Technology

  • June 11, 2007

    Qualcomm Wants Stay Of ITC Phone Ban

    Wasting no time in fighting back against the long-delayed ruling, Qualcomm asked Monday for an emergency stay of the U.S. International Trade Commission's Thursday ban on the import of phones with Qualcomm chips, the company said.

  • June 11, 2007

    Judge Sends SRAM Parties Into Mediation

    A federal district judge has instructed the parties in the ongoing antitrust case against SRAM flash memory chip producers to attempt to resolve their differences in private mediation.

  • June 11, 2007

    Katz Sues Companies Over Call Systems Patents

    A slew of companies—including Exxon Mobil Corp., Continental Airlines Inc. and United Parcel Service Inc.—were hit on Thursday with patent infringement suits filed by Ronald A. Katz, whose extensive telecommunications patent portfolio has already earned the inventor over $1 billion.

  • June 11, 2007

    AMD Will Seek Sanctions Over Intel's Lost E-Mails

    Computer chip maker Intel Corp. faces calls for sanctions by its opponent in an antitrust suit stemming from the company's now infamous email preservation “lapses.”

  • June 11, 2007

    Nokia Fights Back Against Qualcomm

    Responding to cell phone chip maker Qualcomm Inc.'s patent infringement allegations, cell phone manufacturer Nokia Corp. on Monday launched a counterclaim, accusing its foe of violating a number of Nokia patents related to mobile telecommunications technology.

  • June 8, 2007

    Burst.com Opposes Apple's Motion In Patent Battle

    Burst.com Inc. has opposed Apple Computer Inc.'s motion to for a summary judgment declaring the media delivery technology company's patents for technology used in iTunes, iPods and QuickTime streaming products invalid.

  • June 8, 2007

    GPU Chip Makers Ask To Halt Discovery, End Case

    Plaintiffs in an ongoing antitrust class action over alleged price-fixing by graphics chip makers should not burden the defendants with an expensive discovery process until they first articulate a “plausible entitlement to relief,” the chip makers said on Thursday.

  • June 8, 2007

    Advisors: Oust Yahoo Directors Over CEO Pay

    Three Yahoo, Inc. board of directors responsible for giving CEO Terry Semel an allegedly bloated pay package despite the Internet company's meager performance should not be reelected at a shareholder meeting Tuesday, independent proxy advisory firms said.

  • June 8, 2007

    Studio Files Class Action Against YouTube

    An independent country music publisher took on YouTube Inc. and its parent company, Google Inc., in a proposed class action filed Thursday in Nashville federal court charging the online video company with copyright infringement.

  • June 8, 2007

    SEC To Fine Nortel $100M: Report

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has plans to fine telecom equipment manufacturer Nortel Networks Corp. $100 million for accounting fraud, according to reports published on Friday.

  • June 8, 2007

    Patent Office Seeks Expert Input For Software Exams

    In an effort to speed up and improve the patent review process for software, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will for the first time allow computer technology experts to submit comments about a patent application prior to an examiner review as part of a pilot project.

  • June 8, 2007

    All American Wins Right To Toss Severance Contracts

    All American Semiconductor Inc. has won bankruptcy court approval to reject some agreements it entered into with former employees after arguing that the contracts were detrimental to the company and its estates.

  • June 8, 2007

    Nacchio Moves For Change Of Venue

    The former head of Qwest Communications International Inc. convicted on 19 counts of insider trading wants a new trial and a new court, arguing the intense publicity surrounding his case has tainted the jury pool.

  • June 7, 2007

    Internet Privacy Groups Question Google Merger

    Several privacy groups raised concerns on Wednesday about Google Inc.'s proposed acquisition of DoubleClick Inc., an Internet advertising service.

  • June 7, 2007

    Suit Targets Biggest Players In Cell Phone Industry

    In a suit that could affect every cell phone released over the last few years, a patent-holding company accused all the big players in the cellular industry on Wednesday of infringing on its patent for a “mobile entertainment and communication device.”

  • June 7, 2007

    Alcatel Retirees Halt Bid For Class Status

    Retired workers suing telecommunications software company Alcatel USA Inc. over cuts to their pension plans want to withdraw their motion for class status to save the case.

  • June 7, 2007

    Energy Companies Hit By Call Systems Patent Suits

    Prolific inventor Ronald A. Katz, whose portfolio of telecommunications patents has already earned him over $1 billion, has filed another two patent infringement suits—this time against energy companies in North Carolina and Nevada.

  • June 7, 2007

    ITC Bans Importation Of Phones With Qualcomm Chips

    A conflicted federal trade agency on Thursday banned the importation of mobile phones, personal digital assistants and other handheld devices which contain Qualcomm Inc. chips into the U.S, but limited the ban to new models which had not previously been introduced for sale in the country.

  • June 7, 2007

    EEOC Appeals HP Reverse Discrimination Suit

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has appealed a case alleging that Hewlett-Packard Company discriminated against a "highly educated white man."

  • June 12, 2007

    Howrey Lures Former Motorola In-House Counsel

    A one-time in-house counsel for telecommunications giant Motorola Inc. has moved to Howrey LLP's intellectual property group, leaving Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione.