• August 14, 2006

    Another Krispy Kreme Franchise Files For Chapter 11

    The owner of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. franchises in Arizona and New Mexico owes the parent company around $3.5 million after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

  • August 11, 2006

    AMD, ATI Merger Holds Valuable Clues: Intel

    Computer chip giant Intel Corp. wants to subpoena a 3-D graphics company about to merge with rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc., citing its belief that details of the $5.4 billion deal could help in its defense against AMD’s antitrust allegations.

  • August 11, 2006

    Solvay Sues Canada Co. Over ANDA For Generic Aceon

    Determined to keep its hypertension treatment Aceon out of the hands of generic pharmaceutical makers, Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc. has brought a suit against a Canada-based company known for aggressively pursuing generic versions of brand-name drugs.

  • August 10, 2006

    Court OK’s Bonus For FLYi Employees

    A federal bankruptcy judge approved up to $1.4 million in employee bonuses Tuesday to entice FLYi Inc.’s workers to stay with the bankrupt airline while it liquidates.

  • August 10, 2006

    Judge OK's Riverstone’s Reorganization Plan

    Taking the next step in its Chapter 11 liquidation proceedings, Riverstone Networks Inc. scored bankruptcy court approval Wednesday of its disclosure statement, detailing its plans for repaying creditors and stockholders.

  • August 10, 2006

    Company Takes Aim At Amazon’s “One Click” Patent

    Internet security company Cordance Corp. may only have six employees, but the company is not afraid to take on industry giants. The tiny company has set its sights on, alleging that the online retailer’s “One Click” feature infringes a Cordance patent.

  • August 10, 2006

    Court Seals Hearing On Exec Bonuses

    A bankruptcy judge has sealed the record for the hearing on bankrupt ladder maker Werner Co.’s motion to pay bonuses to top executives.

  • August 9, 2006

    Encore Merger Gets Antitrust Clearance From FTC

    The Federal Trade Commission has cleared the way for Blackstone Capital Partners V LP to acquire Encore Medical Corp. and take the company private, despite two pending shareholder class actions that could halt the proposed merger.

  • August 9, 2006

    Nokia Files Complaint Against Qualcomm

    The gloves have come off in the legal battle between telecommunication giants Nokia Corp. and Qualcomm. Responding to Qualcomm’s call for investigation into allegations of patent infringement, Nokia filed a complaint in the Delaware Court of Chancery to compel Qualcomm to adhere to international standards for licensing intellectual property.

  • August 8, 2006

    AIG's Insurance Fight Spawns Trade Secret Battle

    A testy battle over trade secrets and employee agreements is brewing between former corporate partners after a group of officers and employees at insurance giant American International Group Inc. were sued by insurance brokerage C.V. Starr & Co. Inc.

  • August 8, 2006

    Altana And Wyeth Strike Again Over Protonix

    German drug maker Altana Pharma AG and its U.S. partner, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, expanded a long-running legal campaign Tuesday with another patent infringement lawsuit over their multi-billion dollar heartburn drug Protoxin.

  • August 7, 2006

    Pharma Exec To Pay $20M Over Illegal Bonus

    The curtain may have closed in the drama between Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and its controversial former CEO, after the drug company announced on Thursday that it had settled its lawsuit against Milan Panic for $20 million.

  • August 8, 2006

    Firm Denied Compensation In Owens Corning Case

    Fiberglass maker Owens Corning, nearing its emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, has one less bill to pay, after a U.S. Trustee axed one law firm’s attempt to file a compensation request.

  • August 7, 2006

    Inventor Falsified Experiment, Federal Circuit Says

    A district court’s ruling of inequitable conduct has been upheld, rendering four Housey Pharmaceuticals Inc. patents unenforceable in a patent infringement case brought by Bayer AG.

  • August 4, 2006

    Unsecured Creditors Contest World Health Bid

    World Health Alternatives Inc.’s unsecured creditors are contesting the conversion of the company’s bankruptcy from a Chapter 11 to a Chapter 7 case.

  • August 4, 2006

    Owens Corning Seeks Revision Of Letter Against Plan

    Taking steps to intervene in a New York investor’s plan to call on all bondholders to reject the company’s reorganization plan, Owens Corning has asked a bankruptcy court to revise what it claims is a materially misleading letter.

  • August 7, 2006

    Connolly Bove Builds On IP Practice

    Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP has made room for a new partner and two of counsels as part of the budding intellectual property practice in its Los Angeles office.

  • August 7, 2006

    Firms Seek Compensation In J.L. French Bankruptcy

    A law firm and a financial advisor that served in the Chapter 11 proceedings of J.L. French Automotive Castings Inc. are seeking final compensation for services performed during the auto parts company’s restructuring.

  • August 4, 2006

    Rambus Ruling Watched Closely By Chip Makers

    The legal landscape may look bleak for Rambus Inc. after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s recent antitrust ruling against the technology-licensing company, but Rambus is confident the decision isn’t a death-knell for its related cases.

  • August 3, 2006

    AmberWave Targets Intel In Fresh Patent Suit

    Semiconductor developer AmberWave Systems Corp. has fired off a fresh patent infringement lawsuit against Intel Corp. in response to Intel’s declaratory relief action last month claiming it did not violate an AmberWave patent covering semiconductor device fabrication.