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Delaware

  • June 16, 2008

    Elan Wins $55M From Abraxis In Cancer Drug Suit

    Abraxis BioScience Inc. has vowed to challenge a jury verdict that awarded $55.2 million to plaintiff Elan Pharma International Ltd. and held that Abraxis' breast cancer drug Abraxane infringed on a patent held by Elan.

  • June 16, 2008

    ITC Judge Freezes Out Whirlpool Refrigerator Patents

    A judge for the International Trade Commission has pulled the plug on part of a patent case between LG Electronics and Whirlpool Corp., ruling that two patents claimed by Whirlpool for refrigerator technology are invalid.

  • June 13, 2008

    Exstream, HP Sued Over Data Stream Patent

    Swedish company StreamServe AB is taking aim at Exstream Software LLC and Hewlett-Packard Co. for allegedly infringing its patent covering technology for transporting data streams.

  • June 13, 2008

    Judge OKs $400M Sale Of Leiner Assets To NBTY

    The judge overseeing Leiner Health Products Inc.'s Chapter 11 case has OK'd a roughly $400 million deal to sell most of Leiner's assets to a stalking horse bidder, nutritional supplement maker NBTY Inc.

  • June 16, 2008

    Janssen Sues Sandoz Over Alzheimer's Drug ANDA

    Three Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries launched a patent infringement suit last week against Novartis AG’s generics arm, Sandoz Inc., after the generics maker filed an abbreviated new drug application for the Alzheimer’s drug Razadyne ER.

  • June 13, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Hesco Bastion Ltd., Asics Corp. and EMI Virgin Music Inc. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • June 16, 2008

    Motorola Unit Files Suit Over Hand-Held Computers

    Motorola Inc. subsidiary Symbol Technologies Inc. filed a lawsuit last week alleging that Janam Technologies LLC ran roughshod over Symbol's intellectual property rights when it started offering Windows-operating-system-based hand-held mobile computers.

  • June 16, 2008

    Sanofi Asserts 2nd Uroxatral Patent Against Sun

    Sanofi-Aventis has hit Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. with another patent infringement suit over the drug Uroxatral, alleging that the generics maker infringed another of its patents for the prostate treatment.

  • June 12, 2008

    New Hampshire Joins Regional Cap-And-Trade Plan

    New Hampshire became the 10th state to preempt federal regulations on global warming with its own legislation when its governor signed a law on Wednesday to implement a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases.

  • June 11, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Microsoft Corporation, Dow Jones Company Inc. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • June 11, 2008

    Hancock Fabrics Stitches Together Plan

    More than a year after filing for bankruptcy, fabric retailer Hancock Fabrics has filed its Chapter 11 reorganization plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

  • June 11, 2008

    Takeda, Ethypharm Sue Barr Over Prevacid

    Japan's largest pharmaceutical company and a French drugmaker smacked Barr with separate patent suits to protect the $428 million annual U.S. market for Prevacid SoluTab delayed-release heartburn tablets.

  • June 12, 2008

    $210M DIP Financing Approved For Goody's Clothing

    Bankrupt retailer Goody's Family Clothing Inc. has received a judge's approval of a $210 million debtor-in-possession financing deal while it reorganizes its business.

  • June 10, 2008

    Judge Pours Milk Antitrust Dismissal Bid Down Drain

    Another attempt to dismiss a class action against milk producers for allegedly fixing the prices of milk was tossed on Friday, after a federal judge found that the plaintiffs' claims passed all the issues raised by the defendants.

  • June 10, 2008

    Yahoo Shareholders Want Trial Before Proxy Fight

    The lead plaintiffs in the chief lawsuit to compel Yahoo Inc. to accept a takeover have asked the court to schedule a trial on disputed Yahoo severance plans before the Aug. 1 annual meeting where activist investor Carl Icahn plans to mount a proxy contest to force a sale.

  • June 10, 2008

    Reliant's $500M Sale Of Channelview Plant Gets Nod

    A bankruptcy judge signed off Monday on Reliant Energy Inc.'s sale of its Channelview plant to GIM Channelview Cogeneration LLC for $500 million, negating an earlier sale the same judge approved on the condition that an open auction be held.

  • June 9, 2008

    Calif. Real Estate Partnership Enters Chapter 11

    A Los Angeles-based developer of master-planned communities that counts the California Public Employees' Retirement System as a significant stakeholder entered Chapter 11 Sunday, in what it characterized as an effort to restructure its debt for the long term.

  • June 9, 2008

    Fedders Urges Court To OK Disclosure Statement

    Fedders Corp. has asked the court overseeing its bankruptcy to approve a disclosure statement that would distribute the proceeds of its liquidation to holders of allowed claims.

  • June 9, 2008

    American Home Looks To Toss Exec Contracts

    American Home Mortgage Corp. has asked the court overseeing its Chapter 11 case to allow the company to reject employment agreements made with five of AHM’s top executives.

  • June 9, 2008

    Threadbare Goody's Clothing Files For Chapter 11

    Retail woes have claimed another victim as Goody's Family Clothing Inc., a prominent regional brand-name clothing chain, filed for Chapter 11 protection Monday, having already closed numbers of its most unprofitable stores.