International Trade

  • October 20, 2006

    Appeals Court Puts Nokia, Qualcomm Suit On Hold

    A federal appeals court panel has put a patent infringement suit between Qualcomm Inc. and Nokia Corp. on hold until the U.S. District Court in San Diego can decide whether arbitration is warranted.

  • October 18, 2006

    Federal Court Reverses Decision On Patent Corrections

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday reversed a lower court ruling that Medrad Inc.’s patent for MRI technology was invalid because it failed to file supplemental reissue declarations while seeking the reissue of its patent.

  • October 17, 2006

    ITC Takes On Honda's Patent Complaint Over Engines

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate claims made by Honda Motor Co. Ltd. that an emerging Chinese engine manufacturer is infringing the Japanese auto maker’s U.S. patents.

  • October 10, 2006

    ITC Hands Down Mixed Ruling To Broadcom, Qualcomm

    An International Trade Commission judge dispensed a mixed initial ruling Tuesday in the ongoing feud between Qualcomm and Broadcom. Qualcomm lost one of its patent cases and Broadcom ultimately walked away without an injunction against its rival.

  • October 10, 2006

    Delaware Jury Awards $34M In Patent Suit

    A Delaware jury dealt a blow to Fairchild Semiconductor Inc. Tuesday, finding that the company willfully infringed four patents held by rival semiconductor company Power Integrations Inc. and awarding almost $34 million in damages.

  • October 5, 2006

    Qualcomm, Broadcom Talks Stalled

    The founders of rival California-based cell phone chip companies Qualcomm Inc. and Broadcom Corp. failed to reach a settlement regarding 10 pending patent lawsuits in a judge-ordered face-off in federal court Wednesday.

  • October 5, 2006

    Firm Profile: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

    Most intellectual property work done these days is by large, general law firms. But there are still a few IP boutiques around, including Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP, a Wilmington, Del.-based firm that has recently begun expanding throughout the United States.

  • October 3, 2006

    Qualcomm Loses Bid For Injunction

    Suffering a setback in its battle with semiconductor maker Broadcom Corp., a district court Monday denied Qualcomm Inc.’s bid to prevent its rival from shipping processors Qualcomm claims use stolen trade secrets.

  • October 2, 2006

    Supreme Court Won't Hear Challenge To Bush Decision

    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging President George W. Bush’s 2003 decision not to restrict imports of motorized wheelchair components from China, a decision that ran counter to a recommendation from the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • September 28, 2006

    Lawsuit Over High-Tech Braces Settled With $20M Deal

    Orthodontic rivals battling over patents for high-tech braces have straightened out their differences with a global settlement, in which plaintiff Align Technology Inc. agreed to buy the defendant’s intellectual property and force it out of the market.

  • September 26, 2006

    Novartis’ Indian Patent Challenge Could Harm: MSF

    International aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres lashed out at Novartis AG on Tuesday, saying the Swiss drug maker’s challenge to a key section of India’s recently enacted patent laws could seriously impact future access to essential medicines in other nations.

  • September 22, 2006

    U.S. Should Face Up To Flawed Anti-Dumping Tariffs: E.U.

    The European Union on Friday pressed the World Trade Organization once again for new consultations with the United States over its controversial method for calculating anti-dumping tariffs.

  • September 22, 2006

    Pioneer Sues Samsung Over Plasma Display Patents

    Pioneer Corp., a Tokyo-based electronics maker, has asserted two of its plasma display patents against South Korean competitor Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. and its affiliates.

  • September 22, 2006

    Korean Conglomerates Decry U.S. Antitrust Demands

    The majority of Korean conglomerates agree that antitrust rules enforced by the nation’s Fair Trade Commission obstruct their investment activity and shouldn’t be tightened to appease the United States.

  • September 21, 2006

    Broadcom, Qualcomm Execs Ordered To Reconcile

    The chairmen of Broadcom Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. have been asked to appear together before a magistrate judge in San Diego federal court to attempt to settle 10 pending patent lawsuits between the two companies.

  • September 20, 2006

    ITC To Investigate Handset Patent Dispute

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has planned to hear a patent infringement case between Samsung Electronics Co. and Ericsson over Samsung’s alleged violation of handset function patents.

  • September 19, 2006

    Heller Ehrman Pulls In New Shareholder

    With more than 20 years of experience litigating before the U.S. International Trade Commission, Sturgis M. Sobin has signed on as a shareholder with Heller Ehrman LLP’s intellectual property practice group.

  • September 18, 2006

    Mayer Brown Snatches Seasoned Trade Trio

    Continuing to beef up the firm's global trade practice, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP has plucked three veteran trade attorneys from Miller & Chevalier to join its Washington, D.C. roster.

  • September 15, 2006

    Toshiba, Micron Settle Long-Running Patent Battle

    Ending a two-year dispute, Japan’s Toshiba Corp. and U.S. semiconductor maker Micron Technology have settled their patent battle over flash NAND memory chips.

  • September 13, 2006

    Acambis Says Willing To Settle In Patent Fight

    The head of Acambis said Wednesday the company would be willing to settle its patent dispute with Bavarian Nordic over a smallpox vaccine, but that he’s not optimistic the companies can come to an agreement.