Hewlett-Packard has sued two companies that sell refilled ink cartridges for patent infringement and false advertising.
In a stunning defeat for Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp., a federal judge on Monday ordered it to halt U.S. sales of its PlayStation game consoles but immediately stayed the injunction order pending an appeal in the case.
In a summary judgment for U.S. electronics retailer RadioShack, a Texas federal court has ordered Circuit City Stores Inc. to stop using the RadioShack brand name on InterTan Inc. stores it purchased in Canada last year.
Quest Software Inc. has agreed to pay Computer Associates $16 million plus royalties under a non-exclusive licensing agreement as part of a settlement of a copyright and trade-secrets lawsuit.
A digital media company founded by Microsoft alumnus Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit against audio-book retailer Aurible, Inc. over a patent for downloading and storing books, music, videos and computer software onto a personal storage system.
In a deal that will give Hitachi Ltd. control over a portfolio of basic plasma display patents, the Japanese electronics maker has agreed to buy out Fujitsu Ltd.’s share of their plasma display joint venture and buy the related patents owned by Fujitsu.
A Supreme Court decision from 1984 regarding videocassette technology will take center stage when the court hears arguments Tuesdays on the legality of online file-swapping networks, in what observers say is the most important copyright case in two decades.
U.S. chip maker Cirrus Logic Inc. and Scottish rival Wolfson Microelectronics plc have settled all their outstanding litigation over audio digital-to-analog converter products.
A California jury has awarded memory-card maker Lexar Media more than $380 million in monetary damages in its lawsuit against Japanese computer maker Toshiba for breach of fiduciary duty and theft of trade secrets.
Swedish handset maker LM Ericsson has sued U.K.-based mobile phone company Sendo in three countries for patent infringement.
A Pennsylvania federal jury has cleared chipmaker Atmel Corp. of liability in rival Agere Systems’ patent infringement lawsuit over processes used by the Tungsten handheld, Atmel said Wednesday.
Microsoft has filed an appeal in the patent infringement case brought by Eolas Technologies, seeking to overturn the claim on foreign sales of the Internet Explorer browser.
The University of Texas has filed a patent lawsuit against 14 mobile telecommunications equipment makers, claiming that they infringe a university professor’s invention that lets users type in words recognized by their handsets when they send text messages.
French news agency AFP has sued Google for copyright infringement over its “Google News” service, in a case that hinges on the limits of fair use on the internet.
IBM has agreed to pay $400 million under a licensing deal to settle rival Compuware’s copyright and trade-secrets lawsuit over software used by Big Blue’s mainframes.
U.S. chip designer Rambus, Inc. and German chipmaker Infineon have settled their long-standing patent disputes in a licensing deal under which Infineon will make payments of up to $100 million.
In a sign that the U.S. and the European Union are beginning to take divergent approaches to trademark rights for online search results, Google’s French subsidiary has lost an appeal against a court ruling against its controversial “AdWords” program.
Akamai Technologies has acquired rival Speedera Networks for $130 million in a deal that resolves the two companies’ bitterly fought patent and trade-secrets litigation, which had reportedly become prohibitively expensive.
A Washington D.C. appeals court has asked a coalition of library and consumer groups for evidence they have legal standing in their challenge to antipiracy technology imposed by the Federal Communications Commission.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has decided largely in favor of MercExchange in its patent infringement lawsuit against eBay, a decision that is likely to force eBay to settle the case or face a permanent injunction that could shut down its servers.