Japanese electronics maker Seiko Epson has settled two patent infringement lawsuits filed in Oregon federal court against Multi-Union Trading Company Ltd., a Hong Kong-based company that is one of the world's largest manufacturers of after-market cartridges.
The Japanese government has proposed the creation of an international convention to prevent the spread of pirated goods, according to local media reports.
The Delaware Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a Qualcomm lawsuit alleging that Texas Instruments violated terms of a patent cross-licensing deal for Qualcomm's CDMA (code division multiple access) cell phone technology.
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has gone back to court to enforce its $450 million settlement deal with NTP over patents for the wireless devices, amid signs that the controversial licensing deal is threatening to unravel.
Japanese electronics maker Hitachi Ltd. has filed a lawsuit in a California federal court against three Taiwanese monitor makers for alleged patent infringement.
Ink cartridge recycler LaserCycle Inc. has paid an undisclosed sum to settle a patent-infringement lawsuit brought by Hewlett-Packard Co.
A federal jury in California has cleared communications gear maker Cisco Systems Inc. of infringing a patent by Storage Technology Corp. for speeding up the processing of data entering firewalls.
Chip designer Rambus Inc. has added South Korean rival Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. as a defendant in its pending patent infringement suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
A California federal jury has awarded a developer $9 million after determining that Microsoft Corp. misappropriated technology used to link spreadsheet data between its Excel spreadsheet and its Access database program.
“Baby Bell” BellSouth Corp. has settled its lawsuit against Comverse Inc. over patents for voicemail call return technology and one-number call routing technology.
Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics are clashing over lucrative rights to a patent for digital television technology.
Scientific-Atlanta Inc. and Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.have settled all their outstanding litigation and agreed to grant each other access to their respective interactive program guide patents.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision favoring portable storage maker SmartDisk in a patent lawsuit filed by a smaller rival.
A federal judge in Delaware has declared a mistrial in LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.'s lawsuit against Mattel Inc.'s Fisher-Price unit over a patent for interactive books that help children learn to read.
A trade group representing university publishers has warned Google Inc. that its plan to put library collections online “appears to involve systematic infringement of copyright on a massive scale.”
Handheld computer maker palmOne Inc. has agreed to pay $30 million to PalmSource Inc., the operating system licensing business it spun off in 2003, to reclaim trademark rights to the Palm brand name.
The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to reopen the record on an antitrust case against chip designer Rambus Inc. to include information suggesting Rambus destroyed documents in its patent infringement lawsuit against German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG.
A company that owns the patents covering V-chip television technology has sued Best Buy Canada for selling television sets that allegedly infringe on its patents.
A jury in a Massachusetts federal court has ordered a prepaid cellular phone service company and four carriers to pay $128 million in damages to an Arizona company for infringing patents for a system to provide prepaid service.
A Canadian appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling barring the release of the identities of suspected music pirates, but offered the recording industry a blueprint for how to proceed in future lawsuits.