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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Australian biotech company Benitec Ltd. has settled its U.S. patent infringement case against rival Ambion over gene silencing technologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A Canadian payment processor has sued four rivals for patent infringement in a dispute over systems that convert paper checks into electronic transactions.