In a decision that could lead to damages of up to hundreds of millions of dollars, a federal jury in Delaware has found that medical device maker Medtronic Inc. infringed rival Guidant Corp.'s patents for drug-coated stents.
A California arbitrator has ordered medical laser maker Candela Corp. to pay additional royalties to the University of California for technology used in the company’s dynamic-cooling device.
A judicial panel has transferred eight cases in Forgent Networks’ controversial JPEG patent litigation to California, where they will be centralized for pretrial proceedings.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has terminated its investigation against Scotland’s Wolfson Microelectronics, ruling that one of rival Cirrus’ patent is unenforceable and that another was infringed by Wolfson.
A federal court in California has awarded Norco Industries Inc. royalties in a patent infringement lawsuit brought against rival Motorvac Technologies, Inc. over a technology that helped establish a broad market for transmission fluid exchanger devices.
In the latest chapter in a decade-old feud, a federal judge in Connecticut has found that an 87-year-old former Yale University professor stole his own invention by secretly patenting a technology that won him the Nobel Prize in chemistry three years ago.
A California federal judge has refused to dismiss antitrust counterclaims in the recording industry’s unusual copyright inducement lawsuit against a venture-capital firm that invested in the previous incarnation of file-swapping network Napster.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a patent-infringement lawsuit filed by chip designer Rambus Inc. against German rival Infineon Technologies.
Attorneys for German chip designer Infineon Technologies AG told a federal judge that a patent lawsuit brought by U.S. rival Rambus Inc. should be thrown out due to evidence destruction, perjury and other misconduct by the plaintiff.
California’s Supreme Court has agreed to review a judgment by an appeals court that ordered biotech company Genentech to pay $500 million, including $200 million in punitive damages, for failing to pay licensing fees to a Southern California medical research center.
California software maker Micromuse Inc. has filed patent-infringement lawsuits against rivals Agilent Technologies Inc. and Aprisma Management Technologies Inc. over various patents used in network management systems.
A California jury has awarded $15.6 million to a man whose image was used without his permission on Taster's Choice coffee labels.
Semiconductor Manufacturing International, China's largest chip maker, has agreed to pay $175 million to settle a patent infringement and trade-secrets suit brought by rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing in U.S. and Taiwanese courts.
U.K.-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca is facing yet another class-action lawsuit over the way the company allegedly weaned patients off the ulcer drug Prilosec after its patent expired and on to its next-generation drug, Nexium.
A California judge has denied Japanese computer maker Toshiba Corp.’s motion to dismiss a trade-secrets lawsuit filed by Lexar Media Inc. over technology for high-capacity memory chips that store and transmit digital images.
Morrison & Foerster LLP has hired Kathyleen O’Brien, an experienced litigator who spent 18 years with Sheppard Mullin’s intellectual property department.
Networking gear maker 3Com Corp. has once again sued Taiwanese rival D-Link Systems, Inc. in California federal court, claiming that D-Link’s network adapters are infringing patents for network interface controllers.
A federal judge in California has issued a summary judgment in favor of chip maker Rambus Inc. in its patent lawsuit against South Korean rival Hynix Semiconductor Inc., ruling that Hynix infringed on four of Rambus' patents.
Biotech company Mergen Ltd. has agreed to take a license to settle U.K.-based Oxford Gene Technology’s patent infringement lawsuit, the company said.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has hired two patent attorneys from Pillsbury Winthrop for its Los Angeles office.