Revisiting its seminal Sony-Betamax decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on whether file-sharing software companies could be held legally responsible for copyright infringement on their networks.
A federal appeals court should reverse a $565 million judgment for patent infringement against Microsoft because the technology behind a browser patent existed at the time of the filing, the software maker’s attorneys told a panel of judges on Thursday.
Thermage Inc. has added five patents to its infringement suit against Syneron Medical Ltd. over a wrinkle treatment, three months after losing a bid for a preliminary injunction against the Israeli rival.
An industry group that licenses scrambling software for DVDs has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the maker of a home entertainment system that allows consumers to access DVD movies from anywhere in their home.
In a landmark decision that could raise the bar for plaintiffs in federal trademark lawsuits, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the existence of some consumer confusion should not completely bar a fair-use defense.
In a decision that could represent the final blow to an aggressive licensing program by LG Electronics, a federal judge in Northern California has thrown out the Korean electronics maker’s four-year patent lawsuit against U.S. and Taiwanese makers of computers and motherboards.
A U.S. appeals court in Washington, D.C. has rejected Mylan Laboratories' bid to market a generic version of Johnson & Johnson's Duragesic pain-relief skin patch.
Commerce One, a bankrupt California software company with patent rights to a number of key technical protocols for online commerce, sold its intellectual property portfolio for $15.5 million to a mysterious bidder at Monday’s closely watched auction at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.
Medical device maker Biosite Inc. has countersued Roche Diagnostics Corp. in the two rivals’ dispute over patents for technologies used in diagnostic tests.
Chip maker Analog Devices has settled two separate patent lawsuits brought against the company by telecom equipment maker Motorola and the inventor of a standard for dial-up modem technology.
Fresh from its settlement of a potentially distracting malpractice lawsuit, Townsend and Townsend and Crew is positioning itself for growth in Asia and is taking on Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear for the leadership mantle in the Western U.S.
High-tech rivals PCTEL and 3COM, which have been trading complaints in federal court in Northern California in a dispute over patented modem technology, have settled their lawsuits with a cross-licensing agreement, the two companies said.
Townsend and Townsend and Crew has quietly settled a lawsuit that accused the California intellectual-property law firm of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract over a decade of service.
Only a month after it was slapped with a similar lawsuit by the largest union in the U.S., several New York Teamsters unions have filed a separate class-action lawsuit against Swedish-U.K. drug maker AstraZenca over the way it handled the patent expiration on blockbuster heartburn drug Prilosec.
In a move likely to lead to a preliminary injunction order, a federal jury has found that three claims central to medical device maker Inverness Medical Innovations’ lawsuit against rival Acon Laboratories are valid.
In a preliminary decision, the U.S. International Trade Commission has cleared semiconductor packaging company Carsem of infringing patents held by rival Amkor Technology, Inc.
Microsoft Corp. routinely destroyed internal e-mails that could be used as evidence in a patent-infringement and antitrust lawsuit against the software giant, a small Silicon Valley vendor has charged in pretrial proceedings.
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit accusing a California product design firm of misappropriating trade secrets related to a eyewear with Bluetooth wireless technology.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has found that Scottish chip maker Wolfson Microelectrics PLC infringed a patent held by U.S. rival Cirrus Logic Inc., but found another Cirrus patent unenforceable, the company said.
The former head of the intellectual property practice at a top California law firm has survived an attempt by state prosecutors to have him disbarred for insider trading.