A federal judge in Delaware has declared a mistrial in LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.'s lawsuit against Mattel Inc.'s Fisher-Price unit over a patent for interactive books that help children learn to read.
A trade group representing university publishers has warned Google Inc. that its plan to put library collections online “appears to involve systematic infringement of copyright on a massive scale.”
Handheld computer maker palmOne Inc. has agreed to pay $30 million to PalmSource Inc., the operating system licensing business it spun off in 2003, to reclaim trademark rights to the Palm brand name.
The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to reopen the record on an antitrust case against chip designer Rambus Inc. to include information suggesting Rambus destroyed documents in its patent infringement lawsuit against German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG.
A company that owns the patents covering V-chip television technology has sued Best Buy Canada for selling television sets that allegedly infringe on its patents.
A jury in a Massachusetts federal court has ordered a prepaid cellular phone service company and four carriers to pay $128 million in damages to an Arizona company for infringing patents for a system to provide prepaid service.
A Canadian appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling barring the release of the identities of suspected music pirates, but offered the recording industry a blueprint for how to proceed in future lawsuits.
Patsystems PLC, one of the companies targeted by Trading Technologies’ broad legal assault over patents for a trading platform for the futures market, has agreed to settle the dispute out of court, the company said.
Five of the world’s top high-tech companies have filed lawsuits to invalidate a wireless networking patent held by an Australian government agency.
A jury in Jefferson County Circuit Court has ruled that an Arizona software company stole an Alabama rival’s trade secrets and ordered the Arizona company to pay the Alabama company $19.5 million in damages.
An administrative law judge has recommended that the U.S. International Trade Commission bar imports of Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek’s optical disk controller chips for DVD players due to alleged patent infringement.
Communications chip maker Broadcom Corp. has fired a legal broadside against mobile technology maker Qualcomm Inc., suing the San Diego company for patent infringement in California federal court and at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
A California jury heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by an inventor who claims Microsoft Corp. misappropriated technology used to link spreadsheet data between its Excel spreadsheet and its Access database program.
Vietnam, the Ukraine and China have the highest software piracy rates in the world, according to a new study released Wednesday by the Business Software Alliance.
The former French prime minister charged with steering Europe’s patent reform through the European Parliament has drafted amendments that would bar the patenting of most types of software, according to a published report.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has granted eBay’s petition to stay a closely watched patent lawsuit brought by MercExchange, stopping the case from going back to the district court until the Supreme Court rules on eBay's request to hear the case.
Software maker Symantec has agreed to pay $10 million to rival Altiris Inc. as part of a settlement of a protracted patent dispute over disk management technology.
Microsoft Corp. and Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. have penned a comprehensive patent-sharing agreement covering digital electronics products and personal computers, the two companies confirmed.
A federal judge in California has declared a mistrial in a patent lawsuit brought by Yahoo!’s Overture Services unit against search engine FindWhat.com and advised the two companies to try to work out a settlement.
IBM has hired intellectual property guru Kevin Rivette to take the new position of vice president for intellectual-property strategy, according to a published report.