International Trade

  • July 23, 2008

    U.S. Offer Of Farm Cuts Underwhelms At WTO Meeting

    As a starting point for negotiations at World Trade Organization meetings in Geneva on Tuesday, the United States offered to lower the subsidies it pays to farmers to $15 billion, an offer that has reportedly struggled to pass the “laugh test.”

  • July 23, 2008

    German Court Rules Qualcomm Patent Invalid

    The German Federal Patent Court reportedly struck the latest blow to Qualcomm Inc.'s GSM patent infringement claims against rival cell phone giant Nokia Corp. on Wednesday, ruling the patent invalid.

  • October 7, 2008

    IP Practice: Fish & Richardson

    Great patent attorneys develop a knack for knowing how the law will look at a client's invention now and also five years down the road, said David L. Feigenbaum, principal at Fish & Richardson PC.

  • July 21, 2008

    Chinese-Imported Sacks Harmed U.S. Industry: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has unanimously ruled that U.S. producers of laminated woven polypropylene sacks are being materially injured by dumped and subsidized imports of the products from China.

  • July 18, 2008

    WTO Scolds China On Anti-Competitive Tariff Policy

    The World Trade Organization said Friday that China is violating global trade rules by requiring Chinese automobile makers to buy most of their components from local suppliers or face exorbitant tariffs.

  • July 18, 2008

    Judge Won't Dismiss LED Patent Suit Against Cree

    Cree Inc. has lost its summary judgment bid in a patent infringement suit filed by a retired Columbia University professor over light-emitting diode semiconductors.

  • September 16, 2008

    IP Practice: Akin Gump

    Both the economic turmoil at home and emerging markets abroad are affecting patent litigation in the U.S., as an increasingly diverse group of companies fights to retain market share and attack both established and would-be competitors, say the intellectual property lawyers at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

  • July 17, 2008

    WTO Rules Against U.S. Over Shrimp Import Bonds

    The World Trade Organization's highest court has sided for the most part with India and Thailand in their claims against the U.S.' bond requirements for shrimp imports.

  • October 21, 2008

    IP Practice: Hogan & Hartson

    Companies have begun to realize the importance of protecting not only their brand names but any nontraditional trademarks, such as the color combination in their logos or their product packaging, thereby creating new and different work for IP attorneys, said Raymond Kurz, head of the intellectual property group at Hogan & Hartson LLP.

  • July 15, 2008

    Three IP Lawyers Jump From Hogan To Orrick

    The intellectual property group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has gained three new partners from Hogan & Hartson LLP.

  • September 2, 2008

    IP Practice: McDermott Will & Emery

    If you own a patent these days, you'd better be sure that the terms are rock solid because the stakes for protecting your intellectual property have gotten much higher, according to the attorneys at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

  • July 11, 2008

    Court Upholds USITC Ruling On Foreign Steel Plates

    In a blow to steel plate maker Nucor Corp., an international trade court has upheld a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission, which found that revoking an anti-dumping duty placed on foreign steel plate makers would not harm domestic industry.

  • July 14, 2008

    Skechers Clogs Step On Crocs' Toes, Patent Suit Says

    Shoemaker Crocs Inc. has sued competitor Skechers USA Inc. over a line of slip-on foam clogs that Crocs says knocks off its patented designs and logo.

  • October 14, 2008

    IP Practice: Foley & Lardner

    Company executives who once thought there was no point to patenting their technology in China because of the country's historically lax enforcement attitude are thinking again, said Sharon Barner, chair of the intellectual property department at Foley & Lardner LLP.

  • July 8, 2008

    ITC Staff Deals InterDigital A Blow In Patent Spat

    InterDigital Inc. said Tuesday its infringement case against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. was off to a discouraging start, as the staff of the U.S. International Trade Commission has found that Samsung’s cell phone handsets do not violate InterDigital's patents.

  • July 2, 2008

    Nokia, InterDigital Settle U.K. 3G Patent Suits

    Wireless technology companies Nokia Corp. and InterDigital Inc. have agreed to lay down their swords in a protracted patent battle in British court over 3G mobile technology.

  • July 8, 2008

    Former Jones Day IP Head Joins Orrick's L.A. Office

    Robert W. Dickerson, the former head of Jones Day's Los Angeles-based intellectual property group, has left the firm to join Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

  • July 1, 2008

    Fuji Wins Partial Judgment In Disposable Camera Suit

    A long-standing patent dispute between Fujifilm Corp. and the makers of refurbished disposable cameras is again headed for trial after a federal judge ruled that Fuji's patents cover products at issue in the case.

  • July 2, 2008

    Pretec Settles Memory Card Patent Suit With SanDisk

    Pretec Electronics Corp. has settled a patent infringement lawsuit brought by computer storage device maker SanDisk Corp. over flash memory devices.

  • June 24, 2008

    RIM, General Imaging Sued Over Camera Patents

    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. and digital camera maker General Imaging Co. have become the latest targets for alleged infringement of St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants Inc. patents for formatting digital media.