A Chicago software vendor that has rattled the futures industry with patent litigation has sued U.K.-based Man Group, one of the largest futures brokerages in the world.
A Texas federal court has ruled in favor of Universal Instruments in a patent lawsuit brought by two inventors of a technology used in manufacturing printed circuit boards that are part of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.
Chip packaging company Tessera Technologies Inc. has amended its patent infringement suit against Infineon Technologies AG and Micron Technology Inc. to include what it claims are violations of antitrust law and illegal business interference.
Japanese electronics companies Sanyo Electric Co. and Sharp Corp. have joined a DVD patents licensing group that consists of some of the major DVD-related patent holders in the world, the group said Friday.
South Korean authorities have ended an investigation into Japan's Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. and lifted a temporary ban on imports of the company's plasma display panels in the wake of the settlement of a patent dispute between Matsushita and Korea’s LG Electronics.
In a stinging setback for Magma Design Automation, the company’s chief scientist and co-founder has admitted to using ideas he conceived of as an employee of Synopsys when he filed for two patents at the center of a dispute between the two rivals in the semiconductor industry.
In a move that could spell trouble for the release of Microsoft’s next operating system, a small data-networking company has been granted a preliminary injunction in a patent infringement lawsuit against the software giant.
Taiwan’s Teco Group has struck back against Japan’s Sharp Corp. in their dispute over patents for LCD television sets, suing the Japanese rival in Tokyo District Court for unfair competition.
A company that specializes in buying patent portfolios and enforcing them through aggressive litigation is now targeting a credit card fraud protection technology for a new licensing effort.
Canadian chip maker Mosaid Technologies Inc. has filed another patent lawsuit against German rival Infineon Technologies AG in a Texas federal court, just days after facing a major setback in a separate lawsuit against the same company in New Jersey.
Optical network equipment maker Finisar Corp. has sued satellite television provider DirecTV Group Inc. for infringing a patent for an information-transmission system used in electronic programming guides.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has ordered new claims construction on patent claim terms relating to Amkor's package technology in the company’s litigation against Malay rival Carsem.
In a stinging blow to Canadian chip maker Mosaid Technologies Inc., a federal judge in New Jersey has ruled against six of seven of its claims in its patent infringement lawsuit against German rival Infineon Technologies Inc.
Broadwing Corp. has agreed to pay rival Ciena Corp. $35 million in three equal annual installments to settle a five-year-old patent dispute between the two optical networking companies.
Secret negotiations between China and U.S. wireless technology company Qualcomm over royalty payments for 3G intellectual property rights have ended up in a stalemate, according to local media reports.
South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. and Japan’s Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. have settled a bitterly fought patent dispute over plasma display panels and agreed to enter a cross-licensing arrangement.
In a case that could help clarify trademark rights in online search results, a federal court in California has rejected motions brought by Google, Earthlink, America Online, Netscape, Ask Jeeves and Compuserv to dismiss a pending trademark infringement suit filed by the American Blind & Wallpaper Factory.
In a move that could prove helpful in eBay's attempt to challenge a $25 million patent infringement award won by MercExchange in 2003, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday sent out an initial office action that signaled it may revoke a second patent owned by the plaintiff.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the most significant copyright case to reach the court in two decades on Tuesday, as attorneys from the entertainment industry clashed with representatives for online file-sharing networks.
A group of database companies have agreed to settle a class-action copyright lawsuit brought by freelance writers for up to $18 million.