With sales of flat-panel monitors and television sets soaring in North America and Europe, the top makers have become entrenched in a legal battle for patent rights to the technology.
A small New York company has settled a lawsuit against Microsoft, HMV and other companies over a European patent for music downloading onto tangible devices.
Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices is taking rival Intergraph to court in the Northern District of California over five patents at the heart of an earlier $300 million settlement with Intel.
An Illinois printing company has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against American Express over payment cards made with clear plastic.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has ruled in favor of Geron in a patent interference proceeding between Geron and Infigen over an animal cloning technology that led to the cloning of Dolly the sheep.
In a case that pits the world's largest bond traders against each other over alleged patent infringement, the Delaware District Court refused to shut down an electronic market place for U.S. Treasuries.
Two subsidiaries of 3M filed a lawsuit against InFocus Corp. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota last week, alleging that a television light engine produced by InFocus infringes a 3M patent.
In a case with wide implications for online advertising, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday reinstated a trademark infringement lawsuit by Playboy against Netscape.
Canadian industry groups representing retailers, electronics makers and recording companies have filed separate court appeals to reverse a Copyright Board decision that imposed a piracy levy on digital audio recorders.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Wednesday upheld a jury's $521 million verdict against Microsoft Corp. in a patent suit brought by Eolas Technologies Inc.
A U.K. maker of currency changers has sued a Taiwanese competitor in the Northern District of California, claiming patent infringement.
Safeclick has sued Visa International in the Northern District of California, claiming that the service organization infringed its patents for protecting the security of online transactions.
The Central California District Court has dismissed a case brought by customers of ReplayTV against major broadcasters, cable networks and studios over the right to skip over commercials when recording television programs for later viewing.
Hewlett-Packard Co. formed an intellectual property licensing organization to capitalize on its growing patent portfolio.
Industry group Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has set up a legal fund that will help companies running Linux software defray the cost of defending themselves against intellectual property related lawsuits.
The retrial of Rambus Inc.'s patent infringement lawsuit against Infineon Technologies AG will begin in May as scheduled, but the court reduced the number of patent claims that Rambus could bring against Infineon.
TouchTunes has won a summary judgment ruling against Ecast in an ongoing legal battle between the two providers of digital jukeboxes.
Patriot Scientific Corporation continues to press its multimillion-dollar litigation against chip makers, suing Matsushita in New Jersey over its patent for microprocessor clock speeds.
InternetAd Systems, which recently sued several popular online content providers, says it plans to seek royalties from websites that use various online ad formats, including some types of pop-up and pop-under ads.
Agilent Technologies Inc. has sued PixArt Imaging in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that PixArt is infringing its patent for optical mouse sensor technology.