A federal judge has refused to dismiss patent infringement and antitrust claims against Motorola Inc. arising from a failed licensing deal granting rival Research in Motion Ltd. access to essential wireless technology patents.
After a massive recall last year, Mattel Inc. has reached a $12 million settlement with a large coalition of U.S. states to head off litigation over unsafe lead levels in Chinese-made toys.
A prominent cardiologist has given a jolt to St. Jude Medical Inc., accusing the medical device maker of stealing information related to his invention and making a pacemaker that infringes his patented technology.
As the dramatic failure of a $6.5 billion merger between Huntsman Corp. and Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. became official Monday — and Huntsman announced it would receive $1 billion as a consequence — mergers experts said it represented the highest-profile victim of the economic downturn.
Wireless device maker Marvell Semiconductor Inc. has sued Canadian patent licensing group Wi-LAN Inc. for a judgment that a Wi-LAN patent related to wireless networks is invalid, saying that Wi-LAN is threatening to sue over the patent.
A federal judge has allowed AT&T Kentucky to keep some of its claims alive in a rate dispute that involves an interconnection agreement enabling SouthEast Telephone Inc. to compete as a local carrier.
Mangosoft Intellectual Property Inc. and Internet communications giant Skype Technologies SA have agreed to settle a patent infringement suit regarding Voice Over Internet Protocol technology.
Less than a month after Aloft Media LLC accused Google Inc. of patent infringement over the Internet giant's new open-source Web browser, Google has hit back with allegations that Aloft's browser patent is invalid.
Even as the White House signaled its interest in throwing at least a temporary lifeline to struggling U.S. automakers after a last-ditch effort to pass bailout legislation failed in the Senate, the specter of a future bankruptcy lingered.
An informal committee consisting of well-known district judges and patent litigators has released a new set of patent jury instructions that they hope will be simple, easy to understand and applicable on a national basis.
Medical device maker Kinetic Concepts Inc. has expanded its vacuum-assisted closure patent infringement suit against Smith & Nephew Inc. in response to the rival's plans to begin selling a foam dressing kit for negative pressure wound therapy.
Variant Inc. has hit 13 companies with a suit over their Web sites, which Variant claims infringe a patent for the online marketing of goods. It's the second lawsuit in the past year Variant has filed over the patent, after a similar suit in July against 10 companies.
A federal judge has conditionally certified a class in a collective action filed by one current and one former employee against Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations Inc. for allegedly failing to pay overtime to its information technology support staff.
A Texas state appeals court has vacated an earlier decision to overturn a jury ruling for the plaintiff in a Vioxx-related lawsuit, upholding key evidence but remanding the case against Merck & Co. Inc. because of a juror's financial relationship with the plaintiff.
The company that owns popular but bankrupt restaurant chains including Bennigan's, Steak and Ale, and Ponderosa has been hit with a purported class action accusing it of failing to provide written notice of a mass layoff, in violation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988.
A Japanese executive of a rubber products maker has been jailed for two years after admitting he engaged in a conspiracy to bribe government officials, rig bids and allocate market share of marine hose across the globe, marking the ninth executive to plead guilty in the case, according to U.S. authorities.
Europe’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into Poland’s payment of €52.7 million ($68 million) to computer manufacturer Dell Inc., citing concerns over whether the financial assistance complies with state aid regulations.
Reliant Energy Channelview LP has lost its bid to dismiss Kelson Channelview LLC's appeal of two bankruptcy court decisions, one that would block a breakup fee payable to Kelson, and the other that approved the sale of Reliant's assets to a bidder other than Kelson.
Luminant has agreed to install new emissions controls and abide by stricter regulatory review in order to settle with the Sierra Club and Public Citizen, which had planned to sue the company over allegations that construction plans for its Oak Grove, Texas, coal-fired facility didn't meet mercury emissions standards.
Hewitt Associates Inc. has agreed to pay $4.9 million to settle a class action suit that accuses the human resources and consulting firm of failing to pay its benefits analysts overtime wages in violation of federal and state labor laws.