U.S. agrochemical giant Monsanto Co. and Swiss rival Syngenta AG are locked in a broadening battle over patents for biotech corn seeds, with each company filing lawsuits against the other in the past two days.
A long-term biotech client has sued Townsend and Townsend and Crew, accusing the intellectual property firm of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract over a decade of service.
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against a database publisher, accusing the rival of copying its own mass spectral database.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings willfully contributed to and induced infringement of Competitive Technologies’s patent for a technology used in diagnoses of heart conditions.
Roche Diagnostics has asked a U.S. District Court to declare Enzo Biochem’s patent for DNA labeling as invalid, after licensing talks between the two companies broke down.
A shoe company has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts against a designer it says infringed on its trademarks and engaged in unfair trade practices.
Online broker Ameritrade and retailer Federated Department Stores have asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to reexamine a business-method patent for establishing credit accounts after the companies were sued for patent infringement.
A New York judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit by Jones Apparel Group Inc. against Polo Ralph Lauren in a legal dispute over Polo’s attempt reacquire the license to the Lauren clothing brand.
A Delaware judge has denied a motion by Texas Instruments to dismiss a Qualcomm suit over a patent licensing agreement between the two rivals, which are seeking to gain dominance in the fiercely competitive cell-phone chip market.
Indiana University has filed a lawsuit against German drug maker Merck & Co., seeking to add a university scientist as an author to patents for vaccines against the human papilloma virus with a projected market value of $2 billion.
San Francisco intellectual property boutique Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP has acquired the Legal Strategies Group, a Bay Area law firm focused on commercial and IP litigation and dispute resolution, the firm said Wednesday.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss Multi-Tech’s patent infringement lawsuit against internet telephony provider Net2Phone.
Israeli pharmaceutical companies Lumenis Ltd. and Syneron Medical Ltd. settled their U.S. and Israeli litigation over patents for the use of incoherent light in aesthetic and medical applications, the two companies said Wednesday.
U.S. broadcaster NBC filed a lawsuit on Monday against cable network E! Entertainment Television over E!’s right to broadcast a five-part collection of clips from comedy variety series “Saturday Night Live.”
Industry group Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has set up a legal fund that will help companies running Linux software defray the cost of defending themselves against intellectual property related lawsuits.
Judge questions Pennie's actions, but hints strongly that he will send the case to a jury trial.
Even as Pennie & Edmonds is shutting down, Pfizer and the University of Rochester are taking the firm to court over alleged ethical breaches next week.
California's MaxKnowledge claims Utah's Datamark breached a contract and stole trade secrets after acquisition talks broke off.