Judges in Beijing heard arguments this week in an appeal of China’s decision to withdraw Pfizer Inc.’s patent rights to the erectile-dysfunction drug Viagra.
Indian drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. and Israeli partner Teva Pharmaceuticals have vowed to file an immediate appeal of a New Jersey federal court’s preliminary injunction against sales of a generic version of Pfizer’s hypertension drug Accupril.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the most significant copyright case to reach the court in two decades on Tuesday, as attorneys from the entertainment industry clashed with representatives for online file-sharing networks.
In a stunning defeat for Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp., a federal judge on Monday ordered it to halt U.S. sales of its PlayStation game consoles but immediately stayed the injunction order pending an appeal in the case.
In a blow to a screenwriter who claimed Sony Pictures stole her script for the movie “Stepmom,” the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in an “en banc” decision that a copyright holder can’t assign or sell the right to sue for copyright to someone else.
In a summary judgment for U.S. electronics retailer RadioShack, a Texas federal court has ordered Circuit City Stores Inc. to stop using the RadioShack brand name on InterTan Inc. stores it purchased in Canada last year.
A Supreme Court decision from 1984 regarding videocassette technology will take center stage when the court hears arguments Tuesdays on the legality of online file-swapping networks, in what observers say is the most important copyright case in two decades.
Microsoft has filed an appeal in the patent infringement case brought by Eolas Technologies, seeking to overturn the claim on foreign sales of the Internet Explorer browser.
In a sign that the U.S. and the European Union are beginning to take divergent approaches to trademark rights for online search results, Google’s French subsidiary has lost an appeal against a court ruling against its controversial “AdWords” program.
A Washington D.C. appeals court has asked a coalition of library and consumer groups for evidence they have legal standing in their challenge to antipiracy technology imposed by the Federal Communications Commission.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has decided largely in favor of MercExchange in its patent infringement lawsuit against eBay, a decision that is likely to force eBay to settle the case or face a permanent injunction that could shut down its servers.
A federal appeals court has cleared Schering-Plough of violating antitrust laws in a patent litigation settlement with generic competitors, overturning an order by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that would have had far-reaching implications for patent disputes in the drug industry.
Taiwanese electronics maker Tatung Co. has paid Lucent Technologies Inc. around $14 million after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in Lucent's favor in their four-year patent license dispute.
In a significant legal victory for Microsoft, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reversed and remanded the validity and inequitable conduct issues in a $521 million patent lawsuit over the software maker’s browser technology.
A reversal of the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal Sony-Betamax doctrine would stifle innovation, file-sharing companies and “friends of the court” argued in briefs filed with the high court on Tuesday.
The recording industry has appealed a federal court's ruling that it can't compel internet service providers to identify music downloaders under the 1988 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court has asked for the U.S. Solicitor General's views in a case that hinges in part on whether U.S. law allows the patenting of scientific facts.
A New York appeals court has struck down on the Cuban government’s trademark rights to the country’s famous Cohiba cigars in the U.S., citing the U.S. trade embargo against the Caribbean island nation.
A Washington, DC appeals court heard arguments Tuesday in a challenge to new federal rules requiring certain video devices to incorporate technology to prevent online piracy of digitally broadcast programming.
A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a ruling that vacated an injunction against Static Control Components’ computer chips matching remanufactured toner cartridges for Lexmark International printers.