Supporters of open-source operating system Linux are working to counter allegations by Microsoft Corp. that a deal it signed with Linux provider Novell Inc. would allow it to sue all Linux users not using Novell’s source code.
A manufacturer of wafer probe cards has forged ahead with a patent infringement lawsuit against an Austin, Texas-based semiconductor measuring device maker and its Japanese unit over advanced wafer technology.
Putting a damper on a significant victory for Australia’s national science research agency in a U.S. patent infringement lawsuit last week, the agency is reportedly using research funds to pay millions of dollars in hefty legal bills in order to assert its U.S. patents.
In a blow to the music industry, a group of leading international record companies has lost a lawsuit that accused Baidu.com, China's largest Internet search engine, of facilitating illegal downloads of copyrighted music.
Western Digital Corp. disclosed in a filing Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it faces a number of shareholder lawsuits brought in the wake of its disclosure of stock option backdating.
The U.S. unit of French telecommunications giant Alcatel SA has fired off two infringement suits against Microsoft Corp. over a series of communication patents.
A perturbed shareholder has hit Clear Channel Communications Inc. and its directors with a lawsuit related to a proposed $18.7 billion buyout by the radio station operator’s founding family and two private equity firms.
Embattled Hewlett-Packard Co. has come under scrutiny by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission for its board spying scandal.
A judge has barred a former vice president of bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp. from serving as an officer or director of a public company, but didn’t order any disgorgement as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had wanted.
A Swiss investment company has zeroed in on wireless provider Verizon Communications Inc. in a patent infringement suit over Internet technology that helps pinpoint geographical locations.
Already under scrutiny from federal regulators, Nvidia Corp. has been hit with a shareholder derivative complaint stemming from the ongoing probe into the video card maker’s stock options-granting practices.
Renewing its calls for deregulation of the telecom industry, the European Commission is pushing for a single European telecom regulator to replace the existing system of 25 separate national regulators in a bid to open up the market to competition.
Computer maker Dell Inc. had bad news on Thursday, revealing that it was postponing the release of its financial results and was under a formal probe by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
No stranger to legal wrangling over copyrights, Google Inc. has preemptively set aside more than $200 million for expenses related to the frequent allegations of copyright violations against its newest acquisition, YouTube Inc.
The former sales chief at CA Inc. was sentenced on Tuesday to seven years in prison for taking part in a $2.2 billion accounting scheme to inflate the software company’s quarterly revenue through backdated sales deals.
A small Silicon Valley electronic measurement company will collect $13 million as part of its settlement of a trade secrets lawsuit against a number of competitors.
An Internet advocacy group boasting formidable members like Yahoo! Inc. and Google Inc. petitioned the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday to stay a staff decision authorizing a dramatic change in the pricing structure for access to real-time market data.
A California appeals court has thrown out a $12 million jury verdict against Storage Technology Corp. on the grounds that it did not withhold $112,000 in commissions from a former salesman.
Less than a year after being named general counsel of International Business Machines Corp., Donald J. Rosenberg has jumped ship to rival tech giant Apple Computer Inc., marking the end of a six-month vacancy created by the former general counsel’s departure in the wake of a probe into the company’s stock option grants.
The Supreme Court on Monday decided not to hear a case in which embattled Qwest Communications International Inc. argued it should not have to turn over privileged documents to the shareholders suing it over alleged securities fraud.