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August 4, 2011 by

London tenants' data left in pub on USB

Thousands of tenants of two London housing associations had their data exposed after a contractor left an unencrypted memory stick in a London pub.Banking details of 800 Lewisham Homes tenants were on the unencrypted USB drive, which contained personal information of 20,000 tenants of the housing association in total, data protection authority the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said on Thursday.

January 21, 2011 by

Apple sues Nokia over touchscreen-scrolling patent

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.

July 21, 2004 by

MP3 player sales to grow 100% in 2004

According to London-based research firm Informa Media, consumers worldwide will buy 10.8 million next-generation players in 2004, from cheaper flash-memory units to players equipped with hard drives and massive memory, bringing the total installed base to 21.

August 13, 2003 by

Standards bodies file brief in Rambus case

A group of standard-setting bodies has weighed in on the patent-infringement case filed by memory designer Rambus against German memory maker Infineon. The major standard-setting bodies are parties to a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the U.

August 21, 2002

U.K. court rules in favor of Hitachi Data

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.

May 22, 2002 by

Via responds to Intel's 845 chipset

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.

May 21, 2001 by

Micron-Rambus case reset to October

The schedule for Micron Technology's high-stakes fraud and patent-infringement lawsuit against memory designer Rambus has been reset so the court can digest findings in a similar case involving chipmaker Infineon. A U.

May 7, 2001 by

Countersuit threatens Rambus' revenue

Chip designer Rambus stands to lose its grip on the PC memory industry as German chipmaker Infineon pursues a countersuit that could have far-reaching implications. A federal judge in Virginia on Friday dismissed the three remaining charges in Rambus' patent infringement suit against Infineon.

May 3, 2001 by

Judge throws out Rambus suit

A federal judge in Virginia on Friday threw out the three remaining patent infringement claims brought by memory chip designer Rambus against European chipmaker Infineon. Rambus had sought a court ruling that Infineon's production of standard SDRAM and DDR-DRAM memory chips infringes on Rambus patents.

March 14, 2001 by

Rambus shares down on trial talk

Shares in memory designer Rambus fell as muchas 29 percent Thursday after reports that the judgepresiding over the company's lawsuit againstchipmaker Infineon may limit the scope ofRambus' patent claims. Full story.


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