International Trade

  • 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.

  • January 9, 2007

    Philips Wins ITC Ruling Over LED Patent

    Things are looking bright for Philips Lumileds after an administrative law judge of the US International Trade Commission awarded it a favorable ruling in its current patent litigation against Taiwanese company Epistar Corp.

  • January 9, 2007

    India Mulls Data Protection

    As India weighs the introduction of a data exclusivity clause into its patent laws, intellectual property experts in the country and around the globe remain fiercely divided over whether such a move would fuel investment or unfairly benefit multinational drug makers.

  • January 3, 2007

    Camera Makers Call Patent Truce

    Digital camera makers Kodak and Sony have agreed to lay down their swords with a cross-licensing deal that ends a long-running intellectual property fight.

  • January 3, 2007

    Federal Circuit Won't Rehear Tyco Case

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday rejected a request to review an earlier ruling that reinstated a long-running patent dispute between Tyco Healthcare Group LP and Medrad Inc.

  • December 29, 2006

    Legislation To Watch In 2007

    Legislators returning to Capitol Hill for the 110th Congress will have a full menu of proposed intellectual property bills to tackle over the next year, including the evergreen Patent Reform Act and a revamped bill to overhaul the Copyright Act.

  • December 18, 2006

    Drugmakers Rail Against Compulsory Licensing

    Thailand faces a barrage of criticism from drug manufacturers after deciding earlier this month to issue a compulsory license for a generic version of HIV/AIDS drug Sustiva.

  • December 15, 2006

    FDA Delays Decision On Roche Anemia Drug

    U.S. regulators have accepted Roche Holding AG’s Biologic License Application for its hotly litigated anti-anemia drug Mircera, but will extend their review for another three months to review extra data submitted by the company.

  • December 11, 2006

    ITC Upholds Qualcomm Loss In Patent Case

    Broadcom Corp. scored one victory in the ongoing war between it and rival cell phone chip manufacturer Qualcomm Inc., after the U.S. International Trade Commission decided on Friday to uphold an earlier determination that Qualcomm had infringed on one of Broadcom’s patents.

  • December 11, 2006

    Microtune Patent Survives Reexamination Bid

    In the latest development in a legal battle between chip makers Broadcom Corp. and Microtune Inc., the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has confirmed one of Microtune’s patents after reexamining it at Broadcom’s request.

  • December 7, 2006

    U.S. Dumping Laws Draw Fire In Korean Trade Talks

    Free-trade talks between the United States and South Korea came to a standstill on Wednesday when discussions over U.S. anti-dumping laws allegedly unfairly applied to South Korean products were suspended, according to Korean negotiators.