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Chip maker Atmel Corp. has been awarded $43.1 million in damages in a patent arbitration with Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson related to its AVR microcontroller technology.
Some of the biggest names in electronics, including DirecTV, Echostar, Mitsubishi, JVC, Pioneer, and Sony, have been slapped with a lawsuit by a tiny Illinois company that alleges the technology giants infringed its patent for digital set-top box satellite receivers.
In a new twist in the Blackberry patent trial, the U.S. government warned Thursday that an injunction against Research in Motion’s wireless e-mail device could put essential government services in jeopardy.
Requiring radio stations to disclose payments received for promoting certain stocks does not violate the First Amendment, according to a ruling by Denver’s U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Qualcomm Inc. is firing back at Finnish cell phone maker Nokia Corp., filing a federal patent infringement lawsuit over its GSM technology only two weeks after Nokia accused Qualcomm of anti-trust violations in Europe.
The Federal Communications Commission should receive sweeping powers to prevent copyright theft by regulating broadcast signals once they enter the home, the entertainment industry urged at Congressional hearings Thursday.
In a district court known for settlements rather than verdicts, a judge has granted summary judgment of non-infringement in favor of three internet service providers in a suit brought by a company considered by many to be a patent troll.
Several major mobile wireless technology companies have asked the European Commission to investigate wireless company Qualcomm, alleging that the company is engaging in anticompetitive actions in the licensing of several of its mobile communications patents.
A federal judge has granted a potentially devastating injunction and slapped interest and other costs totaling $20.1 million on top of a $128 million judgment against Boston Communications Group in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Freedom Wireless.
Former Salomon Smith Barney telecom analyst Jack Grubman and Citigroup, Inc. have been ordered to pay $2.41 million to a Boston couple who claimed they lost all their money after investing in WorldCom stock upon Grubman’s advice.
Cable operator Charter Communications is facing patent litigation for its data transmission technology from a small licensing firm, the owner of patents once held by its bankrupt fixed-wireless competitor.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reversed a lower court’s decision on patent validity, vindicating a patent asserted by Illinois-based Broadcast Innovation LLC against cable company Charter Communications Inc.
Telecommunications equipment maker Lucent Technologies Inc. will get another chance to prove infringement of patents for networking software after being granted a new trial this week, based on what the judge called improper conduct by the defendant’s counsel.
Facing growing against its lucrative network storage business, computer maker Hewlett Packard dealt a pre-emptive strike with a lawsuit against telecom giant SBC Communications, which holds valuable patents related to the systems.
Nearly 20 technology companies have joined forces to pool their patents into a licensing consortium designed to promote an emerging wireless tracking technology that could one day replace bar codes on packaged goods.