Three years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Octane Fitness decision made it easier for winning parties in patent cases to recover attorneys’ fees, which statistics show has markedly increased the number of fee requests and awards and which attorneys say has made litigants more rigorous about presenting strong arguments.
Endorsement is seen as controversial, since a distribution of generic drugs could violate a variety of patents.
IP litigation rose 18% in 2002, head of China's IPR Office tells news agency.
Agreement with Indian, South African drug makers will cut price of triple-drug regimen by almost one third in developing countries.
Companies are eager to capitalize on a French court ruling that rebuffs the way Google displays advertisements next to results related to trademarked search keywords.
Issue concerns tariffs to license photocopying of books, magazines, newspapers and journals by government staffers.
Andrx will receive a license to a patent for the drug from Schering-Plough.
Crocodile Garments agrees to phase out marketing of clothes with crocodile logo in mainland China.
Seven-year dispute goes back to Dutch supreme court.
Dispute over use of luminescence and fluorescence to analyze compounds being screened for use in the development of new drugs.
Officials discuss experience of the EU-China Intellectual Property Rights Cooperation Program.
In a setback for chewing gum maker, court rules that the combination of "double" and "mint" represents a product description.
Litigation concerned non-incisional permanent birth control procedure.
Shuts down a string of travel-related websites that used names confusingly similar with airlines and travel operators to lure customers.
Judge issues an initial determination that Media Reality Technologies and Trumpion Microelectronics do not infringe one of rival Genesis Microchip's patents.
Corporate disciplinary actions on the decline, survey finds.
Program will focus on the economic effects and impacts of trademark and copyright protection.
Bill takes aim at imports of pirated films, music and computer software.
Group seeks to strengthen U.S. intellectual property through trade agreements, diplomacy and international aid.
Firm will handle filings for patents, utility models, designs and trademarks as well as related litigation, primarily from Japanese and U.S. companies.
Concerned about rampant piracy, companies are stepping up their patent and trademark management in China.