A closely held company that invented a technology for electronically capturing and storing check images agreed Wednesday to settle a patent infringement lawsuit it had brought against JPMorgan Chase & Co., but immediately launched a series of new lawsuits against Bank of America, Citigroup, Wachovia and Wells Fargo.
The European Parliament on Wednesday rejected a proposed law to harmonize software patenting across the European Union, effectively killing off a five-year project that had pitted the European Commission against Strasbourg legislators.
In yet another setback for protracted and ill-fated efforts to reform Europe’s patent system, the European Parliament is expected to reject a bill Wednesday that would have harmonized software patents across the region.
Business software maker Micromuse Inc. has reached an agreement with rival Agilent Technologies Inc. to settle their patent infringement dispute.
Mobile handset maker Nokia is considering a move to contest an arbitration court's award of at least $252 million in royalty payments in a patent dispute with U.S. wireless technology vendor InterDigital, the company said Tuesday.
An international arbitration court has awarded wireless technology vendor InterDigital Communications Corp. more than $232 million in royalties from Finland’s mobile handset maker Nokia Corp.
Search engine Google Inc. was forced to remove video clips from it new video-search tool this week after users uploaded copyrighted content without the owners' permission.
South Korean electronics maker Samsung Electronics Co. and U.S. telecommunications gear maker Motorola Inc. have penned a deal to share patents for wireless communication technologies, the companies said on Friday.
Opponents of a proposed sweeping patent reform in the European Union have launched a last-ditch effort to dilute the bill in the European Parliament.
In a worldwide crackdown on online copyright-infringement, the U.S. Justice Department said it had netted roughly $50 million in pirated works in a raid targeting pirated software, games and movies in 11 countries.
Seven of the world’s largest electronics and computer companies have established a coalition to fight rampant piracy and counterfeiting in Brazil, the companies said.
A company that owns the patents covering V-chip television technology has sued consumer electronics maker Thomson Inc. in Canada for infringing its patent.
In a decision that could have implications for Google’s trademark disputes with a bevy of retailers, a federal appeals court has overturned a lower court’s determination that a maker of pop-up software infringed the trademark of vision specialist 1-800-Contacts.
Technology companies and electronics makers are reacting warily to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to support the entertainment industry in its copyright lawsuit against online file-sharing company Grokster Ltd.
In a monumental victory for the entertainment industry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Grokster Ltd. and other internet file-sharing networks may bear responsibility when users illegally download music and films.
The European Union is quietly progressing in its inquiry into allegations that memory chip developer Rambus Inc engaged in “patent ambush” when it took part in industry efforts to create a DRAM standard without revealing that it held a key patent, according to a published report.
Chip designer Rambus Inc. secretly hired a Samsung Electronics Co. in-house attorney to advise it on suing chip makers and plot patent litigation strategy while he was on the payroll of both companies, the Korean electronics giant claims in court documents.
A federal judge has set a proposed schedule in the trial of Canadian chip designer Mosaid Technologies Inc.’ closely watched patent infringement lawsuit against German rival Infineon Technologies AG.
Microsoft Corp. has stepped up its indemnification program to help shield its partner companies from exposure to legal costs and damage claims related to patent or other intellectual property disputes.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has effectively struck down two more patents held by NTP, which has sued Canadian BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, Inc. for patent infringement.