International Trade

  • 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.

  • March 8, 2006

    Russia Backtracks On IP Law, Endangering WTO Bid

    In a move that has the international intellectual property community up in arms, Russia appears to be steamrolling new legislation that would drastically change its existing copyright and trademark law, possibly slashing its chances of joining the World Trade Organization this year, according to lobbyists and industry groups.

  • March 6, 2006

    Roche Wins First Indian Product Patent

    Swiss drug maker F. Hoffmann-La Roche has become the first pharmaceutical company in India to win a product patent under the country’s new patent regime, receiving approval for its hepatitis C drug Pegasys.

  • March 6, 2006

    Dechert Bulks Up With 7 New Partners

    After storming the offices of Dewey Ballantine LLP, Dechert LLP has pulled on board seven new patent and intellectual property litigators.

  • March 1, 2006

    Metrologic Ordered To Pay $13M Arbitration Award

    A federal judge has ordered barcode equipment maker Metrologic Instruments Inc. to pay a $13.4 million arbitration award to its rival after it allegedly failed to pay royalties on a patent license agreement.

  • March 1, 2006

    Gateway Pays HP $47M to Settle Patent Litigation

    After an ongoing battle in court, industry rivals Hewlett-Packard and Gateway Inc. resolved their outstanding intellectual property litigation Wednesday, with Gateway agreeing to fork over $47 million to HP without admission of fault.

  • March 1, 2006

    Federal Circuit Rules For Jazz Photo In Camera Dispute

    In a setback for Fuji Photo Film Co. and the U.S. government in their attempt to push a disposable camera company out of the picture in the U.S., the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court’s final ruling Tuesday in favor of Jazz Photo Corp.

  • February 23, 2006

    Kenyon & Kenyon Adds New IP Partner

    Intellectual property specialist Kenyon & Kenyon LLP has nabbed patent trial attorney Brian J. Beatus from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP to join the firm as a partner in its New York office.

  • February 22, 2006

    Norway Challenges E.U.'s Anti-Dumping Salmon Rule

    The European Commission's anti-dumping campaign illegally blocked cheaper Norwegian salmon from entering the European mainland, according to a complaint filed by Norway on Tuesday at the World Trade Organization.

  • February 22, 2006

    WIPO Blasted Over Copyright Tips To Developing Nations

    A worldwide federation of consumer organizations has castigated the United Nations’ World Intellectual Property Organization, accusing the institution of failing some of the world’s poorest countries by doling out misleading copyright advice.

  • February 21, 2006

    Seiko Epson Sues Again Over Ink Cartridge Patents

    Japan’s Seiko Epson Co. has stepped up its crusade to enforce lucrative patents for its printer ink cartridges, suing 24 companies before the U.S. International Trade Commission and in Oregon federal court.

  • February 16, 2006

    Smallpox Drug Makers Fight Patent War On Two Fronts

    With millions of U.S. anti-terror funding in the balance, smallpox vaccine maker Bavarian-Nordic has sued rival drug maker Acambis Inc. for patent infringement in Austria with an eye to shutting down its manufacturing plant there.

  • February 10, 2006

    ITC To Investigate Toyota In Hybrid Patent Battle

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to open an investigation into a tiny electric engine maker’s claims that auto giant Toyota infringed its patented hybrid car technology.

  • February 13, 2006

    IP Boutique Sughrue Mion Sets Its Sights On Asia

    Emboldened by a recent string of victories in patent litigation for Japanese companies, intellectual property boutique Sughrue Mion is set to take on a wider Asian market, eyeing China and South Korea as its next frontiers.

  • February 8, 2006

    Broadcom Blocked From Going After Rival Over Bluetooth

    A federal court in California has enjoined Broadcom Corp. from pursuing a pair of patent infringement claims related to Bluetooth technology that the company has tried to assert against rival wireless communications developer Qualcomm Inc.

  • February 7, 2006

    Fish & Richardson Ranked #1 In Patent Litigation Survey

    Routing the competition, Fish & Richardson was by far the most in-demand patent litigation firm last year, according to our survey of the 100 most frequently hired litigation practices in the United States.

  • February 6, 2006

    McDermott Hooks Arnold & Porter's IP Head

    In the latest addition to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, McDermott Will & Emery has hired IP veteran Joel Freed of Arnold & Porter LLP to lend a further boost to the firm’s growing intellectual property group.

  • January 30, 2006

    Cease-Fire Called In Patent Row Over Antivirus Software

    Marking the end of hostilities, Japanese Internet security company Trend Micro Inc. has settled a long-standing patent infringement dispute with California-based Fortinet Inc. over the antivirus technology used in computer network servers.

  • January 26, 2006

    MediaTek Settles Patent Battle for $85M

    Calling a ceasefire to their patent infringement dispute, Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek Inc. has reached an $85 million settlement with U.S. competitor Zoran Corp. in the battle over optical disk controller chips.

  • January 26, 2006

    Curbed At Home, India's Generic Makers Go Overseas

    Less than one year after India, one of the world’s leading supplier of generic drugs, passed a controversial measure intended to bring the country's patent regime into line with international standards, its top generics makers are under pressure to compete in a cutthroat worldwide market.