Vonage Settles AT&T Suit

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Internet phone-company Vonage has settled the last of its patent disputes which have drained much-needed money from the company. In a press release yesterday, Vonage stated simply: "Vonage and AT&T have entered into a definitive...

Seagate settles suit over disk capacity

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Seagate Technology has agreed to reimburse 5% of the purchase price to people who bought Seagate hard drives in the United States between March 22, 2001, and December 31, 2005 plus pay up to $1.79...

Vonage Settles Verizon Patent Suit

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With the recent security issues and patent infringement suit with AT&T, internet phone company Vonage needs all the good news it can get. The company announced today that it has settled a patent lawsuit brought...

Vonage Settles Sprint Nextel Patent Suit

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It seems like just a few weeks ago when some were predicting the demise of Vonage after an unfriendly verdict awarding Sprint $69.5 million in damages along with a percentage of Vonage's future revenue. Today,...

BMG settles Napster lawsuit for $130M

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Media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG has settled a copyright infringement case by paying $130 million US to the National Music Publishers' Association, a trade association that represents more than 700 U.S. music publishers. The latest deal...

Microsoft Settles Eolas Patent Feud

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Intellectual property licensing firm Eolas has announced in a letter to its share holders that it has settled a patent lawsuit with Microsoft over a method to embed interactive components into a web page, such...

RIM Settles With Samsung Over BlackJack

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Remember when Apple got its panties in a bunch over some company using "i" in front of their product? Well now there's the Research in Motion BlackBerry and the Samsung BlackJack. RIM doesn't like the...

FTC finally settles with Sony BMG over rootkit

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Sony BMG started with a class-action lawsuit, continued with a settlement with state attorneys general and ended with the federal government. I use the term "ended" very loosely. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced...

Alleged Porn Spammer settles with FTC

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TJ Web Productions, an alleged marketer of online porn has agreed to pay a $465,000 penalty to settle spam charges as well as adhere to federal spam laws. Yipee, less spam! I wish it were...

Sony BMG settles suit over CDs

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Sony BMG Music Entertainment will pay $1.5 million and kick in thousands more in customer refunds to settle lawsuits brought by California and Texas over music CDs that installed a hidden anti-piracy program on consumers'...

Apple Settles With Creative For $100 Million

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Apple and Creative have resolved their legal disputes which started on May 15th of this year when Creative and Apple sued each other claiming patent infringement. According to a joint-press release, Apple will pay Creative...

Microsoft Settles California Antitrust Claims

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Microsoft Corp., tentatively agreed to pay $70 million in vouchers to several California municipalities to settle an antitrust claim that it used its market dominance to overcharge government customers, plaintiff lawyers said on Tuesday. The...

Google Settles 'Click Fraud' Suit

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Google has agreed to pay up to settle a law suit whichalleged that customers of their ad program were being billed falsely forclick-throughs that never occurred. The suit focused on Google benefitting, anddoing next to...

Microsoft Settles Suit Against Former Spammer

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Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday that it had settled a lawsuit against Scott Richter, whom it identified as a former "spam king." Microsoft said that as part of the settlement Richter and his company agreed...

Microsoft Settles Infringement Suit

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Microsoft and Alacritech have settled a dispute over networking technology the software giant plans to use in future versions of Windows. Alacritech, which sued Microsoft for patent infringement last year, announced...

Microsoft Settles IBM Antitrust Claims

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Microsoft and IBM have settled outstanding legal claims stemming from the U.S. government's antitrust case against Microsoft in the mid-1990s. The agreement, announced Friday, will result in a $775 million payment to...

Apple settles with Tiger leaker

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Apple Computer has reached a settlement with one of the men it sued for online distribution of its unreleased Mac OS X Tiger operating system. Apple said on Wednesday that it has...

Microsoft Settles With Burst.com

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On the day Microsoft and Burst.com were to square off again in a Baltimore courtroom, the tiny Santa Rosa, Calif.-based company announced that it had agreed to settle its seven-year-old suit against the software giant....

Microsoft Settles With Novell : $536 Million

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Microsoft have announced a massive out of court settlement worth $536 million with Novell. The settlement relates to anti-trust claims Novell made against Microsoft, with relation to Novell's Netware product amongst others. The...

FTC Settles Case Involving Windows Pop-Up Ads

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Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Squared Solutions reached an agreement regarding Squared Solutions business practices. Squared Solutions used Microsoft's Windows Messenger to sell pop-up blocking software to consumers (which would show...

Apple settles with patent holder on iTunes

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Apple Computer has become the latest in a line of companies licensing patents from the relatively obscure E-Data, a company that claims to hold property rights on the process of selling music online. ...

Microsoft Settles Consumer Lawsuit in New Mexico

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Microsoft Corp. said on Tuesday it will pay New Mexico consumers as much as $31.5 million to settle a class action claiming the world's largest software maker had overcharged for software. The settlement, which received...

Apple settles Rendezvous trademark dispute

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The networking software from Apple known as Rendezvous is now OpenTalk. This name changes comes after Apple has reached an agreement with Tibco Software. Last year Tibco Software accused Apple of infringing on...

Spam sender settles N.Y. case

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Scott Richter has agreed to pay $40,000 a fine and an additional $10,000 for sending deceptive junk e-mail. By settling like this Scott Richter's has avoided hiring lawyers to defend his company, and therefore...

Microsoft settles Massachusetts suit

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Once again this week Microsoft has settled another class action lawsuit. This time in Massachusetts. Where Microsoft has agreed to pay more than $1.5 billion. Microsoft Corp. will offer...

Microsoft Settles Arizona Lawsuit

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Microsoft and the state of Arizona reached an agreement Tuesday. The class-action lawsuit alleged that Microsoft overcharged its customers in the state. According to PCWorld "The deal provides Arizona software buyers with up...

AOL settles class action lawsuits

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AOL has agreed to settle two class action lawsuits in the US by punters who alleged the giant Internet company continued to bill them even after they cancelled their subscriptions. Although the ISP "vigorously denies...

FTC Settles With Alleged Spammers

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has settled charges against two alleged spammers who used what the FTC called "deceptively bland subject lines," false return addresses, and other methods to lure unsuspecting consumers, including children, to...

Microsoft settles Minnesota antitrust case

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Microsoft on Monday reached a settlement with consumers in Minnesota to end an antitrust suit that claimed that the company had overcharged for its Windows operating system and its Office application software. According...

Microsoft settles music download suit

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New York company E-Data said on Tuesday that it has settled a patent infringement suit filed against Microsoft and others, based on music download services in Europe. Last October, the small company...

Microsoft Settles Patent Case For $60M

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Microsoft agreed Wednesday to pay Imagexpo $60 million to settle a case involving disputed technology used in the Redmond, Wash., giant's NetMeeting product. Imagexpo is a subsidiary of SPX Corp., an electronics manufacturer based in...

Microsoft Settles Tennessee Class Action Lawsuit

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Microsoft said on Friday it would pay consumers of its software up to $64 million to settle a class action lawsuit contending that it overcharged for its products. The settlement, which was previously announced with...

Microsoft settles with North Carolina

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Microsoft has agreed to pay as much as $89 million to settle a class-action lawsuit in North Carolina that alleged the vendor overcharged for its software. Under the settlement, North Carolina residents who bought Microsoft...

AOL Settles Charges of Unfair Billing

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America Online Inc. says it will improve the way it deals with customers who want to cancel their Internet service, resolving federal allegations that the company used unfair billing practices. The Federal...

Microsoft settles suits for $1.1 billion

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Thanks to ICEMEDIA for sending us in the below story. Microsoft Corp. said Friday that it had settled a number of class-action lawsuits filed in the state of California for $1.1 billion...

Amazon settles 1-Click patent dispute

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Amazon.com Inc yesterday confirmed it has settled a two-year-old patent infringement lawsuit with Barnesandnoble.com LLC, though it declined to disclose the terms. The deal draws a line under what is probably the second-most controversial patent...

FTC settles with Eli Lilly over security lapse

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said Friday that it settled with pharmaceutical maker Eli Lilly and Co. for revealing sensitive personal information that the company collected over its Prozac.com Web site. The...

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