A U.S. maker of magnetic powders and magnets has sued U.S. software maker Microsoft and Dutch electronics maker Philips over patents for media memory systems such as CD-ROMs and DVDs.
Japanese electronics maker Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. has settled a patent-infringement suit against DVD-maker Cinram International Inc. regarding some of Matsushita's DVD patents.
Dutch consumer electronics group Philips Electronics has sued the Gillette Company in U.S. and German courts for patent infringement to bar Gillette from launching a new electronic toothbrush.
Ampex has filed complaints against Japanese electronics maker Sony in a U.S. district court and with the U.S. International Trade Commission, seeking to block the importation of digital cameras and hand-held devices that Ampex claims infringe its U.S. patents.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a lower court’s ruling that Abbott Laboratories did not infringe a Novartis patent for the human transplant drug cyclosporine.
A coalition of 20 computer companies has sued Forgent Networks and a Motorola unit to invalidate a patent for the JPEG digital image standard.
Eye-care maker CooperVision Inc. on Monday lambasted rival CIBA Vision Corp. for trying to strike a witness from the ongoing litigation between the two over various contact lens patents.
Both Qualcomm and Texas Instruments declared victory after a Delaware Court ruled that TI violated an agreement with Qualcomm but that Qualcomm is not entitled to break off the deal.
Western Digital has joined Seagate Technology in suing rival microdrive disk manufacturer Cornice for patent infringement.
Tokyo Customs has accepted a request by consumer electronics maker Sharp Corp. to halt the importation of liquid crystal display televisions sold by the Japanese unit of rival Taiwanese electronics firm Teco Electric & Machinery Co.
In a patent settlement that has taken many observers by surprise, drug maker Mylan Laboratories Inc. will receive nearly $38 million from German rival Schwarz Pharma AG to end the companies’ litigation over heartburn medicine Prilosec.
State legislatures across the United States are making a concerted effort to close a tax loophole that allows corporations to claim as business expenses trademark royalty payments paid to sister companies established in other states.
Hard disk maker Seagate Technology has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival Cornice.
A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Shell Oil to pay Dow Chemical's Union Carbide $153.6 million in damages for infringing a patent for catalysts.
A federal court has issued a permanent injunction barring sales of Smith & Nephew surgical devices that infringe ArthroCare's patents, after the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals denied Smith & Nephew's motion to delay enforcement of the injunction pending appeal, Arthrocare said.
In the latest sign of mounting patent litigation over flat-screen technology, Japan’s Sharp Corp. has filed a lawsuit against Taiwanese rival TECO claiming infringement of LCD patents.
Intermec has filed a patent lawsuit against rival Matrics over emerging technology for radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and readers.
Reliant Pharmaceuticals Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories, asking a federal judge to invalidate four anti-cholesterol drug patents.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. has confirmed that Cordis Corp. is likely to prevail at trial on the merits of claims that its core patent on balloon expandable stents is valid and infringed by Boston Scientific's Taxus Stent.
Bond trading system eSpeed has asserted damage claims of up to $64 million in its patent lawsuit against a provider of a rival trading technology.