• August 11, 2005

    In Victory For Teva, Federal Circuit Sends Accupril Patent Suit Back To New Jersey

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled in favor of Israeli generics maker Teva Pharmaceuticals in a lawsuit brought by Pfizer Inc., asking a New Jersey federal court to review a decision that halted sales of a generic version of the hypertension drug Accupril.

  • August 8, 2005

    Ericsson Prevails In Protracted Patent Battle With Harris Corp.

    A pair of decisions by a federal appeals court has left communications equipment maker Harris Corp. bruised, if not defeated, in a 17-year battle with Swedish rival Ericsson, Inc. over wireless gear patents.

  • August 5, 2005

    Nokia Loses Intervention Bid In $112M Licensing Dispute

    In a setback for Nokia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has barred the Finnish mobile handset maker from intervening in a patent suit between competitor Ericsson, Inc. and cellular technology vendor InterDigital Communications.

  • August 4, 2005

    BlackBerry Maker Mulls Supreme Court Appeal In Patent Case

    BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, Inc. is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court of the Federal Circuit’s latest decision in its drawn-out and acrimonious dispute with NTP Inc.

  • August 3, 2005

    Matsushita Sues MediaTek Over Chip Patents

    Japanese electronics maker Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has sued Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek Inc in federal court in California for patent infringement related to integrated circuit chips.

  • August 2, 2005

    Warily, Federal Circuit Agrees To Try Mediation

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reluctantly agreed to launch a pilot program for voluntary mediation, a step that moves the court closer to joining the ranks of every other federal appeals court in the U.S.

  • August 2, 2005

    In Mixed Decision, Federal Circuit Sends Blackberry Case Back To Virginia

    In a mixed decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld some parts and struck down other parts of a ruling by a Virginia federal court in NTP Inc.’s closely watched patent lawsuit against Blackberry maker Research In Motion, Inc.

  • August 3, 2005

    Federal Circuit Reinstates Jury Verdict In Patent Case Over Online College Applications

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reinstated a $1.2 million verdict in favor of a maker of software to speed up online college applications.

  • July 29, 2005

    Canada's Supreme Court Lets Ban On MP3 Levy Stand

    The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to consider the legality of an anti-piracy tax levied on digital music players, leaving a lower court’s ban on the tax intact.

  • July 29, 2005

    Federal Circuit Stays Medtronic Patent Injunction

    A federal appeals court has stayed an injunction against medical device maker Medtronic, Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by musculoskeletal products company Biomet Inc. over polyaxial screws.

  • July 28, 2005

    eBay Asks Supreme Court To Review Injunctions In Patent Cases

    An appeal to the Supreme Court of a dispute between eBay and MercExchange over business methods raises fundamental questions about the use of injunctions during the appeals process in patent infringement cases, patent attorneys say.

  • July 25, 2005

    Purdue Asks Federal Circuit To Rehear OxyContin Patent Case

    Purdue Pharma has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to review its decision last month to uphold a lower court’s devastating determination that three patents for the blockbuster painkiller OxyContin are unenforceable due to inequitable conduct before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • July 20, 2005

    Appeals Court Rejects Franklin Mint, Princess Diana Settlement

    A California appeals court has rejected Franklin Mint Corp.'s $25-million settlement with the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund to end a malicious-prosecution case against the fund and law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as part of a long-running trademark dispute.

  • July 18, 2005

    Judge Revives Redskins Trademark Challenge

    A Washington, D.C. appeals court has revived a trademark challenge to the name and logo of the Washington Redskins by Native American groups, who want the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to cancel the team’s trademark as racially offensive.

  • July 14, 2005

    Microsoft Loses AT&T Patent Suit Over Windows Exports

    In a case that harks back to the $565 million Eolas lawsuit against Microsoft, the Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s decision that the software maker was liable for infringing on an AT&T patent for converting speech into computer code in copies of Windows sold overseas.

  • July 12, 2005

    Federal Circuit Hands Down Landmark Decision In Phillips v. AWH

    In a landmark decision that strikes at the heart of the U.S. patent litigation system, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Tuesday laid down ground rules for determining the scope of an invention as written in the patent's claims.

  • July 11, 2005

    Federal Circuit Revives SanDisk's Patent Suit Against Memory Makers

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reversed a summary judgment of non-infringement in storage memory maker SanDisk Corp.’s patent lawsuit against rivals Ritek, Pretec and Memorex and sent the case back to district court.

  • July 5, 2005

    Nokia Mulls Appeal Of $252M+ Arbitration Award

    Mobile handset maker Nokia is considering a move to contest an arbitration court's award of at least $252 million in royalty payments in a patent dispute with U.S. wireless technology vendor InterDigital, the company said Tuesday.

  • June 29, 2005

    Court Rules For Pop-Up Maker In Key Online Trademark Case

    In a decision that could have implications for Google’s trademark disputes with a bevy of retailers, a federal appeals court has overturned a lower court’s determination that a maker of pop-up software infringed the trademark of vision specialist 1-800-Contacts.

  • June 29, 2005

    Tech Industry Reacts Warily To Grokster Decision

    Technology companies and electronics makers are reacting warily to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to support the entertainment industry in its copyright lawsuit against online file-sharing company Grokster Ltd.