk.

  • July 25, 2006

    Arbitration Panel Rules In LG Philips’ Favor

    A New York arbitration panel has ruled that LG Philips LCD Co. holds the exclusive ownership rights to numerous side-mounting patents, a decision that could help the company in its pending patent dispute with Chunghwa Picture Tubes.

  • July 25, 2006

    USPTO Bottleneck Stalls Nanotech Industry: Report

    A bottleneck at the USPTO is stunting growth in IP for nanotechnology, creating an air of uncertainty about what’s expected to be a wave of patent litigation in the industry.

  • July 25, 2006

    No Evidentiary Hearings Yet On Telecom Mergers

    Although the review of two major telecom mergers is far from over, the judge presiding over the cases said Tuesday he would not yet require evidentiary hearings on the government’s approval of the deals.

  • July 24, 2006

    Australia, New Zealand Join Forces To Review Mergers

    In an effort to remove barriers between their economies, the competition watchdogs for Australia and New Zealand have agreed to join forces to examine mergers of companies that operate in both countries.

  • July 24, 2006

    Avis Wins Copyright Suit Against Ex-Employee

    A former employee of rental car company Avis Group Holdings Inc. backdated a spreadsheet software program and then wrongly sued the company for copyright infringement, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

  • July 24, 2006

    Freedom Wireless, Bcgi Reach $55M Settlement

    The long-running patent feud between wireless companies Boston Communications Group and Freedom Wireless is expected to draw to a close soon, after bcgi agreed to pay $55.3 million to settle allegations of patent infringement.

  • July 21, 2006

    Cognos Emerges Unscathed From SEC Review

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has wrapped up an investigation into revenue allocation at Canada’s largest software company, concluding that that Cognos Inc.'s revenue recognition policy does not violate SEC rules.

  • July 21, 2006

    Micron Will Pay $30M To Settle Patent Claims

    Chip maker Micron Technologies Inc. is shelling out $30 million to settle a patent dispute with rival Tessera Technologies Inc., which accused the company of infringing its technology for semiconductor packaging.

  • July 19, 2006

    E.C. Still Waiting For France's €1.14B State Aid Payout

    Refusing to back down from the French government, the European Commission is taking its state aid complaint over France Télécom to the European Court of Justice, in hopes of recovering up to €1.14 billion.

  • July 19, 2006

    Facing Huge Fines, Microsoft Commits To Antitrust Rules

    Weighed down by confrontations with competition regulators in the U.S. and Europe, Microsoft Corp. is drafting a set of voluntary principles to ward off further antitrust concerns about its ubiquitous operating system, the company said Wednesday.

  • July 19, 2006

    Pay Phone Company Calls For Damages

    A New York City pay phone operator has accused its competitors, the city and the commission in charge of telecommunications of conspiring to control the public pay phone market through strict regulation and preferential treatment.

  • July 18, 2006

    Derivative Suit Targets Ulticom Execs

    Software maker Ulticom Inc. has become the latest tech company to get caught up in a stock options scandal, after a group of shareholders filed a derivative suit against officers and directors of the company accusing them of improperly backdating options.

  • July 18, 2006

    Advocacy Group Wants Role In Bell Merger Review

    A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit advocacy group has asked the court to allow it to weigh in on the AT&T/SBC and Verizon/MCI mergers currently being reviewed in federal court, in a development that could affect the judge’s decision concerning whether or not to approve the merger settlements.