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2011-10-17 13:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- O.co (also known as Overstock.com, Inc., NASDAQ: OSTK) today announced victory in its two-year patent infringement lawsuit with behemoth Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. The East Texas jury deliberated for less than two hours before returning a defense verdict. The jury found that O.co and co-defendant Newegg did not infringe any of the three patents Alcatel asserted against them. The jury also rendered a verdict of "invalidity" on an Alcatel...

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2011-04-06 07:16:36

A US federal judge in Texas overturned an order that Apple Inc. pay $625.5 million in damages in a patent infringement case involving small tech company Mirror Worlds LLC, reports AFP. Judge Leonard Davis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Monday reversed the jury's finding that Apple pay the damages in the case filed by Mirror Worlds in 2008. Mirror Worlds claimed that Apple Macintosh computers powered by the Mac OS X infringed on patents held by the Tyler,...

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2010-10-05 11:35:00

Apple is asking a court to reconsider a decision that would cost the company over $600 million in damages. A U.S. jury found in favor of Mirror Worlds in a patent wrangle over technology to display documents on computer screens. Mirror Worlds claims that Apple infringed on four patents. The jury awarded the company $208.5 million in damages for each of the three it found Apple infringed on. Apple is asking for a delay to the judge's final decision, saying that there were unresolved issues...

2010-06-09 13:08:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Fallon Luminous Products Corp., a leading manufacturer of lighted signs, today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C. has reaffirmed its April 20, 2010 decision in favor of Fallon's appeal of a patent infringement suit brought by iLight Technologies. The Court denied iLight's request that the District Court's judgment be reinstated and ordered that "The judgment of infringement, the award of damages and...

2010-05-04 12:44:00

DANVERS, Mass., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Marine Polymer Technologies, Inc., a medical device company based in Danvers, Massachusetts, announced today that a federal jury in Concord, New Hampshire, awarded over $29.4 million in damages in a patent infringement law suit against HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. based in Portland, Oregon. The court handed down its decision on April 29, 2010. The patent law suit, which was filed on March 17, 2006, concerned biocompatible polymers that are used...

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2009-09-12 06:40:00

A US federal appeals court announced on Friday that Microsoft Corp. will not be required to dole out $358 million to Alcatel-Lucent for alleged patent infringement because of issues with the way the damages were calculated. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which has dealt with plenty of patent and trademark cases, agreed that software giant Microsoft had indirectly infringed the patents of French telecoms equipment firm Alcatel, and that the decision was supported...

2008-09-29 06:00:14

Alcatel-Lucent has lost its US Federal Court appeal to force Microsoft to pay $1.5 billion in damages in a long-running patent dispute. The court upheld the August 2007 decision of a lower court that ruled Microsoft did not violate a patent for MP3 digital audio technology and held licensing rights to the other, citing a joint ownership agreement between Germany's Fraunhofer Institute and AT&T. The company claimed the MP3 patents were originally filed by Bell Labs, the R&D arm of...

2008-09-03 06:00:20

By David Jolly Alcatel-Lucent moved Tuesday to right its struggling business and smooth its internal conflicts, appointing two veteran European business leaders to its top posts. The company said that Philippe Camus, a former co-chief executive of European Aeronautic Defense & Space, would take over Oct. 1 as nonexecutive chairman, while Ben Verwaayen, a former chief executive of the British telecommunications company BT and a former vice chairman of the management board of Lucent...

2008-07-30 09:01:05

By David Jolly Alcatel-Lucent, one of the world's largest suppliers of telecommunications equipment, said Tuesday that the architects of the trans-Atlantic merger that formed the company - the chief executive, Patricia Russo, and Serge Tchuruk, the chairman - would step down, following calls for their resignation from investors. Shareholders in the company, formed from the November 2006 combination of Lucent Technologies, based in Murray Hill, New Jersey, and Alcatel, based in Paris, had...

2008-07-30 09:00:25

By David Jolly Kevin J. O'Brien contributed reporting from Berlin. Laura Holson contributed from New York. * A trans-Atlantic cultural clash at Alcatel-Lucent, the French- American telecommunications equipment maker created in a merger two years ago, hit home Tuesday when the company's top two executives, who engineered the deal, said they would step down. Patricia Russo, the American chief executive, and Serge Tchuruk, the French chairman, said they would leave by the end of the...