In a victory for semiconductor-maker Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc., an appeals court has upheld a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission finding that a Linear Technology Corp. patent related to portable electronics power management is invalid.
SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. and the U.S. International Trade Commission have filed independent appeals of an administrative law judge's initial ruling that some of SiRF's GPS chips infringed six patents owned by a unit of Broadcom Corp.
Litigation is dominating the workload of Baker Botts LLP's intellectual property practice, as attorneys contend with about 100 pending patent suits. The uptick stems in part from a steadily building realization among clients that intangible assets are integral to their business, the firm's IP lawyers say.
A judge has recommended that the U.S. International Trade Commission prevent SiRF Technology Holdings Inc.'s disputed chips or any products containing them from being imported into the country two weeks after finding the technology company had infringed six GPS satellite patents owned by a unit of Broadcom Corp.
The bankruptcy judge overseeing Syntax-Brillian Corp.'s Chapter 11 proceedings has signed off on the sale of some of the troubled TV maker's assets to a company owned by TCV Group, a manufacturer of plastic molded parts for Syntax-Brillian's Olevia-brand televisions.
Hillcrest Laboratories Inc. has lodged complaints against Nintendo Co. Ltd. in U.S. federal court and with the U.S. International Trade Commission, claiming that its popular Wii video game system trampled four of its patents.
Seoul Semiconductor Ltd. and Nichia Corp., longtime rivals in the field of light-emitting diodes, are heading back to court in a new patent dispute.
Honeywell International Inc. filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission Tuesday alleging that four Japanese companies are violating federal law by bringing automotive multimedia display and navigation systems that infringe six Honeywell patents into the United States.
The United States has asked the World Trade Organization to adjudicate an ongoing fight with Europe over tariffs on cable boxes, computer monitors and other high-tech goods.
A fortnight after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit nixed an order allowing Nokia Corp. to arbitrate its patent dispute with InterDigital Inc. over mobile handsets, Nokia has requested a rehearing with the court in the hopes of overturning the ruling.
A purported antitrust class action against manufacturers and distributors of the artificial sweetener aspartame reached its end Monday when a federal judge granted the defendants' motion for summary judgment because the plaintiffs did not file their suit within the statute of limitations.
After months of back and forth between the tech companies, the U.S. International Trade Commission has tentatively found SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. guilty of infringing six GPS satellite patents owned by a unit of Broadcom Corp.
Adding another chapter to its patent dispute over flash memory chips, SanDisk Corp. has asked a federal judge to toss counterclaims made by STMicroelectronics Inc. that allege that SanDisk fraudulently procured the patents it accuses ST of infringing.
A long-running patent suit brought by Tessera Inc. against several semiconductor manufacturers will be stayed pending the outcome of two related cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission, a judge has ruled.
In the wake of the Doha talks at the World Trade Organization falling apart last week, Brazil has reportedly voiced its intention to sue the United States over what it believes are illegal subsidies and other trade barriers.
In a two-pronged battle to stop a Taiwanese rival from allegedly infringing on several electronics patents, Microsoft Corp. has filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to award past damages and enjoin Primax Electronics Ltd. from further infringement, days after it petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban the company from importing the products in question.
A federal appeals court panel has decided not to re-stay a case brought by Tessera Technologies Inc. against Motorola Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and others for allegedly infringing its chip-packaging patents.
Though litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission is surging, the pharmaceutical sector still accounts for a relatively small portion of the cases on the ITC docket. But that could change as pharmaceutical industries in emerging markets like China gain momentum, some lawyers say.
A federal judge should not have ordered arbitration in a patent dispute between InterDigital Inc. and Nokia Corp., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled, finding that Nokia waived its right to arbitration in the case.
Microsoft Corp. has brought a complaint before the U.S. International Trade Commission against Taiwanese rival Primax Electronics Ltd. for allegedly infringing patents related to peripheral devices for computers.