International Trade

  • April 24, 2007

    ITC Extends Deadline For Cell Phone Chip Penalties

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has extended its deadline to determine whether to ban the importation of cell phones that use Qualcomm Inc. chips found to infringe Broadcom Corp. patents.

  • April 24, 2007

    ITC Targets Electronics Giants In Battery Patent Probe

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has said it will investigate allegations of patent infringement related to rechargeable battery technology by 11 companies, including Japanese electronics giants Sony and Sanyo.

  • April 20, 2007

    Loeb & Loeb Picks Up Patent Litigator

    Loeb & Loeb LLP has snagged a seasoned patent litigator who has been heavily involved in a number of high-profile pharmaceutical cases to round out the firm’s litigation team.

  • April 19, 2007

    Outstanding Women: Dori Hines

    Finnegan Henderson attorney Doris J. Hines graduated from the same Long Island high school as Jerry Seinfeld and the Baldwin brothers, but her version of celebrity is found in court—not on television.

  • April 18, 2007

    Motorola, Chip Makers Face "Battle-Tested" Patents

    Cellular phone maker Motorola Inc. and several chipmakers, including Qualcomm Inc., face a lawsuit and possible federal investigation regarding alleged infringement of “battle-tested” computer chip packaging patents.

  • April 17, 2007

    Microsoft Sued Again Over Scrolling Mouse

    After reaping settlements and damage awards from a slew of computer device companies, a small patent-holding firm has set its sights on Microsoft Corp., accusing the software giant of infringing a patent for scrolling-mouse technology.

  • April 10, 2007

    Splenda Maker Files Patent Suit At ITC

    Not all is sweet at Tate & Lyle PLC, one of the world’s largest sugar makers, which has filed a patent infringement case with the United States International Trade Commission against three Chinese manufacturers over technology used to make sucralose.

  • April 9, 2007

    Toshiba Accuses 17 Cos. Of Infringing DVD Patents

    Toshiba Corp. launched a two-pronged attack against 17 electronics companies Friday, alleging infringement of DVD patents at the U.S. International Trade Commission and a California district court.

  • April 4, 2007

    ITC Probes SiRF Complaint On GPS Patents

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has initiated an investigation into whether Global Locate Inc. infringed upon SiRF Technology Holdings Inc.’s global positioning satellite patents, SiRF said Wednesday.

  • April 4, 2007

    Seiko Epson Cheers ITC Ruling

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has given Japan’s Seiko Epson Corp. a favorable ruling in its bid to stop 24 international companies from importing allegedly infringing products into the United States, the company said Wednesday.

  • April 3, 2007

    Qualcomm Files Two New Patent Suits Against Nokia

    Cell phone chip maker Qualcomm Inc. filed two new patent infringement suits against Finnish phone manufacturer Nokia Corp. in separate U.S. federal courts on Monday, claiming Nokia’s GSM/GPRS/EDGE phones infringe five of Qualcomm’s patents.

  • April 2, 2007

    Court Limits Rights On Famous Trademarks

    In a significant interpretation of cross-country trademark laws, an appeals court has ruled that owners of famous trademarks do not have exclusive rights to their brands in countries where they are not established.

  • April 2, 2007

    U.S. Flips Policy On China's Paper Subsidies

    In a decision that could end up affecting all trade between the United States and China, the U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday reversed a 23-year-old policy and said it would impose sanctions on subsidized Chinese paper imports.

  • April 3, 2007

    GPS Rivals Clash Over Patents In ITC

    Global Locate Inc. has fired back against rival SiRF Technology Inc.’s patent infringement claims regarding global positioning satellite technology by filing a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • March 27, 2007

    Pillsbury Snags IP Attorney From Kenyon

    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has nabbed intellectual property practitioner Fred Grasso from boutique firm Kenyon & Kenyon to join its Northern Virginia office as of counsel, the firm said Tuesday.

  • March 26, 2007

    Samsung and InterDigital Duel Over 3G Phones

    InterDigital Communications Corp. filed complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission and in a federal court in Delaware on Friday against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. for allegedly infringing three patents for 3G cellular phone handsets.

  • March 23, 2007

    Federal Circuit Affirms Syringe Patents' Invalidity

    A federal appeals court ended the longstanding patent fight between Liebel-Flarsheim Co. and Medrad Inc. Thursday when it affirmed that four Liebel syringe patents were invalid.

  • March 22, 2007

    Boeing Subsidies Total $24B, E.U. Claims

    Just days after the United States lashed out at the European Union for subsidizing aircraft maker Airbus, the E.U. has responded with allegations of its own.

  • March 22, 2007

    Broadcom Asks ITC To Ban Qualcomm Phones

    Despite dropping patent claims against each other in district court, Broadcom Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. continue to wage their battle in front of the International Trade Commission, with Broadcom urging a government panel to bar imports of cell phones with Qualcomm chips that infringe on its patents.

  • March 21, 2007

    Oxfam Slams Abbott Over Thailand Standoff

    Charity group Oxfam International has blasted Abbott Laboratories for its recent decision to halt the launch of new medicines in Thailand, urging the pharmaceutical giant not to “abandon the sick people in Thailand.”