International Trade

  • February 27, 2008

    Seoul Semi Seeks To Reverse LED Patent Verdict

    Seoul Semiconductor Ltd. has asked a California federal court to reverse a ruling for willful infringement of four Nichia Corp. light-emitting diode design patents, claiming that there was insufficient evidence for a jury to reach the verdict.

  • February 26, 2008

    Orrick Welcomes Leading IP Lawyer To N.Y. Office

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced Tuesday that it has hired intellectual property attorney Joe Calvaruso, former head of Chadbourne & Parke's IP group, as a partner in its New York office.

  • February 26, 2008

    Tessera's ITC Case Stayed For Re-Examination

    A patent infringement trial against Motorola Inc., Qualcomm Inc. and other technology companies has been stayed pending a re-examination of Tessera Inc. chip-packaging patents.

  • February 22, 2008

    ITC Investigates Whirlpool Infringement Complaint

    Relations between rivals Whirlpool and LG Electonics chilled Friday, after the ITC launched investigations into LG's alleged infringement of several refrigerator patents.

  • February 25, 2008

    Sonnenschein Nabs Wiley Rein Patent Litigator

    Experienced patent litigator Kristin L. Yohannan has left Wiley Rein LLP to join Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP’s patent litigation group.

  • February 22, 2008

    ST's Bid For Injunction V. Tessera Fails, Again

    Two semiconductor developers have lost their second bid for a preliminary injunction against Tessera Inc., which is suing them for patent infringement related to flash memory products.

  • February 20, 2008

    ITC Judge Rules For SMC In Patent Infringement Claim

    A Japanese maker of pneumatic devices has prevailed against patent infringement allegations in a case argued before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • February 15, 2008

    SRAM Complaints Partially Tossed

    A federal judge has partially granted bids by makers of static random access memory chips to dismiss complaints brought by direct and indirect purchasers but has given the plaintiffs leave to replead some of their claims.

  • February 13, 2008

    U.S. Appeals WTO Ruling On Cotton Subsidies

    The United States has appealed a ruling by the World Trade Organization that subsidies to U.S. cotton growers breached international trade rules and kept farmers in developing countries in extreme poverty.

  • February 13, 2008

    WTO Rules Against China On Car Parts Tariffs

    The World Trade Organization on Wednesday halted China's import tariffs on car parts after upholding a complaint brought by the United States, the European Union and Canada that argued the tariffs made it hard for Western car parts makers to compete in the country.

  • February 13, 2008

    FormFactor's Patent Suit Stayed During ITC Probe

    A federal judge has stayed a patent dispute between FormFactor Inc. and Micronics Japan Co. over wafer probe cards pending the outcome of a U.S. International Trade Commission antitrust investigation involving the cards.

  • February 14, 2008

    Judge Says No To Injunction Against Tessera

    A federal judge refused on Tuesday to block Tessera Inc. from pursuing outside the California court system certain claims against customers of several semiconductor chip makers, finding that there was no reason to issue any type of restraining order.

  • February 11, 2008

    New Thai Government Reconsidering Patent Policy

    Thailand's new government is reportedly set to reconsider its aggressive stance on compulsory licenses for patented pharmaceuticals as it faces the threat of trade sanctions from the United States.

  • February 11, 2008

    ITC Clears Belkin Of Infringing ATEN's KVM Switch

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has cleared Belkin International Inc. and another company of charges that they infringed ATEN International Co. Ltd.’s patent for technology that allows multiple computers to be controlled from a single switch.

  • February 11, 2008

    Dell Loses Online-Buying Patent Case Against Lucent

    A federal judge has entered a final judgment against Dell USA LP after a jury found that Alcatel-Lucent did not infringe two of the computer manufacturers' method patents for managing customer and product information online.

  • February 7, 2008

    Federal Circuit Affirms Kodak's Patent Win

    A federal appeals court panel has sided with Eastman Kodak Co. in its patent infringement dispute with Ampex Corp., affirming a lower court ruling that dismissed the case.

  • 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 8, 2008

    Judge Nixes Nichia's Bid For Injunction On LEDs

    Months after a California federal jury found Seoul Semiconductor Ltd. liable for willfully infringing four of Nichia Corp.’s light-emitting diode design patents, a judge has determined that a permanent injunction against it is unnecessary.

  • 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.