International Trade

  • March 3, 2008

    GE Claims Mitsubishi Infringes Turbine Patents

    General Electric has filed a complaint with the U.S International Trade Commission alleging that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and two of its subsidiaries have infringed on GE's patents for wind turbine technology.

  • March 4, 2008

    U.S., EU Appeal To WTO On Chinese News Rules

    The U.S. and EU have filed for dispute settlement consultation with the World Trade Organization against China over regulations that restrict financial news sources in China.

  • February 29, 2008

    ITC To Weigh Sharp's Patent Claims V. Samsung

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to begin an investigation into patent infringement allegations filed by Sharp Corp. against its rival Samsung, a month after agreeing to consider similar claims by Samsung against Sharp.

  • March 3, 2008

    ITC To Investigate Chinese Graphite Electrode Imports

    Finding that U.S. industry may be harmed by alleged dumping activities, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously on Saturday to continue investigating China's imports of small-diameter graphite electrodes.

  • February 28, 2008

    ITC Won't Review Ruling In Nokia, Qualcomm Fight

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will not review its initial decision that Nokia Corp.'s cell phone handsets do not infringe three of rival Qualcomm Inc.'s patents, Qualcomm announced on Wednesday.

  • February 27, 2008

    EU Guidelines Aim To Stabilize Financial Markets

    The European Commission put forth proposed guidelines on Wednesday aimed at making sovereign wealth funds more transparent, predictable and accountable in order to bring more stability to global financial markets.

  • February 27, 2008

    India Considers Overriding Cancer Drug Patents

    Entering the bullpen once again, India is taking up the issue of how to balance patent protection with patient need, with the country's patent office reportedly set to consider this week whether to override patents on cancer drugs made by Pfizer Inc. and Roche AG and to allow a generics maker to ship copycat versions to Nepal for distribution.

  • February 26, 2008

    Orrick Welcomes Leading IP Lawyer To N.Y. Office

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced Tuesday that it has hired intellectual property attorney Joe Calvaruso, former head of Chadbourne & Parke's IP group, as a partner in its New York office.

  • February 26, 2008

    Tessera's ITC Case Stayed For Re-Examination

    A patent infringement trial against Motorola Inc., Qualcomm Inc. and other technology companies has been stayed pending a re-examination of Tessera Inc. chip-packaging patents.

  • February 27, 2008

    Seoul Semi Seeks To Reverse LED Patent Verdict

    Seoul Semiconductor Ltd. has asked a California federal court to reverse a ruling for willful infringement of four Nichia Corp. light-emitting diode design patents, claiming that there was insufficient evidence for a jury to reach the verdict.

  • February 25, 2008

    Sonnenschein Nabs Wiley Rein Patent Litigator

    Experienced patent litigator Kristin L. Yohannan has left Wiley Rein LLP to join Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP’s patent litigation group.

  • February 22, 2008

    ITC Investigates Whirlpool Infringement Complaint

    Relations between rivals Whirlpool and LG Electonics chilled Friday, after the ITC launched investigations into LG's alleged infringement of several refrigerator patents.

  • February 22, 2008

    ST's Bid For Injunction V. Tessera Fails, Again

    Two semiconductor developers have lost their second bid for a preliminary injunction against Tessera Inc., which is suing them for patent infringement related to flash memory products.

  • February 20, 2008

    ITC Judge Rules For SMC In Patent Infringement Claim

    A Japanese maker of pneumatic devices has prevailed against patent infringement allegations in a case argued before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • February 15, 2008

    SRAM Complaints Partially Tossed

    A federal judge has partially granted bids by makers of static random access memory chips to dismiss complaints brought by direct and indirect purchasers but has given the plaintiffs leave to replead some of their claims.

  • February 13, 2008

    WTO Rules Against China On Car Parts Tariffs

    The World Trade Organization on Wednesday halted China's import tariffs on car parts after upholding a complaint brought by the United States, the European Union and Canada that argued the tariffs made it hard for Western car parts makers to compete in the country.

  • February 13, 2008

    FormFactor's Patent Suit Stayed During ITC Probe

    A federal judge has stayed a patent dispute between FormFactor Inc. and Micronics Japan Co. over wafer probe cards pending the outcome of a U.S. International Trade Commission antitrust investigation involving the cards.

  • February 13, 2008

    U.S. Appeals WTO Ruling On Cotton Subsidies

    The United States has appealed a ruling by the World Trade Organization that subsidies to U.S. cotton growers breached international trade rules and kept farmers in developing countries in extreme poverty.

  • February 14, 2008

    Judge Says No To Injunction Against Tessera

    A federal judge refused on Tuesday to block Tessera Inc. from pursuing outside the California court system certain claims against customers of several semiconductor chip makers, finding that there was no reason to issue any type of restraining order.

  • February 11, 2008

    ITC Clears Belkin Of Infringing ATEN's KVM Switch

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has cleared Belkin International Inc. and another company of charges that they infringed ATEN International Co. Ltd.’s patent for technology that allows multiple computers to be controlled from a single switch.