Microsoft, Symantec settle Windows dispute

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After nearly two years of litigation, Microsoft Corp. and Symantec Corp. have settled a dispute over data-storage technologies in Microsoft products. The suit, filed by Symantec in May 2006, alleged that Microsoft wrongly used Symantec's...

Blockbuster and Netflix settle patent battle

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After nearly a year of back-and-forth attacks from Blockbuster and Neflix, the lawsuit battle regarding DVD rentals over the Internet is finally over. According to an SEC filing by Blockbuster, the terms of the settlement...

IBM, Amazon.com settle patent fight

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Amazon.com Incorporated has paid IBM an undisclosed amount of money to settle all outstanding patent lawsuits between the two companies which also agreed to a long-term patent cross-licensing deal, giving Amazon access to IBM's patents...

Sony to settle rootkit row

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Sony BMG has struck a deal in a class actionlawsuit over copy-restriction software it used in music CDs, resulting in major benefits to consumers. Free music downloads and cash refunds could soon beoffered to...

Google, Microsoft Settle Dispute Over China Exec

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Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday they agreed to settle pending litigation that had barred a former Microsoft executive from heading up the Web search firm's research efforts in China. Microsoft said the...

Amazon Pays $40m to Settle Patent Case

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Amazon has settled its 12-month legal case with Soverain Software with a payment of $40m, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Amazon's papers reveal that it made "a one-time payment...

Alabama Spammers Settle Case

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Two men, part of an alleged spamming ring, have settled a case brought by internet giant Earthlink over their activities. Damon DeCrescenzo and David Burstyn, two of the so-called Alabama Spammers, paid an undisclosed amount...

Microsoft still hopes to settle with EC, exec says

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Microsoft Corp. still hopes to settle with the European Commission over the sanctions ordered against it to correct its anticompetitive behavior, even as its appeal of the case winds its way through the legal channels,...

Kodak, Sun Settle Java Lawsuit

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Eastman Kodak Co. and Sun Microsystems Inc. have settled their lawsuit over whether Sun infringed on Kodak's patents in creating the Java platform. The two sides came to an out-of-court agreement Wednesday night, before they...

Microsoft settle with Sendo

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Mobile device maker, Sendo, have agreed an out of court settlement with industry giant, Microsoft. The specifics of the agreement have not been disclosed, yet is purported to be around the hundreds of millions mark....

Microsoft and Mythic settle lawsuit

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Following the cancellation of Mythica, Microsoft agrees to no longer try to trademark the MMORPG's contested title. Mythic Entertainment, developers of the successful MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot, said today it had...

HP to pay $105 million to settle Canada dispute

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Hewlett-Packard will reimburse the Canadian government $105 million (146 million Canadian dollars) to resolve a contractual dispute, but plans legal action to recover the money from the parties it says are responsible, the Palo Alto...

Sex.com, VeriSign settle domain name suit

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The original owner of the Sex.com domain name has settled his lawsuit against VeriSign, ending a protracted battle over the transfer of the domain. The settlement comes roughly nine months after the U.S....

AMD, Intergraph Settle Suit

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Intergraph Corp. said Monday that it had settled all of its outstanding patent claims against Advanced Micro Devices Inc., following a similar settlement with Intel Corp. last week. According to the terms of the deal,...

AT&T, MCI settle call-routing claims

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Telecommunications giants MCI and AT&T have settled several claims they have against each other, including a September 2003 AT&T lawsuit that alleged MCI had fraudulently redirected millions of dollars worth of call-routing fees to AT&T....

Microsoft pays $10 million to settle suit

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Microsoft said on Tuesday that it would pay $10.5 million to settle an antitrust lawsuit brought by customers who claimed the software maker used its monopoly power to overcharge them for direct purchases of software....

Eolas says it would settle over IE

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In response to newly revealed details of Microsoft's potential plans to redesign its browser, Eolas founder Mike Doyle urged the software giant to leave Internet Explorer alone and pay his company a license fee instead....

Intel, VIA Settle Series of Patent Suits

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Chipmakers Intel Corp. and VIA Technologies Inc. on Monday said they have settled a series of patent infringement lawsuits. The agreement, whose financial terms were not disclosed, resolves 11 pending cases in five...

Homestore, AOL Settle Contract Dispute

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Online real estate company Homestore Inc. said on Thursday it had settled a contract dispute with America Online, the Internet division of AOL Time Warner Inc., and had signed a new 18-month marketing pact. ...

Sonicblue, TiVo settle patent spat

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Sonicblue and TiVo announced late Friday that the two companies will dismiss their patent infringement claims against one another. The two companies filed lawsuits against each other in the United States District Court for...

U.S., Microsoft Settle Privacy Charges

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Microsoft Corp. agreed on Thursday to submit to 20 years of U.S. government oversight of its online identity service in order to settle charges that it misled consumers about security and privacy standards. ...

DoubleClick to settle privacy suits

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A federal court on Friday granted DoubleClick preliminary approval to settle all state and federal class-action lawsuits that charged it violated the privacy of Web surfers. The preliminary settlement, set to be...

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