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Chancellor: Investor Failed To Show Conflict Of Interest In Securities Suit
Posted on 1 May 2012 by Mealeys

WILMINGTON, Del. - A shareholder in a securities class action lawsuit has failed to show that a majority of a company's former directors had a conflict of interest in allowing to the sale of the company to Oracle Corp. for a price the shareholder... Read More

Judge Finds 13 Claims Of Motorola's Bitstream Decoding Patents Invalid
Posted on 8 Feb 2013 by Mealeys

SEATTLE - Granting a motion for summary judgment by Microsoft Corp., a Washington federal judge on Feb. 7 found three independent and 10 dependent claims in patents held by Motorola Inc. to be invalid as indefinite, per the guidelines of U.S. Code Title... Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses Class Action Targeting Qualcomm Acquisition
Posted on 1 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal judge in California on May 29 dismissed a putative class action alleging that semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm Inc.'s acquisition of technology company Atheros Communications Inc. is fundamentally unfair to Atheros... Read More

Alternative Energy Company Satcon Seeks Emergency Chapter 7 Conversion
Posted on 6 Feb 2013 by Mealeys

WILMINGTON, Del. - Bankrupt alternative energy company Satcon Technology Corp. on Feb. 5 filed an emergency motion for an order converting its proceeding to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy because it has received no viable offers for selling its assets (In Re... Read More

Panel: Ample Evidence Supported Patent Invalidity Ruling In Facebook's Favor
Posted on 11 May 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A product embodying the technology disclosed in a network communication patent was offered for sale prior to the patent's critical date, a Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled May 8, upholding a lower court verdict... Read More

Massachusetts Federal Judge: No Discrimination Shown In Firing Of Sales Director
Posted on 16 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

BOSTON - A computer technology company's admission that it may have made a mistake in letting go one of its senior salesmen makes for "an unusual employment case" but does not help the salesman prove age discrimination claims against his... Read More

Federal Circuit Reverses Indirect Infringement Holding In Patent Case
Posted on 13 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Citing its recent en banc ruling in Akamai Technologies Inc. v. Limelight Networks (692 F.3d 1301 $(Fed. Cir. 2012$)), the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 13 vacated and remanded a California federal judge's finding... Read More

Federal Circuit Partly Vacates Noninfringement Findings In Patent Case
Posted on 22 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Maryland judge erred in finding that Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc. and other software providers could not possibly have infringed a patent relating to a global paging system, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 17 ... Read More

Judge: Investor Fails To Plead Scienter Against Medical Device Manufacturer
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A federal judge in Michigan on March 30 dismissed an amended securities class action complaint, ruling that lead plaintiffs failed to plead an actionable misrepresentation, scienter or loss causation in making their federal securities... Read More

9th Circuit: Summary Judgment Proper In Copyright, Lanham Act Case
Posted on 17 May 2013 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A copyright infringement and false advertising dispute over a software program used to operate a laboratory instrument was properly adjudicated by a California federal judge, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed May 16 (Wyatt... Read More

Federal Circuit Partly Affirms In Dispute Over Optical Disc Patents
Posted on 12 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Wisconsin federal magistrate judge did not err in granting a summary judgment of no contributory infringement with regard to patented optical disc (DVD) technology, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled June 11, saying that... Read More

Presuit, No-Challenge Patent Clause Unenforceable, 2nd Circuit Affirms
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - A settlement agreement barring a patent licensee from later challenging patent validity was properly deemed void by a New York federal judge pursuant to Lear Inc. v. Adkins (395 U.S. 653 (1969), the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled... Read More

Apple's Antitrust Counterclaims Against Samsung Survive Dismissal
Posted on 17 May 2012 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - In a patent case related to mobile device technology, a federal judge in California on May14 denied Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s motion to dismiss several of Apple Inc.'s amended counterclaims, including a claim alleging that... Read More

California High Court Refuses To Review Coverage Ruling In Favor Of Visa Inc.
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court on March 21 denied a technology, media and professional liability insurer's petition for a review of a lower court's ruling denying its motion for judgment on the pleadings in a coverage lawsuit brought... Read More

RIM Didn't Engage In Anti-Competitive Conduct, 2nd Circuit Affirms
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

NEW YORK - Research In Motion Corp.'s (RIM) rejection of a "reduced QWERTY" keyboard technology jointly developed by RIM and a patent holder was not anti-competitive conduct under Section 2 of the Sherman Act because the parties did not... Read More

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