In a stinging ruling, Judge Birss of a London patent court has rejected attempts by the plaintiffs in a file-sharing case to have the case dropped, while criticising key technical arguments against the defendants
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Apple has filed lawsuit against Nokia in the UK for alleged patent infringement, this time focusing on a patent related to scrolling, according to online reports.The iPhone maker filed the suit in the High Court in London on Tuesday alleging that one of the patents — that covers the way scrolling works in touchscreen handsets — in a lawsuit brought by Nokia against Apple in Germany is invalid, according a report by Bloomberg.
Storage Computer said Wednesday that the United Kingdom High Court in London ruled that two of the company's European patents were invalid in the United Kingdom and that Hitachi Data Systems had not infringed on the patents. Storage Computer, which provides data storage delivery systems, said it will review the court decision to determine whether there is a basis to appeal the patent action litigation against Hitachi, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd.
Via Technologies responded this week to Intel's launch of cheaper chipsets with its own low-end solution, the P4X266E, which supports the latest Pentium 4 chips with faster bus speeds. The P4X266E comes with a 533MHz system bus as well as integrated USB 2.0, a high-speed connection for printers and other devices. While Via's Pentium III and earlier Celeron chipsets have been popular with PC makers, the company is currently engaged in a worldwide legal battle with Intel over Pentium 4 products, which has dampened some of the enthusiasm for the company's latest offerings. Intel alleges that Via does not have a license to make Pentium 4-compatible products. Via disputes this but has offered to indemnify PC makers and others who adopt Via's chips. Under patent law, Intel can file claims against companies that incorporate Via's chipsets. ZDNet U.K.'s Matthew Broersma reported from London. To read the full story, visit ZDNet U.K.
LONDON--A U.S. judge last week dismissed most of Rambus' patent claims against Korea's Hynix Semiconductor, one of the biggest memory manufacturers.
Lycos president and CEO Robert Davis flew into London on Tuesday to trumpet the firm being granted a "notice of allowance" from the US patent office for its 'spider' indexing technology.