Merck & Co. Inc. has taken its frustrations over multiple subpoenas from generic-drug maker Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. to a judge, claiming that the requests for information on Merck's blood pressure drug Enapren amounted to an international fact-gathering expedition.
Sales representatives in Dell Inc.'s Texas call center have launched a nationwide collective action alleging the computer giant breached the Fair Labor Standards Act by denying them overtime and failing to keep an accurate record of their work hours.
Safety-syringe-maker Retractable Technologies Inc. wasted no time filing a new suit against medical technology giant Becton Dickinson and Co. after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent on Tuesday that the plaintiff claims is infringed by Becton Dickinson's retractable syringes.
As lawmakers continue to explore the Centers for Disease Control's responsibility in the controversial trailers issued to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita victims, a top toxicologist has testified that his repeated warnings about the dangerous levels of formaldehyde in the government-issued temporary homes fell on deaf ears.
A Texas company that provides seismic analysis services to the petroleum industry has alleged that geopressure detection technology disclosed in a patent owned by Australia's national science agency overlaps claims in its own earlier patent.
A U.S. House of Representatives committee has voted for a measure that would give the Food and Drug Administration more power to regulate tobacco products and cigarette marketing aimed at young people.
The U.S. government could generate billions of dollars from the sale of depleted uranium now in storage if it could get authorization from Congress, according to a report from the U.S. General Accounting Office.
Workers at AT&T Inc. call centers in Wisconsin and Illinois have hit the telecommunications company and its subsidiaries with putative collective actions for unpaid overtime and wages, claiming violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
A federal court has given its final seal of approval to a settlement between Texas-based HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. and shareholders who sued on behalf of the company over alleged stock options backdating.
Nearly a year after losing a $34 million verdict to licensing company Orion IP LLC for infringing an online sales method patent, Hyundai Motor America has lost its bids both to render the patent unenforceable and to lower the award.
AOL, Twentieth Century Fox Film and Sony Ericsson Mobile were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.
A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's summary judgment grant that the claims of Microprocessor Enhancement Corp.'s patent covering digital signal processors were invalid but affirmed the court's judgment that Texas Instruments Inc. and Intel Corp. did not infringe the patent.
The Navajo Nation has reached a deal with Boston-based Citizens Energy Corporation to build a wind-power plant on Navajo land to deliver over 500 megawatts of power, a representative for the tribe's legal counsel said on Tuesday.
A Texas judge has derailed an attempt by SunCom Wireless Inc. to dismiss a patent suit against it for lack of jurisdiction.
Harvard Management Corp., which stewards Harvard University's $35 billion endowment, is considering purchasing tracts of Pacific Lumber Co.'s California redwoods forests, the bankrupt lumber company has revealed.
A federal judge has denied Cordis Corp.'s request to move a consolidated patent dispute filed by rival Medtronic Inc. from Texas to California.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has continued to boost its intellectual property practice with the addition of Robert B. Breisblatt as a partner in the firm's Chicago office.
A Texas court has granted plaintiff Grantley Patent Holdings Ltd.'s motion for summary judgment of no inequitable conduct in a patent suit against Clear Channel Communications Inc., labeling Clear Channel's evidence in support of its inequitable conduct claims “scant” and “paltry.”
Oil and gas services company Tetra Technologies Inc. and two of its top executives have been hit with a proposed class action accusing them of fraudulently inflating the value of the company's stock.
Health care organization Kaiser Permanente has settled an infringement suit filed by billionaire inventor Ronald A. Katz over patents for interactive voice applications.