Texas

  • June 14, 2006

    Ex-Enron Broadband Chief Seeks New Trial

    Calling for a new trial, attorneys for a former Enron Corp. broadband executive found guilty of fraud and conspiracy charges said many jurors were bullied into convicting the defendant through a series of intimidation tactics during the trial.

  • June 14, 2006

    D-Link Bid To Move Trial Denied Again

    D-Link Systems Inc.’s longstanding attempt to move a patent suit over an Ethernet cable technology from Texas to New York City suffered yet another setback this month when the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused its request for a writ of mandamus.

  • June 14, 2006

    Ex-SEC Chair: Backdating Probes A "Swirling Crisis"

    The wave of private securities lawsuits inspired by federal probes into options backdating may prove to be a mere ripple compared to the imminent flood of filings that threatens to drown dozens of companies in litigation.

  • June 14, 2006

    ITC Takes On Creative's iPod Challenge

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into Apple Computer Inc.’s popular iPod digital music players, adding weight to charges of patent infringement made by its Singapore-based rival, Creative Technology Ltd.

  • June 14, 2006

    Mosaid, Infineon Settle Protracted Patent Litigation

    Memory chip companies Mosaid Technologies Inc. and Infineon Technologies AG settled two patent infringement lawsuits Wednesday, putting an end to an acrimonious battle fought for years in courtrooms on both coasts.

  • June 13, 2006

    Video Rental Giants Face Off

    Video rental giant Blockbuster Inc. is fighting back against online rival Netflix, filing a countersuit Tuesday that claims its competitor is trying to monopolize the movie rental market by using unenforceable patents.

  • June 12, 2006

    Seven More Companies Queried In Backdating Probe

    The whirlwind of investigations into possible stock options backdating has sucked in seven more companies, as concerns over options-granting practices mount among regulators and shareholders alike. Five of these seven companies are based in California, and all have some sort of technology or Internet component to their products and services.

  • June 12, 2006

    FTC Digs Deeper Into Funeral Home Merger

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has requested more information from two of the nation’s largest funeral home operators in its examination of whether their impending merger will diminish competition in the funeral home industry.

  • June 12, 2006

    Qualcomm Takes Nokia Complaint To ITC

    Semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc. escalated its riff with handset maker Nokia Corp. on Monday, asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate its allegations of patent infringement against Nokia.

  • June 9, 2006

    Sweeping Telecom Bill Passes House

    The House of Representatives passed a sweeping telecommunications bill Thursday, a move that will streamline telephone companies’ access to the market for video services.

  • June 7, 2006

    Appaloosa Looks To Beef Up Delphi, Dana Holdings

    Looking to fortify an already strong position in bankrupt auto parts makers Delphi Corp. and Dana Corp., hedge fund Appaloosa Management is looking to raise up to $1.8 billion in additional investments from current and new investors.

  • June 7, 2006

    Apple Moves Creative Dispute To Texas With New Suit

    With a second countersuit, Apple Computer Inc. has widened the patent battle triggered by rival Creative Technology Ltd., accusing the company of infringing additional patents for its iPod digital music player.

  • June 5, 2006

    Mirant Attorneys Must Defend $365M In Fees

    Professionals that worked on Mirant Corp.’s Chapter 11 case will be heading back to court, this time to defend charging $365 million in fees over the course of the company’s bankruptcy.

  • June 5, 2006

    Taking Bull By The Horns, RIM Files Suit

    After already shelling out $612.5 million to protect its hand-held Blackberry device, Research in Motion Ltd. is back in court again, hoping to avert another drawn-out patent battle over wireless network technology.

  • June 2, 2006

    Green Thumb Wins Easy Gardener Assets

    The sale of a bankrupt lawn and garden company's assets should bear fruit for lenders, who are expecting a payout from the more than $60 million earned from the sale.

  • June 1, 2006

    Enron Reaches Rapprochement With Law Firm

    One week after guilty verdicts were handed down against Enron’s two top former executives, the beleaguered oil giant has reached a settlement with Vinson & Elkins LLP, a prominent Texas law firm that had been accused of negligence in the watershed corporate scandal.

  • June 1, 2006

    Jury Splits Verdict For Ex-Enron Broadband Execs

    Closing a chapter on a case that resulted in a hung jury last year, jurors hearing the fraud retrial of two former broadband executives from Enron Corp. decided Wednesday to send one to jail while letting the other go free.

  • May 31, 2006

    Firm Profile: Winstead

    Dallas-based Winstead Sechrest & Minick PC may be heavy on all matters Texas, but with an office in Washington, D.C. and a keen eye on the U.S. economy, that has hardly stopped the firm from obtaining national business.

  • May 26, 2006

    Mosaid In Patent Settlement Talks With Infineon

    A settlement may be in the works between Mosaid Technologies Inc. and Infineon Technologies AG for a patent infringement case in Texas. Ottowa-based Mosaid said that the Texas court is granting a 30-day delay of the previously scheduled hearing to allow parties to “focus on ongoing settlement discussions.”

  • May 26, 2006

    Halliburton Unit Turns To Court In DataScan Spat

    After collaborating for years on the development of certain software, Kellogg Bran & Root LLC has filed suit against its former industry partner DataScan Technologies Inc. over technology that each party claims belongs to them.