The peanut company at the center of the salmonella outbreak that has made hundreds ill has filed for bankruptcy protection, though an attorney for people sickened by the tainted peanuts said he would push to make sure the company would still be held responsible for the outbreak.
Nikon Inc. has reached a settlement with mobile entertainment system manufacturer e.Digital Corp. in a lawsuit accusing Nikon and several other companies of infringing four patents related to flash memory technology.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has ordered the Peanut Corp. of America to recall any products it has shipped from its Plainview, Texas, plant after inspectors discovered dead rodents, rodent excrement and bird feathers in a crawl space above the plant’s production area.
An Acacia Research Corp. subsidiary has settled a patent lawsuit it filed last year against rival Edwards Lifesciences over a patent related to catheter valves.
Monster Cable Products Inc. and Timex Corp. have reached a settlement in a patent and trade dress suit brought by Monster over its package design, agreeing to dismiss pending litigation.
Hunton & Williams LLP has snagged prominent litigator Edward F. Fernandes from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to serve as a partner in its Houston and Austin, Texas, offices.
A Scottish technology company has filed a lawsuit claiming Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPod Touch infringe a patent for technology that improves the scanning function for on-screen content.
Freedom Wireless LLC has reached settlements with a host of defendants, including Ericsson Inc., Cingular Wireless LLC and T-Mobile USA Inc., in a protracted spat over patents related to prepaid cell phone technology.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a pair of bills Wednesday aimed at conserving water in connection with both oil and natural gas drilling and normal household use.
Reversing a lower court’s finding over a statute of limitations, a federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a group of families of deceased Louisiana Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employees, on whom the retailer allegedly took out life insurance policies for its own benefit.
A federal judge has granted a joint motion to dismiss a case brought by two patent-licensing companies against computer products maker ASUSTeK Computer Inc. over a patent describing a high-performance, low-cost microprocessor.
Federal judges are more likely to shoot down a patent owner’s claim that an invention has been willfully infringed, and more likely to make that determination earlier in the case, following the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s decision in In re: Seagate Technology LLC.
American Nutrition Inc. has opted to voluntarily recall a range of baked dog treats that contain peanut paste supplied by Peanut Corp. of America, whose Georgia plant is believed to be behind the recent salmonella outbreak.
Keystone Autonics Inc. on Monday dropped its lawsuit against Sirius XM Radio Inc. over a patent for wireless signal technology after a January claims construction ruling that narrowed the definitions for the patent in question and limited the claims Keystone could make.
The Plantation Pipeline Co. has agreed to fork over $725,000 in order to settle allegations by federal prosecutors that the company violated the Clean Water Act by discharging thousands of gallons of oil into federal waters in three states.
Halliburton Co. and former subsidiary KBR Inc. have agreed to pay $579 million to settle criminal and civil charges that they bribed Nigerian officials in order to obtain engineering, procurement and construction contracts worth about $6 billion.
Thanks to a new piece of legislation in the Texas Legislature, that state could be the next to pass a law that would allow employees to bring their guns to work — or at least stow them in their vehicles in company parking lots.
A group of Republican lawmakers has reintroduced a bill that would give private-sector workers the option of swapping their overtime wages for paid time off after an identical proposal failed to make it through Congress last year.
A patent-holding company suing 19 defendants over patents for two-way communication technology has agreed to drop Honeywell International Inc. subsidiary HomMed LLC from the case after reaching a settlement agreement.
Samsung Telecommunications America LP has reached a settlement with a New Hampshire-based patent-holding company in a suit over a patent related to the use of touch screens to create and control audio playlists.