International Trade

  • 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 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 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 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 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.

  • September 7, 2006

    Acambis Gets Boost With Smallpox Vaccine Ruling

    An International Trade Commission administrative law judge has ruled that Bavarian Nordic's patents for a smallpox vaccine are invalid, which may give rival Acambis a leg up in a battle over millions in U.S. anti-terror funding.

  • September 7, 2006

    Law Firm Profile: DLA Piper

    DLA Piper has its sights set on Germany—one of the only desirable locales in which the 3,100-lawyer firm doesn’t already have a IP presence, according to John Allcock, co-chair of the firm’s Technology, Media and Communication practice group.

  • September 1, 2006

    Judge Refuses To Review Amgen Case

    An administrative law judge has decided not to review the International Trade Commission’s rejection of Amgen Inc.'s bid to bar rival drug maker Hoffman-La Roche Inc.’s importation of an anemia drug.

  • September 1, 2006

    Judge Bars Airbus Bid To Boot Wilmer Hale Lawyers

    Marking the latest development in an ongoing feud between the European Union and the United States over government subsidies to airlines, a Superior Court judge is staving off a bid by France-based Airbus to disqualify Boeing Co. attorneys from working on a contentious trade dispute involving the World Trade Organization.

  • August 28, 2006

    McDermott Grows In Silicon Valley

    Continuing its aggressive expansion into IP law, the Silicon Valley office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP announced on Tuesday that it had added one more counsel and three associates to its Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department.

  • August 25, 2006

    Apple Settles iTunes Patent Feud

    Hot on the heels of Apple Computer Inc.’s stunning $100 million payout to quell a patent dispute over its iPod digital music player, the company announced on Friday that it had also put to rest an unrelated patent infringement case targeting its iTunes software.

  • August 24, 2006

    Fuji Prevails As Appeals Court Upholds Injunction

    A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd., granting the company a win in the latest battle in its campaign to stop competitors from re-using discarded shells from its disposable cameras.

  • August 24, 2006

    Apple To Pay $100M To Settle Creative Dispute

    In a stunning legal turnaround, Apple Computer Inc. has agreed to fork out $100 million to Singapore-based Creative Technology Ltd. and put to rest a slew of troublesome patent disputes over MP3 technology used in its popular iPod digital music player.

  • August 18, 2006

    In Gleevec Feud, Novartis Targets Indian Patent Rules

    In its ongoing battle to patent its cancer treatment Gleevec in India, Novartis AG has lashed out not only at the rejection of its patent application earlier this year, but at a key section of India’s recently enacted patent laws.

  • August 17, 2006

    Symbol Settles Dispute Over Batteries

    In another electrifying win for the company, Symbol Technologies Inc. put the finishing touches on its settlement with Global Technology Systems over an intellectual property dispute relating to GTS’ Honeywell batteries.

  • August 15, 2006

    Judge Extends Deadline In Qualcomm-Broadcom Spat

    The complicated ongoing legal wrangling between communications company Qualcomm Inc. and wireless semiconductor maker Broadcom Corp. slowed this week, with an administrative law judge opting to postpone a decision due to the complexity of the issues raised in the patent infringement case.

  • August 15, 2006

    Abbott Slashes HIV Drug Price For Developing Nations

    Still struggling with how to protect its patent rights, drug maker Abbott Laboratories Inc. has said it will launch new initiatives aimed at expanding the availability of its new HIV medicine in the developing world.

  • August 11, 2006

    Indonesian Companies Dumping Paper Products In U.S.

    An investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce has revealed that Indonesian companies are dumping lined paper products into U.S. markets at inflated prices.