Deere & Co. won a major trademark ruling last week over the green-and-yellow color scheme of its John Deere tractors, but suing over colors is still no easy feat. If you want to do so successfully, here are three more recent rulings you need to read.
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has hired Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman partner Steven J. Moore as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property group.
A federal jury in California has awarded electronics power management company O2 Micro International $12 million from rival Monolithic Power Systems in a dispute over trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement.
A Washington, D.C. appeals court has revived a trademark challenge to the name and logo of the Washington Redskins by Native American groups, who want the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to cancel the team’s trademark as racially offensive.
In a counterattack in the long-simmering patent dispute between the two online retailing giants, Amazon.com has sued Cendant for allegedly infringing four patents covering electronic commerce at the rival’s Orbitz, Avis and other websites.
Trading Technologies, the company at the center of a patent dispute that has shaken up the global futures industry, has settled another patent infringement lawsuit against a maker of trading software.
“Dykes On Bikes” is too offensive for a trademark, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has ruled in denying a mark for San Francisco’s nonprofit lesbian motorcycle group.
In a case that harks back to the $565 million Eolas lawsuit against Microsoft, the Federal Circuit on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s decision that the software maker was liable for infringing on an AT&T patent for converting speech into computer code in copies of Windows sold overseas.
A committee in the European Parliament has approved a proposal to extend patent protection on some drugs in return for pediatric research, paving the way for approval by the legislative body in September.
A patient advocacy group has sued a Pennsylvania intellectual property boutique over allegations that its copyrighted web content was infringed using an online tool popular among trademark attorneys.
Less than a week after his own ministry said it had struck a deal with Abbott Laboratories to avoid a compulsory license on the AIDS drug Kaletra, Brazil's new health minister denied the existence of an agreement under which his country would refrain from breaking the patent on the drug.
Honeywell International Inc. has lost a lawsuit seeking $35 million after a jury rejected claims that rival United Technologies Corp. unit infringed a patent on starting turbine engines.
Greenberg Traurig LLP has hired patent litigator Kenneth S. Korea, formerly a partner with McDermott, Will & Emery, as a shareholder in its Silicon Valley office.
Intellectual property specialist Kenyon & Kenyon has hired ITC litigator Marcia H. Sundeen from Arnold & Porter LLP to join the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office.
The company behind a slew of lawsuits over patents for JPEG image compression technology has sued 15 cable and satellite companies in federal court in Texas over rights to digital video recording technology.
Microsoft has settled a patent infringement lawsuit brought by a small data-networking company after a preliminary injunction threatened to derail the release of the next version of the Windows operating system.
The European Commission on Tuesday proposed stiffer penalties for counterfeiting and piracy, including prison sentences of at least four years for organized criminals engaged in commercial counterfeiting.
The European Patent Office has vowed to continue to grant patents for software inventions, despite the failure last week of a proposal that would have harmonized patent law across the European Union.
Lexar Media could pursue customers who use Toshiba's Flash memory cards, despite losing an injunction motion against the Japanese electronics maker earlier this week, the memory-card maker’s legal counsel suggested.
In a setback for Lexar Media Inc.’s $465.4-million trade-secrets suit against Toshiba, a judge in California has rejected the storage memory maker’s motion to bar the Japanese electronics maker from selling products that use flash memory chips.
In a landmark decision that strikes at the heart of the U.S. patent litigation system, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Tuesday laid down ground rules for determining the scope of an invention as written in the patent's claims.