Technology

  • April 15, 2005

    Trading Technologies Sues Man Group Over Software Patent

    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.

  • April 15, 2005

    Universal Instruments Prevails In Patent Suit Over Printed Circuit Boards

    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.

  • April 15, 2005

    Tessera Adds Anti-Trust Claims To Patent Suit Vs. Infineon, Micron

    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.

  • April 15, 2005

    Sharp, Sanyo Join DVD Patent Licensing Group

    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.

  • April 13, 2005

    South Korea Lifts Ban On Panasonic Plasma Displays In Patent Dispute

    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.

  • April 13, 2005

    In Trial Twist, Magma Co-Founder Backs Synopsys Claims

    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.

  • April 14, 2005

    Preliminary Injunction Casts Shadow Over Microsoft Release

    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.

  • April 12, 2005

    Teco Countersues Sharp In LCD Patent Dispute

    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.

  • April 8, 2005

    Acacia Targets Credit Card Fraud Protection In New Licensing Campaign

    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.

  • April 7, 2005

    Mosaid Slaps Infineon With Another Patent Suit Over Chip Technology

    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.

  • April 6, 2005

    Finisar Sues DirecTV Over Patent For Programming Guides

    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.

  • April 4, 2005

    ITC Orders New Claim Construction In Amkor's Patent Dispute With Carsem

    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.

  • April 4, 2005

    Judge Deals Setback To Mosaid In Patent Suit Vs. Infineon

    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.

  • April 1, 2005

    Ciena, Broadwing Settle Patent Dispute Over Optical Networking Technology

    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.

  • April 3, 2005

    China, Qualcomm Deadlock In Talks Over 3G Royalties

    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.

  • April 4, 2005

    Matsushita, LG Settle Patent Dispute Over Plasma Displays

    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.

  • March 31, 2005

    Court Clears Trademark Suit Vs. Google

    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.

  • March 29, 2005

    USPTO Rules For eBay In Patent Reexamination

    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.

  • March 29, 2005

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Key Copyright Case

    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.

  • March 31, 2005

    Database Publishers, Freelance Writers Settle Copyright Dispute For $18M

    A group of database companies have agreed to settle a class-action copyright lawsuit brought by freelance writers for up to $18 million.