Trying to beef up the firm’s newly minted Palo Alto office, WilmerHale has hired seasoned intellectual property litigator Mark D. Flanagan, formerly of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, as the latest partner to join its California outpost.
Conceding defeat, backup provider Quantum Corp. has agreed to pay $25 million to software giant Sun Microsystems Inc. to settle a long-simmering patent infringement suit over data storage system technology, just days before the trial was set to begin.
In a setback for Fuji Photo Film Co. and the U.S. government in their attempt to push a disposable camera company out of the picture in the U.S., the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court’s final ruling Tuesday in favor of Jazz Photo Corp.
A federal judge has ordered barcode equipment maker Metrologic Instruments Inc. to pay a $13.4 million arbitration award to its rival after it allegedly failed to pay royalties on a patent license agreement.
In agreeing to hear the case between MedImmune and Genentech, the U.S. Supreme Court will set a precedent for whether licensees in good standing are permitted to challenge licensed patents.
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Alza Corporation has been smacked with a class-action antitrust lawsuit, accusing the unit of illegally trying to keep generic versions of overactive bladder drug Ditropan XL off the shelf.
Sanofi-Aventis’ battle with generic drug makers over its popular allergy medicine Allegra is raging on, with the French pharmaceutical giant slapping generic manufacturer Ranbaxy with a patent infringement lawsuit.
In a ruling with broad implications for antitrust suits against patent holders, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Wednesday on an appeal by Illinois Tool Works Inc. that patents alone do not prove a company has market power in an industry.
A government service cooperative has charged AstraZeneca with violating U.S. competition law, the latest swipe in a string of suits filed by nearly a dozen unions, pension funds and government agencies accusing the pharmaceutical giant of illegally trying to prevent generic versions of its blockbuster heart drug, Toprol-XL, from entering the marketplace.
After an ongoing battle in court, industry rivals Hewlett-Packard and Gateway Inc. resolved their outstanding intellectual property litigation Wednesday, with Gateway agreeing to fork over $47 million to HP without admission of fault.
In a dramatic turnaround, a district judge has reversed a $51 million jury award to medical device maker Medtronic Navigation Inc., deciding after four months that its rival did not infringe the company’s patents for image-guided surgical techniques.
Check processing company DataTreasury Corp., which has made headlines by aggressively asserting its patents in the banking industry, has once again targeted dozens of institutions in a new patent infringement lawsuit.
Generic drug maker QLT Inc. has been dealt yet another blow in its effort to maintain its presence in the market for prostate cancer treatments, with a federal judge issuing a damaging injunction and setting the stage for a drawn-out appeal.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit gave a district court a lesson in inequitable conduct Monday, reversing its findings in a nine-year-old battle and reviving a tool company’s defense against its rival.
Opening arguments in the high-stakes battle over Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” began in the United Kingdom this week, pitting the author’s British publishers against historians Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh.
Under India’s new patent laws allowing public opposition to patent grants, a Bangalore-based public interest group is preparing to file a pre-grant opposition to Roche’s Tamiflu, one of two drugs used to treat avian influenza.
Less than five months after initiating a wave of salary hikes, the Los Angeles-based Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges has announced that it will match new pay scales recently announced in New York, boosting first-year salaries to $145,000.
Chip maker Rambus will soon have access to evidence of an alleged anti-competition scheme perpetrated by the company’s competitors, after a judge unsealed evidence relating to the antitrust case.
The Regents of the University of California are walking away with a big win for their intellectual property, with chemical firm Monsanto Co. handing over $100 million to end a patent infringement lawsuit over a hormone for dairy cows.
Opting to settle rather than go to trial, telecommunications giants Samsung Electronics Co. and Sprint Nextel Corp. have put an end to a long-standing patent infringement lawsuit brought against them by New York-based engineering company ITT Industries Inc. over Global Positioning System technology.