Technology

  • October 9, 2006

    Judge Delays Sentencing Computer Associates Ex-CEO

    A federal judge has postponed the sentencing of Sanjay Kumar, the embattled former chief executive of Computer Associates International Inc. who pled guilty in April to obstruction of justice and securities fraud charges related to the company’s $2.2 billion accounting scandal.

  • October 9, 2006

    Adelphia Bondholders Ask Court To Rule On Bank Debt

    A group of bondholders has asked a bankruptcy court to revisit a ruling that adjourned the group’s motion to require Adelphia Communications Corp. to pay its secured bank debt sooner rather than later.

  • October 9, 2006

    Shareholders Scrutinize RIM Over Options Backdating

    Two weeks after Research In Motion revealed that it was reviewing its stock options-granting practices, law firm Keller Rohrback LLP is spearheading a shareholder derivative investigation into the Blackberry maker.

  • October 9, 2006

    Microsoft Backed Out Of Role In Linux Suit: Investor

    Microsoft Corp. helped trigger a copyright infringement lawsuit against IBM Corp. by agreeing to back an investment in SCO Group Inc., a Unix vendor that says the Linux operating system is stacked with stolen code, according to court documents.

  • October 9, 2006

    NetRatings Expands Crusade Over Internet Data Patents

    After recently licensing its patent portfolio to a Web analytics firm, NetRatings Inc. wasted no time in shooting off another round of infringement suits over patents covering the analysis of computer usage and activity information.

  • October 9, 2006

    E.U. Telecom Operators Call For Functional Separation

    Amid the European Commission’s ongoing crackdown on anti-competitive practices in the telecommunications industry, an association of telecom operators and their suppliers is calling for regulators to be given the power to enable “functional separation” among market incumbents.

  • October 10, 2006

    MIT Sues Micron Technology Over Semiconductor Patent

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has once again filed a patent infringement lawsuit against a major high-tech company, this time suing semiconductor maker Micron Technology Inc. for allegedly violating a fabrication technology patent.

  • October 6, 2006

    Google Seeks Permission To Subpoena Rivals

    As part of its effort to fight copyright lawsuits related to its Google Print book-scanning project, Google Inc. is seeking to subpoena information from Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Amazon Inc.

  • October 6, 2006

    Small Internet Firm Wins $8.5M In Patent, Antitrust Suit

    A federal jury has awarded $8.5 million to a small Internet technology company after it proved a rival violated its patent and lied to customers about selling their personal information.

  • October 5, 2006

    Hearings Begin In Motorola Trade Secrets Lawsuit

    A drawn-out trade secrets case against Motorola Inc. got underway Thursday in Florida county court, more than three years after a tiny start-up accused the communications giant of stealing GPS technology worth billions of dollars.

  • October 5, 2006

    Sun CEO Tells SEC To Loosen Disclosure Requirements

    The head of Sun Microsystems Inc. has sent a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission requesting that his blog entries be counted toward corporate disclosure requirements.

  • October 5, 2006

    Qualcomm, Broadcom Talks Stalled

    The founders of rival California-based cell phone chip companies Qualcomm Inc. and Broadcom Corp. failed to reach a settlement regarding 10 pending patent lawsuits in a judge-ordered face-off in federal court Wednesday.

  • October 5, 2006

    U.S. Electronics Sues Rival For Stealing Sirius Business

    A consumer electronics company has filed a lawsuit against rival Directed Electronics Inc., saying it got satellite radio giant Sirius to go along with its anti-competitive tactics to establish dominance in the satellite receiver market.

  • October 5, 2006

    Toshiba Wins Patent Licensing Countersuit For $9.5M

    The verdict handed down on Wednesday in favor of Japanese electronics giant Toshiba is likely far worse that Citron could ever have imagined when it initiated the litigation.

  • October 5, 2006

    Holding Co. Sues Mitsubishi Over Online Marketing

    A small yet aggressive Texas patent holding company has shot off a suit against Mitsubishi that accuses it of using sales and marketing tactics on a series of company websites that infringe the holding company's patents.

  • October 5, 2006

    Study: FDA Lacks Nanotech Resources

    Though the emerging nanotechnology industry’s impact on human lives is potentially huge, as of now the FDA is not nearly as equipped as it should be to deal with it, according to a report released on Thursday.

  • October 5, 2006

    Apple Admits To Stock Options Backdating

    An internal investigation revealing irregularities with California tech giant Apple Computer Inc.'s past stock option grants has made it the latest company to face the scrutiny of federal prosecutors.

  • October 4, 2006

    Federal Circuit Stays Injunction In Echostar Case

    Saying Echostar Communications has a substantial case on the merits, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit blocked a permanent injunction Tuesday that would have forced the company to stop selling and turn off about four million of its digital video recorders.

  • October 4, 2006

    HP's Former Chair Indicted In "Pretexting" Scandal

    California Attorney General Bill Lockyer has indicted former Hewlett-Packard chairwoman Patricia C. Dunn and four other people for their role in the “pretexting” scandal that has rocked the Silicon Valley giant.

  • October 4, 2006

    Dell’s 401(k) Participants Sue Company

    Beleaguered computer company Dell Inc. has come across yet another headache, this one the result of a proposed class action that accuses it of misleading its 401(k) participants.