Financial companies are leading the rush to file patents for tools and products based on blockchain, the ledger technology underlying bitcoin, and a wave of litigation could be on the horizon. Here is what intellectual property attorneys need to know about the patent landscape for the increasingly popular tech.
India’s health minister is calling for Novartis AG to back down from its controversial legal battle to patent Gleevec in the country, reportedly arguing that the Swiss drug maker’s challenge to a key section of India’s patent laws could block global access to affordable drugs.
Two sides in a protracted royalty dispute over Winnie the Pooh were unable to make any headway in potential settlement talks, setting the stage for a sticky copyright battle over the honey-craving bear to continue to play out in the courts.
Ending more than two years of litigation in a case with potentially serious ramifications for fair use on the Internet, French news agency Agence France-Presse and Google settled their legal fight over the search engine’s right to post AFP news and photos.
A drug-eluting stent distributed by a Johnson & Johnson Inc. subsidiary does not infringe on a Boston Scientific Corp. patent for a method of administering drugs to treat heart disease, a Delaware federal court has ruled.
Fox News Network LLC’s new “Red Eye” late night television program will keep its name, at least for now, after a federal judge denied Tribune Co.’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
An Arkansas judge granted Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s request to stop fired security operative Bruce Gabbard from talking to any more reporters, court papers revealed on Monday.
Toshiba Corp. launched a two-pronged attack against 17 electronics companies Friday, alleging infringement of DVD patents at the U.S. International Trade Commission and a California district court.
Notwithstanding the Federal Circuit’s impressive history of reversing lower court decisions, Internet phone carrier Vonage Holdings Corp. can’t put all its eggs in the appeals system basket, says a lawyer following the high-profile patent case.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will reissue a patent related to Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s oral contraceptive drug Seasonale, according to Barr, marking the latest development in the battle for the multimillion-dollar market for the drug.
About 40 years ago, Marybeth Peters took a job at the U.S. Library of Congress, and inadvertently discovered a passion for copyright law. Now, as the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, she shapes contentious decisions on the rights of artists, broadcasters, salesmen and consumers.
Citing lack of personal jurisdiction, a Wisconsin judge has tossed a complaint brought by Japanese office equipment maker Ricoh Co. Ltd. against a group of Taiwanese rivals for allegedly violating four of its patents covering optical disk technologies.
Prosecutors have nabbed a former employee of Morgan Stanley for allegedly conspiring to steal proprietary information regarding hedge funds from the firm.
A licensee that claims to have exclusive rights to patents at the heart of a $150 million dispute with Sony has lost a fight to sue the Japanese electronics maker for infringement.
Though Nokia Corp. agreed Thursday to pay rival Qualcomm Inc. $20 million to license a group of its patents, the payment will not bring an end to the patent feud brewing between the two companies.
Citing an invalid certificate of correction from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a federal appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that a pharmacy service company willfully infringed a patent for heart-surgery chemical technology.
The battle for dominance over the multibillion-dollar athletic shoe market has hit the courtroom, with Reebok International Ltd. claiming that market leader Nike Inc. has infringed a patent for collapsible shoes.
A Taiwanese computer chip maker which is being sued by Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. for infringing CD-ROM chip patents must produce attorney-client communications it sought to keep out of court, a circuit court ruled.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has lost its bid to stay the depositions of its chief executives in a long-running patent infringement spat with rival Tessera Inc. involving semiconductor chip-scale packaging technology.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has initiated an investigation into whether Global Locate Inc. infringed upon SiRF Technology Holdings Inc.’s global positioning satellite patents, SiRF said Wednesday.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has given Japan’s Seiko Epson Corp. a favorable ruling in its bid to stop 24 international companies from importing allegedly infringing products into the United States, the company said Wednesday.