• January 20, 2004

    LCD Patent Lawsuits Target Fast-Growing Market

    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.

  • January 21, 2004

    E-Data Settles Lawsuit Vs. Microsoft, Others Over Download Patent

    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.

  • January 19, 2004

    AMD, Intergraph In Dispute Over Chip Patents

    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.

  • January 16, 2004

    American Express Sued Over Clear Card Patent

    An Illinois printing company has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against American Express over payment cards made with clear plastic.

  • January 16, 2004

    USPTO Rules In Favor of Geron In Patent Interference Over Cloning

    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.

  • January 15, 2004

    Court Denies Injunction to Shut Down Bond Market In Patent Suit

    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.

  • January 14, 2004

    3M Sues InFocus Over Patent For Rear Projection TVs

    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.

  • January 15, 2004

    Appeals Court Remands Playboy's Trademark Suit Vs. Netscape

    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.

  • January 14, 2004

    Canada Industry Groups Challenge Copyright Ruling

    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.

  • January 15, 2004

    Judge Upholds $521M Eolas Verdict Vs. Microsoft

    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.

  • January 13, 2004

    Innovative Technology Sues Taiwanese Rival Over Currency Changers

    A U.K. maker of currency changers has sued a Taiwanese competitor in the Northern District of California, claiming patent infringement.

  • January 13, 2004

    Safeclick Sues Visa Over Online Transaction Security

    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.

  • January 13, 2004

    Court Throws Out Suit Over Ad-Skipping Technology

    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.

  • January 12, 2004

    HP Forms IP Licensing Unit

    Hewlett-Packard Co. formed an intellectual property licensing organization to capitalize on its growing patent portfolio.

  • January 13, 2004

    Linux Backers Fund Legal Defense

    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.

  • January 9, 2004

    Court Denies Infineon Request for Stay of Rambus Patent Trial

    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.

  • January 12, 2004

    TouchTunes Wins Summary Judgment Vs. Ecast

    TouchTunes has won a summary judgment ruling against Ecast in an ongoing legal battle between the two providers of digital jukeboxes.

  • January 8, 2004

    Patriot Scientific Sues Matsushita Over Chip Clock-Speed Patent

    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.

  • January 12, 2004

    Legal Battle Looms Over Internet Ad Formats

    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.

  • January 7, 2004

    Agilent Sues PixArt Over Optical Mouse Patent

    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.