In a new lawsuit, two small tech firms are saying that industry giant Google Inc.'s search engine appliance infringes a patent they own together and that its popular application Google Earth infringes another.
Patent claims construed in prior litigation involving O2Micro International Ltd.'s liquid crystal display backlighting technology will be used in the company's current lawsuit against Japanese electronics maker Rohm Co. Ltd., a judge ruled Friday.
An appeals court has shot down an antitrust lawsuit accusing Microsoft Corp. of driving a hand-held computer company out of business, ruling that the plaintiffs were on inquiry notice of their claims as of 1992, “when enough red flags had flown that a reasonably diligent person would have investigated and acted.”
An appeals court ruled on Monday that a patent application by inventors at Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. for a program to manage multi-user online applications was anticipated by another patent, upholding the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to reject the claim.
A federal court has tossed another shareholder suit against Apple Inc. alleging chief executive Steve Jobs and 13 company directors deceived investors about profiting from the company’s stock options backdating practices.
An appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that struck a class action waiver on grounds of unconscionability under state and federal law in a case brought by two former managers against technology services firm Dynamics Research Corp.
Accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP will be forced to hand over the results of an internal analysis of an audit of Winstar Communications, after a judge refused to grant the auditor's request to file an immediate appeal of the verdict that compelled the production of the documents.
A Delaware state judge has sided with Amkor Technology Inc. for a second time in its declaratory judgment case on remand against Motorola Inc. over patents for semiconductor assembly test services.
Trouble-ridden German electronics conglomerate Siemens AG reportedly paid a total of 77 bribes worth €12 million to cabinet ministers and other officials in Nigeria, Russia and Libya to win cushy contracts for telecommunications equipment.
Promising to shed some rural operations at the request of competition regulators, AT&T Inc. has completed its $2.8 billion acquisition of wireless provider Dobson Communications Corp.
Senior Democrats want Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin to take his foot off the gas when it comes to his push to change a 32-year-old ban on media cross-ownership.
A federal appeals court panel has upheld a preliminary injunction that stops certain companies from selling toner cartridges in the United States that can be used as replacements in Canon Inc.'s laser printers and fax machines.
A proposed securities class action against Intelligroup by shareholders may have come to a close after a judge tossed a third version of the complaint and refused to grant the plaintiffs permission to file a fourth.
The Federal Trade Commission will undertake new initiatives in 2008 relating to merger review, new health care models and the transition of telephone services to Voice over Internet Protocol, according to a speech made by FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras at an American Bar Association antitrust conference.
A Texas jury delivered a victory for Microsoft Corp. on Thursday, ruling that the software giant did not infringe on patent-holding company Computer Acceleration Corp.'s patents over technology that speeds up load times for computer programs.
An appeals court has affirmed a $160 million decision that Microsoft and Autodesk Inc. infringed on two patents held by a small company related to protecting software from piracy.
A federal court jury in Texas has found that an Emerson Electric Co. unit infringed a Power-One Inc. patent for power converter technology used in computer and networking hardware.
Apple Inc.’s Leopard operating system with iChat has become the target of a patent infringement suit by a Newport Beach, Calif.-based patent-holding company.
A judge dismissed a stock options backdating lawsuit filed by shareholders against Apple Inc., its co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs and 13 other company directors on Wednesday, saying the plaintiffs have not shown that anyone other than the company was harmed by the alleged scheme.
Two of the world's top global-position-system device makers, Garmin Corp. and TomTom Inc., have called a truce in their worldwide patent war, settling all their litigation in the United States, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.