Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has asked a federal court to scrap claims in almost two dozen cases as part of its ongoing nationwide wage battle with its workforce.
Medical technology giants GE Healthcare, Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. and Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. have been hit with a patent infringement lawsuit over imaging technology by a subsidiary of patent-holding company Acacia Research Corp.
Meridian Resource & Exploration LLC has agreed to pay a $504,000 civil penalty to settle allegations of Clean Water Act violations related to a Louisiana oil spill, federal officials announced Thursday.
In the most sweeping reform of U.S. patent laws in half a century, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday gave the final green light to the bipartisan Patent Reform Act of 2007.
International law firm DLA Piper LLP has snared the services of IP litigator Jeffrey Goldfarb, who joined the outfit's Texas bureau this week after more than a decade at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the $45 billion acquisition of TXU Corp. by a group of private equity firms, leaving only a shareholder vote and one more agency's approval before the deal becomes final.
A patent case against Interactive Communications International Inc. over prepaid phone calls may be drawing to a close, after TGIP Inc. asked the federal court to dismiss its suit against the company on Tuesday.
Data storage company Network Appliance Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Sun Microsystems Inc. over Sun's ZFS technology, arguing that Sun has infringed seven Network Appliance patents and asking a Texas court to declare three of Sun's patents invalid.
A federal judge has given the green light to dismiss dual unfair competition claims filed by Monolithic Power Systems Inc. and O2 Micro International Ltd. against each other in a case involving inverter controller patents.
An obsession with the art and craft of the courtroom helps the product liability practice group at Vinson & Elkins LLP stand out from the crowd.
Ten legal U.S. residents and citizens who were subjected last winter to an immigration raid on the Swift & Co. meatpacking plant sued the federal government Tuesday for allegedly abusing them and violating their constitutional rights.
British Petroleum PLC has settled a lawsuit filed by the two young sons of a contract worker who committed suicide shortly after the company's Texas oil refinery exploded in March 2005, a day before the case was set to go to trial.
A software company has denied claims that a fraud lawsuit aimed at former executives and attorneys for New Century Holdings Inc. was a thinly veiled attempt to violate the automatic stay shielding the bankrupt lender.
Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP has tapped a top litigator from Fulbright & Jaworski LLP to head up a new national energy and environmental litigation practice group.
Disc Link Corp., a subsidiary of patent-holding company Acacia Research Corp., has entered into licensing agreements with six more companies, bringing the total number of settlements to 19 since it filed a patent infringement lawsuit in December over Internet hyperlinks located on CDs and DVDs.
An IP holding company that sued Bausch & Lomb Inc. and CIBA Vision Corp. in 2005 over a patent related to contact lenses has asked the court overseeing the case for summary judgment of non-obviousness.
A Massachusetts company has filed suit against SAP AG, alleging that the German software company has infringed on its patent for supply chain management.
Korean electronics maker Samsung has lashed out Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. in an ongoing patent infringement suit, saying its Japanese rival's arguments for the disqualification of a damages expert are without merit and should be ignored by the Texas judge presiding over the case.
Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. and its affiliates have agreed to produce technical data and sales figures regarding plasma display panels that Pioneer Corp. hopes will prove infringement of two patents and provide damage assessment.
After nearly four years of trademark litigation over Google's sponsored links feature, American Blind & Wallpaper Factory Inc. and Google Inc. have agreed to dismiss the case.