International Trade

  • February 8, 2008

    Two Partners Beef Up Kilpatrick Stockton IP Team

    Kilpatrick Stockton LLP has added some muscle to its intellectual property team with the addition of two new IP partners.

  • February 4, 2008

    Novartis' Deal With Thais Averts License Battle

    Sidestepping a potential high-profile battle over compulsory licensing, Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG has agreed to provide its cancer drug Glivec free of charge to most patients in Thailand.

  • February 1, 2008

    Trek Memory Stick Patent Revoked In U.K. High Court

    Trek 2000, maker of portable digital storage devices such as flash memory sticks, has suffered a defeat before the U.K.'s High Court of Justice, losing its bid to hold on to a patent in a case brought by M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers Ltd.

  • January 31, 2008

    Nokia Mobile Technology Draws $17.8B Suit: Report

    A Munich, Germany-based company partially financed by hedge fund manager Fortress Investment Group LLC has targeted Nokia Corp. in a $17.8 billion infringement suit over mobile communication patents, according to a news report.

  • January 29, 2008

    Judge Finds Alcatel-Lucent Infringed Microsoft Patent

    An administrative law judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that French firm Alcatel-Lucent infringed one of Microsoft Corp.’s patents covering devices that integrate telephones and computers.

  • January 29, 2008

    Injunction Against Qualcomm Stands

    A federal judge has denied Qualcomm Inc.'s motion to stay his permanent injunction against importing and selling certain chips and devices that infringe three Broadcom Corp. patents, a Broadcom representative said Tuesday.

  • January 30, 2008

    Bid To Stop ITC Proceedings Tossed In Tessera Suit

    A federal judge on Monday shot down STMicroelectronics NV's move to stop chip maker Tessera Inc. from participating in International Trade Commission proceedings against it, finding that the products under investigation by the commission were not covered by a license defense.

  • January 24, 2008

    Whirlpool Attacks LG Over Refrigerator Patents

    Whirlpool Corp. has targeted rival LG Electronics Inc. in an infringement action that alleges LG’s refrigerators imported into the United States violate five Whirlpool patents.

  • January 24, 2008

    LG, Others Sued Over Flash Memory Drive Patent

    California-based computer gadgets maker Ennova Direct Inc. filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against several technology companies, including LG Electronics USA Inc., accusing them of infringing a patent regarding flash memory drives with retractable USB connectors.

  • January 23, 2008

    Samsung Spurs ITC To Probe LCD Infringement Claim

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s claims that Japan-based Sharp Corp. and its U.S. subsidiaries are infringing liquid crystal display patents through the importation of televisions, laptops and cell phones.

  • January 24, 2008

    India To Overhaul Merger Rules

    In an effort to better align itself with international antitrust standards, India is revamping its draft merger regulations to require companies to file notification papers before closing deals and to reduce the mandatory waiting period the country’s competition commission can use to evaluate any potential anti-competitive effects.

  • January 25, 2008

    McKool Smith To Open IP-Focused NYC Office

    McKool Smith PC is branching out from its Texas roots to open a New York office and has brought in a veteran intellectual property partner from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP to lead the firm's practice in the Big Apple.

  • January 24, 2008

    Orrick Brings IP Lawyer To Orange County

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced last week that Mark P. Wine, formerly co-chair of McDermott Will & Emery LLP's Los Angeles intellectual property group, has joined its Orange County, Calif., office.

  • January 16, 2008

    Boeing-Airbus Squabble Over Govt. Subsidies

    A quick settlement is still not on the horizon for rival aircraft manufacturers Boeing Co. and Airbus, as the companies' dispute over government funding continued in another round of hearings at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday.

  • January 11, 2008

    Japan Fires Back In Fight With U.S. Over Zeroing

    Japan reportedly plans to ask the World Trade Organization for permission to impose up to an additional $250 million in duties and tariffs on imports from the United States to retaliate for the U.S.'s controversial method of calculating anti-dumping duties, known as “zeroing.”

  • January 14, 2008

    Ex-Applied IP Director Joins Nixon Peabody LLP

    The former senior director of intellectual property with semiconductor equipment giant Applied Materials Inc., Joseph Bach, has now joined the Silicon Valley office of Nixon Peabody LLP as partner.

  • January 10, 2008

    Clifford Chance Taps Top EU Talent

    Law firm Clifford Chance LLP has lured the head of the European Commission's legal service into private practice, boosting the firms expertise on European Union regulation and policy.

  • January 15, 2008

    Morgan & Finnegan Nabs Kasowitz Benson IP Leader

    The former head of the intellectual property group at Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman will now lend his expertise to a different firm after jumping ship to become a partner at Morgan & Finnegan LLP.

  • January 8, 2008

    Dickstein Acquires Litigating Arnold & Porter Partner

    Dickstein Shapiro LLP has hired former Arnold & Porter LLP senior partner Charles D. Ossola to join its central Washington, D.C., office as a litigator in its growing intellectual property practice.

  • January 9, 2008

    Greenberg Traurig Snaps Up IP Partner

    Greenberg Trauring continues to strengthen its intellectual property practice, adding former Howrey LLP partner J. James Li to its Silicon Valley office.