A small company in Michigan has filed a lawsuit against NTP Inc., claiming that it is the rightful owner of the patent at the center of NTP’s lawsuit against BlackBerry maker Research in Motion.
The Federal Circuit’s decision in MercExchange’s closely watched patent lawsuit against eBay could have broad implications for so-called business-method patents, intellectual property attorneys say.
Jones Day has hired the most senior partner at the Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathias office in Redwood Shores, just days after Sheppard, Mullin said it had snatched away another Burns, Doane attorney from the same office.
James Remenick has left Morrison & Foerster LLP to become a partner in Powell Goldstein LLP’s intellectual property and biotech practices in Washington, DC.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied the University of Illinois’ request for a rehearing of its appeal for sovereign immunity in a patent dispute over plasma displays with Japanese electronics maker Fujitsu.
Administrative Law Judge Delbert R. "Chip" Terrill, Jr. has retired from the U.S. International Trade Commission to join White & Case as of Counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
A software vendor that has rattled the world’s futures industry with threats of patent litigation has laid down its demands in an open letter to the industry.
Venturing into what has been treacherous territory for plaintiffs, U.S. furniture maker Herman Miller Inc. has filed a lawsuit against an Italian rival over trade dress rights.
A federal appeals court should reverse a $565 million judgment for patent infringement against Microsoft because the technology behind a browser patent existed at the time of the filing, the software maker’s attorneys told a panel of judges on Thursday.
U.K. drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC and German rival Merck & Co. Inc are in talks over a cross-licensing deal to share patents for cervical cancer vaccines at the center of a lawsuit filed by Indiana University.
Chicago-based intellectual property specialty firm McAndrews, Held & Malloy has expanded its staff with six more associates, bringing the firm’s size to more than 90 attorneys and nine technology specialists.
A panel of judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C. is scheduled to hear an appeal this week of a lower court’s decision to order Microsoft Corp. to pay $565 million in damages for infringing a patent with its Internet Explorer web browser.
Auto parts maker Remy International has sued three more companies for patent infringement, shortly after settling two other patent lawsuits and dropping a third.
Real estate franchise RE/MAX International, Inc. has settled its trademark lawsuit against online mortgage broker LendingTree, Inc., the two companies said.
Three years after Barr Laboratories Inc. successfully challenged the patent on Eli Lilly’s blockbuster antidepressant Prozac, the company has set its sights on the patent for Lilly’s new top-selling drug, the anti-psychotic Zyprexa.
Medical device maker Biosite Inc. has countersued Roche Diagnostics Corp. in the two rivals’ dispute over patents for technologies used in diagnostic tests.
High-tech rivals PCTEL and 3COM, which have been trading complaints in federal court in Northern California in a dispute over patented modem technology, have settled their lawsuits with a cross-licensing agreement, the two companies said.
Cereal maker Kellogg Co. has filed a lawsuit to overturn rival General Mills Inc.'s trademark on the phrase “cinnamon toast crunch” for a breakfast food bar.
Swiss food conglomerate Nestle S.A has agreed to stop marketing its U.S. Stouffer frozen-food line with the phrase “Skillet Sensations” to settle a trademark lawsuit brought by restaurant chain Applebee’s.
The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the Bush administration for guidance in a case that turns on agrochemical giant Monsanto Co.’s right to bar farmers from replanting patented seeds.