The federal court overseeing the long-running patent dispute between O2 Micro International Ltd. and four companies has approved the dismissal of claims for one of three patents related to converter circuits used in the backlighting of television and laptop computer screens.
A federal appeals court has temporarily stayed an exclusion order against Vizio Inc. set to take effect Wednesday in a dispute with Japan's Funai Electric Co. Ltd. over a patent for digital television receivers, according to Vizio.
Collective Brands Inc., the parent of the Payless ShoeSource footwear chain, has fired back at Discover Property & Casualty Insurance Co. and St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co in a duty to defend suit filed over defense costs the footwear company has racked up in ongoing trade dress litigation with shoe giant Crocs Inc.
A flash-technology patent spat between bankrupt Spansion Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is back on, a week after a judge tossed a proposed $70 million settlement between the two companies.
Rambus Inc. has sought to drop four patents from its U.S. International Trade Commission case against computer chip maker Nvidia Corp. over patents for memory controllers related to graphics processors, according to the companies.
Vizio Inc. has filed a patent infringement suit accusing LG Electronics Inc. of infringing patents related to the manufacture, importation and distribution of products including high-definition TVs, in the latest development in litigation between the parties.
Stopping short of full consolidation, a federal judge has decided to coordinate Vizio Inc.'s antitrust suit accusing Funai Electric Co. Ltd. of monopolizing the market for digital television technology with patent infringement suits between the companies.
The judge overseeing Spansion Inc.'s Chapter 11 proceedings has rejected the flash memory solutions provider's bid for authorization to enter into a patent litigation settlement and licensing deal that called for Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to pay Spansion $70 million.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has said it plans to review a judge’s finding that Sinochem Modern Environmental Protection Chemicals (Xi'an) Co. Ltd.'s refrigerants infringed INEOS Fluor Holdings Ltd.’s patent covering a manufacturing process for coolant.
In the wake of a decision in Tessera Technologies Inc.'s favor last month by the U.S. International Trade Commission, Motorola Inc. has signed a licensing deal with Tessera that puts to rest all outstanding litigation between the two technology companies.
Claims for several patents in Rambus Inc.'s U.S. International Trade Commission case have been initially rejected in re-examination proceedings by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Nvidia Corp. said Tuesday.
Seiko Epson Corp. has been hit with antitrust counterclaims in its patent infringement litigation against China's Ninestar Technology Co. Ltd. and other printer supply manufacturers over ink cartridges.
Foley & Lardner LLP has snapped up one of Boston's pre-eminent patent litigation teams, including Matthew B. Lowrie, a founding partner of Cambridge, Mass.-based intellectual property boutique Lowrie Lando & Anastasi LLP.
Increased mobility and technological skill in the work force, along with the economic incentives luring employees in competitive industries, will ensure the continued vitality of trade secret litigation and noncompete and nondisclosure enforcement, says Steven Hollman, a litigation practice group director at Hogan & Hartson LLP and co-chair of the firm's recruitment committee.
In spite of the slowing economy, or perhaps because of it, both the amount of patent infringement litigation and the importance of that litigation continue to grow, says Thomas J. Scott Jr., chair of Goodwin Procter LLP's intellectual property practice group.
Hatch-Waxman litigation is the big thing in IP litigation right now, and far from over, but keep an eye out for a rise in 337 actions before the International Trade Commission, says Brian L. Michaelis, chair of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's intellectual property practice group.
A federal appeals court has overturned a holding by an administrative law judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission that SMC Corp.’s devices used in compressed-air systems and imported into the U.S. do not infringe Norgren Inc.’s patent.
We have all heard the initiatives and incentives created for the development of "green" technology, and we are just beginning to see the results of that development, including, for example, hybrid cars and renewable energy sources. This area is ripe for intellectual property litigation, says Mark Reiter, co-chair of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP's IP practice group.
A few weeks after it was found to infringe a Funai Electric Co. Ltd. patent for digital television receivers, Vizio Inc. has filed a fresh patent infringement suit asserting seven of its own patents against Funai.
A federal appeals court panel ruled Friday that Taiwanese company Epistar Corp., which was found to have infringed a patent owned by a Royal Philips Electronics NV unit, could go back and challenge the validity of that patent.