International Trade

  • March 1, 2007

    Appeals Court Deals Philips Blow In CD “Tying” Case

    In a setback for Philips Corp., an appeals court has stayed New York federal court litigation and vacated its order granting Philips’ motion for summary judgment against allegations that it illegally tied patents to CD-ROM technology licenses.

  • March 14, 2007

    Heller Ehrman Expands IP Group In D.C.

    In an effort to expand its work before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the intellectual property practice group at Heller Ehrman LLP has added two new lawyers as shareholders in its Washington, D.C. office.

  • February 28, 2007

    ITC Asked To Review Ruling In Toyota Hybrid Case

    A Florida-based engine maker has filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission to review a judge’s ruling that Toyota Motor Corp. did not infringe on its patent related to technology for powering hybrid cars.

  • March 1, 2007

    Morgan Lewis Snatches Patent Veterans

    Fresh off a big intellectual property hire, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has snagged a seasoned pair of patent litigators from Baker & McKenzie to add to its Washington, D.C. office.

  • February 28, 2007

    Crowell & Moring Adds Navy Experience To IP Ship

    Arming its intellectual property group to the teeth, Crowell & Moring has added former Navy Lieutenant Commander Kathryn L. Clune, an experienced litigation lawyer, to its Washington D.C. office.

  • February 27, 2007

    Mexico Takes Issue With Chinese Subsidies

    Mexico has reportedly joined forces with the United States and Japan in accusing China of paying illegal subsidies to manufacturers.

  • February 27, 2007

    ITC Ends Review Of Energizer Patent Case

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has pulled the plug for the second time on its investigation into whether foreign battery markers infringed Energizer Holdings Inc.’s patent.

  • February 27, 2007

    ITC Orders Stay of Qualcomm Suit Against Nokia

    The U.S. International Trade Commission investigation into patent infringement by cell phone giant Nokia Corp., initiated by Qualcomm Inc., has been stayed by the administrative law judge, Nokia said Tuesday.

  • February 23, 2007

    Qualcomm, Broadcom Drop Patent Claims

    Chip maker Qualcomm Inc. said Friday that it has reached an agreement with rival Broadcom Corp. to dismiss patent infringement claims and counterclaims involved in a case that was heading towards a March trial.

  • February 26, 2007

    ITC Overturns Judge's Ruling In Crocs Case

    Footwear company Crocs Inc. won a small victory at the International Trade Commission when the commission overruled an administrative law judge’s ruling of non-infringement of one of the company’s patents.

  • February 22, 2007

    ITC Judge To Rehear Smallpox Patent Fight

    An International Trade Commission administrative law judge, who previously ruled that Bavarian Nordic’s patents for a smallpox vaccine were invalid, will now be forced to rehear the case from scratch, Bavarian Nordic said.

  • February 21, 2007

    Ex-ITC Judge Joins Sonnenschein

    Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has snapped up a former administrative law judge to join the Washington, D.C.-contingent of its ballooning patent litigation team.

  • March 2, 2007

    Sonnenschein Gleans Two New IP Partners

    The patent litigation teams at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP’s San Francisco and Washington, D.C. offices have grown with the addition of two lawyers from rival firms Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and White & Case LLP.

  • February 15, 2007

    Qualcomm Strikes Out At Broadcom

    Patent fights between Broadcom Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. have moved from the courtroom to the press room, with Qualcomm accusing its rival of making “misleading” statements regarding a court ruling about computer chips for next-generation phones.

  • February 15, 2007

    ITC Judge Favors Toyota In Hybrid Patent Dispute

    A judge has dismissed claims by a U.S. technology company that Toyota Motor Corp. stole its hybrid power system for the car giant’s green-friendly vehicles.

  • February 15, 2007

    Kodak Faces ITC Investigation Over Digital Cameras

    The International Trade Commission said Wednesday that it will investigate Eastman Kodak Co.’s digital cameras in response to a patent complaint by a Michigan licensing company.

  • February 15, 2007

    E.U. Members Wary Of E.C. Energy Goals

    An agreement between European energy ministers on Thursday fell short of the European Commission's recommendations for unbundling utilty ownership in the European Union and becoming a cleaner and more efficient energy user.

  • February 14, 2007

    Fish & Richardson Ranked #1 In Patent Litigation

    Fish & Richardson PC once again tops our list of the most sought-after patent litigation practices in the United States, with rivals Jones Day and Greenberg Traurig unchanged at second and third place, respectively, according to our survey of federal court dockets.

  • February 12, 2007

    Cell Phone Makers Cleared To Use Broadcom Chips

    Cell phone makers Samsung and Panasonic may continue to use Broadcom Corp. chips without the threat of patent infringement suits from Qualcomm Inc., Broadcom said Monday.

  • February 12, 2007

    Not Enough Cuts In U.S. Farm Bill, France Charges

    France joined in with European Union officials on Monday in expressing disappointment with the United States’ new farm bill proposal, saying it had hoped for more ambitious cuts in domestic subsidies that it alleges distort the global market.