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International Trade

  • 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.

  • August 29, 2007

    EU Reaches Compromise On Imported Light Bulbs

    The European Commission agreed in a compromise on Wednesday not to lift duties on energy-saving light bulbs imported from China until next year after the issue caused a rift among commissioners.

  • August 27, 2007

    Nokia Asks Court To Put Qualcomm Case On Hold

    Arguing that Qualcomm Inc. shouldn't be able to halt only Nokia Corp.'s claims in just one among myriad patent suits between the two companies, the Finnish cell phone giant on Friday asked a federal judge to stay Qualcomm's claims as well.

  • August 20, 2007

    WilmerHale Lures Veteran IP Litigator

    Citing his new firm's geographic spread and subject matter expertise, IP litigator William J. Bohler has made the jump from Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP to Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.

  • August 17, 2007

    Nokia Dials In Complaint Against Qualcomm With ITC

    In the latest move in a protracted patent battle over cellular technology, Finnish cellular giant Nokia Corp. on Friday filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission, asking it to ban the importation of certain Qualcomm Inc. chipsets into the United States that allegedly infringe on Nokia's patents.

  • August 17, 2007

    EU, Norway At Odds Over Salmon Dumping

    The European Commission and the government of Norway have two different opinions on the outcome of a World Trade Organization dispute over European Union laws on salmon dumping, with the EC refuting Norway's assertion that it has won the battle.

  • August 16, 2007

    Biax's Patents Not Infringed: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has affirmed its earlier decision that Philips Semiconductors BV was not infringing on Biax Corp.'s patents in the ongoing litigation over digital systems.

  • August 16, 2007

    Lund Settles Patent Dispute With Panasonic, Fujitsu

    A court approved a settlement on Wednesday between technology companies Lund LLC and its two rival technology companies Fujitsu Computer Systems Corp. and Panasonic Corp., ending a patent dispute that began early last year.

  • August 15, 2007

    Former Qualcomm Counsel May Face Sanctions

    A magistrate judge on Monday ordered attorneys who represented Qualcomm Inc. in a recently concluded patent fight with Broadcom Inc. to appear in court later this month for a hearing on possible sanctions against them.

  • August 15, 2007

    U.S. Asks WTO To Intervene In Dispute With China

    The United States has looked to the World Trade Organization to mediate its ongoing dispute with China over intellectual property rights, asking the international body to rule on its copyright infringement complaint.

  • August 15, 2007

    HP Fights Acer's “Patent-For-Hire” Counterclaims

    Hewlett-Packard Co. is seeking to quash several counterclaims filed by Acer Inc. in a computer technology dispute, saying that the Taiwanese company's “patent-for-hire” strategy to fight HP's infringement claims is legally flawed.

  • August 14, 2007

    Korea Tweaks Leniency For Cartel Whistleblowers

    After a year of vacillating in its regulatory strictness, Korea’s Fair Trade Commission will toughen its leniency requirements so that cartel heads will not qualify for whistleblower amnesty—and will sweeten the deal for second-in cartel members.

  • August 10, 2007

    Chinese Company Sues EC Over Tariffs

    This fall, the European Court of First Instance will determine if the European Commission erred in imposing tariffs on a Chinese manufacturer, as alleged in the ironing board maker's recently filed lawsuit against the trade regulator.

  • August 10, 2007

    Regulators Warn Thailand Over Drug Pricing Policy

    European Commission regulators have warned the government of Thailand over its use of compulsory licenses for certain medicines, claiming that the country's pricing policy may violate the rights of European patent holders.

  • August 10, 2007

    ITC Upholds DOC's Anti-Dumping Rules For Resellers

    The U.S. Court of International Trade ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Commerce was correct to enforce stringent anti-dumping duties against American steel companies, which had argued that its policy was “arbitrary, capricious, and not supported by governing law.”

  • August 9, 2007

    Steel Cos. Demand Anti-Dumping Probe

    A group of European steel companies has asked the European Union to take action against inexpensive steel imports, demanding that regulators initiate anti-dumping procedures against China.