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Intel to Pay AMD 1.25 Billion Dollars

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 08:54 AM | Thursday, November 12, 2009 | (url: http://www.pcmag....)

Advanced Micro Devices and Intel have agreed to settle their outstanding litigation, and Intel will pay AMD $1.25 billion as a result, the two companies said Thursday.

The settlement ends all litigation between the two companies, including a Delaware case and two cases in Japan. The U.S. case was scheduled to go to trial in 2010.

"While the relationship between the two companies has been difficult in the past, this agreement ends the legal disputes and enables the companies to focus all of our efforts on product innovation and development," the two companies said in a statement.

AMD executives had declined to comment at an AMD analyst day on Thursday about the possibility of a settlement.

Under the terms of the agreement, AMD and Intel obtain patent rights from a new 5-year cross license agreement, Intel and AMD will give up any claims of breach from the previous license agreement, and Intel will pay AMD $1.25 billion. Intel has also agreed to abide by a set of business practice provisions, the companies said.


Blizzard Wins Suit Againist MMOGlider

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 10:00 AM | Wednesday, October 1, 2008 | (url: http://news.bbc.c...)

World of Warcraft creator Blizzard has won $6m (3.36m) in damages from the makers of a software 'bot'.

The damages award comes after Blizzard won the first round of its legal battle against MDY Industries in July 2008.

Blizzard embarked on the case against MDY claiming that the World of Warcraft Glider software produced by the small company infringed its copyright.

The Glider software lets Warcraft players automate many of the repetitive steps the game involves.


Nintendo Faces Patent Suit over Wiimote

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:05 PM | Thursday, August 21, 2008 | (url: http://news.yahoo...)

Nintendo's hit Wii console with its wandlike remote controller has been targeted in patent infringement complaints by a U.S. technology company.

Hillcrest Laboratories, based in Rockville, Md., has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington D.C., and a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Maryland against Nintendo Corp., the company said in a statement Wednesday.

Kyoto-based Nintendo spokesman Yasuhiro Minagawa said Thursday the Japanese video game company has not yet received the lawsuit and had no comment.

Hillcrest is accusing Nintendo of infringement in four patents dealing with technology for a handheld three-dimensional pointing device and a display interface system for organizing graphic content on a TV, it said.


Apple finally sues Psystar

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:04 PM | Tuesday, July 15, 2008 | (url: http://arstechnic...)

Apple's adventures with Mac clones had at best, mixed results, and Steve Jobs quickly ended the program in 1997 after his return as CEO. While a company named Psystar ignored that memo when it decided to release its own unofficial Mac clones earlier this year, there's no way it's going to miss Apple's latest memo, which came in the form of a just-uncovered lawsuit filed earlier this month.

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Apple's Mighty Mouse Challenged In Court

Submitted by: Dumpy Dooby @ 10:23 AM | Thursday, May 22, 2008 | (url: http://www.inform...)

Man & Machine, maker of computer peripherals, filed a trademark-infringement lawsuit on Tuesday against Apple and CBS. This action arises from Apples use and proposed continued use of the trademark Mighty Mouse in violation of M&Ms rights in its own Mighty Mouse trademark, the complaint states. Apples use of the Mighty Mouse trademark takes place under color of an agreement with CBS purporting to license such use.

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EBay sues Craigslist

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 07:44 PM | Tuesday, April 22, 2008 | (url: http://ap.google....)

EBay Inc. sued Craigslist on Tuesday, alleging the classified site unfairly tried to dilute the online auctioneer's stake in it.

EBay purchased a 28 percent stake in privately held Craigslist in 2004 from an unnamed former executive. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

But in January, eBay says, Craigslist's board, consisting of founder Craig Newmark and Chief Executive Jim Buckmaster, unilaterally acted to dilute eBay's economic interest in Craigslist by more than 10 percent.


Seagate sues SSD maker STEC

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 02:24 PM | Tuesday, April 15, 2008 | (url: http://www.nytime...)

Seagate Technology, the largest maker of computer hard drives, made a pre-emptive strike against an emerging competitor on Monday when it filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing STEC Inc. of patent infringement.

In the suit, Seagate contends that STECs solid-state drive products violate four Seagate patents covering how such drives interface with computers.

STEC, based in Santa Ana, Calif., makes solid-state drives for corporations and other large enterprises, a market that Seagate executives have said the company plans to enter this year. The suit was filed in Federal District Court in the Northern District of California.


Star Trek Online Dev. Perpetual Sued by PR Firm, Charged with Breach of Contract

Submitted by: Colosus @ 10:51 AM | Wednesday, December 12, 2007 | (url: http://www.shackn...)

The full text of the seven-count complaint reveals additional details on Kohnke's suit against Perpetual. Among the claims, the complaint levies charges of fraud against P2, Perpetual, and Perpetual employees Chris McKibbin and Josh Keene.


Lawsuit over Halo 3's incompatibility with the Xbox 360

Submitted by: Hurricane Harold @ 03:48 PM | Thursday, November 22, 2007 | (url: http://www.courth...)

A California man is suing Microsoft and Bungie over the well-known incompatibility with Halo 3 and the Xbox 360. From the complaint:

Defendants knew or had reason to know that Halo 3 was being purchased by consumers for use on an Xbox 360

...

However, Halo 3 does not function with the Xbox 360, and to the contrary, attempted use of Halo 3 consistently causes the Xbox 360 to "crash" "freeze" or "lock up" while the game is being played.


Lawsuits are fun!


NewsGroups No Longer Safe from RIAA

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 01:26 PM | Tuesday, October 16, 2007 | (url: http://torrentfre...)

Basking in glory after orchestrating a record punishment for a petty file-sharer in the US, the RIAA takes its legal campaign to the next level. Many may want newsgroups to stay under the radar but its too late - major labels have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Usenet.com and it wont be going away.