A recent Federal Circuit decision chastising the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for using an "unreasonably broad" reading of a patent could push the board to interpret patent claims more narrowly, which may help patent owners facing validity challenges, attorneys say.
A long-simmering patent and licensing dispute erupted into legal action on Wednesday between startup computer maker Azul Systems Inc. and technology rival Sun Microsystems.
Intellectual property rights experts meeting at the United Nations’ World Intellectual Property Organization conference in Singapore are revising a global trademark treaty, with plans to introduce electronic filing processes and define trademark protection for such non-traditional items as holograms, sounds and smells.
Though last month Foley & Lardner nabbed five Wildman Harrold intellectual property partners, only four will stay with the firm, as data privacy specialist William Cook has chosen to go back to Wildman Harrold.
A persistent legal battle plagues Abbott Laboratories one year after the company resolved a patent dispute with Israeli drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., which has accused Abbott of antitrust violations over its blockbuster cholesterol treatment TriCor.
A patent squabble has erupted between two generic drug makers, as Apotex Inc. has slapped Par Pharmaceuticals with a lawsuit in hopes of blocking the company from suing it over the appetite stimulant drug Megace.
Morgan & Finnegan had been toying with the idea of setting up shop in China. And when two of the firm’s partners originally from China talked about moving back, it seemed the perfect opportunity for one of the oldest intellectual property law firms to open its doors in Shanghai.
With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, Rambus Inc. and South Korea’s Hynix Semiconductor Inc. are set to face off in opening arguments this week in a patent battle over computer memory chip technology.
Pressing on with the fight, Sony Corp. has vowed to continue appealing a patent infringement ruling that would force the electronics giant to pay rival Immersion Corp. $90.7 million, only days after a federal judge tossed a Sony request to overturn the verdict and order a new trial.
Johnson & Johnson has slapped Canadian drug maker Apotex Inc. with a patent infringement lawsuit, the latest attempt to thwart generic versions of its blockbuster antipsychotic drug Risperdal from entering the marketplace.
Proskauer Rose LLP, a giant international law firm with over 700 lawyers at its disposal, has added four experienced attorneys to its expanding Washington, D.C. office in an effort to strengthen its life sciences and intellectual property practice.
Widespread reports that China has created a special court to prosecute product piracy cases in its bid to curb rampant illegal copying of movies, music, software and other goods may not be what they seem.
The federal government dealt a blow to eBay Inc. and its efforts regarding a patent dispute with e-commerce technology company MercExchange LLC—a quarrel which threatens to terminate one of the Web auctioneer’s most popular shopping features.
Ending a drawn-out chapter in a 15-year-old patent case, a district court jury found that AWH Corporation, Hopeman Brothers and Lofton Corporation willfully infringed on all four of the claims made by Edward Hood Phillips relating to his patent on vandalism-resistant modular wall panels, and awarded him more than $1.8 million Friday.
Sony Corp. is one step closer to paying rival Immersion Corp. $90.7 million for patent infringement, after a federal judge refused a Sony request to overturn the verdict and order a new trial.
Promoting from within, general practice law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has appointed seasoned intellectual property attorney Gary Weiss as the new group leader for the firm's global IP practice.
Australian biotechnology company Novogen Research Party Ltd. has slammed Chattem Inc. with a lawsuit, accusing the health manufacturer of infringing on a patented method used to treat breast cancer, pre-menstrual syndrome and menopause.
A Texas attorney’s ongoing patent dispute with Microsoft continued in a federal circuit court on Thursday, where the software behemoth was accused of infringing on patented anti-piracy technology.
Mickey Mouse better watch his back. Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Corp. filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group Inc., claiming Disney’s upcoming motion picture, “Wild Hogs,” has infringed on the Angels’ notorious name and its family unfriendly “death head” symbol.
Banished to Chapter 7 liquidation two months ago, Veritec’s contentious bankruptcy case has landed once again in the Chapter 11 arena, after the bar code manufacturer reached a new deal with Mitsubishi Corp. and other creditors this week.
Hoping to attend to the complex legal needs of the booming biotechnology and life sciences industries in and around Silicon Valley, Latham & Watkins has injected a new key player into its corporate department.