International Trade

  • 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

    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 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 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.

  • March 23, 2006

    Toyota Throws Another Punch In Hybrid Feud

    Japanese automaker Toyota is striking back at a small transmission company that sued the auto giant last year in Germany for hybrid transmission design patent infringement, this week initiating a countersuit against Antonov Automotive Technology BV in a Japanese court.

  • March 22, 2006

    ITC Opens Probe Into Epson's Ink Cartridge Allegations

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has opened an investigation into ink cartridges imported by nearly two dozen companies, responding to allegations of patent infringement from Japan’s Seiko Epson Corp.

  • March 21, 2006

    Immigration Bill Would Swamp Federal Circuit, Critics Say

    A controversial bill that would add immigration appeals to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has prompted reactions from industry experts and patent attorneys, some of whom are concerned that the legislation would force a bottleneck of cases in the already overburdened court.

  • March 21, 2006

    ITC Rules Chinese Company Infringed U.S. Chip Patents

    The U.S. International Trade Commission found on Monday that Actions Semiconductor Co.’s audio processing integrated circuits used in MP3 players violated SigmaTel Inc.’s patents.

  • March 15, 2006

    WTO Suspends Original Deadline For Subsidy Dispute

    Setting the course for a drawn-out and costly battle, the United States and the European Union have deadlocked in an ugly dispute over government subsidies to two airplane manufacturers before the World Trade Organization, prompting the WTO to formally suspend the original July deadline for the investigation’s completion.

  • March 14, 2006

    Morgan & Finnegan Opens Its Doors In Shanghai

    Morgan & Finnegan had been toying with the idea of setting up shop in China. And when two of the firm’s partners originally from China talked about moving back, it seemed the perfect opportunity for one of the oldest intellectual property law firms to open its doors in Shanghai.

  • March 13, 2006

    China’s Piracy Crackdown: Is It The Real Thing?

    Widespread reports that China has created a special court to prosecute product piracy cases in its bid to curb rampant illegal copying of movies, music, software and other goods may not be what they seem.