The first sentences have been handed down in the government’s ongoing campaign against pre-release music piracy, with three defendants pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit copyright infringement.
An inventor-congressman has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would speed up litigation and reduce costs by sending the lion’s share of patent cases to government-sanctioned “rocket docket” judges.
After losing his patience over an “annoyingly slow” book delivery, a New Zealand actor has convinced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to revisit Amazon.com Inc.’s “one-click” business method patent for online shopping, which offers pre-registered users the convenience of purchasing items with one click of the mouse.
A pharmaceutical supplier has hit healthcare provider UnitedHealth Group Inc. with an antitrust lawsuit, accusing the company of depriving it of potential revenues by conspiring with another health insurance company in negotiations involving the Medicare program.
J.H. Cohn LLP may not be as huge a restructuring outfit as some, but for the past two and a half decades, the firm has relished its role as a key niche player in the turnaround market.
Two chip makers have ended a three-year dispute over patents for DRAM technology, entering a five-year cross-licensing agreement that brings an end to the four patent infringement suits currently pending between them.
A closely watched rematch between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Dairy Farmers of America has been delayed until the winter, the DOJ said.
As an increasing number of companies begin to explore international markets, for many companies the question of trademark protection has become more urgent. One such company is retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc., currently fighting for the trademark to the smiley image it uses throughout its stores.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Co. said on Monday that it had reached a proposed settlement of the class action suit recently filed over the management of its retirement savings and profit-sharing stock ownership plans.
Bankrupt orthodontic services company OCA Inc. has received a federal bankruptcy judge’s approval to borrow an extra $15 million on its debtor-in-possession loan, bringing the DIP loan total to $106.7 million.
Those who eagerly use their Verizon cell phones as mini-televisions may find their signals in danger of disappearing, as the mobile communications company deals with a new patent infringement lawsuit over technologies used to broadcast TV.
The U.S. Supreme Court has set aside a permanent injunction against retailer eBay Inc. in the company’s much-watched patent battle with e-commerce technology developer MercExchange LLC, in a ruling that is likely to have a significant impact on companies seeking permanent injunctions in future cases.
Accused of improperly collecting funds, affiliates of an insurance company have been barred by a bankruptcy judge from drawing on credit owed by bankrupt Tower Automotive Inc.
Two months after a federal judge cleared the way for Bank of America Corp.’s countersuit against Parmalat Finanziara SpA to proceed, the embattled Italian dairy giant’s chief executive has asked the court once again to toss out the bank's $1 billion damages claim.
Calling for a trademark dispute to be played out in federal court, Cingular Wireless LLC claimed its main rival Sprint Nextel Corp. is resorting to false advertising to gain an edge in the mobile communications market.
Though falling short of the amount of time it had originally asked for, bankrupt auto supplier Collins & Aikman Corp. has received an extra 75 days to have the exclusive right to file its Chapter 11 reorganization plan.
One of the oldest restructuring firms is looking at Europe, Asia and the public sector as venues for future expansion.
Over the objections of affiliated dentists, a federal judge has issued an order approving bankrupt orthodontic services company OCA Inc.’s proposed reorganization plan, thereby removing a potential obstacle to the company’s emergence from Chapter 11.
The liquidator of a Cayman Islands bank has petitioned for U.S. Bankruptcy Court protection, saying the move is necessary in order to continue his investigation into the collapse of the offshore bank and its Dominican Republic-based parent, Banco Nacional de Credito SA, or Bancredito.
Amid plans to merge with French telecommunications equipment company Alcatel SA, Lucent Technologies said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this week that it is facing a class action lawsuit brought by shareholders opposing the deal.