International Trade

  • February 6, 2007

    Loeb & Loeb Hauls In Patent Litigation Group

    Loeb & Loeb LLP has snapped up three partners from a patent litigation group for the firm’s intellectual property litigation team.

  • February 7, 2007

    ITC Wiz Joins Jones Day

    As part of an effort to recruit more lawyers with experience in cases before the International Trade Commission, Jones Day has snagged a longtime intellectual property attorney from Venable LLC to join the firm.

  • February 5, 2007

    Pfizer’s Viagra Case Withers In China

    Pfizer Inc. has suffered a blow in its bid to protect the rights to Viagra in China, with a Beijing court ruling that the drug maker can no longer use the name Wei Ge, or “mighty brother,” to market the erectile dysfunction drug because a Chinese pharmaceutical company has already registered the brand.

  • February 2, 2007

    Federal Circuit Says U.S. Can't Decide Foreign Patents

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has shot down a doctor’s request to pursue foreign patent infringement claims in the U.S. courts.

  • February 1, 2007

    E.U. Wants More Ambitious Cuts In U.S. Farm Bill

    Calling for stronger cuts in domestic farm subsidies and less distortion of the global market, the European Commission expressed disappointment with a new farm bill the United States proposed on Wednesday.

  • January 29, 2007

    Thailand Breaks Patents For Plavix, HIV/AIDS Drug

    The Thai government said Monday that is has approved the compulsory licensing of two drugs, one for treating heart disease and one for HIV/AIDS, paving the way for the sale of generic versions of the drugs in that country and effectively breaking their patents.

  • January 29, 2007

    Foley & Lardner To Open Office In China

    Hoping to expand its intellectual property practice to other parts of the world, Foley & Lardner LLP is planning to open an office in China.

  • January 29, 2007

    Jury Finds Qualcomm's Patents Not Infringed

    After nine days of trial and only six hours of deliberation, a jury unanimously ruled Friday that Qualcomm Inc.’s two video compression patents are valid, but Broadcom Corp. did not infringe upon them.

  • January 25, 2007

    Thailand Mulls Breaking Patents On Two Drugs

    The Thai government is reportedly set to unveil plans to issue compulsory licensing for two high-cost drugs amid widespread criticism from multinational drug companies.

  • January 24, 2007

    Sonnenschein To Open Office In Silicon Valley

    Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP plans to extend the reach of its intellectual property practice with an office in Silicon Valley to move the firm closer to the area’s booming technology industry.

  • January 23, 2007

    More Join Complaint Against U.S. Corn Subsidies

    The protest against the United States’ allegedly illegal aid to its corn farmers has grown significantly louder, with 32 countries joining Canada in the dispute at the World Trade Organization.

  • January 22, 2007

    Calls Mount For Probe Of U.S. Corn Subsidies

    Three South American members of the World Trade Organization have joined Canada in a dispute against the United States, which they claim is violating international trade standards by handing out corn subsidies to American farmers.

  • January 18, 2007

    Expert: Qualcomm Owed $8.3M For Infringement

    Broadcom Corp. may owe Qualcomm Inc. $8.3 million in royalties for patents the telecommunications company has infringed upon for over a year, according to an expert witness who testified Wednesday on behalf of Qualcomm in the final throes of the telecom’s patent litigation against its rival.

  • January 16, 2007

    Philips Seeks WTO Ruling In Taiwan Patent Dispute

    Philips Electronics, the Dutch electronics company, has called on the European Commission to help it obtain a World Trade Organization ruling in its patent standoff with Taiwan’s government.

  • January 18, 2007

    Wilson Sonsini Opens Doors In D.C.

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has expanded its core practices in securities, intellectual property, antitrust and other areas of law on the East Coast with the opening of a new office in Washington D.C.

  • January 11, 2007

    Fed. Circ. Upholds Most Of Ruling Against Photo Co.

    The federal circuit has ruled against the majority of appeals made by a photo company owner who claimed he did not violate patents held by Fuji Photo Film Co., but remanded the case back to the U.S. International Trade Commission to adjust civil penalties based on a favorable ruling on one appeal.

  • January 10, 2007

    Toshiba Brings Hynix Before ITC For Second Round

    The battle between Toshiba Corp. and Hynix Semiconductor Inc. over NAND flash memory chips rages on, with Toshiba filing a new patent suit against Hynix in the United States International Trade Commission.

  • January 9, 2007

    WTO Calls On U.S. To Conform To Trade Rules

    The World Trade Organization’s top court has ruled that the United States is breaking international trade regulations in its calculation of anti-dumping tariffs.

  • January 9, 2007

    Chipmaker Fires Back In MP3 Patent Feud

    Chinese chip designer Actions Semiconductor Co. Ltd. has asked an appeals court to review a ruling against it by the U.S. International Trade Commission, marking the latest development in its drawn-out patent war with SigmaTel Inc. over digital audio processing technology.

  • January 9, 2007

    Relations Turn Frosty Amid Corn Subsidy Battle

    Adding further tension to its trade relationship with the United States, Canada has taken its corn subsidy concerns to the World Trade Organization, convinced that the U.S. is violating international trade standards through its handouts to American corn growers.