Gevo Inc., a U.S. biofuel producer backed by French oil company Total SA and specialty-chemicals maker Lanxess AG, received a patent for mechanical systems it struggled to implement at its Minnesota factory.
Walt Disney Co. and other movie and TV studios asked a federal judge to rule that the file-sharing website Lime Wire LLC and its founder, Mark Gorton, induced people to illegally download shows and films without payment.
A Minnesota woman accused by the music industry of illegally downloading songs was ordered to pay $222,000 in damages, after an appeals court overturned a lower- court ruling that had reduced the amount.
Boston Scientific Corp. , which makes coronary stents to repair clogged arteries, yesterday won more than $19 million in patent-infringement damages from Johnson & Johnson ’s Cordis Corp. after a jury trial.
Lime Wire LLC founder Mark Gorton told a jury he hadn’t “fully appreciated” the damages he might have to pay for copyright infringement in case of litigation over the free downloading of songs through the company’s website.
Warner Music Group Corp. and Sony Corp. , along with other owners of music labels, agreed during a trial to settle their copyright lawsuit against Lime Wire LLC and its founder, Mark Gorton , for $105 million.
Warner Music Group Corp. Chief Executive Officer Edgar Bronfman told a federal jury weighing damages caused by Lime Wire LLC’s copyright infringement that the effect on Warner’s business was “devastating.”
Lime Wire LLC, operator of a website found liable for inducing the infringement of music copyrights, was ordered to disable its program that allows users to download, upload and trade music recordings.