• August 24, 2004

    Benitec Settles Suit Vs. Genscript Over RNAi Patent

    Australian biotech company Benitec Ltd. has settled its U.S. patent infringement case against rival Genscript over gene silencing technologies, just two weeks after it settled its suit against Ambion under similar terms.

  • August 23, 2004

    Teva Loses Patent Challenge For Glaxo's Zofran

    A federal judge has upheld the validity of two key method-of-use patents for GlaxoSmithKline’s anti-nausea drug Zofran (ondansetron), dealing a blow to challenger Teva Pharmaceuticals.

  • August 23, 2004

    Genesis Wins ITC Complaint Vs. Taiwanese Rivals Over LCD Controller Patent

    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.

  • August 20, 2004

    Illumina and Applera Settle Patent Disputes

    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.

  • August 19, 2004

    Cornice Countersues Seagate In Patent Fight Over Disk-Drive Technology

    Disk-drive maker Cornice has fired a legal volley back at one of the companies that sued it for patent infringement earlier this year, filing a countersuit against rival Seagate Technology over its patent rights for tiny disk drives.

  • August 19, 2004

    Federal Circuit Affirms District Court's Ruling For Fisher-Price Vs. Safety 1st

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a district court jury's finding that Dorel Industries’ Safety 1st unit infringed two patents held by toymaker Mattel Inc.’s Fisher-Price unit, and said another product should be considered when a new jury calculates damages.

  • August 17, 2004

    Qualcomm Abandons Bid For Damages In Licensing Spat With TI

    In a move designed to protect its licensing agreements with other companies, Qualcomm has abandoned its bid for at least $18 million damages from Texas Instruments in its lawsuit over TI’s alleged breach of a licensing deal for CDMA technology.

  • August 15, 2004

    Trading Technologies Sues eSpeed Over Bond Trading Technology

    Patent litigation is on the rise in the lucrative market for bond trading technology, with several players suing each other as they jostle for control over the electronic systems that support the $3.3 trillion bond market.

  • August 12, 2004

    ITC Probes Sony Over Digital Camera Patent

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether Sony Corp.'s digital cameras and cellular phones with digital image capabilities are infringing a patent held by California-based Ampex Corp., the ITC said Wednesday.

  • August 10, 2004

    Benitec Settles Patent Dispute With Ambion

    Australian biotech company Benitec Ltd. has settled its U.S. patent infringement case against rival Ambion over gene silencing technologies.

  • August 9, 2004

    Forgent Expands Controversial Litigation Over JPEG Patent

    Forgent Networks has expanded its controversial litigation over a patent for the JPEG image compression standard with complaints against 11 new defendants, including Yahoo!, Google, Sun Microsystems and TiVo.

  • August 6, 2004

    Novo's Human Growth Hormone Patent Ruled Invalid, Unenforceable

    A federal district court has found Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk's patent for recombinant human growth hormone invalid and unenforceable due to inequitable conduct.

  • August 5, 2004

    Affymetrix Sues Illumina Over Gene Detection Patent

    Affymetrix Inc., the leading producer of gene-detection devices, has sued rival Illumina Inc. over patents for a technology used to track genetic differences and to identify which genes are activated in particular types of cells.

  • August 3, 2004

    VIA Unit Pays $25M To Settle MediaTek Chip Patent Suit

    Taiwanese chipmakers VIA Technologies and MediaTek have settled their far-flung litigation over patents, copyrights and trade secrets related to chipsets and firmware for optical storage devices, fought in Taiwanese and U.S. courts since 2002.

  • July 29, 2004

    Monsanto, Syngenta Locked In Biotech Patent Battle

    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.

  • July 30, 2004

    Court Awards Symbol Technologies $26M In WLAN Patent Suit

    A federal court has awarded Symbol Technologies $26 million in the wireless gear maker’s lawsuit against rival Proxim over patents for products based on the 802.11 standard.

  • July 27, 2004

    MediaTek Counter-Sues Zoran In Dispute Over DVD Patents

    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.

  • July 23, 2004

    AstraZeneca Sues Andrx Over Toprol-XL Patent

    Drug maker AstraZeneca has filed another lawsuit against Andrx for patent infringement related to Andrx’s plan to market a generic version of hypertension drug Toprol-XL.

  • July 22, 2004

    eBay, AT&T Settle Patent Suit Over Online Payments

    Online auction exchange eBay and telecom carrier AT&T Corp. have agreed to settle a patent-infringement lawsuit that AT&T brought against eBay's PayPal electronic-payment service last year.

  • July 15, 2004

    LML Sues Four Rivals Over Check Processing Patents

    A Canadian payment processor has sued four rivals for patent infringement in a dispute over systems that convert paper checks into electronic transactions.