Whirlpool Corp. has launched a trademark infringement suit against a subsidiary of Italian appliance maker De'Longhi SpA, claiming the company’s stand mixers infringe a shape trademarked by Whirlpool brand KitchenAid.
European biodiesel makers on Friday asked the European Union to impose punitive duties on U.S. biodiesel imports, accusing its rivals across the ocean of being unfairly subsidized.
Consumer electronics and appliance manufacturer LG Electronics Inc. has filed suit against rival Whirlpool Corp., claiming infringement of three patents covering refrigerator components.
LSI Corp. fired off a suit last week against United Microelectronics Corp. and a slew of other semiconductor manufacturers, alleging infringement of its patent related to semiconductor devices.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a lower court's ruling that Osram GmbH did not engage in unfair competition and trade libel when it told customers that it believed Dominant Semiconductors had infringed its patents for light-emitting diode technology.
In another move to protect its miniature semiconductors, Tessera Technologies Inc. has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission claiming that a group of competitors has infringed on three patents, the company announced Tuesday.
Heller Ehrman LLP announced on Monday that it has hired four new partners, formerly of Vinson & Elkins, to launch an international trade team in its Washington, D.C., office.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case over whether certain uranium imports should be subject to anti-dumping duties.
A federal appeals court has affirmed a U.S. International Trade Commission ruling, holding that an Energizer Holdings Inc. battery patent that was asserted against Chinese battery manufacturers on infringement claims was invalid.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has closed the book on a patent dispute between SMC Corp. and Norgren Inc. over devices used in compressed-air systems, declining to review an earlier ruling that SMC did not infringe Norgren's patents.
In a move that further bolsters its pharmaceutical patent expertise, Loeb & Loeb LLP has added Hatch-Waxman specialist and former Schering Plough Corp. research scientist Brad S. Needleman to its litigation department.
In a significant setback for footwear company Crocs Inc., an administrative law judge for the U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that one of the company's key patents for its colorful plastic shoes is invalid for obviousness.
Three food-ingredient producers, among them Archer Daniels Midland Co., are asking U.S. authorities to investigate imports of citric acid and certain citrate salts from China and Canada, claiming the products are being sold below fair market value and should be heavily taxed to balance their unfair edge in the U.S. marketplace.
Howrey LLP has continued to expand its intellectual property capabilities with the addition of an IP practice group to its New York office, an effort that will be spearheaded by new partner Theresa M. Gillis.
In a contentious patent dispute over light-emitting diodes, a judge has dealt a setback to Seoul Semiconductor Ltd., denying the company's motion for a new trial and for judgment as a matter of law after it was found to have infringed several patents held by Nichia Corp.
Intellectual property powerhouse Sughrue Mion PLLC has expanded its California practice with two new partners, adding James Hall to its Mountain View office and John Scherling to its San Diego office.
The World Trade Organization ruled on Monday that the European Union's tariffs on banana imports unfairly discriminate against the U.S. and against Ecuador and other Latin American countries and violate the 1994 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
Taiwanese technology company Asustek Computer Inc., which is being sued by IBM Corp. for patent infringement, has fired off its own lawsuit claiming the computer giant infringed Asustek's patents for remote storage and modulized server technology.
Swedish medical company Maquet Cardiovascular LLC said Tuesday that it has filed patent infringement complaints against Terumo Corp. and its subsidiary Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corp. before the International Trade Commission and in a federal court.
AOL, Twentieth Century Fox Film and Sony Ericsson Mobile were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.