Technology

  • September 28, 2007

    Global Communications Cries Foul Over Stay

    Calling the move a deliberate ploy to derail the litigation, Global Communications Corp. has protested rival EchoStar's bid for a stay in the patent battle over a system that permits multiple viewers to watch satellite broadcasting through a single antenna.

  • September 28, 2007

    Samsung Seeks To Stay Deleted Data Production

    Despite an order compelling discovery in Rambus Inc.’s memory device patent case, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is looking to push back the deadline for when it has to turn over information regarding its destruction of e-mails in another patent suit.

  • September 28, 2007

    Judge Tosses Complaints In GPU Price-Fixing Case

    A federal judge has chucked the direct and indirect purchasers’ complaints in the multidistrict litigation accusing chip makers of price-fixing for graphics processing units, but refused to free Advanced Micro Devices Inc. from the litigation.

  • September 27, 2007

    Microsoft, Google Spar Over DoubleClick In Senate

    Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. squared off before a Senate subcommittee on Thursday over whether Google's plans to acquire online advertising firm DoubleClick Inc. would harm competition and raise privacy concerns.

  • September 27, 2007

    Konica Minolta Sued Over Printer Patents

    Software company Tesseron Ltd. on Wednesday filed suit against Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc. and its Japanese parent company, claiming certain printing systems and printer controllers sold by the imaging company in the United States infringe eight Tesseron patents.

  • September 27, 2007

    Backdating Suit Against Amkor Dismissed

    A federal court has dismissed a putative securities class action filed against semiconductor packaging company Amkor Technology Inc. and certain of its current and former executives that alleged improper backdating of stock options and other securities law violations.

  • October 4, 2007

    Net Neutrality Law? Don't Hold Your Breath: Lawyers

    When Verizon Wireless blocked text messages from a pro-choice group last week before reversing its stance under public pressure, net neutrality advocates insisted that the company's move underlined the need for industry regulation. But legislation will not be forthcoming, lawyers say.

  • September 27, 2007

    Hynix’s Summary Judgment Bid Falls Through

    In a setback for Hynix Semiconductor Inc.'s suit against Rambus Inc., a federal judge has swatted down Hynix’s bid for summary judgment on its unfair competition claim against Rambus Inc. and on its defense to Rambus’ infringement allegations of certain memory device patents.

  • September 27, 2007

    Rival Slams Future Ticketmaster Co. With Patent Suit

    Two months after Flash Seats LLC sued Ticketmaster LLC for allegedly suppressing competition in the secondary-ticketing service market, Flash Seats accused rival Paciolan Inc., which Ticketmaster plans to purchase, of infringing its secondary-ticketing service patent.

  • September 26, 2007

    Appeals Court Overturns $58M Ruling Against Vonage

    A federal appellate court has overturned part of a district court’s March ruling which ordered Vonage Holdings Corp. to pay $58 million in damages to Verizon Communications Inc. for allegedly infringing voice over Internet protocol patents.

  • September 26, 2007

    Draka-Comteq Sues Furukawa Units Over Fiber Optics

    Optical fiber and cabling company Draka-Comteq Americas Inc. is accusing two subsidiaries of its rival The Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. of infringing eight patents through their manufacture, use and sale of optical fibers and fiber-optical cables.

  • September 26, 2007

    Oracle Loses Fight Over Trial Date In SAP Suit

    A California federal judge has rejected Oracle Corp.'s request for a September 2009 trial date of its trade secrets suit against SAP AG despite the Silicon Valley company's pleas that the late date was needed to complete complicated discovery.

  • September 27, 2007

    EDS Settles With SEC Over Accounting Practices

    Electronic Data Systems Corp. has agreed to hand over nearly $500,000 to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve an investigation into alleged improper accounting practices.

  • September 26, 2007

    UniRAM Wins $30.5M Award In Trade Secrets Suit

    A federal court has come down against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. in a ruling that affirms a jury’s verdict that TSMC must shell out $30.5 million for allegedly misappropriating UniRAM Technology Inc.’s trade secrets related to specialized computer memory devices.

  • September 25, 2007

    Korean Co. Hit With Suits Over Money-Sorting Patent

    An Illinois-based money-sorting technology company has filed two suits against a Korean-based rival and its U.S. distributor for allegedly infringing patented technology used to process currency.

  • September 25, 2007

    Supreme Court To Tackle Patent Exhaustion

    The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on a long-running patent dispute between Quanta Computer Inc. and LG Electronics Inc., taking on the issue of what a patentee's rights are to restrict the downstream uses of an invention after a license has been granted.

  • September 25, 2007

    Banks Protest Adelphia Bid To Strike Part Of Appeal

    Flanked by a host of other lenders, Bank of America has objected to the Adelphia Recovery Trust's motion to strike several statements from the group's appeal of fraud charges, arguing that the case over the telecommunications giant's collapse should be allowed to play out as it currently stands.

  • September 26, 2007

    Rambus Defends Counterclaims Against Chip Makers

    Firing the latest salvo in a tit-for-tat patent spat, Rambus Inc. has defended counterclaims against three computer chip makers, arguing the rivals were marketing new infringing products.

  • September 26, 2007

    Judge Limits Discovery In TFT-LCD Case

    A district court judge has granted the U.S. Department of Justice’s request to stay discovery in the consolidated antitrust class action alleging collusion among TFT-LCD manufacturers.

  • September 26, 2007

    Samsung Says Wistron's Laptops Infringe Its Patents

    Samsung Electronics Co. shot back at Taiwanese rival Wistron Corp.'s defensive action on Tuesday, asserting that Wistron did in fact infringe on three of Samsung's patents by manufacturing Travelmate 2410 notebook computers.