The Walt Disney Co. and OpenTV Corp. have settled a patent lawsuit over an interactive television system that Disney employs during ABC broadcasts of shows including "Monday Night Football."
A coalition of 20 computer companies has sued Forgent Networks and a Motorola unit to invalidate a patent for the JPEG digital image standard.
The Federal Circuit has reversed and remanded a small California company’s lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. over patents for v-shaped ergonomic computer keyboards, raising questions about the credibility of Microsoft’s witnesses in the district court.
European governments are questioning the voting process that led to the passage of a European Union law on software patents in May.
Gateway has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, seeking to ban rival Hewlett-Packard from importing certain computers, monitors and the components used to make them.
Both Qualcomm and Texas Instruments declared victory after a Delaware Court ruled that TI violated an agreement with Qualcomm but that Qualcomm is not entitled to break off the deal.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has dismissed an appeal by the University of Illinois that sought a shield of sovereign immunity from counterclaims filed by Japanese electronics maker Fujitsu in a lawsuit over patents for plasma displays.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that internet service providers cannot be held accountable for digital music files transmitted over their networks, dealing a blow to the music industry’s anti-piracy efforts.
California start-up Affinity Engines has sued Google for theft of trade secrets, alleging that a former employee stole code to create Google's social-networking site Orkut.com.
A former employee of Japanese consumer electronics maker Sharp has filed a $4.6 million lawsuit against the company over liquid crystal displays patents.
Western Digital has joined Seagate Technology in suing rival microdrive disk manufacturer Cornice for patent infringement.
The U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit has upheld the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s refusal to register the trademark “patents.com,” ruling that adding the suffix “.com” is no different than adding terms such as “”Corp.”, “Inc.”, and “Co.”
Tokyo Customs has accepted a request by consumer electronics maker Sharp Corp. to halt the importation of liquid crystal display televisions sold by the Japanese unit of rival Taiwanese electronics firm Teco Electric & Machinery Co.
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates has filed a lawsuit against Japanese rival Nissin Ion Equipment Co., Ltd. over chip patents.
L.L. Bean has settled out of court with two advertisers it accused of infringing on its copyright by serving pop-up ads on its website.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to reexamine a controversial financial account patent at the center of a lawsuit filed against online broker Ameritrade Holding Corporation and retailer Federated Department Stores.
Computer peripheral maker Kensington has been awarded $4.1 million by a federal jury after winning a patent infringement suit against rival Belkin over notebook security locks.
Hard disk maker Seagate Technology has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival Cornice.
Canadian broadband wireless company Wi-LAN has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Cisco System over wireless router technology.
A coalition of influential technology companies has launched a lobbying effort to revise a key part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.