In a new development in the extended patent fight between Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings and Competitive Technologies, Inc., the U.S. Solicitor General has recommended to the U.S. Supreme Court that LabCorp’s appeal be denied.
Only weeks after winning a $12 million arbitration award, Symbol Technologies is once again suing its barcode technology rival for patent infringement.
Greenberg Traurig LLP’s intellectual property practice has expanded with the addition of six new attorneys to its Dallas office, including the head of Godwin Gruber’s intellectual property group.
In a drawn-out case pitting Lucent Technologies against Crater Corp., the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit has affirmed the government’s right to intervene in intellectual-property lawsuits involving technologies sensitive to national security.
Male supermodel Tyson Beckford has sued rap-mogul-turned-fashionista Sean “Puffy” Combs for misusing his image after their advertising agreement collapsed amid a dispute over payments.
A Johns Hopkins Hospital neurosurgery professor has sued the intellectual property management company Computer Patent Annuities and the law firm Holland & Knight for causing the abandonment of a patent worth $20 million by failing to pay the annual maintenance fee for a Japanese patent for the pain reliever Clonidine.
A New York district court affirmed Wednesday an earlier jury verdict of patent infringement and trade secret theft by Minnesota-based agricultural conglomerate Cargill Inc.
A final ruling Monday brought to an end arbitration between rival technology companies over barcode technology patents, with Metrologic Instruments Inc. told to pay up to $12 million to Symbol Technologies Inc. for past royalties and interest.
Popular Christian cartoon maker Big Idea Productions Inc. prevailed in federal appeals court over a copyright-related breach of contract, winning back a $10 million jury verdict that had forced it into bankruptcy.
A former senior associate with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s intellectual property practice has sued the firm for more than $100 million for breach of contract, alleging a promise to confer partnership was never fulfilled.
Global law firm DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary US LLP has hired the chair of Howard Rice’s patent litigation group along with another IP litigator from the same firm.
A federal jury in California has cleared communications gear maker Cisco Systems Inc. of infringing a patent by Storage Technology Corp. for speeding up the processing of data entering firewalls.
A jury in Jefferson County Circuit Court has ruled that an Arizona software company stole an Alabama rival’s trade secrets and ordered the Arizona company to pay the Alabama company $19.5 million in damages.
The four-year legal dispute involving medical device maker Medtronic Inc. and inventor Dr. Gary Michelson ended quietly this week, when Medtronic said it had completed the $800 million purchase of the spine-related intellectual property owned by the Los Angeles surgeon and his company.
Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. has agreed to pay about $1.35 billion to Los Angeles surgeon Gary K. Michelson to end a patent dispute over spinal fusion technologies.
A federal jury in New York has returned a verdict in favor of Sears Petroleum and Sears Ecological Applications on all counts in a patent suit against agricultural conglomerate Cargill, Inc. over a technology for road salting.
Microsoft Corp. has agreed to pay $60 million to settle a trade-secrets lawsuit brought by Burst.com over streaming media software.
A trial judge has upheld a $1.6 million jury verdict against American University in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging that the university had misappropriated his copyrighted internship program for Native American students.
The U.S. Supreme Court has asked for the U.S. Solicitor General's views in a case that hinges in part on whether U.S. law allows the patenting of scientific facts.
Frozen treats maker CoolBrands International Inc. and dieting giant WeightWatchers have settled their lawsuits over a collapsed trademark licensing deal.