A Texas federal jury concluded Friday that Apple did not infringe five digital rights management patents held by privacy technology company ContentGuard, months after another Texas jury cleared Google and Samsung of similar infringement claims.
Media are once again fighting for access to information in the trial of former West Virginia coal baron Don Blankenship, making a request Friday that U.S. District Judge Irene Berger hand out jurors' names and addresses even as they continue to deliberate.
The government pushed Friday to bring back Electrolux's CEO for more testimony in the bench trial over the company's $3.3 billion deal for GE's appliance unit, arguing that besides an admitted misstatement on competitor prices, the executive's other testimony did not add up.
A retired pilot who developed bladder cancer and heart and lung diseases after smoking for decades urged a Florida jury Friday to award him more than $8 million in compensatory damages against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, saying the tobacco companies should also pay punitive damages for hiding the dangers of smoking.
The Florida city of St. Pete Beach asked a federal judge on Friday to either overturn a jury's verdict awarding $2.2 million to landowners who said the city encouraged trespassing on their beachfront property, grant a new trial or reduce damages, saying the landowners haven't proved their case.
A New York federal jury on Thursday decided that car air freshener company Exotica Fresheners Co. infringed the trade dress of Car-Freshner Corp., which alleged that the defendant ripped off the product packaging for its famous Little Trees fresheners.
The Eighth Circuit has been urged to leave alone an $11.4 million jury verdict against Toyota Motor Corp. over claims a sudden-acceleration defect contributed to a fatal crash, with three individuals arguing they sufficiently proved defect-related overheating caused the accident.
A Florida jury found R.J. Reynolds not liable Friday in the $10 million trial over the death of a trucker and war hero who smoked up to six packs of cigarettes daily, finding a failure to prove that he died of smoking-related heart disease.
The Manhattan federal judge preparing for a test-drive trial that will seek to assess liability for General Motors ignition switch defects said Friday that a bankruptcy court ruling allowing consumers to seek punitive damages has left him with tough calls to make on how evidence of alleged gross negligence will be handled.
The sugar industry and makers of high-fructose corn syrup announced a mid-trial settlement Friday in their $1.1 billion California federal court battle over whether syrup makers misled consumers by touting their product as a natural sugar equivalent.
A California federal jury on Thursday found that SKC Kolon PI Inc. must pay Kaneka Corp. $13.44 million for infringement of two patents for polyimide film used in various electronics, according to an attorney for Japan-based Kaneka.
Apple urged on Thursday the Texas federal judge overseeing the trial in its digital rights management patent infringement dispute with ContentGuard to declare the company’s five asserted patents invalid, saying all the evidence presented at trial showed they covered ineligible subject matter.
Positec, which was recently ordered by an Illinois federal jury to pay Black & Decker $54 million for infringing the yellow-and-black color scheme of the latter's DeWalt-branded power tools, asked that any injunction against further use of the colors be delayed to give the company a chance to update its packaging.
Relatives of a trucker and war hero who allegedly died of a smoking-related disease after decades of smoking up to six packs of cigarettes daily urged a Florida jury Thursday to award them over $10 million against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. plus punitives, saying the company lied about cigarettes' dangers.
A Massachusetts federal jury on Thursday decided that electronic companies Epistar Corp., Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd. and Lite-On Inc. owe almost $13.7 million to Boston University for willfully infringing a patent for semiconductor technology.
The U.S. Department of Justice accused Electrolux on Thursday of ignoring long-standing antitrust concerns over its proposed $3.3 billion deal for GE's appliance unit, grilling Electrolux's CEO about claims that appliance industry consolidations would not bump up prices.
An attorney for former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Thursday asked a federal judge to throw out the corruption case claiming that the once powerful Democrat used his official position to reap nearly $5 million for himself, saying there’s no evidence of any quid pro quo.
Nonpracticing entity Digital Reg of Texas LLC on Wednesday urged the Federal Circuit to reverse a California federal jury’s invalidation of one of its digital-rights management patents, arguing that Adobe did not present sufficient information to justify the obviousness determination.
Glenwood Management Corp. general counsel Charlie Dorego told jurors hearing graft charges against former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam that requests by the senator to help "find things for Adam to do" left him and his real estate billionaire boss Leonard Litwin uneasy.
A Target Corp. board member testified in New York federal court Thursday that he had accepted congratulations from friends in 2013 for supposedly purchasing Maxim magazine, potentially undermining criminal charges that a former Bryan Cave LLP lawyer stole his identity to finance the deal.