Waymo and Uber reached a settlement Friday to end their blockbuster trade secrets fight over self-driving car technology, capping off a year of contentious discovery disputes, shocking revelations and numerous delays. Here's a play-by-play of how we got here.
Intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould has tapped Christopher Leonard, the managing partner of the firm's Atlanta office, to head up the firm's practice group in software, telecommunications, electronics and computer law.
Linux software platform Lindows.com, locked in a battle with Microsoft over the rights to the “Windows” trademark, has submitted a motion to the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington asking it to halt a series of trademark suits filed by Microsoft in jurisdictions around the world.
Zoran Corp. and its subsidiary Oak Technology have filed a lawsuit against MediaTek and Mintek, accusing the Taiwanese rivals of infringing patents for drive controllers and DVD/CD controllers and chips.
Chip equipment makers Cree Lighting and AXT have settled their litigation over a patent for light-emitting diodes, the companies said Tuesday.
A judge with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ruled that TorPharm's generic product infringes on Abbott Laboratories’ patents for the epilepsy and mania treatment Depakote.
Thailand's government is expanding its crackdown on piracy in an effort to appease the U.S. ahead of crucial free-trade negotiations.
Bingham McCutchen has hired two seasoned intellectual property partners at its New York office in what the firm says is part of a move to staff up its East Coast IP practice.
Intellectual property litigator Susan Kohlmann has been appointed as the new managing partner of Pillsbury Winthrop’s New York office.
Martha Steward Living Omnimedia has applied to trademark “Everyday Living” for a magazine, suggesting the company plans to rebrand itself in the wake of the conviction of the domestic diva. However, an existing trademark application is on file for a magazine of the same title.
A U.S. biotechnology company headed for an initial public offering plans to produce a generic version of Aventis’ anti-blood clotting drug Lovenox.
China’s first electronically filed patent was accepted by the government on Friday, exactly 20 years after the country passed its patent law.
Applera Corp.’s Applied Biosystems Group and MDS Inc. agreed to settle their patent infringement lawsuit against Waters Technologies Corp. in return for a one-time payment of $18.1 million, Waters Technologies said Monday.
A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled for Ralph Nader in MasterCard International’s trademark lawsuit against the presidential candidate and consumer advocate.
A sweeping policy reform aimed at standardizing regulatory data protection for drugs is now in effect across the European Union.
Canadian market researcher Taylor Nelson Sofres and U.S. rival Nielsen Media Research have settled a patent lawsuit over television rating technology.
Hong Kong has slashed registration fees for patents and designs drastically in a move designed to bolster business innovation.
The U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. has upheld Pfizer’s six-month pediatric exclusivity for its top selling anti-fungal medicine, Diflucan.
Zoran Corp. and its subsidiary Oak Technology have filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against MediaTek Inc., alleging that the Taiwanese rival’s DVD player and optical disk controller chips and chipsets infringe three patents co-owned by Zoran and Oak.
Caterpillar Inc. and the Walt Disney Co. have settled a trademark infringement lawsuit related to Disney’s portrayal of Caterpillar equipment in the direct-to-DVD film “George of the Jungle 2.”
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. said that an internal probe cleared a former engineer of any wrongdoing in a patent dispute with the University of Texas and Canadian energy firm Hydro-Quebec.