Starbucks Corp. has reached an agreement with the Ethiopian government over the trademarking of the African nation’s coffee beans, potentially settling a dispute that has been raging for the last year.
OfficeMax Inc. has become the latest target of a lawsuit by a Chicago, Ill.-based patent-holding company seeking licensing fees for alleged infringement of its patent for prepaid phone and gift cards.
After 15 months of waiting out a conflict of interest, intellectual property attorney James Pooley and seven of his colleagues have finally joined Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Palo Alto, Calif. office.
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. has moved closer to regulatory approval to make generic Femara, the drug maker said Thursday, raising the stakes in a patent infringement suit Germany’s Novartis AG filed to protect the popular breast cancer treatment.
A federal appeals court has rejected Vonage Holdings Corp.’s claim that a patent infringement victory for rival Verizon Communications Inc. should be vacated because of a recent landmark ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Google Inc. and Belgian newspaper publishers have made some headway in their copyright dispute after the publishers allowed the Internet search engine to link to their Web sites.
Microsoft Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. do not infringe a smart card company’s patent for user verification technology because the patent only covers cards and not devices such as handheld computers, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. Inc. has sued India’s Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. for infringing its patent on the antibacterial drug Primaxin.
Continuing to boost its intellectual property practice, Goodwin Procter LLP has snagged an IP litigator from Morgan & Finnegan LLP.
An electronic labeling company has sounded a legal alarm against a Japanese rival for allegedly infringing a patent for tiny microchips used for inventory management and tracking.
United Airlines has been hit with a patent infringement suit filed by a Caribbean company and its licensee over the airline’s flight notification system.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should be able to approve some generic or follow-on biologic products if given the ability to do so, an agency official said at a hearing Wednesday.
A federal judge on Monday directed Microsoft Corp. to pay rival Alcatel-Lucent the $1.5 billion damages award decreed by a jury in February.
Oracle Corp.’s motion asking for an order to preclude rival SAP AG from destroying “critical evidence” in Oracle’s suit accusing SAP of computerized theft is a ploy, an SAP executive said Tuesday.
Optical communications company Finisar has filed a lawsuit against Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., accusing them of infringing an information broadcasting patent.
A Canadian appeals court has upheld patents for painkiller Celebrex that prevent the launch of a generic version of the drug until November 2014, Pfizer Inc. said Tuesday.
Monday’s landmark Supreme Court decision in KSR International Co. v. Teleflex Inc. will affect almost every unexpired patent and patent application. As the patent community struggles to understand and interpret this new precedent, ripples of change will be felt from the Federal Circuit down.
After an unsuccessful battle at the appellate level, Mike’s Train House has decided to explore the possibility of taking its long-standing trade secrets dispute against Lionel LLC to the U.S. Supreme Court.
An association of engineers on Tuesday became the second standards-setting organization to take steps to encourage patent owners to disclose their patents in an attempt to foster competition for licensing contracts.
Bingham McCutchen LLP has pulled in a team of 40 lawyers after combining with high-stakes litigation firm Alschuler Grossman LLP in a move that will expand its key practice areas of intellectual property, securities and mergers and acquisitions.