In an appeal of the $561 million patent lawsuit brought by Eolas Technologies, Microsoft has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether software code can qualify as a “component” of a patented invention.
Automaker Toyota’s increasingly popular hybrid vehicles are under fire for patent infringement, with a boutique electric motor manufacturer asserting its prized electric-wheel patent in Florida district court Monday.
Chemical producer Celanese Corp. on Tuesday was awarded $28 million by a Chinese court in a chemical patent infringement lawsuit against the mammoth publicly-held China Petrochemical Development Corp.
Microsoft Corp. was vindicated in patent litigation Thursday when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed its Windows Media Player had not infringed a patent for media downloads.
Dealing a blow to the estate of inventor Jerome Lemelson, a federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s decision to invalidate key patents for the bar code scanner and industrial robotic vision in a case involving licensing deals worth billions of dollars.
The long-running, global patent battle between Hoffman-La Roche Ltd. and Promega Corporation over genetic identification technology was settled Monday with an agreement between the rival healthcare companies.
In a drawn-out case pitting Lucent Technologies against Crater Corp., the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit has affirmed the government’s right to intervene in intellectual-property lawsuits involving technologies sensitive to national security.
Tri-Vision International Ltd. has settled its Canadian patent lawsuit against consumer electronics maker Thomson Inc. over the television censoring technology known as the V-chip.
The closely watched trademark infringement litigation between car insurer Geico and search engine Google Inc. has been settled through a cryptic agreement, days after a district court judge’s 30-day stay of the trial expired.
Finisar Corporation, a fiber optics technology company, has sued rival Agilent Technologies Inc. after being granted a new patent for its transceiver diagnostics equipment.
Rivals Symbol Technologies and Intermec Technologies Corp. have settled a bitter and publicly fought patent dispute over an emerging wireless tracking technology that could one day replace bar codes on packaged goods.
Telecom carrier Verizon Communications Inc and Texas-based MyMail Ltd. have settled patent infringement litigation over technology for improving dial-up internet connectivity.
A U.S. appeals court has rejected a claim by the Arizona Cartridge Remanufacturers Association (ACRA) that Lexmark International Inc. engaged in unfair business practices by offering discounts for its patented printer cartridges to printer buyers.
In a decision with ramifications for reverse engineering of software, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision to bar “add-on” technology being used to mirror a popular online gaming network.
Media and technology company Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. has reached another licensing agreement with Pioneer Corporation, paving the way for the Tokyo-based company to expand its use Gemstar’s technology in its consumer electronics products.
Chip maker Intel Corp. has thrown its support behind BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. in its patent battle against NTP Inc. over patent rights to the popular wireless messaging device.
The Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday against Donaldson Company Inc. in a patent dispute over air filter technology, but reduced damages to rival Engineered Products to $11.5 million.
A federal judge in Massachusetts on Thursday upheld a jury's $128 million patent infringement verdict against Boston Communications Group Inc. and Cingular Wireless over patents for prepaid wireless technology.
Apple Computer may be facing a patent challenge over technology in its popular iPod personal music player, with competitor Creative Technologies winning the race to patent a key feature of the device.
International Business Machines reached an out-of-court agreement Tuesday with a university research group for alleged infringement of a computer chip patent.