The European Patent Office has vowed to continue to grant patents for software inventions, despite the failure last week of a proposal that would have harmonized patent law across the European Union.
Lexar Media could pursue customers who use Toshiba's Flash memory cards, despite losing an injunction motion against the Japanese electronics maker earlier this week, the memory-card maker’s legal counsel suggested.
In a setback for Lexar Media Inc.’s $465.4-million trade-secrets suit against Toshiba, a judge in California has rejected the storage memory maker’s motion to bar the Japanese electronics maker from selling products that use flash memory chips.
Wireless technology provider Qualcomm Inc. has fired back against Broadcom Corp.’s patent and antitrust litigation with a patent suit of its own.
U.S. industrial conglomerate Honeywell has quietly settled with several of the world’s top makers of LCD screens, months after launching a sweeping patent lawsuit that targeted almost the entire flat-screen industry.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reversed a summary judgment of non-infringement in storage memory maker SanDisk Corp.’s patent lawsuit against rivals Ritek, Pretec and Memorex and sent the case back to district court.
The Recording Industry Association of America has given up on its effort to compel cable provider Charter Communications Inc. to turn over the names of customers suspected of illegally trading music files over the internet.
Computer memory chip maker Micron Technology has countersued chip packaging company Tessera Technologies, several months after Tessera sued Micron and Infineon Technologies for patent infringement and anticompetitive conduct.
The European Commission has proposed a unified copyright and licensing system for online music sales across the European Union.
Japan's Sharp Corp. and Taiwan’s AU Optronics Corp, two of the world's largest flat-panel makers, have signed a cross-licensing deal that partially ends their dispute over flat-panel technology, the companies said.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has terminated its investigation into whether Nortel Networks Corp. infringed several patents held by rival Ciena Corp., the telecommunications equipment supplier said Thursday.
The European Parliament on Wednesday rejected a proposed law to harmonize software patenting across the European Union, effectively killing off a five-year project that had pitted the European Commission against Strasbourg legislators.
A closely held company that invented a technology for electronically capturing and storing check images agreed Wednesday to settle a patent infringement lawsuit it had brought against JPMorgan Chase & Co., but immediately launched a series of new lawsuits against Bank of America, Citigroup, Wachovia and Wells Fargo.
In yet another setback for protracted and ill-fated efforts to reform Europe’s patent system, the European Parliament is expected to reject a bill Wednesday that would have harmonized software patents across the region.
Business software maker Micromuse Inc. has reached an agreement with rival Agilent Technologies Inc. to settle their patent infringement dispute.
Mobile handset maker Nokia is considering a move to contest an arbitration court's award of at least $252 million in royalty payments in a patent dispute with U.S. wireless technology vendor InterDigital, the company said Tuesday.
An international arbitration court has awarded wireless technology vendor InterDigital Communications Corp. more than $232 million in royalties from Finland’s mobile handset maker Nokia Corp.
Search engine Google Inc. was forced to remove video clips from it new video-search tool this week after users uploaded copyrighted content without the owners' permission.
South Korean electronics maker Samsung Electronics Co. and U.S. telecommunications gear maker Motorola Inc. have penned a deal to share patents for wireless communication technologies, the companies said on Friday.
Opponents of a proposed sweeping patent reform in the European Union have launched a last-ditch effort to dilute the bill in the European Parliament.