As specialty pharmaceutical companies expand their foothold in the pharmaceutical arena, their drugs for niche markets are becoming much more susceptible to patent litigation with aggressive generics companies.
A federal judge has ruled that claims of the patent involved in a long-standing dispute between Warner-Lambert Co. and generic maker Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. are enabled, rejecting Teva’s theory of invalidity.
After holding a Markman hearing in mid-September, a federal judge on Friday handed down claim constructions over seven disputed claims in a patent battle over video game controllers between Anascape Ltd. and console makers Microsoft Corp. and Nintendo Inc.
Dermatological products manufacturer Hill Dermaceuticals Inc. has come up short in its bid for a stay to prevent the U.S. Food & Drug Administration from approving any generic version of its brand-name scalp and body oil until the agency fully responds to its citizen petition.
CDW Corp., one of the defendants tied into Mass Engineered Design Inc.’s suit over a patent for multi-screen display units, is trying to shift any blame of infringement onto a group of 13 merchants.
While withholding monetary sanctions, a federal judge has publicly reprimanded two partners at Dorsey & Whitney LLP as well as the firm itself and the plaintiff it represented, detailing the “deplorable” behavior of one lawyer in particular and waxing eloquent on the decline of civility in the legal system in a 129-page opinion.
An individual patent holder of interface technology and Microsoft Corp. have dropped claims against one another in the patent holder’s infringement suit over the software giant’s Windows XP operating system.
Broadcast software maker Miranda Technologies Inc. has thrown in the towel in its two-year court battle over television image resolution and noise reduction technology, announcing it will settle with plaintiffs.
A family-owned company has won a $21 million verdict against national retailer Sears, Roebuck and Co. after a jury found the appliance store chain guilty of stealing the invention for a popular power tool.
Two months after its lawsuit against Google Inc. was dismissed from a district court in Florida, F&G Research Inc. has filed a new action in North Carolina over the same patent, alleging that Google Earth's controls infringe its intellectual property.
In a setback for Abbott Laboratories, a federal judge has intercepted the medical device maker’s attempt to add allegations to its claims against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Cordis Corp. and punted two related actions in a wide-ranging showdown over drug-eluting coronary stent patents.
A small Michigan-based company that prevailed this month in its $142 million patent infringement battle against Microsoft Corp. over its piracy-prevention software patents has fired off a similar suit against the software company regarding its Vista and Office 2007 products.
Alltel Corp. will pursue sanctions against rival wireless company Speedus Corp. for filing a lawsuit over two patents related to wireless transmission technology that Alltel says is frivolous, according to one of Alltel's lawyers.
A federal judge has shot down Facebook Inc.’s bid to impose sanctions against ConnectU LLC after finding that Facebook had failed to show that its rival social networking site made any materially false discovery responses or representations.
A Texas-based licensing company that warned the inventors of its video game controller patent not to aid Nintendo Co. Ltd. in invalidating the patent is now fending off harassment allegations.
An $18 million settlement resolving a class action copyright lawsuit by freelance writers against a group of publishers has been set aside by a federal appeals court, which has ruled the Manhattan judge who approved the deal lacked jurisdiction.
GraphOn Corp. and AutoTrader.com Inc. have put the brakes on a two-year patent battle, with the sides reaching a settlement about a week before the case was set to go to trial.
The Supreme Court has posed a new question in an arbitration challenge that many hoped would finally resolve a long-standing conflict surrounding the Federal Arbitration Act. The move has left some arbitration experts wondering whether the justices will end up sidestepping the matter altogether.
A court has tossed most of the suit in which an inventor accused his onetime friend and patent attorney, the attorney's wife and Procter & Gamble of stealing his ideas for a body protection pad by leaving them out of patent drafts.
Prompted by Acer Inc. in its patent war with Hewlett-Packard Co., the U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate certain computer, scanner and printer device drivers and semiconductor packages, the agency said Wednesday.