Technology

  • 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.

  • January 7, 2004

    Macrovision Sues 321 Studios Over DVD Copying System

    Santa Clara, Calif.-based Macrovision Corp. sued 321 Studios over its DVD copying system, claiming the software infringes its patented copy protection technology and violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

  • January 5, 2004

    TiVo sues EchoStar over DVR patent

    Digital video recorder company TiVo has filed a patent infringement suit against EchoStar Communications, a satellite TV service provider, over set-top boxes that record television programming onto a built-in hard drive.

  • January 5, 2004

    Drop in Online Music Piracy Seen Validating RIAA Strategy

    In a sign that the U.S. music industry’s aggressive legal strategy is working, online music piracy plummeted in the second half of 2003, a new survey shows.

  • January 2, 2004

    French Government Agency Sues Chi Mei Over LCD Patents

    A French government agency for atomic energy has filed a patent lawsuit over flat-screen displays against Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp, Taiwan's second-largest maker of computer display screens.

  • December 26, 2003

    Microsoft Settles Patent Case For $60M

    Microsoft agrees to pay SPX unit $60 million after losing a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia.