Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Inc. and its larger rival, Fairchild Semiconductor Corp., have received the green light to consolidate their patent infringement cases against one another over metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor, or MOSFET, products.
To the delight of MuniAuction Inc., a federal judge has doubled a jury's $38.5 million damage award in a lawsuit that accuses Thomson Financial and related company i-Deal of infringing a patent that covers the online auction of municipal bonds.
A bill aimed at clamping down on intellectual property violations by making infringement a federal crime has made its way to the U.S. House of Representatives.
An internal dispute over the availability of affordable medicines may prevent the European Parliament from ratifying the World Trade Organization protocol on intellectual property rights.
Software giant Microsoft Corp. and rival Eolas Technologies Inc. have agreed to sit down and negotiate a years-long, $561 million patent dispute, postponing a retrial that was scheduled to start on Monday.
Health care provider Biomet Inc. has filed a lawsuit against a former executive and its one-time distributor, Zimmer US Inc., alleging a scheme to steal trade secrets and squeeze its rivals out of the lucrative orthopedic device market.
A district court has batted down Abbott Laboratories’ attempt to expand its infringement allegations in a patent suit to include Bayer HealthCare Inc. products for testing glucose levels.
Consumers on eBay.com will be able to keep on using the site's Buy It Now feature, after a judge on Friday denied MercExchange LLC's request for a permanent injunction against eBay Inc. over patents relating to a method to buy items for auction immediately at a preset price.
The judge presiding over the antitrust litigation involving controversial painkiller OxyContin has decided to stay the competition and infringement claims currently flying in the multidistrict case, opting to extend a suspension first issued last March.
Sony Corp. of America has been hit with a lawsuit alleging its PlayStation 3 infringes a patent covering the partitioning of a computer program into smaller concurrent processes, and seeking an order for the “impounding and destruction” of all Sony products found to encroach on the patent.
Semiconductor maker Texas Instruments Inc. is looking to join Rambus Inc.’s memory chip patent suit to keep parts of a licensing agreement with defendant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. confidential.
LG Electronics Inc. has asked a district court judge in Texas to force Dell Inc. to comply with a subpoena for documents and testimony issued in a pending patent case against several electronics companies involving memory and processors for personal computers.
A subsidiary of offshore drilling giant Transocean Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with rival drilling company Noble Corp., putting to rest a dispute over dual activity drilling patents, Transocean said Monday.
An appellate court on Friday overturned the dismissal of civil conspiracy claims against natural resources company Headwaters Inc., but upheld the dismissal of patent infringement claims.
Only months after it originally filed the infringement suit, 3M Co. has reached a settlement with Sony Corp. and other companies over patents relating to lithium-ion batteries.
A California-based licensing company has smacked Yahoo Inc. and AOL LLC parent Time Warner Inc. with an infringement lawsuit over a patent covering background advertising for computer messaging programs.
A Delaware federal court has buried Impax Laboratories Inc.'s efforts to market a generic version of a Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease by validating a patent for the Aventis drug Rilutek.
A judge has vacated an order from 2004 that found Cordis Corp.’s medical device for treating aneurysms literally infringed Boston Scientific Corp.’s and Target Therapeutics Inc.’s implant delivery system technology.
Medtronic Inc. and Kyphon Inc. will resolve their patent dispute over spinal surgical tools once Kyphon is acquired by the larger medical device maker, the companies said Friday.
A district court on Tuesday rejected the substance of a trademark piracy suit filed by the company that makes the popular Magna Doodle drawing toy when it granted Mattel Inc. subsidiary Fisher-Price Inc. summary judgment.