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International Trade

  • June 25, 2009

    Sharp May Appeal ITC Ruling In LCD Dispute

    Sharp Corp. is reportedly mulling whether to appeal a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that placed a limited ban on the Japanese electronics maker after finding it infringed Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s liquid crystal display patent.

  • June 24, 2009

    Sharp Infringed Samsung’s LCD Patent: ITC

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has held that Sharp Corp. infringed Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s liquid crystal display patent and issued a ban on certain products made by the Japanese electronics manufacturer.

  • June 24, 2009

    Lutron Fires Off New ITC Suit Over Dimmer Switches

    Light switch maker Lutron Electronic Co. has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, accusing energy efficient-lighting company Neptun Light Inc. of infringing a patent for dimmer switchers.

  • June 22, 2009

    RIM, Palm Sued Over Mailbox Processing Patent

    Smartphone makers Palm Inc. and Research In Motion Ltd. are the latest companies to be targeted for patent infringement by Saxon Innovations LLC, an intellectual property licensing company that has accused Palm and RIM of infringing a patent related to mailbox communication on wireless hand-held devices.

  • June 19, 2009

    Epson Turns Sights On Online Ink Cartridge Sellers

    Seiko Epson Corp. has opened a new front in its battle to defend its ink cartridge patents, suing six online ink cartridge retailers for allegedly selling after-market cartridges intended for use in Epson's printers.

  • July 13, 2009

    Q&A With Sonnenschein's Yar Chaikovsky

    Having seen the decreased value of many universities’ endowments, we are seeing and will see more universities enforcing patents. In a post-eBay world, universities can argue that they are entitled to an injunction, says Yar R. Chaikovsky, head of patent litigation at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.

  • June 18, 2009

    Saxon Slaps Panasonic, Others With Patent Suit

    Intellectual property licensing company Saxon Innovations LLC has taken aim at several defendants, including Casio Computer Co. Ltd., Panasonic Corp. and Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., in an infringement suit over several patents related to communications and other technology.

  • June 16, 2009

    Samsung Infringes Sharp LCD Patents: ITC Judge

    An administrative law judge with the U.S. International Trade Commission has found that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. infringed four Sharp Corp. patents for technology used in liquid crystal display products.

  • June 16, 2009

    Jury Awards Fuji $11.7M In Camera Patent Spat

    Fujifilm Corp. has won a jury verdict of more than $11.7 million in its long-standing patent dispute with the makers of refurbished disposable cameras.

  • June 15, 2009

    Patent Claims Tossed In O2 Micro Suit Over Converters

    The federal court overseeing the long-running patent dispute between O2 Micro International Ltd. and four companies has approved the dismissal of claims for one of three patents related to converter circuits used in the backlighting of television and laptop computer screens.

  • June 16, 2009

    Mayer Brown Grabs IP Trio From McDermott Will

    Mayer Brown LLP has picked up a group of three veteran intellectual property litigators with a broad range of patent experience, including expertise in the Hatch-Waxman Act, for its New York office from McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

  • June 11, 2009

    Vizio Wins Temporary Stay In Digital TV Patent Spat

    A federal appeals court has temporarily stayed an exclusion order against Vizio Inc. set to take effect Wednesday in a dispute with Japan's Funai Electric Co. Ltd. over a patent for digital television receivers, according to Vizio.

  • June 10, 2009

    Payless Battles Insurer Over Crocs Defense Costs

    Collective Brands Inc., the parent of the Payless ShoeSource footwear chain, has fired back at Discover Property & Casualty Insurance Co. and St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co in a duty to defend suit filed over defense costs the footwear company has racked up in ongoing trade dress litigation with shoe giant Crocs Inc.

  • June 9, 2009

    Spansion, Samsung Revive Flash Patent Fight

    A flash-technology patent spat between bankrupt Spansion Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is back on, a week after a judge tossed a proposed $70 million settlement between the two companies.

  • June 8, 2009

    Vizio Sues LG In High-Def TV Patent Dispute

    Vizio Inc. has filed a patent infringement suit accusing LG Electronics Inc. of infringing patents related to the manufacture, importation and distribution of products including high-definition TVs, in the latest development in litigation between the parties.

  • June 8, 2009

    Rambus Asks To Drop Patents From Nvidia ITC Case

    Rambus Inc. has sought to drop four patents from its U.S. International Trade Commission case against computer chip maker Nvidia Corp. over patents for memory controllers related to graphics processors, according to the companies.

  • June 8, 2009

    Vizio Antitrust Suit Joined With Funai Patent Suits

    Stopping short of full consolidation, a federal judge has decided to coordinate Vizio Inc.'s antitrust suit accusing Funai Electric Co. Ltd. of monopolizing the market for digital television technology with patent infringement suits between the companies.

  • June 4, 2009

    ITC To Review Sinochem Coolant Infringement Ruling

    The U.S. International Trade Commission has said it plans to review a judge’s finding that Sinochem Modern Environmental Protection Chemicals (Xi'an) Co. Ltd.'s refrigerants infringed INEOS Fluor Holdings Ltd.’s patent covering a manufacturing process for coolant.

  • June 3, 2009

    $70M Spansion, Samsung Patent Deal Rebuffed

    The judge overseeing Spansion Inc.'s Chapter 11 proceedings has rejected the flash memory solutions provider's bid for authorization to enter into a patent litigation settlement and licensing deal that called for Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to pay Spansion $70 million.

  • June 2, 2009

    USPTO Initially Rejects Rambus Patent Claims

    Claims for several patents in Rambus Inc.'s U.S. International Trade Commission case have been initially rejected in re-examination proceedings by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Nvidia Corp. said Tuesday.