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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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