HP Is Negotiating to Settle Bribery Charges

The allegations stem from a deal with a Russian government agency.

In Lawsuit, U.S. May Have to Prove Why It Needs Phone Records Collection Program

A judge challenges the government to prove that investigators have used it to fend off imminent terrorist attacks.

Shareholder Suit Accuses IBM of Concealing a Post-Snowden Backlash in China

Big Blue saw its sales fall considerably in China last quarter. A Louisiana pension fund argues that it was because of an association with the NSA.


Seoul Court Rules That Apple Didn’t Violate Samsung’s Patents

A Seoul court ruled that Apple Inc. didn’t violate some of Samsung Electronics Co.’s patents, dealing a rare blow to the South Korean smartphone maker in its home turf.


House Passes Bill Aimed at Patent “Trolls”

The House overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday aimed at discouraging frivolous lawsuits by patent holders who hope to extract settlements from companies wary of litigation costs.


Bill on Patent “Trolls” Seen Likely to Pass House

Supporters are confident that legislation designed to cut down on abusive patent lawsuits will pass a House vote this week, despite late objections from several groups on the right.

HP and Its CEO Must Answer Shareholder Lawsuit Over Disastrous Autonomy Deal

A federal judge wants to know what Meg Whitman knew about Autonomy, and when she knew it.

EMC Sues Pure Storage, Alleges Misuse of Trade Secrets By Former Employees

EMC accuses Pure of hiring no fewer than 44 of its best sales employees.

IBM Hits Twitter With Patent Infringement Claims Ahead of IPO

The first of many, of course.

AllThingsD Week in Review: Patent Wars Redux and Netflix Thinks “Big”

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

LinkedIn Calls Email Hacking Charges False

Patent Trolls Love Apple