Thomas Welch knows there’s a better chance he will be fired than retire. So he spent his vacation interning at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management to prepare for a second career to sustain him for the next 40 years.
Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility unit isn’t entitled to the potentially billions of dollars it sought for its patents on technology used throughout the electronics community, a federal judge ruled in a victory for Microsoft Corp.
Analysts predict Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will pay $1 billion or more to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission fraud suit that triggered a 26 percent drop in the firm’s stock, Bloomberg News’s Jesse Westbrook and David Scheer report. Extracting such a record-setting penalty may be easier said than done.
Microsoft Corp., the world’s biggest software maker, won a U.K. ruling invalidating Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.’s patent protection for technology synchronizing message statuses across multiple devices.
Google Inc. dropped two patents related to industrywide technical specifications from an infringement complaint against Microsoft Corp. at the U.S. International Trade Commission, where Google is seeking to block U.S. imports of Microsoft’s Xbox gaming system.