• September 22, 2004

    Wayport Sued Over Patents For Internet Access At Hotels, Airports

    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.

  • September 22, 2004

    O2Micro Sues Samsung Over LCD Patents

    California-based O2Micro International Ltd. has sued Korean electronics maker Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. over patents for liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors.

  • September 14, 2004

    Sendo Settles Trade-Secret Suit Vs. Microsoft

    U.K. mobile telephone maker Sendo has settled a lawsuit with Microsoft in which the U.K. company claimed the software maker stole and disclosed Sendo’s trade secrets to competitors, driving it to the edge of bankruptcy.

  • September 9, 2004

    Major League Baseball Sued Over Interactive Patents

    An intellectual property holding company has sued Major League Baseball for infringing patents that cover a range of advanced interactive features.

  • September 7, 2004

    Federal Circuit Affirms Decision For National Instruments In Patent Suit Vs. Mathworks

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed the judgment of infringement of three National Instruments patents by Massachusetts-based The MathWorks, Inc. and found a fourth patent valid but not infringed.

  • September 7, 2004

    Sony, Adobe, Macromedia Reported To Settle Forgent Suit Over JPEG Patent

    Several major software and high-tech companies, including Sony, Adobe and Macromedia, have settled a controversial lawsuit brought by Austin company Forgent Networks Inc., over the compression, storage, manipulation and transmission of still digital images in JPEG format, according to a published report.

  • September 8, 2004

    House Panel Clears Bill That Would Criminalize Online Copyright Infringement

    The House Judiciary Committee has approved two bills that would criminalize online copyright infringement and the surreptitious placement of “spyware” on computers, clearing them for debate in the full U.S. House of Representatives.

  • August 25, 2004

    InterVideo Sues Acer Over Device Integration Patent

    California-based DVD software maker InterVideo Inc has sued computer maker Acer Inc., accusing the Taiwanese company of infringing on patents related to integrating computer and electronic device functions.

  • August 18, 2004

    Judge Awards Halliburton $36M In Patent Suit Vs. Smith International

    Oil field supplier Smith International has been ordered by a federal judge in Texas to pay rival Halliburton $36 million in a patent infringement case.

  • August 17, 2004

    Qualcomm Abandons Bid For Damages In Licensing Spat With TI

    In a move designed to protect its licensing agreements with other companies, Qualcomm has abandoned its bid for at least $18 million damages from Texas Instruments in its lawsuit over TI’s alleged breach of a licensing deal for CDMA technology.

  • August 15, 2004

    Orbitz Targeted In Patent Suit Over Automated Notifications

    Online travel company Orbitz has been targeted in a patent lawsuit over automated notifications and other technology, according to a regulatory filing.

  • August 13, 2004

    Weil, Gotshal To Open D.C. Patent Litigation Practice

    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has hired Alexander J. Hadjis from Fish & Richardson and charged him with building a new patent litigation practice in Washington, D.C.

  • August 12, 2004

    Applied Materials, ASM Settle Patent Dispute

    Chip equipment maker Applied Materials Inc. and Dutch rival ASM International NV have agreed to end their two-year old patent dispute, in a deal in which neither party will make any financial concessions or sign any licensing agreements.

  • August 9, 2004

    Forgent Expands Controversial Litigation Over JPEG Patent

    Forgent Networks has expanded its controversial litigation over a patent for the JPEG image compression standard with complaints against 11 new defendants, including Yahoo!, Google, Sun Microsystems and TiVo.

  • August 5, 2004

    Apple Settles Download Patent; 14 More Companies Sued

    A small company that claims to own a patent for downloading services has settled a lawsuit against Apple Computer but filed additional complaints in Texas against a host of e-commerce players, including Amazon.com, The New York Times Co. and Hallmark Cards.

  • August 5, 2004

    Appeals Court Affirms Ex-Employee's Idea Belongs To Alcatel

    In a curious case that may prove your company does indeed own your thoughts, a Texas appeals court has affirmed that Alcatel owns the rights to a former employee’s business idea, even though it existed only in his head at the time of his employment.

  • August 3, 2004

    IP Takes Back Seat To Labor, Contract Disputes, Survey Finds

    Employment suits and contract disputes loom much larger as concerns among U.S. corporate counsels than intellectual property litigation, a new survey has found.

  • July 29, 2004

    Cisco Settles Suit Vs. Huawei

    Cisco Systems has agreed to settle its copyright lawsuit against China's Huawei Technologies, after protracted negotiations led to a number of key concessions by China's largest maker of telecommunications gear.

  • July 28, 2004

    Forgent Signs On Baker Botts As Jenkens Battles Ex Employees

    Forgent Networks has signed on Baker Botts LLC in a contingency deal for much of its patent portfolio, but will still retain Jenkens and Gilchrist for a controversial litigation strategy that has become the target of a lawsuit by two former Jenkens partners.

  • July 21, 2004

    Nortel Sues Arbinet Over Copyrights, Trade Secrets

    Canadian telecom company Nortel Networks Corp. has filed a lawsuit against U.S. rival Arbinet-thExchange Inc over alleged copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriations.