Dutch chip equipment maker ASML and Japanese rival Nikon have settled their costly and long-running patent dispute over circuit-making equipment, fought in courts in California, Washington, South Korea and Japan.
Chipmaker Genesis Microchip has penned licensing deals with Samsung Electronics and Tovis Co. in the wake of its victory at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in a dispute over a patent for liquid crystal display (LCD) controllers.
A coalition of U.S. high-tech companies has asked lawmakers to consider a watered-down alternative to the controversial Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act.
A federal court has declared Ormco Corp.’s patents for teeth straightening invalid, throwing out the company’s lawsuit against rival Align Technology, Inc.
California-based DVD software maker InterVideo Inc has sued computer maker Acer Inc., accusing the Taiwanese company of infringing on patents related to integrating computer and electronic device functions.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has partially upheld a lower court’s verdict in a case about a technique used to mold plastic tail light lenses on more than 30 different Japanese cars sold in the U.S.
A federal court has once again dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Promega Corp. against Roche and Applied Biosystems, which alleged that the companies committed fraud against the U.S. government, Roche said.
Taiwanese chip makers MStar Semiconductor, Media Reality Technologies (MRT) and Trumpion Microelectronics infringed a patent for liquid crystal display (LCD) controllers held by rival Genesis Microchip, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a final determination.
Biotech rivals Illumina, Inc. and Applera Corp. have agreed to settle two lawsuits over a partnership that went sour, penning a deal that involves royalty-free cross-licensing of key technologies and the dismissal of a patent infringement suit.
In a major setback for the entertainment industry, a federal appeals court in California has ruled that online file-sharing software companies are not liable for copyright infringement.
Taiwan Semiconductor has filed an unfair import complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), seeking a probe of a mainland rival already targeted in a trade-secret lawsuit in California.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected all 10 claims under review in its reexamination of the controversial “Eolas” browser patent at the center of a $565 million patent infringement judgment against Microsoft, according to a published report.
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acted appropriately in withdrawing its final approval of Mylan Laboratories's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for its generic version of Alza Corp.’s Duragesic, a painkiller delivered to the skin through a patch.
Miami-based general-practice firm Greenberg Traurig has hired the former chief intellectual property officer of German software maker SAP to head the intellectual property practice in the firm’s new Silicon Valley office.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis has filed two separate patent infringement lawsuits against generic makers Dr. Reddy’s and Watson Pharmaceuticals in response to their plans to make generic versions of Alzheimer treatment Exelon.
Specialty pharmaceutical company Prometheus Laboratories Inc. has settled its lawsuit against rival Specialty Laboratories, Inc. in a deal under which Specialty has agreed not market an assay developed for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and autoimmune diseases.
A federal judge has ordered Tyco International Ltd.'s Nellcor unit to pay Masimo Corp. an additional $29.6 million for infringing a patent for machines that measure the oxygen content in blood.
A U.S. federal court issued has found that a Business Objects employee misappropriated trade secrets from rival MicroStrategy, but in a separate case the court rejected a complaint that Business Objects had infringed on one of MicroStrategy’s patents.
Horace H. Ng has joined national law firm McDermott Will & Emery’s Silicon Valley office as a partner in the firm's intellectual property department.
A federal district court has denied ICU Medical’s request for a preliminary injunction against rival Alaris Medical Systems, Inc. in a lawsuit over a patent for needle-free valves and systems.