GEO Worldwide LLC has filed a lawsuit against Sony Corp., alleging Sony's DVD camcorders infringe its patents for data storage systems.
Hoping to solve the “interoperability” problem it has faced since being hit with a €497 million fine by European antitrust regulators, Microsoft Corp. announced Tuesday that it will start providing technology on an “open-source” basis.
A federal judge has dismissed four patents from LG Philips LCD Co.’s four-year-old lawsuit against Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd., bringing an end to a bitter dispute over side-mounts for LDC modules.
The former chief financial officer of software firm i2 Technologies Inc. has agreed to shell out over $2 million in a bid to settle charges with U.S. regulators over his alleged role in misstating $1 billion in software license revenue.
The American Antitrust Institute has weighed in on a pending U.S. Supreme Court case that deals with how specific antitrust conspiracy allegations need to be in order to survive a motion to dismiss, arguing that tightening pleading requirements could seriously undermine a competitive economy and deny consumers the benefits of competition.
A shareholder is taking aim at Novell Inc.’s senior executives and board of directors, alleging in a federal lawsuit that they allowed senior insiders at the software company to divert hundreds of millions of dollars in corporate assets to themselves by manipulating stock option grant dates.
Dr. Lian Ouyang has joined Fish & Richardson P.C.’s Boston office as a technology specialist, continuing the IP boutique’s aggressive efforts to expand its turf in the IP industry.
After years of wrangling over licenses, Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. has hit Digeo Inc. with a lawsuit for allegedly infringing its patented technology for online television program guides.
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. said Monday that its U.S. unit has received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, which is investigating possible antitrust violations from the sale of static random access memory (SRAM) chips.
The European Commission has indicated that software maker Adobe Systems Inc. must talk to rival Microsoft Corp. if it wants to learn of the changes the industry giant has made to its new Windows Vista operating system.
Virgin Mobile USA settled an outstanding patent dispute with Freedom Wireless Inc. on Friday, becoming the latest telecommunications company to end its legal woes over prepaid phone services.
The former CEO of Comverse Technology Inc., who fled the country over two months ago when the U.S. Department of Justice issued a warrant for his arrest, has been indicted for trying to bribe someone to take the fall for an options backdating scheme that allegedly netted him millions of dollars.
The fallout from the numerous scandals over alleged backdating of stock options continues to be felt, with Boston Communication Group Inc. and Sanmina-SCI Corporation both announcing earnings restatements and the departure of company executives.
The friction between Microsoft Corp. and antitrust regulators won’t derail the software giant’s plans to make its new Windows Vista operating system available worldwide in January, the company said Friday.
In what many are calling an unorthodox move, the Federal Communications Commission has once again delayed its vote on the proposed $67 billion merger of telecommunications companies AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp.
Visual communication company StarBak Communications Inc. settled two patent infringement lawsuits against Norwegian rival Tandberg ASA, entering into a new agreement for the licensing of video streaming and archiving technologies.
Attorneys for Microsoft Corp. have asked a judge to remove the lead attorney in one of several antitrust class actions the company faces, saying she lied and obtained stolen property that belongs to the computer software manufacturer.
The Department of Justice has launched a probe into price-fixing in the market for static random access memory (SRAM), and requested information from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Samsung Semiconductor Inc.
A small chip maker has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against microprocessor giant Intel Corp., alleging the company’s most popular and lucrative products are infringing its patents for power-saving technology.
A sex discrimination suit against Motorola Inc. took a peculiar twist on Tuesday, when a federal judge wrote in his ruling that top executives at the cell phone company may have constructed a “paper trail” to justify the firing of a high-ranking female executive.