Online retailer Amazon.com agreed to a $40 million mediated settlement Wednesday, settling patent litigation over basic functions of its popular website.
A federal appeals court affirmed Tuesday a decision allowing confidential documents discovered in U.S. patent litigation to be used in related foreign litigation.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Apple Computer’s application for a patent for the scrollwheel interface of the popular iPod digital music player, citing an existing patent by a Microsoft researcher.
A federal judge in New Jersey has ruled three companies are infringing patents held by photocopier maker Ricoh Inc., granting summary judgment to the Tokyo-based plaintiff.
Microsoft Corp. has filed a motion to change the venue of Google, Inc.’s countersuit in the technology giants’ trade-secrets dispute over Google’s hiring of former Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee.
Severe import restrictions were placed on California-based antivirus company Fortina, Inc. by the U.S. International Trade Commission, jeopardizing U.S. sales of the company’s software.
Trading Technologies, the company behind a slew of patent infringement lawsuits against major players in the futures trading industry, has pried settlement agreements out of another pair of companies.
Both Hewlett-Packard and Gateway declared partial victory in their patent dispute at the International Trade Commission over computer technology patents.
A federal judge in Virginia ruled Monday that an advertising practice subsequently abandoned by Google may have caused confusion under the Lanham Act, but stayed the trial to give Google and insurance provider Geico 30 days to settle the case out of court.
Nearly 20 technology companies have joined forces to pool their patents into a licensing consortium designed to promote an emerging wireless tracking technology that could one day replace bar codes on packaged goods.
A pair of decisions by a federal appeals court has left communications equipment maker Harris Corp. bruised, if not defeated, in a 17-year battle with Swedish rival Ericsson, Inc. over wireless gear patents.
Symbol Technologies Inc., a maker of bar code scanners and handheld computers, said Friday that it settled its trademark, trade-dress and design-patent lawsuit against Mobile Knowledge Group Services Inc.
In a setback for Nokia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has barred the Finnish mobile handset maker from intervening in a patent suit between competitor Ericsson, Inc. and cellular technology vendor InterDigital Communications.
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, Inc. is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court of the Federal Circuit’s latest decision in its drawn-out and acrimonious dispute with NTP Inc.
Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. has settled a lawsuit against wireless network gear maker Harris Corp. over patents for mobile communications technology.
Software developer Trading Technologies pushed through additional settlement deals Thursday, bringing two competitors to the bargaining table just days after filing patent infringement suits in the Northern District of Illinois.
A patent dispute pitting big-screen movie pioneer Imax Corp. against a boutique technology vendor is raising questions about the ownership of the next generation of film technology.
International Business Machines has sold a portfolio of 250 patents for DVD-related technologies to Japanese electronics giant Mitsubishi Electric Corp., the company confirmed Wednesday.
Japanese electronics maker Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has sued Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek Inc in federal court in California for patent infringement related to integrated circuit chips.
Fresh from a bevy of settlements with several players in the futures market, software developer Trading Technologies is pressing on with a legal onslaught against another batch of competitors.