Patent Infringements

  • BlackBerry sues startup founded by Ryan Seacrest over keyboard design 04-01-2014 11:29 AM

    San Francisco: Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. is accusing a company backed by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest of being a rip-off artist. The allegations emerged in a patent infringement lawsuit filed Friday in a San Francisco federal court by BlackBerry. The suit targets an iPhone keyboard made by Typo...
  • Micromax vs Ericsson: Competition Commission of India to investigate 29-11-2013 01:11 PM

    Stockholm: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is to investigate Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson in regard to a dispute over charges levied on Indian group Micromax for the use of Ericsson's patents. Ericsson had sued Micromax in March 2013 for patent infringement and the Indian company responded by filing...
  • Samsung accuses iPad Mini, new iPad of patent infringement 22-11-2012 11:58 AM

    New Delhi: Over the last few months, Apple and Samsung have been seen including new products in their legal battles. Samsung, which of late succeeded in including the iPhone 5 to its patent battle, has now accused Apple's iPad Mini, the 4th generation iPad and the latest iPod Touch of...
  • EU probes Samsung and Apple over patents 04-11-2011 07:10 PM

    Brussels: EU regulators are investigating whether Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc have breached EU antitrust laws with patent infringement claims in their global legal battle, the European Commission said on Friday. The two technology companies have been locked in legal disputes in 10 countries involving smartphones and tablet...
  • Rovi sues Hulu over program guide patent 30-07-2011 01:18 PM

    Wilmington: Rovi Corp sued Hulu, accusing the online video site of infringing patents that cover electronic program guides. Rovi, created from Macrovision Corp's acquisition of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc in 2008, provides technology that powers the streaming services provided by Blockbuster On Demand and Best Buy Co Inc's CinemaNow, according...
  • Apple wins initial ITC ruling on HTC phone 16-07-2011 12:20 PM

    Washington: Apple Inc won a preliminary ruling from a US trade panel that Taiwanese handset maker HTC Corp infringed on two of the California company's patents. HTC, which uses Google's Android operating system for its smartphones, said it would "vigorously fight" the infringement finding. An International Trade Commission judge on...
  • Google, Microsoft sued over map technology 06-07-2011 07:32 AM

    Wilmington: Google Inc and Microsoft Corp were sued for infringing a Louisiana company's patent with their map websites, which let users navigate street-level views of towns and cities. Transcenic Inc asked a Delaware District court to prevent Google and Microsoft from continuing to infringe its patent and asked the court...
  • Microsoft loses $290 mn Word patent case 10-06-2011 08:48 AM

    Washington: Microsoft Corp suffered a defeat on Thursday when the Supreme Court upheld a record $290 million jury verdict against the software giant for infringing a small Canadian company's patent. The justices unanimously agreed with a US appeals court ruling that went against the world's largest software company in its...
  • Apple wins skirmish in Nokia patent war 26-03-2011 12:50 PM

    Washington: Apple Inc won a round in its patent fight with Nokia on Friday as a US trade panel judge ruled that the US company did not violate any of five Nokia patents. In its complaint, Nokia asked the trade panel to bar the importation of Apple devices that infringe...
  • Kodak wins round in Apple-RIM dispute 26-03-2011 12:31 PM

    San Francisco: A US trade panel has agreed to review Eastman Kodak Co's claim that Research in Motion Ltd and Apple Inc are infringing on its patents in a case that could mean hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties. The shares of Kodak - a company once synonymous with...
  • Microsoft sues Barnes & Noble over Nook reader 22-03-2011 11:13 AM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp filed lawsuits for patent infringement on Monday against bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc over its Nook electronic book reader, widening the software company's legal assault on devices running on Google Inc's Android system. Microsoft, which has already sued Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc over its Android phone handsets,...
  • Microsoft co-founder relaunches tech patent suit 30-12-2010 12:25 PM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen relaunched a wide-ranging patent lawsuit against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Facebook and others with specific allegations that the companies are illegally using technology owned by his company. Interval Licensing LLC, a small research company set up by Allen in 1992, originally filed a broad...
  • Sony sues to block LG from shipping phones to US 30-12-2010 12:21 PM

    New York: Sony Corp has filed a patent infringement complaint seeking to block LG Electronics Inc from shipping smartphones such as its Rumour 2 model to the United States. In a filing late Wednesday with the US International Trade Commission, Sony said LG violated US trade rules by importing mobile...
  • RIM sues app maker over BlackBerry Messenger patent 02-12-2010 11:40 AM

    Toronto: After software giant Microsoft which is embroiled in a legal battle over Word patent, now BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) too is entangled in a patent battle. The Canadian wireless giant has dragged a fast-growing app developer called Kik Interactive Ltd to court for infringing on its wildly...
  • Apple sues Motorola over iPhone patents 01-11-2010 11:49 AM

    New York: Apple Inc sued rival Motorola Inc, claiming the Droid smartphone maker infringes on three iPhone patents. Cupertino, California-based Apple says Motorola is purposefully using its touchscreen software, as well as other display technologies. "Motorola's infringing activities have caused and will continue to cause Apple irreparable harm, for which...
  • Microsoft sues Motorola over Android phones 02-10-2010 01:55 PM

    Seattle: Microsoft Corp sued Motorola Inc, alleging patent infringement on the handset maker's line of Android phones, in the latest development in a web of legal actions in the evolving smartphone business. Microsoft, the world's largest software company, charged that former ally Motorola infringed nine of its patents in the...
  • Apple takes legal battle with Nokia to Britain 29-09-2010 01:27 PM

    Helsinki; Apple has sued Nokia in Britain, extending the two technology giants' legal battle over patents beyond US borders. "We are investigating the claims, which appear to be based on nine implementation patents already in suit between the two companies in the United States," said Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant. The...
  • Microsoft co-founder's firm sues Silicon Valley giants 28-08-2010 12:20 PM

    San Francisco: A company linked to Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is suing 11 major corporations, including Apple, Google and Facebook, accusing them of infringing on technology patents. Interval Licensing is asserting four patents against a cluster of defendants, including also AOL, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo...
  • Chimei sues Sony over patents 24-08-2010 10:52 AM

    New York: Taiwan's Chimei Innolux Corp sued Japan's Sony Corp for infringing on patents used in PlayStation 3 video game consoles, televisions, computer notebooks and cameras. Sony engaged in "widespread infringement" of three patents dating back to 1998 Chimei said in its lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in...
  • Oracle sues Google over Android 13-08-2010 11:21 AM

    New York: Oracle Corp sued Google Inc, alleging patent and copyright infringement in the development of the popular Android smartphone software. The suit, filed on Thursday in California federal court, claims that Google "knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property" in developing Android, Oracle spokeswoman Karen Tillman said...
  • TVS Motor set to rekindle Flame with a new engine 28-02-2008 01:06 AM

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) are heading towards a possible confrontation if the board chooses to follow Don Argus's key recommendations that it stops paying players a fixed 26 per cent share of total revenue. The Age reported that ACA in its written response to...
  • Madras HC restrains sale of TVS 'Flame 125’ 16-02-2008 09:23 PM

    Nottingham: The ICC on Sunday ruled that the run out decision of Ian Bell on the third day of the second cricket Test here was correct and applauded Indian team's fine gesture to recall the England batsman by withdrawing their appeal. ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat praised India, the England...