Technology

  • May 3, 2006

    Nacchio Defense Bids To Move Trial, Citing Bad Rep

    Attorneys for former Qwest Communications chief executive Joe Nacchio are moving for a change of venue if the judge refuses to drop insider trading charges against the fallen executive, saying he cannot get a fair trial in Denver because he is “among the most reviled figures” in the city’s recent history.

  • May 2, 2006

    European Commission Rebuked Over Roaming Decision

    A top European court on Tuesday rebuked the antitrust exemption given to a roaming agreement between two mobile phone operators in Germany, ordering European regulators to go back and study the deal in more detail.

  • May 2, 2006

    Canon Settles Patent Case Amid Ethics Questions

    Canon Inc. has settled a lawsuit brought by a five-employee Michigan company that has been racking up victories asserting patents covering digital camera technology against corporate titans over the past five years. But beneath the placid surface of the confidential settlement lurks a case fraught with alleged ethical lapses bordering on the bizarre.

  • May 2, 2006

    Qwest Executive Accuses Prosecutors Of Misconduct

    In a new strategy, attorneys for former Qwest Inc. chief Joseph P. Nacchio are accusing the government’s attorneys of improperly influencing a grand jury before it indicted the fallen executive.

  • May 2, 2006

    Honeywell Hits Hynix With Antitrust Suit In DRAM War

    In the latest legal battle over computer memory chips, technology firm Honeywell International Inc. is taking aim at Hynix Semiconductor Inc., charging in an antitrust lawsuit filed late last week that the South Korean company and a slew of other semiconductor makers owe damages for their involvement in a memory chip price-fixing scheme uncovered by the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • May 1, 2006

    Telstra Lodges Complaint Against Competition Regulator

    After receiving a competition notice that it deemed unfair and unauthorized, Australian telecommunications company Telstra Corp. has shot off a legal challenge to the Australian competition regulator in a tussle over wholesale pricing of home phone services.

  • May 1, 2006

    Google Goes To Regulators Over Microsoft Search Feature

    Already inundated by antitrust actions around the globe, software giant Microsoft Corp. is being nudged toward yet another confrontation by Internet search firm Google Inc., which has raised objections with regulators over the search function of Microsoft’s newest Internet browser.

  • May 1, 2006

    Patent Woes Find RIM's Blackberry Once Again

    A new round of intellectual property trouble is brewing for Blackberry maker Research In Motion Ltd. after rival Visto Corp. filed a federal patent infringement lawsuit against the company Friday. This time, however, the plaintiff is seeking nothing less than complete removal of the wireless e-mail devices from the U.S. market.

  • May 1, 2006

    Comverse Execs Quit Amid Questions About Options

    Three top executives resigned from Comverse Technology, Inc. amid an ongoing internal investigation of stock option grants for executives.

  • May 1, 2006

    Microsoft Takes More Heat In Court From Small Rival

    Less than a month after Microsoft Corp. took a $133 million hit in a patent battle with a small technology company, another tiny firm is taking aim at the software giant and a slew of other software makers, saying the companies are infringing on one of its patents covering sales system technology.

  • May 1, 2006

    LG.Philips Committee Seeks To Limit Information Sharing

    Unsecured creditors of troubled flat-screen television producer LG.Philips Displays USA Inc. are asking a federal judge to issue an order confirming that its members won't have to share confidential information with the creditors they represent, mirroring the ongoing struggle in courts nationwide to cope with the vague provision of last October’s new bankruptcy law on information sharing.

  • April 28, 2006

    Microsoft Antitrust Case Highlights U.S., European Split

    Key differences between U.S. and European antitrust policies became apparent as the week-long battle between Microsoft Corporation and European regulators came to a close Friday.

  • April 28, 2006

    Adelphia Judge Approves Interest Payments

    The federal bankruptcy judge overseeing Adelphia Communication’s Chapter 11 case streamlined the proceedings by approving $1.23 billion in interest payments to the Colorado-based cable company’s unsecured creditors on Thursday.

  • April 28, 2006

    Creditors May Force LG.Philips Into Chapter 7

    The troubled flat-screen television producer LG.Philips Displays USA Inc. took another blow on Wednesday when creditors threatened to have its case converted to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation if it failed to meet certain terms.

  • April 27, 2006

    Alleged Price-Fixing Cabal Sued By Korean Competitor

    Three companies conspired to keep a Korean competitor out of the U.S. rubber and plastics market, a complaint filed Thursday in a federal court in Los Angeles alleged.

  • April 27, 2006

    Nokia Pays $253 Million To Settle Patent Dispute

    Finnish handset maker Nokia has agreed to pay $253 million to end a dispute with InterDigital Communications Corporation over a licensing deal for wireless technology, but another disagreement over 3G technology remains unresolved.

  • April 27, 2006

    Amazon.com Settles Web Tracking Patent Suit

    Amazon.com has resolved an infringement lawsuit brought by BTG International Inc. over its two patents relating to Web navigational tracking used in online marketing programs.

  • April 27, 2006

    Judge Delays Overstock Suit Amid Appeals

    A month after refusing to dismiss Overstock.com’s short-selling lawsuit, a California state judge has put the brakes on the Internet retailer’s upcoming trial against a hedge fund and a research firm, delaying proceedings until the defendants’ appeals have been resolved.

  • April 26, 2006

    Qwest Seeks New Ruling On Attorney-Client Privilege

    Should corporate secrets be shared with investors? Qwest Communications doesn’t think so. The company has asked a judge to allow it to withhold information from shareholders that has already been disclosed to government officials.

  • April 26, 2006

    Microsoft Claims E.C. Requests For Code Violate IP Rights

    Microsoft's legal counsel argued that demands for technical information about its products violated the software giant's intellectual property rights, as the week-long showdown between Microsoft and European antitrust regulators in Luxembourg entered its third day.