Technology

  • May 30, 2007

    Intel Seizes On High Court's Twombly Ruling

    Supreme Court precedent was put to use Tuesday when Intel Corp. made a supplemental filing citing the eight-day-old Twombly decision to buttress its motion to dismiss an antitrust class action against it.

  • May 30, 2007

    Nacchio Bids To Toss Hedge Funds' Claims

    Joseph Nacchio, the former head of Qwest Communications International Inc., has asked a federal district court to dismiss a group of hedge funds' complaint over his alleged role in a massive accounting fraud at the phone service provider.

  • May 30, 2007

    Hybrid Denies Fraud In Acquiring Wireless Patents

    Through a series of motions from both sides, a two-year patent dispute between cable operator Charter Communications Inc. and a small licensing firm over fixed-wireless technology has recently become focused on who owns the patents-in-suit.

  • May 30, 2007

    AOL's $25M Insurance Lawsuit Dismissed

    AOL LLC has agreed to a truce with insurance companies it accused of illegally refusing to cover $25 million in claims stemming from a lawsuit over its 1997 acquisition of CompuServe which the Web services company lost.

  • May 30, 2007

    Brocade Drops Wilson Sonsini Over Conflict Concerns

    Technology company Brocade Communications Systems Inc. has dropped Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as its defense counsel in a derivative lawsuit over options backdating, following the advice of a judge who raised concerns the firm was tainted by a conflict of interest.

  • May 30, 2007

    Data Co., Hertz Seek Dismissal Of Patent Claims

    A data storage company and Hertz Corp. have sought to drop claims against each other in an infringement dispute that also involves Wal-Mart Stores Inc. over a patent that covers methods for accessing information from a data storage system.

  • May 31, 2007

    Broadcom Seeks More Data In Modem Patent Suit

    Broadcom Corp. has continued to insist that a California-based patent holder of high-speed modem technology should hand over more detailed infringement contentions to help the parties prepare for a Markman hearing over their patent dispute.

  • May 30, 2007

    Akin Gump Snags IP Litigator From White & Case

    Beefing up the firm's California ranks, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has tapped a seasoned intellectual property litigator from White & Case to become the latest addition to its Silicon Valley office.

  • May 29, 2007

    Severance Contracts A Burden: All American

    All American Semiconductor Inc. on Friday asked the court overseeing its Chapter 11 proceedings to allow it to reject certain agreements it had entered into with former employees.

  • May 29, 2007

    Warner, BMG Want No Part Of Bertelsmann Suit

    Warner/Chappell Music Inc. and BMG Publishing NA LLC have filed requests to be excluded from the plaintiffs pool in a class action against Bertelsmann AG that's part of the consolidated multidistrict Napster Inc. copyright litigation going on in northern California.

  • May 29, 2007

    FTC Eyes Google-DoubleClick Union

    Google Inc.'s $3.1 billion marriage proposal to Internet advertising company DoubleClick Inc. has come under regulatory fire, with antitrust authorities asking the companies for more information about the union a little more than a month after the deal was announced.

  • June 8, 2007

    DLA Piper Picks Up New IP Partner

    DLA Piper has tapped a veteran intellectual property litigator with longtime experience in the telecommunications and software industries to expand the firm's Dallas, Texas branch.

  • May 29, 2007

    Small Tech Co. Wins Case Over Text Message Patent

    A jury has awarded $12 million to a small technology company that sued for the theft of its groundbreaking phone text messaging system.

  • May 29, 2007

    Appeals Court Remands Honeywell Patent Case

    An appeals court panel has vacated a lower court's claim construction ruling concerning aviation electronics patents owned by aerospace giant Honeywell International Inc., sending the case back to district court for a rehearing.

  • May 29, 2007

    Qualcomm Ordered To Pay $19.6M In Broadcom Spat

    Marking another chapter in an ongoing saga, a jury has ruled that Qualcomm Inc. should fork over at least $19.6 million in damages for willfully infringing three of Broadcom's patents covering mobile phone technology.

  • May 29, 2007

    SEC, Brocade Exec Clash Over Subpoenas

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a motion opposing a former Brocade Communications Systems Inc. executive's attempt to quash the subpoenas of Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in his case.

  • May 25, 2007

    ITC Once Again Delays Phone Chip Penalty Decision

    Cellular phone manufacturers and service providers who fear that the U.S. International Trade Commission will ban the importation of phones containing Qualcomm Inc. chips will once again have to wait for a ruling on the matter.

  • May 25, 2007

    Judge Tosses Shareholder Suit Against AOL

    A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a shareholder's suit against America Online Inc. relating to its merger with Time Warner Inc., saying it exceeded the two-year statute of limitations.

  • May 25, 2007

    AMD Subpoenas Intel Counsel In Antitrust Case

    The dispute over lost e-mails at the center of an antitrust case against Intel Corp. just got nastier, with rival Advanced Micro Devices serving subpoenas for documents to Intel’s outside counsel.

  • May 29, 2007

    Honeywell DRAM Litigation Dries Up

    Honeywell International Inc. is steps away from resolving an antitrust case it filed against DRAM chip producers last year, after a judge dismissed without prejudice the claims of defendants Micron Technology Inc., Crucial Technologies Inc. and Hitachi Ltd.