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Vonage Settles AT&T Suit

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... More...

Vonage Settles Verizon Patent Suit

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... More...

BMG settles Napster lawsuit for $130M

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... More...

Microsoft Settles Eolas Patent Feud

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... More...

Sony BMG settles suit over CDs

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'... More...

Google Settles 'Click Fraud' Suit

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... More...

Microsoft Settles Infringement Suit

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... More...

Apple settles with Tiger leaker

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... More...

Microsoft Settles With Burst.com

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.... More...

FTC Settles Case Involving Windows Pop-Up Ads

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... More...

Spam sender settles N.Y. case

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... More...

Microsoft Settles Arizona Lawsuit

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... More...

AOL settles class action lawsuits

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... More...

FTC Settles With Alleged Spammers

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... More...

Microsoft Settles Patent Case For $60M

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... More...

Microsoft settles with North Carolina

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... More...

AOL Settles Charges of Unfair Billing

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... More...

Amazon settles 1-Click patent dispute

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... More...

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