International Trade

  • September 9, 2004

    India's Generic Industry Sounds Alarm Over Planned Patent Overhaul

    India’s generic drug industry has warned the government that a planned overhaul of the country’s patent law could lead to broad price hikes for essential drugs.

  • September 6, 2004

    ITC To Probe Imports Of Point-Of-Sale Technology

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to investigate a complaint by Verve LLC against several rivals that the company says import patent-infringing point of sale terminals for credit and debit transactions.

  • September 2, 2004

    ASML, Nikon Settle Long-Running Dispute

    Dutch chip equipment maker ASML and Japanese rival Nikon have settled their costly and long-running patent dispute over circuit-making equipment, fought in courts in California, Washington, South Korea and Japan.

  • September 1, 2004

    Federal Circuit: DMCA Does Not Cover Aftermarket Product

    In a closely watched test of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a lower court’s ruling that a garage-door opener designed as a replacement for a model made by a rival manufacturer does not violate the DMCA.

  • August 30, 2004

    ArvinMeritor Sues Eaton Corp. Over Transmission Patent

    Auto parts supplier ArvinMeritor, Inc. has sued rival Eaton Corp. for infringement over a transmission patent.

  • August 27, 2004

    India To Allow Patenting Of Embedded Software

    In a major victory for India’s burgeoning software industry, the country’s government is planning to allow software patents under limited conditions as part of a major overhaul of the country’s patent system.

  • August 27, 2004

    Genesis Signs Licensing Deals With Samsung, Tovis After ITC Win

    Chipmaker Genesis Microchip has penned licensing deals with Samsung Electronics and Tovis Co. in the wake of its victory at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in a dispute over a patent for liquid crystal display (LCD) controllers.

  • August 25, 2004

    India Mulls Special Courts For IP Cases

    India is considering the creation of a special court for intellectual property cases, according to a government official.

  • August 24, 2004

    India Mulls Capping Data Exclusivity At Four Years

    In a move designed to curb patent evergreening, India’s government is considering legislation that would limit data exclusivity to four years, according to local media reports.

  • August 23, 2004

    Genesis Wins ITC Complaint Vs. Taiwanese Rivals Over LCD Controller Patent

    Taiwanese chip makers MStar Semiconductor, Media Reality Technologies (MRT) and Trumpion Microelectronics infringed a patent for liquid crystal display (LCD) controllers held by rival Genesis Microchip, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a final determination.

  • August 20, 2004

    Taiwan Semi Files ITC Complaint Vs. Mainland Rival Over Chip Patents

    Taiwan Semiconductor has filed an unfair import complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), seeking a probe of a mainland rival already targeted in a trade-secret lawsuit in California.

  • August 19, 2004

    Cornice Countersues Seagate In Patent Fight Over Disk-Drive Technology

    Disk-drive maker Cornice has fired a legal volley back at one of the companies that sued it for patent infringement earlier this year, filing a countersuit against rival Seagate Technology over its patent rights for tiny disk drives.

  • August 18, 2004

    Glaxo Gives Up One Of Three Patents For Avandia In China

    U.K. drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has abandoned its claim to a Chinese patent for a component of its popular diabetes drug Avandia, but is holding on to two other patents on the drug in an escalating battle with Chinese generic makers.

  • August 17, 2004

    India Mulls Broad Compulsory Licensing Under New Patent Bill

    India’s government has decided to broaden the scope for invoking compulsory licensing as part of an overhaul of the country’s patent law, according to local media reports.

  • August 15, 2004

    India To Introduce Patent Bill Within Two Weeks, Minister Says

    India’s government will introduce a bill “in the next two weeks” to overhaul its patent system and introduce pharmaceutical product patents, a minister has told local media.

  • August 13, 2004

    Weil, Gotshal To Open D.C. Patent Litigation Practice

    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has hired Alexander J. Hadjis from Fish & Richardson and charged him with building a new patent litigation practice in Washington, D.C.

  • August 12, 2004

    ITC Probes Sony Over Digital Camera Patent

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether Sony Corp.'s digital cameras and cellular phones with digital image capabilities are infringing a patent held by California-based Ampex Corp., the ITC said Wednesday.

  • August 9, 2004

    Chinese Drug Companies Form Alliance To Make Generic Viagra

    A coalition of 17 Chinese drug makers have set up a joint-stock company to produce an erectile dysfunction drug in the wake of Pfizer’s loss of patent protection for Viagra in China, according to the Beijing Morning Post.

  • August 4, 2004

    ITC To Probe Gateway's Patent Complaint Vs. HP

    The U.S. International Trade Commission will investigate a complaint by Gateway Inc. that Hewlett-Packard Co. is violating U.S. trade laws by importing computers and parts infringe its patents.

  • August 3, 2004

    Fuji Photo Wins ITC Dispute Over Camera Patent

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled for Fuji Photo Film Co. in a patent infringement complaint against a New Jersey company that rebuilds used Fujitsu disposable cameras and sells them without brand names at a discount.