International Trade

  • July 20, 2007

    Clock Is Ticking For Qualcomm On Chip Ban

    Phone chip maker Qualcomm is running out of time and options since its appeal of the International Trade Commission's ban was dismissed Friday.

  • July 20, 2007

    Acer Strikes Back Against HP In Patent Suit

    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.

  • July 19, 2007

    Verizon And Broadcom Form Pact Over Chips

    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.

  • July 17, 2007

    Novo Nordisk Takes On Sanofi Over Insulin Pens

    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.

  • July 13, 2007

    Ericsson, Samsung Settle Patent Suits In Global Deal

    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.

  • July 12, 2007

    Fujitsu, University Resolve Plasma Display Panel Suit

    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.

  • July 12, 2007

    Brazil Goes To WTO Over U.S. Farm Subsidies

    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.

  • July 5, 2007

    Broadcom Champions Ban On Phones

    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.

  • July 3, 2007

    Glove Makers Probed By ITC For Patent Infringement

    The International Trade Commission will investigate allegations of patent infringement against a slew of companies that import rubber gloves into the United States.

  • July 2, 2007

    ITC To Review Ink Cartridge Ruling

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has decided to reexamine a ruling that 24 companies violated Seiko Epson Corp. patents for ink cartridges, marking the first time the agency will review patent validity issues in relation to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

  • July 2, 2007

    ITC Works Kinks Out Of Condom “Twist”

    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.

  • July 2, 2007

    ITC Judge Finds Biax Patents Invalid

    An administrative law judge with the International Trade Commission handed Philips Semiconductors BV a sound victory against semiconductor maker Biax Corp. after issuing an initial decision that Biax's patents in the ongoing litigation over digital processing systems were either invalid, unenforceable or not infringed upon.

  • June 29, 2007

    Qualcomm Rejects Licensing Deal With Broadcom

    Qualcomm Inc. has rejected a proposal by its rival phone company Broadcom Inc. to settle a long-running patent dispute by letting Qualcomm pay a six dollar licensing fee on phones that the U.S. International Trade Commission has already found to infringe Broadcom's patents.

  • June 28, 2007

    Mobile Phone Cos. Seek Veto Of ITC Ban On Chips

    Officials with the mobile phone industry met with the office of President George W. Bush's chief trade advisor on Thursday in an effort to overturn the U.S. International Trade Commission's order banning the importation of phones containing Qualcomm Inc. chips.

  • June 28, 2007

    Brazilian Exporters Dumped OJ In U.S.: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that orange juice imported from Brazil was sold at prices far less than fair value in the U.S., meaning the U.S. citrus industry has lost out on profits and that anti-dumping duties may be imposed on the Brazilian companies.

  • June 26, 2007

    Intel, Biax Bury Hatchet Over Computer Servers

    After years of legal sparring, Biax Corp. and Intel Corp. have reached an undisclosed settlement deal in a patent dispute over computer server patents.

  • June 26, 2007

    Qualcomm Amends Patent Complaint Against Nokia

    In the latest move in a protracted patent battle, Qualcomm Inc. amended its complaint against Finnish cellphone maker Nokia Corp. but still alleged that the company had infringed on three patents related to downloading digital content over a GPRS/EDGE wireless data network.

  • June 22, 2007

    Qualcomm's Options Dwindle As ITC Refuses Stay

    The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday denied Qualcomm Inc.'s request for a stay of its ban on the import of phones containing Qualcomm chips found to be infringing patents held by Broadcom Corp.

  • June 20, 2007

    Wireless Industry Asks President To Veto ITC Ruling

    Citing safety concerns and economic harm, a wireless industry trade group requested Wednesday that President George W. Bush veto a federal trade agency ruling which banned the importation of new cell phones containing Qualcomm Inc. chips.

  • June 15, 2007

    Discovery Halted In Biax Patent Case

    A judge on Thursday agreed to stay deadlines and discovery provisions in an ongoing patent infringement suit over computer server patents brought by Biax Corp. against Fujitsu Computer Systems Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc.