Administrative Law Judge Delbert R. "Chip" Terrill, Jr. has retired from the U.S. International Trade Commission to join White & Case as of Counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
In a stinging blow to the E.U., the World Trade Organization has ruled for the U.S. and Australia in a bitterly fought dispute over trademarks and geographic indications for products such as champagne, parma ham, rioja wine and Budweiser beer.
New York intellectual property specialist Fish & Neave has not been able to stem a wave of departures that started last year, despite the firm’s recent merger with Boston general-practice firm Ropes & Gray.
India’s government has pledged to introduce legislation by the end of this month to completely revamp the country’s intellectual property regime and introduce product patents on drugs for the first time.
The ink has barely dried on Australia’s free trade agreement with the U.S., yet U.S. trade officials are already warning that its trading partner may face a legal challenge over laws designed to help generic competition to brand-name drugs.
Two seasoned intellectual property litigators have quit Clifford Chance for Akin Gump with a team of associates, leaving the IP department of the world's largest law firm limping after a series of defections.
Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp. has agreed to pay at least $40 million to Ampex Corp. to settle a lawsuit over patents related to digital cameras.
GlaxoSmithKline has sent a letter to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in which the U.K. drug maker urges Blair to use his presidency of the G8 group of industrialized nations to push through sweeping international patent reforms.
Indian drug makers have urged the government to stamp out patent evergreening by banning the patenting of “trivial changes” to “essentially similar” molecules, as the industry braces for the introduction of product patents in January.
High-tech rivals PCTEL and 3COM, which have been trading complaints in federal court in Northern California in a dispute over patented modem technology, have settled their lawsuits with a cross-licensing agreement, the two companies said.
Canadian generic drug makers are opting out of the country’s trailblazing efforts to supply developing countries with patented drugs, blaming excessive safeguards for patent holders under the new law, according to a published report.
General-practice firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan has snatched a group of intellectual property litigators from the Northern Virginia office of Pillsbury Winthrop.
In a preliminary decision, the U.S. International Trade Commission has cleared semiconductor packaging company Carsem of infringing patents held by rival Amkor Technology, Inc.
Australia’s federal government has agreed to toughen the country’s copyright laws as part of its efforts to gain passage of the U.S.-Australian Free-Trade Agreement.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has found that Scottish chip maker Wolfson Microelectrics PLC infringed a patent held by U.S. rival Cirrus Logic Inc., but found another Cirrus patent unenforceable, the company said.
China could become a base for generic Viagra exports if the country doesn’t reinstate Pfizer Inc.’s patent rights to the erectile dysfunction drug, a U.S. lobbyist has told Chinese officials.
India’s government is considering various options to prevent price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry when the country introduces product patents next year.
India’s leftist parties, which oppose the government’s planned overhaul of the country’s patent law, have asked the government to hold off on passage of the legislation while awaiting an examination by a parliamentary panel.
Intellectual property specialist Fish & Richardson has hired seasoned patent attorney Richard P. Gilly from Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen’s Philadelphia office to head up the firm’s outpost in Wilmington, Delaware.
In a sign of the increasing litigation over lucrative patent rights for digital cameras, four of the world’s top camera makers are trying to fend off a lawsuit by a tiny Michigan company that already has won large jury awards against major photography companies such as Canon Inc. and Sony Corp.