A jury in a Massachusetts federal court has ordered a prepaid cellular phone service company and four carriers to pay $128 million in damages to an Arizona company for infringing patents for a system to provide prepaid service.
Five of the world’s top high-tech companies have filed lawsuits to invalidate a wireless networking patent held by an Australian government agency.
A U.S. district court has granted patent holding company NTP its motion to dismiss a lawsuit by wireless-equipment company Computer Leasco, which had claimed that it was the rightful owner of a patent at the center of NTP’s lawsuit against BlackBerry maker Research in Motion.
Sky-high royalty rates for patented 3G technology could stifle development and innovation in the burgeoning wireless data industry, a research report suggests.
Acacia Research Corp. has filed another round of lawsuits against cable companies for allegedly infringing its controversial patent rights to on-demand streaming-media technology, targeting industry leaders such as Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems Corp.
An emerging wireless tracking technology that could one day replace bar codes on packaged goods has triggered a patent war between two of the leading players in the industry.
Circuit City will rename its RadioShack stores in Canada The Source after losing a U.S. trademark lawsuit brought by rival RadioShack Corp.
Flash-memory drive maker SanDisk Corp. has expanded its patent lawsuit against rival STMicroelectronics with a federal complaint in Texas, targeting a technology widely used in mobile phones.
A Texas federal court has ruled in favor of Universal Instruments in a patent lawsuit brought by two inventors of a technology used in manufacturing printed circuit boards that are part of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.
Optical network equipment maker Finisar Corp. has sued satellite television provider DirecTV Group Inc. for infringing a patent for an information-transmission system used in electronic programming guides.
Secret negotiations between China and U.S. wireless technology company Qualcomm over royalty payments for 3G intellectual property rights have ended up in a stalemate, according to local media reports.
In a summary judgment for U.S. electronics retailer RadioShack, a Texas federal court has ordered Circuit City Stores Inc. to stop using the RadioShack brand name on InterTan Inc. stores it purchased in Canada last year.
Swedish handset maker LM Ericsson has sued U.K.-based mobile phone company Sendo in three countries for patent infringement.
The University of Texas has filed a patent lawsuit against 14 mobile telecommunications equipment makers, claiming that they infringe a university professor’s invention that lets users type in words recognized by their handsets when they send text messages.
Canada’s Research In Motion Ltd has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve NTP Inc.’s patent lawsuit over its Blackberry wireless devices.
Wireless gear maker Symbol Technologies has countersued Intermec Technologies Corp. for patent infringement in a dispute over a standard for an emerging wireless tracking technology that could one day replace bar codes on packaged goods.
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.