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.
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.
Lime Wire LLC and founder Mark Gorton should pay the highest range of damages for harming the recording industry by allowing people to download songs for free, a lawyer for the music labels told jurors in a trial.
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.
Rolls-Royce Group Plc must lower the $3.7 billion in damages sought in a patent lawsuit against United Technologies Corp. ’s Pratt & Whitney because the jet- engine maker overstated the effect of competition, a judge ruled.
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.
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.”