Technology

  • November 26, 2007

    Cordance Faces Claim Over Amazon’s Software Patent

    In a setback for Internet security firm Cordance Corp., a federal court has cleared the way for Amazon.com Inc. to bring a counterclaim for declaratory judgment that Cordance infringed its patent for software linking Internet users to their personal address book information.

  • November 26, 2007

    High Court Begs Off Viacom Trademark Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal brought by a California software company against Viacom Inc. involving alleged trademark infringement, allowing the Ninth Circuit’s decision in favor of the multimedia goliath to stand.

  • November 26, 2007

    Judge Denies Parting Of Seagate Age Bias Claims

    A Minnesota federal judge has refused to dismiss class action claims alleging that Seagate Technology LLC and its affiliates discriminated against older workers when it laid off employees as part of a nationwide workforce reduction in July 2004.

  • November 26, 2007

    Google, Yahoo, AOL Sued Over Search Engine Patents

    A New York-based patent-holding company is seeking to stall search engine companies Google Inc., Yahoo Inc. and AOL LLC with an infringement suit over Internet indexing and display technology.

  • November 26, 2007

    Judge Vacates Willfulness Finding Against Qualcomm

    A federal judge has vacated his finding that Qualcomm Inc.'s infringement of Broadcom Corp. patents related to cell phone technology was willful, slashing Broadcom's award from $39.3 million to $19.6 million.

  • November 26, 2007

    Motorola, Cable Makers Lash Out At Rembrandt

    Motorola Inc. and six other cable equipment manufacturers have launched an attack on Rembrandt Technologies LP after the patent-holding company sued their customers over digital television and high-speed Internet patents.

  • November 27, 2007

    TD Ameritrade Faces 2nd Suit Over Security Breach

    Online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. has acknowledged it is facing another lawsuit relating to a security breach that allegedly allowed spammers to access client e-mail addresses.

  • November 21, 2007

    Circuit Affirms Motorola's $1B Award Against Uzans

    An appellate court has upheld a $1 billion punitive damage award for Motorola Inc. against the Uzan family of Turkey, which allegedly defrauded the telecommunications company out of $2 billion in loans.

  • November 21, 2007

    Shareholders Seek To Sharpen Claims Against Apple

    Attorneys representing shareholders in their derivative action against Apple Inc. are gearing up to refile some allegations in the case that accuses Chief Executive Steve Jobs and more than a dozen company directors of taking part in a fraudulent scheme to profit from options backdating.

  • November 21, 2007

    T-Mobile To Sell Unlocked IPhone In Germany

    Deutsche Telekom AG has announced that, in accordance with a court order, customers in Germany will now be able to purchase unlocked Apple Inc. iPhones from its T-Mobile subsidiary without signing a contract.

  • November 21, 2007

    Sycamore Hit With Wells Notice From SEC

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sent Sycamore Networks Inc. a Wells Notice Tuesday, indicating increased odds that the commission will pursue a civil enforcement action against the optical networking company for its alleged stock-option backdating.

  • November 21, 2007

    Federal Circuit Backs ITC Power Integrations Ruling

    A federal appeals court has backed the U.S. International Trade Commission’s finding that Taiwan’s System General Corp. trampled Power Integrations Inc.’s patents for integrated circuits.

  • November 21, 2007

    Samsung, Matsushita May Settle Patent Suits

    A long-running patent dispute over plasma screen technology may soon come to a close. South Korea’s Samsung SDI Co. and Japan’s Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. have indicated that they are attempting to settle a series of patent suits over plasma display panel technology.

  • November 21, 2007

    Judge Denies Rigas' Bid For New Trial

    On Tuesday, a federal district judge rejected a bid by Adelphia Communications Corp.’s founder and his son for a new trial, letting stand their convictions for conspiracy to commit securities and bank fraud and their sentences of 15 and 20 years in prison.

  • November 26, 2007

    Court Upholds AT&T's Sale Of Partnership Assets

    The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday axed the last issues from a suit that limited partners in nine AT&T Wireless Inc.-controlled cell phone businesses had filed against the wireless giant over its sale of the partnerships' assets.

  • November 21, 2007

    ITC Drops Nokia, Qualcomm Probe

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has reportedly ended its investigation relating to Nokia Corp.’s complaint seeking a ban on the importation of Qualcomm’s chipsets into the United States.

  • November 21, 2007

    Philips Targeted In Cathode-Ray Antitrust Probe

    Dutch Royal Philips Electronics NV joined the ranks of its competitors Wednesday, saying it too was being investigated by officials for violating competition laws in the cathode-ray tube industry.

  • November 20, 2007

    SAP Unit Execs Resign As Trade Secrets Spat Rages

    Top executives at a unit of software maker SAP AP have resigned amid a bitter trade secrets dispute with Silicon Valley rival Oracle Corp, SAP said Monday.

  • November 20, 2007

    T-Mobile Will Object To IPhone Injunction

    Deutsche Telekom AG has vowed to fight a German court’s injunction on selling models of Apple Inc.'s iPhone that are only compatible with the telecom giant's T-Mobile subsidiary.

  • November 20, 2007

    Presidential Aide Reveals Samsung Bribery Attempt

    Fresh allegations have surfaced in the Samsung Group corruption scandal, after a former legal adviser to South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun revealed on Monday that the company once offered him a cash bribe.