In a victory for Napa Valley vintners, California's Supreme Court has ruled that wines with labels bearing the Napa name must be be made largely with grapes from the region.
A federal court has ruled for telecom technology provider Qualcomm in the last remaining patent claim of Zoltar Satellite Alarm System’s lawsuit over a system to track calls to the “911” emergency number using Global Positioning System technology.
The team that won a $134.5 million judgment against Tyco unit Masimo Corp. in March has chalked up a victory against yet another Tyco subsidiary, extending a recent winning streak for California intellectual property specialist Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has refiled a far-reaching trade-secret lawsuit against mainland rival Shanghai Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. in California state court after a federal court dismissed those charges in April.
Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek has fired back against Zoran Corp. and its subsidiary Oak Technology, counter-suing the rivals for infringement of two of its patents at the U.S. International Trade Commission and in federal court.
A California judge has refused to retroactively disqualify the judge who ended the long-running dispute over Winnie the Pooh royalties in favor of the Walt Disney Co.
A U.S. Senate bill that would allow copyright holders to sue creators of products that "induce" copyright violations would discourage technological innovation, representatives for U.S. technology companies claimed at a hearing Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The University of California and Eolas have filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to counter Microsoft's request for an appeal of a $565 jury verdict.
A California subsidiary of telecom operator Verizon has settled a patent lawsuit brought by Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LP (RAK) over computer telephony technology.
A U.S. District Court has denied Masimo's request to impose an injunction and reversed some of the jury's findings in the medical device maker’s lawsuit against Tyco unit Nellcor.
The Federal Trade Commission has reinstated antitrust charges against Unocal Corp. for urging California regulators to adopt clean fuel standards on which it had applied for patents.
The Federal Circuit has reversed and remanded a small California company’s lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. over patents for v-shaped ergonomic computer keyboards, raising questions about the credibility of Microsoft’s witnesses in the district court.
A federal judge has dismissed biotech company Promega Corp.'s lawsuit in a long-running legal battle against rival Hoffmann LaRoche and its partner, Applera Corp, but Promega two weeks to provide additional details in an amended lawsuit.
California start-up Affinity Engines has sued Google for theft of trade secrets, alleging that a former employee stole code to create Google's social-networking site Orkut.com.
Judge says Mattel should have known trademark suit was "objectively unreasonable and frivolous."
General-practice firm Perkins Coie will absorb Arizona-based intellectual-property firm Brown & Bain on July 1.
Mylan Laboratories Inc. has sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for delaying introduction of the company's generic version of Johnson & Johnson’s Duragesic pain-relief skin patch.
Symantec Corp. has been awarded a $3.2 million judgment as part of a settlement of its lawsuit against Papa B Enterprises, Inc., which had been accused of selling counterfeit Symantec software, the network security software company said.
Japanese pharmaceutical and brewing company Kirin Brewery has settled its litigation against Geron Corp. over development rights to cancer vaccines.
Sony’s digital video recorders infringe a patent held by Command Audio Corp., a U.S. District Court has ruled.