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Western Digital’s SanDisk Subsidiaries Obtain Court Protection Against Toshiba in Preliminary Injunction Hearing

17 Jul

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) has announced that the Court of California for the County of San Francisco (“the Court”) directed Toshiba Corporation (“Toshiba”) not to transfer its interests in its three NAND flash-memory joint ventures (“the JVs”) operated with Western Digital’s SanDisk subsidiaries without specified advance notice to SanDisk, in order to ensure that the issue is preserved for arbitration. (more…)

BlackBerry awarded $940 million by Qualcomm to finally settle royalty payment dispute

29 May

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

With regards to the major legal and financial victory announced last month, Qualcomm has agreed to shell out $940 million to close the arbitration deicsion in favor of the Canadian software maker, BlackBerry — as it had given up on its hardware ambitions about a year ago. This is the final settlement agreement and the chipmaker has agreed to pay the amount, in full, before May 31st. (more…)

Uber Is Now Under Criminal Investigation for Its ‘Greyballing’ Practices

6 May

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

With another massive trouble looming over its head, Uber is far away from taking a breather. The ride-hailing behemoth, as reported by Reuters, is now facing a criminal investigation into the application of its ‘Greyball’ software. It has been accused of using the piece of software to detect and deny rides to local law enforcement and transportation regulators, reports Reuters. (more…)

LG Files Patent Infringement Complaints Against BLU Products In United States

29 Mar

LG Electronics (LG) filed complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission and United States District Court for the District of Delaware against BLU and its products for infringing five LG patents that have been declared as essential to the LTE standard. LG took these legal actions against BLU following numerous unsuccessful attempts over the past year to engage BLU in licensing discussions. (more…)

Invensas Wins IPR Proceeding Against Broadcom

21 Mar

Xperi Corporation has announced that the U.S. Patent Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) denied a petition for Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) of U.S. Patent No. 6,849,946 (the “‘946 Patent”) filed by Broadcom Ltd., Broadcom Corp., Avago Technologies Ltd., and Avago Technologies U.S., Inc. (collectively, “Broadcom”). The patent is owned by the Company’s subsidiary, Invensas Corporation (“Invensas”). (more…)

LG Wins Major Victory In Federal Counterfeit Wearables Case

16 Feb

A U.S. federal court has awarded more than $168 million in damages, plus attorneys’ fees and interest to LG Electronics MobileComm USA in a case against 17 defendants found liable for manufacturing, distributing, trafficking and selling counterfeit and knockoff LG TONE headsets. (more…)

Uber Projects Itself as a Smartphone-Based Technology Service before Europe’s Top Court

1 Dec

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

On Tuesday, Uber presented its case for being considered a technology company rather than a transportation one in Europe’s top court. The $63 billion American ride-hailing giant stated that it is helping bolster the digital economy by making it easier for European citizens to get around and cut down on pollution. (more…)

Apple and Samsung are Headed to Supreme Court over Their Six-year Old Patent Dispute

13 Oct

By Deepanshu Khandelwal, The Tech Portal

The over six-year old patent infringement dispute between Apple and Samsung, which has the former accusing latter of “blatantly copying” design elements of its iPhone models, is now headed to Supreme Court. The latest verdict in this case arrived last year in December, when a US federal court had asked the South Korean giant to pay close to $548 Million to Apple. (more…)

Yahoo Faces Numerous Class-action Lawsuits for Negligence over Massive Security Breach

26 Sep

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Yahoo, the soon-to-be Verizon owned company, is now facing class-action lawsuits from people who believe that their accounts have been hacked in the massive security breach confirmed just yesterday. They both are accusing the company for failing to secure customer data — putting their financial and personal data at risk — from a state sponsored attack in 2014. (more…)

John McAfee Sues Chipmaker Intel Corp. over Trademark Infringement Threat

6 Sep

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

John McAfee, the creator of the oh-so-popular antivirus service is currently questioning the availability of his own name for christening future ventures. With regard to the same, he has now filed a lawsuit against chipmaker Intel, who’d bought the antivirus company for $7.8 billion in 2010. It has since then been merged with Intel’s own security division and renamed to ‘Intel Security’. (more…)