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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A judge has refused to lift a stay in a patent infringement dispute over computer chips to issue a preliminary injunction against integrated circuits maker Linear Technology Corp.
In a move to beef up its expertise in U.S. International Trade Commission-related matters, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has nabbed a partner for its intellectual property litigation practice from Perkins Coie LLP.
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. has returned fire against a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Hewlett-Packard Co., claiming that the company is violating four of its patents related to personal computer and printer functions.
Phone chip maker Qualcomm is running out of time and options since its appeal of the International Trade Commission's ban was dismissed Friday.
Broadcom Corp. and Verizon Wireless unveiled a licensing agreement Thursday that will allow Verizon to continue to import and sell handsets and other wireless technology that use the patents at issue in Broadcom's long running squabble with Qualcomm Inc.
Denmark-based drug maker Novo Nordisk A/S has filed a suit against Sanofi-Aventis and its U.S. affiliate for allegedly infringing an injection device patent through the French pharmaceutical company's yet-to-be-launched insulin pen SoloStar.
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have asked a Texas court to dismiss two patent suits involving more than forty mobile communication patents, just two days after Samsung and Ericsson reached a global cross licensing deal and agreed to settle all pending patent litigation between them.
The University of Illinois, Competitive Technologies Inc. and Fujitsu Ltd. have struck a settlement deal resolving a long-running battle that began with a suit over two patents and involved counterclaims for unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets.
Brazil has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over U.S. government farm subsidies, which the South American country claims may unfairly skew agricultural commerce.
Telecommunications giant Broadcom Inc. on Tuesday rebutted rival companies' motion to be allowed to import products into the U.S. that allegedly infringe Broadcom's patents, which involve a computer chip that extends cell phones' battery life.
The International Trade Commission will investigate allegations of patent infringement against a slew of companies that import rubber gloves into the United States.
The International Trade Commission has put to rest a patent case over special “twisted” condoms that spent three years bouncing between courts, halting the investigation and ruling that no violations occurred.