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International Trade

  • October 3, 2007

    Nokia Amends Counterclaims In Qualcomm Battle

    Responding to Qualcomm Inc.'s amended complaint, Nokia Corp. on Tuesday amended its own counterclaims in an ongoing patent tit-for-tat between the two cellular giants over cell phone technology.

  • October 3, 2007

    IIPA Representative Firm Joins Greenberg Traurig LLP

    Influential international intellectual property boutique Smith Strong & Schlesinger LLP has folded itself into Greenberg Traurig LLP after months of working hand-in-hand with the larger firm on behalf of the United States in a piracy dispute with China before the World Trade Organization.

  • October 1, 2007

    EU Investigates Qualcomm's Alleged Antitrust Abuses

    The European Commission has taken aim at telecommunications company Qualcomm Inc., opening formal antitrust proceedings against the chipset maker after receiving complaints from several of the company's rivals.

  • September 28, 2007

    Epistar's Prospects Dim In LED Spat

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied Epistar Corp.'s plea to continue to stay a U.S. International Trade Commission injunction, seeking to stop the Taiwanese company's importation of light emitting diodes that are believed to infringe on the products of a Royal Philips Electronics unit.

  • September 26, 2007

    WTO To Mediate U.S, China IP Dispute

    In response to a complaint by the United States, the World Trade Organization has created a panel to take a closer look at China's policies regarding intellectual property infringement.

  • September 26, 2007

    Some Analogic Products Infringe Linear's Patent: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday ordered Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. to stop importing products containing circuitry allowing them to go into “sleep mode” when they do not need much power, after finding that the technology infringes on a patent held by Linear Technology Corp.

  • September 25, 2007

    Qualcomm Calls Out Nokia's Patent Counterclaims

    Combating Nokia Corp.'s counterclaims in an ongoing patent battle over cell phone technology, Qualcomm Inc. on Monday argued that it did not infringe on six Nokia patents and had been injured by Nokia's assertion of patents that were invalid or unenforceable.

  • September 24, 2007

    Zeroing OK For Administrative Review: Fed. Circ.

    The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld the U.S. Department of Commerce’s “zeroing” method for calculating anti-dumping duties, saying the United States' agreement to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling that panned the policy didn’t apply in cases like that brought by a Dutch steel titan.

  • September 24, 2007

    Google Handed Win In Scrolling-Mouse Patent Case

    Dealing a blow to a Florida-based patent-holding company, a federal judge has found that Google Inc. did not directly infringe a patent covering three-dimensional scrolling-mouse technology.

  • September 20, 2007

    U.S. To Cut Farm Subsidies, Asks Others To Follow

    The United States has conceded to lower ceilings on farm subsidies and asked other countries to follow its lead as part of current round of World Trade Organization talks on opening global trade.

  • September 14, 2007

    WTO To Probe China's IP Protection Efforts

    Responding to complaints from the United States, the World Trade Organization on Friday agreed to investigate China's treatment of intellectual property issues.

  • September 14, 2007

    Disgruntled With U.S. Duties, China Goes To WTO

    China filed a complaint against the United States on Friday with the World Trade Organization—its first in five years—over anti-dumping duties on paper the U.S. imports from it, months after the U.S. levied its first tariffs against subsidized Chinese products in decades.

  • September 13, 2007

    Circuit Stops Ban On Phones With Qualcomm Chips

    A U.S. appellate court has stayed the importation ban of mobile phones that contain Qualcomm Inc. chips pending the appeal of a patent infringement ruling against the chip maker.

  • September 12, 2007

    Novo Nordisk Seeks To Halt Sanofi Insulin Pen

    Novo Nordisk A/S is asking a New Jersey federal court to stop Sanofi-Aventis sales of recently launched insulin pen SoloStar.

  • September 14, 2007

    McKool Smith Opens ITC-Focused D.C. Office

    In response to a spike in the U.S. International Trade Commission's involvement in patent spats, McKool Smith PC, long a mainstay on the eastern Texas district court docket, has opened a Washington, D.C., office and stocked it with two intellectual property litigators it grabbed from Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP.

  • September 10, 2007

    ITC Takes Up Qualcomm’s Case Against Nokia

    Finnish cellular giant Nokia Corp. is facing an investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission into whether some of its cell phones with GSM devices infringe Qualcomm Inc.’s technology.

  • September 5, 2007

    Third Circuit Revives Broadcom's Claims

    In a vindication for semiconductor company Broadcom Corp., a federal appellate court has reinstated its Sherman Act claims against cell-phone microchip maker and bitter rival Qualcomm Inc. one year after a district court dismissed Broadcom's complaint in its entirety.

  • September 5, 2007

    3M, Lenovo Settle Over Lithium Ion Battery Patents

    Lenovo Group Ltd. on Tuesday became the latest technology company to settle allegations that it infringed on 3M Corp.'s lithium ion battery patents.

  • August 31, 2007

    Lawyers Cheer China's Anti-Monopoly Law

    After 13 years in the making, China has finally established its anti-monopoly law. Though the initial reaction has been positive, some aspects of the new law still give rise to caution, lawyers say.

  • August 29, 2007

    ITC Denies Epistar Request To Stop Ban Of LEDs

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has denied Taiwanese company Epistar Corp.'s request to stay an exclusion order, a ruling which a Royal Philips Electronics unit said sets the stage for a ban on the import of light-emitting diodes.