Amid uncertainty over payouts for infringement for design patents, Columbia Sportswear's recent multimillion-dollar trial win in a case over cold-weather gear has been a source of hope for patent owners, and is among a handful of cases that may signal where the law is headed.
Waving a white flag in a long-running patent infringement battle in the lucrative Web analytics industry, NetRatings Inc. has reached a settlement with Unica Corp. and its subsidiary, Sane Solutions Inc., marking the fourth such compromise reached in NetRatings' ongoing patent enforcement program.
Semiconductor makers Texas Instruments and Broadcom filed formal antitrust complaints against rival Qualcomm, alleging market dominance in South Korea over Qualcomm’s patent for wireless chip technology and adding to Qualcomm's list of legal troubles.
Computer memory innovator Rambus Inc. is constantly looking out for its IP “Sweet Spot,” a term coined by the company’s top brass to define the nexus of technology licensing and patent licensing.
Intermec Inc. is ready for round two in its ongoing fight to protect its patents for radio frequency identification, after the company filed a new patent lawsuit against Alien Technology on Thursday, alleging infringement on 10 RFID patents.
In a major setback for the SCO Group’s $5 billion lawsuit against IBM Corp., a U.S. magistrate has rejected the majority of the software provider’s allegations of copyright infringement over source code in the open source operating system Linux.
A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has filed a federal patent infringement lawsuit in an attempt to thwart a Canadian pharmaceutical company’s efforts to introduce a generic version of Risperdal, the latest in a series of suits filed by J&J to protect the market for its blockbuster antipsychotic drug.
All is not well for Hawaiian Airlines and inter-island competitor Mesa Air Group Inc., which have been slinging allegations of trade secret violations and anti-competitive conduct against each other in bankruptcy court.
When Yahoo Inc. realized its IP organization needed a major overhaul, the company sought out a top Silicon Valley IP strategist, attorney Joseph K. Siino. But rather than simply tap the IP guru for advice, the Web media firm convinced him to join the team as its vice president of IP.
As the battle over Cephalon Inc.’s narcolepsy drug Provigil continues to swell, generic drug maker Apotex has joined the fray, filing its own lawsuit accusing the pharmaceutical company and a slew of rival generic makers of barring competition by entering into a deal to delay introducing copycat versions of the drug.
The Boeing Company will pay $615 million to settle U.S. Department of Justice probes into allegations that Boeing illegally obtained and used competitors' information to win contracts worth billions of dollars from NASA and the Air Force.
A thorough re-thinking of IP under general counsel Harry Wolin has helped chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. focus on intellectual property as a core asset, even as the company fights a second front in its antitrust battle with arch rival Intel Corp.
Fresh off a favorable patent settlement with industry rival Yozons Inc., DocuSign Inc. has fired off a pair of lawsuits accusing more competitors of infringing on its electronic signature technology.
A Huntsville, Ala.-based technology company that has squeezed hundreds of millions of dollars out of rivals through patent litigation is at it again, filing infringement suits against Toshiba Corp., NEC Corp. and Fujitsu-Siemens Computers.
Greenberg Traurig is continuing its quest to become a major player in Silicon Valley, hiring the fourth new IP partner in the Valley office in the past year.
A federal appeals court granted Johnson & Johnson a mixed blessing Thursday, affirming a lower court’s finding that a coronary stent patent held by J & J subsidiary Cordis Corp. was valid, but declining to rule on the issue of whether rival Boston Scientific Corp. had infringed on the patent.
A Parisian appeals court has upheld a controversial trademark infringement ruling against the French unit of Internet search giant Google Inc.
In the wake of a new study lauding the competitive effects of authorized generics, the Generic Pharmaceutical Association has issued a blistering statement calling into question the reliability of the report.
Brand-name drug manufacturers, facing potentially billions of dollars in losses when their patent protection on drugs expires, are attempting to protect their market shares by slashing prices to undercut the generic competition--a move that has some accusing the pharmaceutical companies of predatory pricing.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Akamai Technology Inc. have filed a lawsuit against rival Limelight Networks, alleging the company has infringed technology patents.
Two U.S. vehicle auctioneers have resolved a dispute over patent infringement allegations fueled by an online auction system and alleged antitrust violations in the vehicle auction market.