International Trade

  • August 15, 2007

    Former Qualcomm Counsel May Face Sanctions

    A magistrate judge on Monday ordered attorneys who represented Qualcomm Inc. in a recently concluded patent fight with Broadcom Inc. to appear in court later this month for a hearing on possible sanctions against them.

  • August 15, 2007

    HP Fights Acer's “Patent-For-Hire” Counterclaims

    Hewlett-Packard Co. is seeking to quash several counterclaims filed by Acer Inc. in a computer technology dispute, saying that the Taiwanese company's “patent-for-hire” strategy to fight HP's infringement claims is legally flawed.

  • August 14, 2007

    Korea Tweaks Leniency For Cartel Whistleblowers

    After a year of vacillating in its regulatory strictness, Korea’s Fair Trade Commission will toughen its leniency requirements so that cartel heads will not qualify for whistleblower amnesty—and will sweeten the deal for second-in cartel members.

  • August 10, 2007

    Chinese Company Sues EC Over Tariffs

    This fall, the European Court of First Instance will determine if the European Commission erred in imposing tariffs on a Chinese manufacturer, as alleged in the ironing board maker's recently filed lawsuit against the trade regulator.

  • August 10, 2007

    Regulators Warn Thailand Over Drug Pricing Policy

    European Commission regulators have warned the government of Thailand over its use of compulsory licenses for certain medicines, claiming that the country's pricing policy may violate the rights of European patent holders.

  • August 10, 2007

    ITC Upholds DOC's Anti-Dumping Rules For Resellers

    The U.S. Court of International Trade ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Commerce was correct to enforce stringent anti-dumping duties against American steel companies, which had argued that its policy was “arbitrary, capricious, and not supported by governing law.”

  • August 9, 2007

    Steel Cos. Demand Anti-Dumping Probe

    A group of European steel companies has asked the European Union to take action against inexpensive steel imports, demanding that regulators initiate anti-dumping procedures against China.

  • August 9, 2007

    InterDigital Sues Nokia Over 3G Phone

    Finnish cell phone manufacturer Nokia Corp. was hit Tuesday with a patent infringement suit that alleges one of the company’s 3G mobile handsets infringes two patents relating to wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) systems.

  • August 6, 2007

    Bush Admin. Upholds ITC Ban On Mobile Phones

    President George W. Bush's chief trade advisor on Monday upheld the U.S. International Trade Commission's ban on cellular phones which contain an allegedly infringing Qualcomm Inc. chip from entering the U.S.

  • August 6, 2007

    Indian Court Strikes Down Novartis’ Patent Fight

    In a blow to Novartis AG, an Indian court has rejected the Swiss drug maker’s controversial challenge to a key section of India’s patent laws, quelling an international uproar over whether the legal battle could block global access to affordable drugs.

  • August 3, 2007

    Winston & Strawn Adds Partner To Its IP Practice

    A former intellectual property partner at Nixon Peabody has joined Winston & Strawn, a move he thinks will grow his practice before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • August 2, 2007

    Nokia Dismisses One Patent From Qualcomm Dispute

    Nokia Corp. has decided to dismiss claims relating to one mobile communications patent it had asserted in a counterclaim against rival Qualcomm Inc. in a pending infringement suit.

  • July 31, 2007

    Dispute Over Drugs Hinders WTO Protocol

    An internal dispute over the availability of affordable medicines may prevent the European Parliament from ratifying the World Trade Organization protocol on intellectual property rights.

  • July 31, 2007

    3M, Sony Settle Lithium-Ion Battery Patent Suit

    Only months after it originally filed the infringement suit, 3M Co. has reached a settlement with Sony Corp. and other companies over patents relating to lithium-ion batteries.

  • July 27, 2007

    EU Makes Final Argument In Airbus Case

    In its final argument before a crucial World Trade Organization ruling in the long-running dispute over subsidies to aircraft makers Boeing Co. and Airbus, the European Union refuted U.S. claims that it had illegally funded Airbus' development programs.

  • July 27, 2007

    EU Backs Lifting Duties On Energy Saving Lightbulbs

    Overruling protests from several European companies, the European Commission has thrown its support behind removing duties currently levied on energy-saving lightbulbs imported from China.

  • July 26, 2007

    Kodak Sues Matsushita Over Digital Camera Patents

    Eastman Kodak Co. filed an infringement suit against Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. and three of its subsidiaries Wednesday, claiming that the Japanese company’s digital camera technology violates various Kodak patents.

  • July 26, 2007

    Bavarian Nordic, Acambis Settle Smallpox Fight

    Bavarian Nordic and Acambis have settled a global patent feud over a smallpox vaccine, ending a fight that has lasted at least two years, the two companies said Wednesday.

  • July 26, 2007

    Japanese Steel Dumping Verdict Reversed Yet Again

    A dispute over alleged dumping of Japanese steel in the United States on Wednesday resulted in the Federal Circuit reversing the Court of International Trade's decision on the matter for the third time in almost seven years.

  • July 25, 2007

    Acer Wants To Halt HP Patent Suit

    After winning a stay of one patent infringement suit filed by Hewlett-Packard Co., Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. has sought to stay a second suit filed by the computer giant until the International Trade Commission rules on a related case.