• May 30, 2007

    Data Co., Hertz Seek Dismissal Of Patent Claims

    A data storage company and Hertz Corp. have sought to drop claims against each other in an infringement dispute that also involves Wal-Mart Stores Inc. over a patent that covers methods for accessing information from a data storage system.

  • May 31, 2007

    Broadcom Seeks More Data In Modem Patent Suit

    Broadcom Corp. has continued to insist that a California-based patent holder of high-speed modem technology should hand over more detailed infringement contentions to help the parties prepare for a Markman hearing over their patent dispute.

  • May 30, 2007

    Akin Gump Snags IP Litigator From White & Case

    Beefing up the firm's California ranks, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has tapped a seasoned intellectual property litigator from White & Case to become the latest addition to its Silicon Valley office.

  • May 29, 2007

    Severance Contracts A Burden: All American

    All American Semiconductor Inc. on Friday asked the court overseeing its Chapter 11 proceedings to allow it to reject certain agreements it had entered into with former employees.

  • May 29, 2007

    Warner, BMG Want No Part Of Bertelsmann Suit

    Warner/Chappell Music Inc. and BMG Publishing NA LLC have filed requests to be excluded from the plaintiffs pool in a class action against Bertelsmann AG that's part of the consolidated multidistrict Napster Inc. copyright litigation going on in northern California.

  • May 29, 2007

    FTC Eyes Google-DoubleClick Union

    Google Inc.'s $3.1 billion marriage proposal to Internet advertising company DoubleClick Inc. has come under regulatory fire, with antitrust authorities asking the companies for more information about the union a little more than a month after the deal was announced.

  • June 8, 2007

    DLA Piper Picks Up New IP Partner

    DLA Piper has tapped a veteran intellectual property litigator with longtime experience in the telecommunications and software industries to expand the firm's Dallas, Texas branch.

  • May 29, 2007

    Small Tech Co. Wins Case Over Text Message Patent

    A jury has awarded $12 million to a small technology company that sued for the theft of its groundbreaking phone text messaging system.

  • May 29, 2007

    Appeals Court Remands Honeywell Patent Case

    An appeals court panel has vacated a lower court's claim construction ruling concerning aviation electronics patents owned by aerospace giant Honeywell International Inc., sending the case back to district court for a rehearing.

  • May 29, 2007

    Qualcomm Ordered To Pay $19.6M In Broadcom Spat

    Marking another chapter in an ongoing saga, a jury has ruled that Qualcomm Inc. should fork over at least $19.6 million in damages for willfully infringing three of Broadcom's patents covering mobile phone technology.

  • May 29, 2007

    SEC, Brocade Exec Clash Over Subpoenas

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a motion opposing a former Brocade Communications Systems Inc. executive's attempt to quash the subpoenas of Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank in his case.

  • May 25, 2007

    ITC Once Again Delays Phone Chip Penalty Decision

    Cellular phone manufacturers and service providers who fear that the U.S. International Trade Commission will ban the importation of phones containing Qualcomm Inc. chips will once again have to wait for a ruling on the matter.

  • May 25, 2007

    Judge Tosses Shareholder Suit Against AOL

    A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a shareholder's suit against America Online Inc. relating to its merger with Time Warner Inc., saying it exceeded the two-year statute of limitations.

  • May 25, 2007

    AMD Subpoenas Intel Counsel In Antitrust Case

    The dispute over lost e-mails at the center of an antitrust case against Intel Corp. just got nastier, with rival Advanced Micro Devices serving subpoenas for documents to Intel’s outside counsel.

  • May 29, 2007

    Honeywell DRAM Litigation Dries Up

    Honeywell International Inc. is steps away from resolving an antitrust case it filed against DRAM chip producers last year, after a judge dismissed without prejudice the claims of defendants Micron Technology Inc., Crucial Technologies Inc. and Hitachi Ltd.

  • May 29, 2007

    Friskit Seeks To Shut Out Howrey From Patent Case

    Friskit Inc. has attempted to disqualify law firm Howrey LLP from defending rival RealNetworks Inc. in Friskit’s patent infringement case over streaming media technology.

  • May 25, 2007

    Judge Chastises Attorney In Trade Secrets Case

    A federal judge chastised a Dorsey & Whitney LLP attorney on Wednesday for allegedly violating a protective order that prohibits the use of “attorneys’ eyes only” depositions in other courts.

  • May 25, 2007

    DRAM Antitrust Action Nearing Final Settlement

    The remaining three defendants in the DRAM antitrust class action have agreed to settle for $22 million, wrapping up a five-year court battle with a slew of computer chip makers.

  • May 24, 2007

    Novell, EFF Join To Reform Software Patenting

    In an open challenge to the software patent system, Linux provider Novell Inc. and the Electronic Frontier Foundation said on Wednesday that they would cooperate in EFF’s “patent busting” initiative to weed out unnecessary software patents.

  • May 24, 2007

    Chip Inspection Patents Ruled Unenforceable

    A New York court has ruled that a Belgian technology company has not infringed a rival’s patents covering inspection systems for electronic components commonly used in personal computers, cellular phones, electronic organizers and compact disc players.