Technology

  • April 9, 2008

    Armed With PTO Findings, Software Tree Sues Oracle

    After a re-examination confirmed its patent claims, a Silicon Valley-based software company has hit rival and business partner Oracle Corp. with an infringement suit over Java programming technology.

  • April 9, 2008

    SRAM Cos. Challenge Consumer Protection Claims

    Defendants in the static random access memory antitrust litigation have made a bid to toss a revised class action complaint from the plaintiffs that addresses how an alleged price-fixing ring hurt consumers.

  • April 10, 2008

    FTC Should Have Taken N-Data Claims Further: Dell

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's action against Negotiated Data Solutions LLC should have penalized the patent licensor for trying to illegally create a monopoly, thereby setting a standard that future private plaintiffs could look to for support, Dell Inc. has charged in a public comment to the agency.

  • April 10, 2008

    Common Law Claims Tossed From Tyco Patent Suit

    A federal court has dismissed common law claims of tortious interference and unjust enrichment from a patent infringement suit brought by Elbex Video Ltd. against Tyco International Ltd. as part of a long-standing dispute between the companies over a contract to provide a Singapore prison with closed-circuit television cameras.

  • April 9, 2008

    Aloft Media Sues 10 Cos. Over Weather Patent

    A Texas company that has recently sued giants in the cellular phone and computer industries for patent infringement has turned its attention to a new target: the makers of weather monitoring stations.

  • April 9, 2008

    Seoul Semi Loses Bid For New Trial In LED Patent Suit

    In a contentious patent dispute over light-emitting diodes, a judge has dealt a setback to Seoul Semiconductor Ltd., denying the company's motion for a new trial and for judgment as a matter of law after it was found to have infringed several patents held by Nichia Corp.

  • April 9, 2008

    Judge Shelves Claims In Nanya-Fujitsu DRAM War

    A judge has stayed Nanya Technology Corp’s declaratory judgment counterclaims in its patent infringement saga with Fujitsu Ltd., ruling that the claims actually relate more to the antitrust portion of the case, which is currently on hold.

  • April 8, 2008

    Comcast Pushes For Set-Top Box Rule Reversal

    Comcast Corp. is forging ahead in its battle to reverse a U.S. Federal Communications Commission rule requiring cable operators to allow consumers to use set-top boxes from competing manufacturers, reportedly telling an appeals court Tuesday that the agency wrongly denied the company's request for a waiver from the new regulation.

  • April 8, 2008

    SNCP Asks For New Deal, Delaying SCO's Ch. 11 Plan

    Bankrupt software company SCO Group Inc. has withdrawn its reorganization plan and put its Chapter 11 exit plan on hold, after a private equity firm said it was changing its plans to buy SCO's stock and underwrite its ongoing trademark and licensing litigation.

  • April 8, 2008

    Judge Won't Toss Samsung DRAM Patent Suit

    A judge ruled on Thursday that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. could go forward with a lawsuit against rival ON Semiconductor Corp. seeking a judgment that it did not infringe three ON patents related to dynamic random access memory technology.

  • April 8, 2008

    JP Morgan Sues Over Child Support Payment Patents

    JP Morgan Chase & Co. has launched a patent dispute against Affiliated Computer Services Inc., claiming the information technology company has long asserted invalid patents against rivals to uphold its dominant position as the company chosen by state governments to process child support payments.

  • April 8, 2008

    Facebook, ConnectU Working On Settlement

    Facebook Inc. is reportedly close to reaching a settlement deal with three Harvard graduates who claim their fellow graduate, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, stole the idea of the wildly popular social networking site from them.

  • April 7, 2008

    Nextel Doctored Sales Data Before Sprint Sale: Suit

    A wrongful termination lawsuit by a former Sprint Nextel Corp. executive has reportedly raised questions about whether Nextel artificially pumped up its sales figures before being acquired by Sprint.

  • April 7, 2008

    CalAmp, iMetrik Settle Car-Tracking Patent Dispute

    Wireless technology companies CalAmp Corp. and iMetrik Solutions Inc. have settled a dispute over two CalAmp patents related to remote vehicle locating technology, ending a six-month lawsuit in federal court.

  • April 7, 2008

    Motorola Buries Hatchet With Icahn In Proxy Feud

    Motorola Inc. has brokered a deal with Carl Icahn that will lay to rest the activist investor's proxy battle against the technology giant, agreeing to install one Icahn candidate on its board and let another nominee stand for election, the company said Monday.

  • April 7, 2008

    Microsoft Seeks To Overturn $368M Patent Verdict

    Microsoft Corp. is planning to ask the district court to reconsider a federal jury’s Friday verdict ordering the computer giant to pay Alcatel-Lucent $368 million in damages after finding that Microsoft infringed two patents.

  • April 8, 2008

    Judge Keeps Fraud Claims In Monster Trademark Suit

    A federal judge has denied cable manufacturer Monster Cable Products Inc.’s motion to dismiss claims from a patent and trademark dispute brought against the company by its rival Audiovox Corp.

  • April 7, 2008

    Ford, GM, Samsung Sued Over Navigation Units

    An inventor who has already garnered several licensing agreements for his real-time traffic navigation technology has hit several automotive and technology giants, including General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Samsung Electronics America Inc., with patent infringement claims.

  • April 14, 2008

    Tafas Decision Sparks Hope IDS Rules Also Doomed

    Since a federal judge struck down a set of highly controversial rules crafted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month, patent lawyers have been speculating what effect the decision will have on yet another set of hotly contested rules still in the patent office pipeline: the so-called IDS rules.

  • April 9, 2008

    Amicus Briefs Fuel Debate In Business Method Case

    As the Federal Circuit gears up to hear en banc a case over whether to limit patent eligibility for business methods and other processes, parties in the financial, technology and health industries are coming down on opposite sides of the dispute.