Allergan suffered a major setback when a federal judge invalidated parts of four patents for the dry-eye drug Restasis, but the judge’s concerns about striking a deal with a Native American tribe to shield the patents from review at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board could reverberate beyond the East Texas courtroom.
Medical device maker Metronic Inc. has settled its patent-infringement lawsuit against Smiths Medical MD Inc. for an undisclosed amount, the company said.
An international arbitration court has awarded wireless technology vendor InterDigital Communications Corp. more than $232 million in royalties from Finland’s mobile handset maker Nokia Corp.
Brazil has informed Abbott Laboratories that it will break the company's patent on the antiretroviral drug Kaletra in the next few days unless the U.S. drug maker offers a steep price break on the HIV/AIDS drug.
Search engine Google Inc. was forced to remove video clips from it new video-search tool this week after users uploaded copyrighted content without the owners' permission.
South Korean electronics maker Samsung Electronics Co. and U.S. telecommunications gear maker Motorola Inc. have penned a deal to share patents for wireless communication technologies, the companies said on Friday.
In the last of three lawsuits between Boston Scientific Corp. and Johnson & Johnson Inc. over patent rights to cardiovascular stent technology, the jury convened Friday to begin deliberations in Boston Scientific’s patent lawsuit against J&J.
Opponents of a proposed sweeping patent reform in the European Union have launched a last-ditch effort to dilute the bill in the European Parliament.
In a worldwide crackdown on online copyright-infringement, the U.S. Justice Department said it had netted roughly $50 million in pirated works in a raid targeting pirated software, games and movies in 11 countries.
Drug maker Merck & Co. has sued Canada’s Cobalt Pharmaceuticals over its plans to make a generic version of its best-selling osteoporosis treatment Fosamax.
A company that owns the patents covering V-chip television technology has sued consumer electronics maker Thomson Inc. in Canada for infringing its patent.
Technology companies and electronics makers are reacting warily to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to support the entertainment industry in its copyright lawsuit against online file-sharing company Grokster Ltd.
In a decision that could have implications for Google’s trademark disputes with a bevy of retailers, a federal appeals court has overturned a lower court’s determination that a maker of pop-up software infringed the trademark of vision specialist 1-800-Contacts.
A publisher of a medical news website has sued French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis Group in a dispute over the publisher’s right to use the name of Sanofi’s new obesity-fighting drug Accomplia.
Seven of the world’s largest electronics and computer companies have established a coalition to fight rampant piracy and counterfeiting in Brazil, the companies said.
The co-chair of Dechert LLP’s intellectual property practice has left the firm to join Crowell & Moring LLP as a partner, Crowell & Moring said.
In a decision that derails Therma-Tru's $120 million litigation against a maker of fiberglass entry doors, a federal judge in New Jersey has ruled that Plastpro did not infringe on Therma-Tru's patent.
McDermott Will & Emery has added two lawyers to its California Intellectual Property, Media & Technology practice, the firm said.
The European Union is quietly progressing in its inquiry into allegations that memory chip developer Rambus Inc engaged in “patent ambush” when it took part in industry efforts to create a DRAM standard without revealing that it held a key patent, according to a published report.
Chip designer Rambus Inc. secretly hired a Samsung Electronics Co. in-house attorney to advise it on suing chip makers and plot patent litigation strategy while he was on the payroll of both companies, the Korean electronics giant claims in court documents.
In a monumental victory for the entertainment industry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Grokster Ltd. and other internet file-sharing networks may bear responsibility when users illegally download music and films.