International Trade

  • 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.

  • June 24, 2008

    Nspire Agrees To Pull Challenged Flash Drives

    Resolving its part of a lawsuit brought five months ago by Ennova Direct Inc., Nspire Systems Inc. has consented to a judgment of infringement and agreed to pull its flash memory drive with retractable USB connectors off the market.

  • June 25, 2008

    Three Former Sonnenschein IP Partners Join MoFo

    A trio of intellectual property partners, including the former firmwide chair of the patent litigation group, has departed Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP and joined Morrison & Foerster LLP.

  • June 23, 2008

    Judge Puts LSI’s Chip Patent Suit On Hold

    A federal judge has put the brakes on LSI Corp. and Agere Systems Inc.’s patent infringement suit over a computer chip method patent to await the outcome of a parallel action before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • June 23, 2008

    Chinese Steel Pipe Imports Harm U.S. Industry: ITC

    In a victory for domestic steel pipe manufacturers, the International Trade Commission ruled Friday that the U.S. industry is being materially injured by imports of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from China.

  • June 18, 2008

    Senators Prod U.S. Trade Rep To Act Against OPEC

    Eleven senators have asked the Bush administration to take action against oil-exporting countries for allegedly operating an illegal cartel.

  • June 17, 2008

    Fed. Circ. Boosts Commerce Dept.'s Policing Powers

    In a confirmation of the U.S. Department of Commerce's power to police illegal "dumping" of cheap foreign goods onto domestic markets, an appeals court on Tuesday allowed regulators to reinstate an expired anti-dumping order against two Japanese companies after it became known that they had fraudulently misreported information.

  • June 16, 2008

    ITC Judge Freezes Out Whirlpool Refrigerator Patents

    A judge for the International Trade Commission has pulled the plug on part of a patent case between LG Electronics and Whirlpool Corp., ruling that two patents claimed by Whirlpool for refrigerator technology are invalid.

  • June 13, 2008

    EU Investigates U.S. Biodiesel Subsidies

    European Union regulators have launched an investigation into whether U.S. biodiesel exports violate global trade regulations.

  • June 13, 2008

    Intel, Nokia, STMicro Sued Over Flash Memory Patents

    Intel Corp., Nokia Corp. and five other semiconductor and telecommunications companies have been hit with a lawsuit alleging that they willfully infringed two patents covering flash memory chips widely used in cell phones.

  • August 26, 2008

    Global Warming Concern Spurs More Green Patents

    The number of green energy patents in the United States continues to climb as companies look to capitalize on the public's growing concern over climate change.

  • June 12, 2008

    Citric Acid Imports May Hurt U.S. Industry: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will continue to investigate the possibility of increasing taxes on imports of citric acid and certain citrate salts from China and Canada, having determined that a U.S. industry was likely injured by the imports.

  • June 11, 2008

    Akin Gump To Shutter Taipei Office

    Citing its clients' needs, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP said Wednesday that it would close its Taiwan office, a large patent prosecution hub for the firm, in August.

  • June 10, 2008

    Drinker Biddle Lures ITC Veteran To D.C. Office

    Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has lured a standout intellectual property litigator with long experience at the International Trade Commission to join its Washington, D.C., office as a partner, the firm announced Monday.