International Trade

  • April 27, 2006

    Politics, Thorny Issues To Show Up In Antitrust Report

    A panel charged with reviewing U.S. antitrust policy has given little indication of its possible recommendations to Congress, leaving observers wondering what the Antitrust Modernization Commission is up to.

  • April 27, 2006

    Alleged Price-Fixing Cabal Sued By Korean Competitor

    Three companies conspired to keep a Korean competitor out of the U.S. rubber and plastics market, a complaint filed Thursday in a federal court in Los Angeles alleged.

  • April 25, 2006

    Sonnenschein Pulls In Patent Team From Weil Gotshal

    Alexander J. Hadjis’ decision to head up Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP as the national chair of its patent litigation practice has had a domino effect at his office at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, with 11 other professionals choosing to pick up and move with him.

  • April 21, 2006

    King & Spalding Keeps IP Focus On Long Run

    As King & Spalding LLP’s intellectual property practice continues to expand, the firm has learned the importance of growing with its clients and establishing long-term relationships based on a holistic approach.

  • April 20, 2006

    ITC Will Reopen Energizer Patent Infringement Case

    A federal appeals court has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to reopen a patent infringement case from 2004 that involved battery maker Energizer Holdings Inc. and several Chinese battery makers.

  • April 18, 2006

    WTO Lambasts U.S. Anti-Dumping Calculations

    In a victory for the European Union in its battle against the United States’ anti-dumping calculations, the World Trade Organization has upheld an earlier ruling that the United States erred in its procedures and violated WTO obligations.

  • April 18, 2006

    Chinese Competition Law Sparks Fears Of Protectionism

    As part of an ongoing effort to ameliorate trade relations, China will soon unveil its first full-fledged competition law. But many fear these new rules will actually discourage takeovers by foreign companies.

  • April 13, 2006

    U.S. Regulators Crack Down On Chinese Paper Dumping

    In a blow to Chinese paper companies, U.S. trade officials have set anti-dumping tariffs on some paper imports from China.

  • April 13, 2006

    Brussels Snapshot: Sidley Austin LLP

    As one of the largest law firms in the world, with practices spanning the rest of the globe, it was a no-brainer for Sidley Austin LLP to set up shop in Brussels. It did just that in 2003, starting a trade practice and branching off its Competition practice group last summer.

  • April 12, 2006

    ITC May Investigate Toshiba Flash Memory

    The long-running dispute between Toshiba Corp. and Lexar Media Inc., which has played out in district courts across the United States, may soon be heard by the U.S. International Trade Commission, after Lexar filed a complaint against Toshiba alleging patent infringement.

  • April 12, 2006

    Amgen Files ITC Complaint Over Roche Anemia Drug

    In a move to block pharmaceutical company Roche Holding AG’s experimental anemia drug from entering the United States, biotechnology company Amgen Inc. filed a complaint Tuesday with the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • April 11, 2006

    Epson Piles On Another Lawsuit Over Ink Cartridges

    Determined to keep its intellectual property out of competitors’ hands, Japan’s Seiko Epson Corp. has filed a fresh lawsuit against two dozen companies claiming they are infringing its patents for printer ink cartridges.

  • April 5, 2006

    Gateway Trial Ends Abruptly In Settlement

    Only hours after opening arguments, the bench trial between computer giant Gateway Inc. and a former IBM engineer was called off, with both sides agreeing to settle the drawn-out case over alleged technology theft.

  • April 3, 2006

    Chinese Shoe Makers Prepare To Take On E.U.

    Fearing a threat to their collective survival, more than 150 Chinese shoemakers have formed a coalition to fight off the European Union's provisional anti-dumping duties, which the E.U. approved recently after complaints from member states.

  • April 3, 2006

    Seagate And Cornice Agree To End Hostilities

    Laying down their swords, disk-drive makers Seagate Technology and Cornice Inc. have finalized a settlement, putting to end their long-standing patent dispute over tiny disk drives.

  • March 31, 2006

    Gateway Punished For Alleged Evidence Destruction

    A patent trial between Gateway Inc. and a former IBM engineer has yet to begin, but a federal judge has already slapped Gateway computer giant with sanctions amid allegations the company intentionally destroyed critical evidence in the case.

  • March 30, 2006

    Qualcomm Files Third Suit Against Broadcom

    Communications company Qualcomm, which has been trading lawsuits in venues across the United States with rival Broadcom, has launched another round of litigation against the company, filing a new complaint alleging patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation.

  • March 28, 2006

    Reed Smith's IP Group: A True Blend

    After a string of mergers, integration has become the name of the game at international law firm Reed Smith LLP, with the firm’s intellectual property practice striving to fully embody that concept.

  • March 28, 2006

    Philips In 'Tying' Setback At Federal Circuit

    In a setback for U.S. Philips Corp., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that patent misuse claims against the consumer electronics giant should be reconsidered in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent anti-tying decision in the Illinois Tool Works case.

  • March 24, 2006

    ITC Launches Investigation Of Circuit Developer

    Linear Technology Corp., an integrated circuit maker, said that the International Trade Commission is investigating its claims that Advanced Analogic Technology Inc. has infringed on some of its patents.