U.K-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca has sued generic maker KV Pharmaceutical Company for patent infringement over its plans to launch a 50 mg generic version of hypertension drug Toprol-XL.
British Technology Group (BTG), a London-based company involved in intellectual property and technology commercialization, has filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and two other internet companies that it accuses of infringing on patents related to the tracking of internet users.
Wireless gear maker Proxim has agreed to pay rival Symbol Technologies $23 million to settle a protracted patent lawsuit.
Medical device maker Applera and its subsidiary Applied Biosystems/ MDS Scientific Instruments have sued rival Thermo Electron Corporation for patent infringement in a dispute over mass spectrometer systems.
Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk has decided to appeal a court decision that rendered its patent for recombinant human growth hormone invalid and unenforceable due to inequitable conduct at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Several major software and high-tech companies, including Sony, Adobe and Macromedia, have settled a controversial lawsuit brought by Austin company Forgent Networks Inc., over the compression, storage, manipulation and transmission of still digital images in JPEG format, according to a published report.
U.S. drug maker Pfizer Inc. has launched a second round of lawsuits against online vendors of Lipitor, targeting eighteen internet sites that claim to sell generic versions of the blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug.
Impax Laboratories Inc.'s proposed generic version of Rilutek infringes on Aventis SA's patent for the brand version of the drug, a U.S. federal court has ruled.
Allergan, Inc. has sued Alcon, Inc. for patent infringement over its plans to make a generic version of its Alphagan eye drops.
In a sign of the rising value of intellectual property in the fast-growing market for flat-panel displays, Canon Inc. has agreed to pay 1.3 billion yen ($11.8 million) for Candescent Technologies’ patent portfolio, according to news reports.
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.