The recording industry has appealed a federal court's ruling that it can't compel internet service providers to identify music downloaders under the 1988 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
A Washington, DC appeals court heard arguments Tuesday in a challenge to new federal rules requiring certain video devices to incorporate technology to prevent online piracy of digitally broadcast programming.
Finnish mobile handset maker Nokia Corp. has filed a federal lawsuit against InterDigital Communications Corp. over a patent related to third-generation (3G) mobile-phone technology.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate claims that electronics makers Texas Instruments and Kenwood Corp. are infringing patents used in digital terrestrial radio tuners marketed in the U.S.
A second U.S. appeals court has ruled that the recording industry can’t use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to compel internet service providers to divulge the identities of users who illegally download copyrighted music files.
A federal judge has granted wireless technology company Qualcomm’s request for a preliminary injunction against a company accused of misappropriating its trade secrets to make competing computer chips for mobile phones.
In a move certain to raise red flags, the company behind a wave of controversial patent lawsuits over streaming media and wireless internet technology has vastly expanded its patent portfolio.
Akamai Technologies Inc. has agreed to a cash settlement in its long-standing dispute with a bankrupt unit of Cable & Wireless over patents for content delivery technology, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company said.
Chip maker Analog Devices has settled two separate patent lawsuits brought against the company by telecom equipment maker Motorola and the inventor of a standard for dial-up modem technology.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has rejected a proposal by the U.S. to extend copyright protection for television and radio productions to cover webcasting on the internet in a revised broadcast treaty.
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit accusing a California product design firm of misappropriating trade secrets related to a eyewear with Bluetooth wireless technology.
Canadian telecom company Nortel Networks Corp. has settled a copyright and trade secrets case it brought in July against Arbinet-thExchange Inc., an internet-based business-to-business trading exchange.
Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. has sued U.S. rival Harris Corp. in federal courts in the U.S. and Canada for allegedly infringing patents for wireless communications technology.
In an agreement that took many observers by surprise, mobile telecommunications operators Verizon Wireless and Nextel Communications Inc. have settled a 15-month legal dispute the right to the “push-to-talk” trademark.
A small intellectual property holding company in Florida has sued computer-networking equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. in federal court, alleging that Cisco infringed on patents for routing technology.
U.S. songwriters and commercial radio stations have penned a record $1.7 billion licensing deal covering royalties for music played on the radio and online.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to take on the music industry’s appeal of a lower court’s finding that circumscribed the use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 to obtain subpoenas for the identities of suspected music pirates from internet service providers.
Two privately-held New Hampshire companies have sued a Texas-based rival for infringement of patents covering wired and wireless internet access to customers in hotels and airports across the country.
Wireless gear maker Proxim has agreed to pay rival Symbol Technologies $23 million to settle a protracted patent lawsuit.
Acacia Research has filed a second round of lawsuits against cable companies for allegedly infringing its controversial patent rights to on-demand streaming-media technology.