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International Trade

  • August 9, 2007

    InterDigital Sues Nokia Over 3G Phone

    Finnish cell phone manufacturer Nokia Corp. was hit Tuesday with a patent infringement suit that alleges one of the company’s 3G mobile handsets infringes two patents relating to wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) systems.

  • August 6, 2007

    Indian Court Strikes Down Novartis’ Patent Fight

    In a blow to Novartis AG, an Indian court has rejected the Swiss drug maker’s controversial challenge to a key section of India’s patent laws, quelling an international uproar over whether the legal battle could block global access to affordable drugs.

  • August 6, 2007

    Bush Admin. Upholds ITC Ban On Mobile Phones

    President George W. Bush's chief trade advisor on Monday upheld the U.S. International Trade Commission's ban on cellular phones which contain an allegedly infringing Qualcomm Inc. chip from entering the U.S.

  • August 3, 2007

    Winston & Strawn Adds Partner To Its IP Practice

    A former intellectual property partner at Nixon Peabody has joined Winston & Strawn, a move he thinks will grow his practice before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • August 2, 2007

    Nokia Dismisses One Patent From Qualcomm Dispute

    Nokia Corp. has decided to dismiss claims relating to one mobile communications patent it had asserted in a counterclaim against rival Qualcomm Inc. in a pending infringement suit.

  • July 31, 2007

    Dispute Over Drugs Hinders WTO Protocol

    An internal dispute over the availability of affordable medicines may prevent the European Parliament from ratifying the World Trade Organization protocol on intellectual property rights.

  • July 31, 2007

    3M, Sony Settle Lithium-Ion Battery Patent Suit

    Only months after it originally filed the infringement suit, 3M Co. has reached a settlement with Sony Corp. and other companies over patents relating to lithium-ion batteries.

  • July 27, 2007

    EU Backs Lifting Duties On Energy Saving Lightbulbs

    Overruling protests from several European companies, the European Commission has thrown its support behind removing duties currently levied on energy-saving lightbulbs imported from China.

  • July 27, 2007

    EU Makes Final Argument In Airbus Case

    In its final argument before a crucial World Trade Organization ruling in the long-running dispute over subsidies to aircraft makers Boeing Co. and Airbus, the European Union refuted U.S. claims that it had illegally funded Airbus' development programs.

  • July 26, 2007

    Kodak Sues Matsushita Over Digital Camera Patents

    Eastman Kodak Co. filed an infringement suit against Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. and three of its subsidiaries Wednesday, claiming that the Japanese company’s digital camera technology violates various Kodak patents.

  • July 26, 2007

    Bavarian Nordic, Acambis Settle Smallpox Fight

    Bavarian Nordic and Acambis have settled a global patent feud over a smallpox vaccine, ending a fight that has lasted at least two years, the two companies said Wednesday.

  • July 26, 2007

    Japanese Steel Dumping Verdict Reversed Yet Again

    A dispute over alleged dumping of Japanese steel in the United States on Wednesday resulted in the Federal Circuit reversing the Court of International Trade's decision on the matter for the third time in almost seven years.

  • July 25, 2007

    Acer Wants To Halt HP Patent Suit

    After winning a stay of one patent infringement suit filed by Hewlett-Packard Co., Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. has sought to stay a second suit filed by the computer giant until the International Trade Commission rules on a related case.

  • July 24, 2007

    Judge Shoots Down Advanced Analogic’s Injunction Bid

    A judge has refused to lift a stay in a patent infringement dispute over computer chips to issue a preliminary injunction against integrated circuits maker Linear Technology Corp.

  • July 24, 2007

    Wilson Sonsini Lures IP Litigation Partner

    In a move to beef up its expertise in U.S. International Trade Commission-related matters, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has nabbed a partner for its intellectual property litigation practice from Perkins Coie LLP.

  • 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.