Agilent Technologies Inc. has sued PixArt Imaging in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that PixArt is infringing its patent for optical mouse sensor technology.
InternetAd Systems, which recently sued several popular online content providers, says it plans to seek royalties from websites that use various online ad formats, including some types of pop-up and pop-under ads.
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Macrovision Corp. sued 321 Studios over its DVD copying system, claiming the software infringes its patented copy protection technology and violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Digital video recorder company TiVo has filed a patent infringement suit against EchoStar Communications, a satellite TV service provider, over set-top boxes that record television programming onto a built-in hard drive.
In a sign that the U.S. music industry’s aggressive legal strategy is working, online music piracy plummeted in the second half of 2003, a new survey shows.
A French government agency for atomic energy has filed a patent lawsuit over flat-screen displays against Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp, Taiwan's second-largest maker of computer display screens.
Microsoft agrees to pay SPX unit $60 million after losing a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Patriot Scientific sues Fujitsu, Toshiba and NEC in federal district courts alleging infringement of its patent involving variable speed system clocks in microprocessors.
Cantor Fitzgerald's trading technology unit eSpeed settles a dispute with the New York Mercantile Exchange over a patent for automated futures trading systems.
Pitney Bowes and Stamps.com settle a lengthy and complex battle over patent rights related to internet postage applications.
Legal action cracks down on the largest source of e-mail spam selling counterfeit Symantec software.
Suit claims Microsoft's online game "Mythica" infringes on smaller competitor's registered trademark.
Mainland rival hired over 100 employees and asked them to betray trade secrets, the world's largest dedicated chip foundry claims in California suit.
The Supreme Court of the Netherland upholds a lower court's ruling that the creators of the file sharing service Kazaa can't be held liable for the copyright-infringing actions of its users.
In a severe setback for the recording industry, a federal appeals court rejects a strategy used by the industry to force ISPs to turn over the identities of users suspected of pirating music.
Arizona-based chip equipment maker seeks to block importation of Malaysian rival's products.
Florida court enters a summary judgment of non-infringement in patent suit against SmartDisk and Fuji Photo Film U.S.A.
Similar suits against 3com, Agere Systems, Lucent Technologies and U.S. Robotics are still proceeding.
Optima claims almost every company in the CD-burner industry may be infringing its patents and plans test case against Roxio.
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