International Trade

  • March 19, 2007

    Nokia Files Suits Against Qualcomm In Europe

    Mobile phone company Nokia Corp. has filed patent exhaustion cases against Qualcomm Inc. in Germany and the Netherlands, the latest move in the ongoing battle over cell phone chip patents.

  • March 19, 2007

    Qualcomm, Broadcom Drop More Patent Claims

    Rival chip makers Qualcomm Inc. and Broadcom Corp. said Friday that they have reached an agreement to dismiss patent infringement and trade secret claims and counterclaims involved in two federal court cases, less than a month after claims were dismissed from similar cases.

  • March 13, 2007

    Abbott Strikes Back In Thailand Drug Feud

    Raising the stakes in a battle between Thai authorities and multinational pharmaceutical companies, Abbott Laboratories has decided against launching any new medicines in Thailand and has pulled its current drug applications from the government review process.

  • March 12, 2007

    U.S., Korea Resolve Antitrust Issues In Trade Deal

    U.S. and Korean negotiators wrapped up free trade talks Monday, reaching consensus on competition policy and remaining confident both sides could strike a pact before the April 2 deadline.

  • March 12, 2007

    Pepper Hamilton Strengthens IP Group

    There been has an infusion of new talent in Pepper Hamilton LLP’s intellectual property group recently, with the addition of 11 new attorneys in the past month. Six patent prosecutors will focus on the life sciences industry while five new litigators will concentrate on a broader technology practice.

  • March 8, 2007

    3M Sues Sony, Lenovo Over Battery Patents

    3M Co., inventor of ubiquitous brands such as Scotch Tape and Post-Its, zapped several technology companies on Wednesday with patent infringement lawsuits related to patents over lithium-ion batteries.

  • March 2, 2007

    Microsoft Sidesteps Alcatel-Lucent's Speech Patents

    One week after it was hit with the largest damage award in patent litigation history, Microsoft Corp. has been cleared of infringement in a parallel case brought by rival Alcatel-Lucent over its patents for speech recognition technology.

  • March 1, 2007

    Appeals Court Deals Philips Blow In CD “Tying” Case

    In a setback for Philips Corp., an appeals court has stayed New York federal court litigation and vacated its order granting Philips’ motion for summary judgment against allegations that it illegally tied patents to CD-ROM technology licenses.

  • February 28, 2007

    ITC Asked To Review Ruling In Toyota Hybrid Case

    A Florida-based engine maker has filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission to review a judge’s ruling that Toyota Motor Corp. did not infringe on its patent related to technology for powering hybrid cars.

  • March 14, 2007

    Heller Ehrman Expands IP Group In D.C.

    In an effort to expand its work before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the intellectual property practice group at Heller Ehrman LLP has added two new lawyers as shareholders in its Washington, D.C. office.

  • March 1, 2007

    Morgan Lewis Snatches Patent Veterans

    Fresh off a big intellectual property hire, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has snagged a seasoned pair of patent litigators from Baker & McKenzie to add to its Washington, D.C. office.

  • February 27, 2007

    Mexico Takes Issue With Chinese Subsidies

    Mexico has reportedly joined forces with the United States and Japan in accusing China of paying illegal subsidies to manufacturers.

  • February 28, 2007

    Crowell & Moring Adds Navy Experience To IP Ship

    Arming its intellectual property group to the teeth, Crowell & Moring has added former Navy Lieutenant Commander Kathryn L. Clune, an experienced litigation lawyer, to its Washington D.C. office.

  • February 27, 2007

    ITC Orders Stay of Qualcomm Suit Against Nokia

    The U.S. International Trade Commission investigation into patent infringement by cell phone giant Nokia Corp., initiated by Qualcomm Inc., has been stayed by the administrative law judge, Nokia said Tuesday.

  • February 27, 2007

    ITC Ends Review Of Energizer Patent Case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has pulled the plug for the second time on its investigation into whether foreign battery markers infringed Energizer Holdings Inc.’s patent.

  • February 23, 2007

    Qualcomm, Broadcom Drop Patent Claims

    Chip maker Qualcomm Inc. said Friday that it has reached an agreement with rival Broadcom Corp. to dismiss patent infringement claims and counterclaims involved in a case that was heading towards a March trial.

  • February 26, 2007

    ITC Overturns Judge's Ruling In Crocs Case

    Footwear company Crocs Inc. won a small victory at the International Trade Commission when the commission overruled an administrative law judge’s ruling of non-infringement of one of the company’s patents.

  • February 22, 2007

    ITC Judge To Rehear Smallpox Patent Fight

    An International Trade Commission administrative law judge, who previously ruled that Bavarian Nordic’s patents for a smallpox vaccine were invalid, will now be forced to rehear the case from scratch, Bavarian Nordic said.

  • February 21, 2007

    Ex-ITC Judge Joins Sonnenschein

    Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has snapped up a former administrative law judge to join the Washington, D.C.-contingent of its ballooning patent litigation team.

  • March 2, 2007

    Sonnenschein Gleans Two New IP Partners

    The patent litigation teams at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP’s San Francisco and Washington, D.C. offices have grown with the addition of two lawyers from rival firms Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and White & Case LLP.