Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis are urging the Federal Circuit to deny Apotex Corp.’s request to stay a preliminary injunction preventing the generic maker from selling its copycat version of the blood thinner Plavix.
Pulmonetic Systems Inc. has smacked VersaMed Medical Systems Inc. with a lawsuit, accusing its rival of infringing on a patent involving medical ventilators.
The U.S. pharmaceutical unit of Belgian chemicals firm Solvay SA has settled a pair of patent-infringement lawsuits with two generic drug makers over a treatment for low testosterone, or “Low T.”
Time Warner Cable Inc. has been hit with a federal lawsuit claiming that its high-speed cable modem and Internet services infringe five patents held by Pennsylvania-based patent-holding company Rembrandt Technologies LP, the second patent case brought against Time Warner Cable by Rembrandt since June.
Merchant banking firm Ocean Tomo LLC has started up an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service to provide a forum for handling intellectual property disputes.
In a bid to prevent drug manufacturers from taking their business overseas, Australia’s parliament gave the green light on Thursday to changes in the country’s intellectual property laws aimed at giving the generic pharmaceutical industry a more competitive edge in the international market.
Taking on the Big Apple, Washington, D.C. law firm Crowell & Moring LLP has announced the opening of new digs in Manhattan as it seeks to meet client needs and rev up its core practice groups, including intellectual property.
An inventor from New Jersey is levying a slew of charges, including patent infringement, conspiracy and theft, against a patent attorney and Procter & Gamble, alleging that a key component of his invention was omitted from his patent application and ended up in Procter & Gamble’s products.
The head of the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust division said Wednesday that efforts to go after Apple Computer Inc. because its iTunes software is too dominant and does not interoperate with devices other than iPods are misguided.
The head of Acambis said Wednesday the company would be willing to settle its patent dispute with Bavarian Nordic over a smallpox vaccine, but that he’s not optimistic the companies can come to an agreement.
A circuit judge has decided to uphold BondPro Corp.’s liability win in a diversity suit for the theft of its trade secret for a manufacturing process, but has rejected the company’s claims for damages and an injunction.
Claiming that the Xbox videogame console’s Xbox Live online gaming service violated its patents, online chat company Paltalk Holdings Inc. sued Xbox creator Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday for patent infringement.
Legislation creating so-called Rocket Dockets cleared another hurdle on Capital Hill Wednesday when the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a pilot program to bring complex patent cases and tech-savvy judges together in litigation.
Applied Medical Resources Corp. has accused Tyco International LP and a Tyco subsidiary of infringing three patents, the latest development in a long-running series of legal battles between the rival companies over surgical instruments known as trocars.
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. has received another victory in its battle to protect Lipitor from generic reproduction, after a Dutch court ruled Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.’s version of the cholesterol drug would violate a Pfizer patent.
A software company that merged with Trilogy Software Inc. earlier this year has filed a lawsuit against Sun Microsystems Inc., claiming the company stole its patent when it developed product configuration software of its own and employed former Trilogy employees to help with the software.
After a troubled five-year stint, the embattled chief executive of Bristol-Myers Squibb has been fired, along with the company's general counsel, over the pharmaceutical giant's alleged mishandling of the Plavix patent dispute.
Light emitting diode (LED) maker Cree Inc. and Boston University sued California-based LED-company Bridgelux on Monday, complaining that Bridgelux infringed two of their patents in producing semiconductors.
In a setback for Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc., a federal judge has denied the drug maker’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Amgen Inc., ensuring the biotechnology firm’s attack on an Ariad arthritis-treatment patent will go forward.
TriZetto Group Inc. announced Tuesday that it will pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit brought against it by health care software maker rival McKesson Information Solutions LLC.