In a stunning setback for satellite television provider EchoStar Communications Inc., a federal jury has awarded TiVo Inc. $73 million in damages in the rivals’ patent infringement dispute over digital video recorder technology.
The verdict in the patent dispute between circuit makers O2Micro International Ltd. and Taiwan Sumida Electronics Inc. has been upheld by a federal judge, marking yet another defeat for Sumida in litigation between the two companies.
Internet search giant Google Inc. seems to be everywhere these days, but nowhere is its presence more conspicuous than at the crossroads between the Internet and the courtroom.
Microchip Technology Inc. has hit rival Luminary Micro Inc. with an infringement lawsuit over of three microcontroller patents that are currently being re-examined by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has nabbed the Intellectual Property Practice co-head of rival Bingham McCutchen LLP, who will join the firm as a partner in its Silicon Valley office.
A recently retired pioneer of anti-piracy legislation for the Recording Industry Association of America has joined the growing intellectual property practice group of Decker Jones McMackin McClane Hall & Bates PC.
In a victory for startup semiconductor company Axiom Microdevices Inc., a federal jury has unanimously rejected the patent infringement claims of a rival, but upheld one charge that Axiom had misappropriated trade secrets.
Electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc. has been pirating millions of dollars worth of unlicensed data-recovery software for its computer-repair subsidiary, according to a federal copyright infringement lawsuit filed this week.
In a move to block pharmaceutical company Roche Holding AG’s experimental anemia drug from entering the United States, biotechnology company Amgen Inc. filed a complaint Tuesday with the U.S. International Trade Commission.
The long-running dispute between Toshiba Corp. and Lexar Media Inc., which has played out in district courts across the United States, may soon be heard by the U.S. International Trade Commission, after Lexar filed a complaint against Toshiba alleging patent infringement.
A patent infringement lawsuit seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from Ford Motor Co. has been transferred to Ford’s venue-of-choice after settlement talks over an inventor’s airbag technology collapsed.
In a preemptive strike against eye-care company Ciba Vision Corp., rival firm CooperVision Inc. has filed a pair of lawsuits against the optical unit of Novartis AG over patents for contact lenses.
In a move to protect its embattled market share for osteoporosis treatments, Merck and Co. Inc. has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Canadian generic drug manufacturer Apotex Inc. to stifle its generic version of Fosamax.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. is firing back at Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. and has issued several counterclaims against the Japanese electronics rival’s alleged complaints of patent infringement on its plasma technology used in televisions.
Switching from litigators to counsels to advocates to business experts, the intellectual property attorneys at the law firm Goodwin Procter LLP have a number of skills to offer their IP clients depending on their needs, according to the firm.
Determined to keep its intellectual property out of competitors’ hands, Japan’s Seiko Epson Corp. has filed a fresh lawsuit against two dozen companies claiming they are infringing its patents for printer ink cartridges.
German pharmaceutical giant Bayer Healthcare AG has sued generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. in an attempt to thwart a generic version of its blockbuster eye infection drug, Vigamox, from entering the marketplace.
In a surprising turnaround, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. today restored – for now - French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis SA’s patent for the blood clot treatment Lovenox.
Despite settling litigation over blockbuster drug Effexor in October, drug maker Wyeth is heading back to court to defend the popular antidepressant after another generic drug maker took a swipe at its patents.
Gaining a lukewarm reception for its first-ever technology patent auction held at The Ritz Carlton in San Francisco, merchant banc Ocean Tomo sold just a third of its patent lots for total sales of over $3 million.