XM Satellite Radio Inc. asked a federal judge Monday to throw out a copyright suit brought by ten major record companies, arguing that a law passed in 1992 should have precluded the suit from being filed.
The federal judge overseeing Rambus Inc.’s drawn-out patent battle against Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has slashed the jury's $307 million penalty against Hynix, calling the stunning sum “exaggerated.”
Vaccine producer Acambis got a boost today in its battle with Bavarian Nordic A/S to become the supplier of smallpox vaccines to the U.S. government, with International Trade Commission transcripts indicating that the patents asserted by Bavarian Nordic are invalid.
King Pharmaceuticals scored a major courtroom victory after a district court upheld a patent for its blood pressure and hypertension drug Altace.
A U.S. Appeals Court panel on Thursday upheld a lower court decision that Steelcase Inc. did not violate two Flex-Rest LLC patents related to computer keyboard positioning systems.
A Canadian technology and design firm is hauling some of the industry’s most formidable names into court, targeting Dell Inc. and others in a case that hinges on a patent for multi-screen display units.
Computer animation technology has sparked a court battle between New York University and software maker Autodesk, with NYU alleging that Autodesk knowingly infringed several of its patents for animation software.
An Australian agency’s failed attempts to license its WiFi patent in the United States has exempted it from legal protection normally afforded to foreign governments and freed a group of high-tech heavyweights to seek declaratory judgment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled.
A federal judge has upheld Forest Laboratories Inc.’s patent on the blockbuster antidepressant drug Lexapro, thus thwarting Ivax Pharmaceuticals Corp.’s plans to market a generic.
National courts should have exclusive rights to decide on patent infringement, a European court ruled in two cases that throw a spotlight on the long-running controversy over whether Europe should streamline its national patent systems.
If Congress doesn’t approve of patents for abusive tax strategies, then it should take action against them, rather than wait for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to do so, the agency’s top lawyer told legislators Thursday.
A 21-year-old lawsuit between a Silicon Valley semiconductor company and a wronged Canadian engineer has been settled for about $3 million—a fraction of the $172 million damage award the plaintiff lost through his lawyer’s error.
The European Commission has come closer to ratifying a patent rule to ease translation requirements, a move that will make the implementation of a new E.U.-wide patent system more likely.
The Federal Trade Commission asked Cephalon Inc. Wednesday for more information about Cephalon's patent infringement suit settlements relating to the narcolepsy drug Provigil.
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary U.S. LLP has nabbed a seasoned patent litigator to help expand the intellectual property litigation practice in its Chicago office.
Many law firms claim to make efforts to understand the business of their biggest clients, but Banner & Witcoff Ltd. goes beyond understanding—the firm learns clients’ histories, entrenches itself within clients’ communities and builds up meaningful long-term relationships.
Apple Computer Inc. has abandoned its legal effort to find out who at the company leaked trade secrets about an unreleased music interface device, according to recently filed court documents.
With the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on the brink of implementing proposed changes to continuing application procedures, a new study contends that the amendments will have an adverse effect on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical areas.
Model-train maker Lionel L.L.C. has asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan to grant a third extension of its deadline to file a Chapter 11 plan, while an appeals court decides whether or not to uphold the $38.6 million verdict that drove Lionel into bankruptcy.
Taking the first swipe at a familiar rival, Intel Corp. has hit semiconductor developer AmberWave Systems Corp. with a lawsuit seeking declaratory judgment, claiming it did not infringe on its patent related to chip fabrication.