Technology standardization is viral to expanding tech markets. Offering
standardized components or end-use products can enable multiple
entrants to gain access to emerging markets. Countervailing concerns,
arising from patent rights bundled into standards, were adjudged and
affirmed in the Federal Circuit’s ruling in Qualcomm v. Broadcom (Dec.
1, 2008). While the rulings in that case [...]
Silicon Image v. Analogix, 3:07-CV-0653-JCS (N.D. Cal. 11/21/2008).
Competitors in the HDMI interface market got into suit when Silicon
tried to enjoin Analogix’ chips that allegedly embodied trade secrets
and infringed copyrighted source code. In January, the injunction was
denied, and early trial date was set. After Silicon amended to add
business interference and false advertising [...]
Tele Atlas NV v. NAVTEQ, 5:05-CV-1673 (N.D. Cal. 10/28/2008).
To win share in the dashboard GPS device market requires functional
software and up-to-date mapping data. With both, men need never to
stop and ask directions.
Allegedly, Navteq tied licenses for key map display patents with
purchases of its map databases. Judge Whyte’s decision charts the
gauntlet against [...]
Law.com finds the whole thing rather interesting.
Judge Alsup construes six terms relating to "oligonucleotide probe" in this patent infringement lawsuit.