In what many are calling the most important patent case of the year, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday on whether to limit where patent lawsuits can be filed.
Diomed filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts against rival AngioDynamics for alleged infringement of its patent for endovascular laser treatments of varicose veins, shortly after suing another rival over alleged theft of trade secrets.
A day after a federal judge invalidates Purdue Pharma's OxyContin patents, Connecticut's Attorney General asks other states to join in an antitrust probe.
The new commercial division of Ireland’s High Court, to be created this month, will deal with intellectual property cases, the government said.
India’s decision to dilute the provision for opposing a patent before it has been granted has upset the domestic pharmaceutical industry.
Japan’s Asics Corp. has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Central California against discount shoe seller Payless ShoeSource Inc. for trademark infringement, unfair competition, trademark dilution and false advertising.
Seasoned international trade and intellectual property attorney Charles Schill has joined national law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP's Washington office as a partner.
Boston intellectual property boutique Lowrie, Lando and Anastasi, LLP promoted Robert A. Skrivanek, Jr., to partner and hired Keith F. Noe as of counsel.
Digital video recorder company TiVo has filed a patent infringement suit against EchoStar Communications, a satellite TV service provider, over set-top boxes that record television programming onto a built-in hard drive.
A U.S. District Court judge in Manhattan invalidated Purdue Pharma’s patents protecting the controversial and widely abused pain killer Oxycontin, clearing the way for drug maker Endo Pharmaceuticals to sell a generic version.
Steven H. Bazerman, who co-founded the intellectual property law firm Bazerman & Drangel and was instrumental in developing the current notion of trade dress, has passed away in New York.
In a sign that the U.S. music industry’s aggressive legal strategy is working, online music piracy plummeted in the second half of 2003, a new survey shows.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dismissed Visa International’s motion for an injunction against the use of the domain name eVisa, citing a recent case before the Supreme Court.
Mid-Atlantic law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott expects to expand its Pittsburgh intellectual property practice group after winning aluminum giant Alcoa’s IP business last year.
A French government agency for atomic energy has filed a patent lawsuit over flat-screen displays against Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp, Taiwan's second-largest maker of computer display screens.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled in favor of Allergan and Syntex in their patent infringement suit against Canadian generic drug maker Apotex and Novex Pharma over Allergan's non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Acular.
National law firm acquires San Francisco’s media specialist Steinhart & Falconer and looks for other targets for planned expansion of IP practice.
GlaxoSmithKline has settled a lawsuit against Synthon Pharmaceuticals, clearing the way for generic drug maker to immediately start selling Pexeva, its competitor to the U.K. pharmaceutical giant’s antidepressant Paxil.
The act signed into law last month modifies the U.S. approval process for generic drugs in several important ways, intellectual property attorneys say.
California-based maker of blood testing products will pay $7 million to Roche Diagnostics to settle litigation over patents related to measuring HDL cholesterol.
Glaxo sues over Dr. Reddy's ANDA filing for generic version of migraine drug with global sales of $1.2 billion last year.