In an escalation of the patent dispute between chip designer Rambus, Inc. and Korean electronics maker Samsung Electronics Co., Rambus has added Samsung as a defendant in its federal antitrust suit against DRAM makers Hynix and Micron.
Inventor Judah Klausner has sued America Online for $200 million in a dispute over patents for voice platform technology.
Patriot Scientific has resolved a patent dispute with the TPL Group, clearing the way for the company to move ahead with a series of lawsuits it filed in late 2003 against five Japanese computer makers.
NTP Inc. is using “hollow, self-serving rhetoric” to misconstrue a $450-million settlement in an effort to extract even more money out of Research in Motion, the maker of the popular Blackberry devices said in filings this week with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
A bill to reform Canada’s copyright laws is expected to be introduced in the Parliament on Wednesday.
The European Commission is investigating the European Union’s main telecommunications standards body to determine whether high-tech companies are exploiting the agency’s patent rules for financial gain, according to a published report.
Korean electronics maker Samsung Electronics Co. has raised the stakes in its dispute with Rambus Inc. over memory chip patents, countersuing the U.S. chip designer in Virginia federal court only days after Rambus fired the first legal volley in a California court.
Japanese electronics maker Seiko Epson has settled two patent infringement lawsuits filed in Oregon federal court against Multi-Union Trading Company Ltd., a Hong Kong-based company that is one of the world's largest manufacturers of after-market cartridges.
The Japanese government has proposed the creation of an international convention to prevent the spread of pirated goods, according to local media reports.
The Delaware Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a Qualcomm lawsuit alleging that Texas Instruments violated terms of a patent cross-licensing deal for Qualcomm's CDMA (code division multiple access) cell phone technology.
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has gone back to court to enforce its $450 million settlement deal with NTP over patents for the wireless devices, amid signs that the controversial licensing deal is threatening to unravel.
Japanese electronics maker Hitachi Ltd. has filed a lawsuit in a California federal court against three Taiwanese monitor makers for alleged patent infringement.
Ink cartridge recycler LaserCycle Inc. has paid an undisclosed sum to settle a patent-infringement lawsuit brought by Hewlett-Packard Co.
A federal jury in California has cleared communications gear maker Cisco Systems Inc. of infringing a patent by Storage Technology Corp. for speeding up the processing of data entering firewalls.
Chip designer Rambus Inc. has added South Korean rival Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. as a defendant in its pending patent infringement suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
A California federal jury has awarded a developer $9 million after determining that Microsoft Corp. misappropriated technology used to link spreadsheet data between its Excel spreadsheet and its Access database program.
“Baby Bell” BellSouth Corp. has settled its lawsuit against Comverse Inc. over patents for voicemail call return technology and one-number call routing technology.
Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are clashing over lucrative rights to a patent for digital television technology.
Scientific-Atlanta Inc. and Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.have settled all their outstanding litigation and agreed to grant each other access to their respective interactive program guide patents.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision favoring portable storage maker SmartDisk in a patent lawsuit filed by a smaller rival.