Ampex has filed complaints against Japanese electronics maker Sony in a U.S. district court and with the U.S. International Trade Commission, seeking to block the importation of digital cameras and hand-held devices that Ampex claims infringe its U.S. patents.
In a stinging blow to Pfizer, the patent re-examination board of China's State Intellectual Property Office has overturned the company's patent for erectile dysfunction drug Viagra.
Gateway has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, seeking to ban rival Hewlett-Packard from importing certain computers, monitors and the components used to make them.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has dismissed an appeal by the University of Illinois that sought a shield of sovereign immunity from counterclaims filed by Japanese electronics maker Fujitsu in a lawsuit over patents for plasma displays.
A Texas Congressman has filed an official complaint with the House Committee on Standards and Ethics against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, with charges that include a bribe from Bacardi USA in exchange for pushing a bill that would help in the liquor maker’s trademark dispute.
Chip makers Microtune and Broadcom Corp. have settled their far-reaching litigation over patents for analog signal processing technology.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed with Energizer Holdings’ request to ban imports of a type of mercury-free, alkaline batteries in a patent dispute with more than 24 overseas rivals.
Cosmetic care provider Inamed has sued rival Medicis for patent infringement and filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission over a wrinkle treatment.
A judge has rejected chip maker Broadcom's appeal in its U.S. International Trade Commission patent suit against rival Microtune.
Japanese electronics maker Funai has sued Korean rival Daewoo Electronics in a U.S. district court over several patents for technology used in video cassette recorders.
Chip maker Zoran Corp. and its subsidiary Oak Technology have added a number of defendants in their patent infringement suit against Taiwanese rivals MediaTek and Mintek in the U.S. District Court for the District of Central California.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued an initial determination that Taiwanese chip makers Media Reality Technologies, Inc. and Trumpion Microelectronics, Inc. both infringe a patent by U.S. rival Genesis Microchip.
The Canadian Senate has passed a bill that will allow generic drug manufacturers in Canada to produce copies of patented treatments for HIV, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and export them to resource-limited countries.
The Ministerial Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has approved a proposal by Japan to establish a large research group to study impact of intellectual property on sustainable growth.
Canada is expected to pass pioneering legislation Friday making it legal for cheap copies of patented medicines to be shipped to poor countries suffering from AIDS and other health crises.
The U.S. Patent Board of Appeals and Patent Interferences has issued judgment in favor of auto parts supplier ArvinMeritor against Eaton Corporation on all claims in two related transmission patent interferences, ArvinMeritor said.
Gateway has fired a legal salvo in the mounting patent battle between two of the world’s top computer maker, suing rival Hewlett-Packard Co. for infringement of five of its patents.
Expanding its patent litigation against one of its chief rivals, U.S. computer maker Hewlett-Packard has petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission to block Gateway from importing computers.
Japan will propose the establishment of a specialized intellectual property body at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to local media reports.
Canada’s legislature is expected to amend the country’s patent laws this week to let the government issue licenses to companies to produce generic versions of drugs for use in developing countries.