International Trade

  • October 17, 2007

    Judge Tentatively Grants Qualcomm New Trial

    If a judge's tentative Monday ruling that cast doubts on the pre-Seagate standards he used in deciding Broadcom Corp.'s willful infringement claims against it becomes final, Qualcomm Inc. will get a shot at a new trial — and a chance to keep the $39.3 million it was ordered to pay Broadcom.

  • October 17, 2007

    3M Sues Korean Company Over LCD Optical Films

    3M Co., the inventor of goods such as Scotch tape and Thinsulate, revealed on Wednesday that its Korean subsidiary has filed a patent lawsuit in Korea against LGS Co. Ltd. over optical films used in liquid crystal displays.

  • October 16, 2007

    U.S. Failed To Cancel Cotton Subsidies, WTO Rules

    The United States has failed to cut out a number of illegal cotton subsidies deemed anti-competitive, the World Trade Organization ruled in a decision that could further stall the suspended Doha Development Round.

  • October 16, 2007

    ITC Votes To Extend Anti-Dumping Steel Duties

    In a boon to domestic steel producers, anti-dumping tariffs on imported hot-rolled flat steel products from six countries will be extended, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted Wednesday.

  • October 16, 2007

    Court Affirms Dismissal Of Mouse Patent Suit

    Less than a month after a district court dismissed F&G Research Inc.’s patent infringement suit against Google Inc. over scrolling-mouse technology, an appellate court has dealt the patent-holding company another blow by affirming the dismissal of a similar case.

  • October 12, 2007

    U.S. Wants Panel To Hear China Import IP Spat

    The U.S. is stepping up the grievance it aired with the World Trade Organization over China's published materials import restrictions, which it says hamper proper intellectual property law enforcement, and is asking for a dispute settlement panel.

  • October 11, 2007

    Judge Stops Tessera From Bringing ITC Case

    A group of foreign defendants in a patent infringement spat over semiconductor chip-scale packaging technology won a temporary restraining order Wednesday that will prevent plaintiff Tessera Inc. from seeking relief at the International Trade Commission or in any court outside of California.

  • October 9, 2007

    Former ITC Investigative Attorney Joins Covington

    Karin Norton, a former senior investigative attorney for the U.S. International Trade Commission, has joined Covington & Burling LLP's intellectual property litigation group as special counsel, the firm announced on Monday.

  • October 3, 2007

    IIPA Representative Firm Joins Greenberg Traurig LLP

    Influential international intellectual property boutique Smith Strong & Schlesinger LLP has folded itself into Greenberg Traurig LLP after months of working hand-in-hand with the larger firm on behalf of the United States in a piracy dispute with China before the World Trade Organization.

  • October 3, 2007

    Nokia Amends Counterclaims In Qualcomm Battle

    Responding to Qualcomm Inc.'s amended complaint, Nokia Corp. on Tuesday amended its own counterclaims in an ongoing patent tit-for-tat between the two cellular giants over cell phone technology.

  • October 1, 2007

    EU Investigates Qualcomm's Alleged Antitrust Abuses

    The European Commission has taken aim at telecommunications company Qualcomm Inc., opening formal antitrust proceedings against the chipset maker after receiving complaints from several of the company's rivals.

  • September 28, 2007

    Epistar's Prospects Dim In LED Spat

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied Epistar Corp.'s plea to continue to stay a U.S. International Trade Commission injunction, seeking to stop the Taiwanese company's importation of light emitting diodes that are believed to infringe on the products of a Royal Philips Electronics unit.

  • September 26, 2007

    WTO To Mediate U.S, China IP Dispute

    In response to a complaint by the United States, the World Trade Organization has created a panel to take a closer look at China's policies regarding intellectual property infringement.

  • September 26, 2007

    Some Analogic Products Infringe Linear's Patent: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday ordered Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. to stop importing products containing circuitry allowing them to go into “sleep mode” when they do not need much power, after finding that the technology infringes on a patent held by Linear Technology Corp.

  • September 25, 2007

    Qualcomm Calls Out Nokia's Patent Counterclaims

    Combating Nokia Corp.'s counterclaims in an ongoing patent battle over cell phone technology, Qualcomm Inc. on Monday argued that it did not infringe on six Nokia patents and had been injured by Nokia's assertion of patents that were invalid or unenforceable.

  • September 24, 2007

    Google Handed Win In Scrolling-Mouse Patent Case

    Dealing a blow to a Florida-based patent-holding company, a federal judge has found that Google Inc. did not directly infringe a patent covering three-dimensional scrolling-mouse technology.

  • September 24, 2007

    Zeroing OK For Administrative Review: Fed. Circ.

    The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld the U.S. Department of Commerce’s “zeroing” method for calculating anti-dumping duties, saying the United States' agreement to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling that panned the policy didn’t apply in cases like that brought by a Dutch steel titan.

  • September 20, 2007

    U.S. To Cut Farm Subsidies, Asks Others To Follow

    The United States has conceded to lower ceilings on farm subsidies and asked other countries to follow its lead as part of current round of World Trade Organization talks on opening global trade.

  • September 14, 2007

    WTO To Probe China's IP Protection Efforts

    Responding to complaints from the United States, the World Trade Organization on Friday agreed to investigate China's treatment of intellectual property issues.

  • September 14, 2007

    Disgruntled With U.S. Duties, China Goes To WTO

    China filed a complaint against the United States on Friday with the World Trade Organization—its first in five years—over anti-dumping duties on paper the U.S. imports from it, months after the U.S. levied its first tariffs against subsidized Chinese products in decades.