Patent owners from the U.S. and other Western countries are increasingly looking to China as they consider places to file patent infringement lawsuits, drawn by the allure of a system that is faster, less expensive and offers powerful injunctions that can provide valuable leverage in a dispute.
Israel’s government, under intense pressure from the country’s generic drug industry, has postponed proposed amendments to the patent law demanded by U.S. officials.
French insurance company AXA has sued Google Inc. in the latest trademark challenge to the popular search engine’s controversial advertising model.
A U.S. District Court judge has upheld a decision favoring Atrium Medical Corp. in a patent lawsuit brought by Genzyme Corp.
A Texas-based software maker has sued 31 major hardware and software vendors, including Dell and Apple Computer, for allegedly infringing on its claim to an algorithm used in the popular JPEG picture file format.
The U.S. Justice Department’s new Intellectual Property Task Force will consist of panel members from throughout the executive branch, including the department’s antitrust division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Homeland Security Department, according to chairman David M. Israelite.
A U.S. District Court Judge in Kentucky has ordered Barton Brands Ltd. to change the name of its Ridgewood Reserve 1792 bourbon, handing a victory to Brown-Forman Corp. in its trademark lawsuit against the rival liquor producer.
A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed MedImmune's patent lawsuit against biotech company Genentech over technology to create drugs using antibody molecules.
The University of Akron School of Law will launch a Master of Law (LL.M.) degree program in intellectual property in the fall of 2004, creating the 17th such program in the U.S.
Patriot Scientific Corp., a small technology company in Southern California, has expanded its litigation against top players in the computer industry over semiconductor clock speeds.
A shoe company has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts against a designer it says infringed on its trademarks and engaged in unfair trade practices.
South Korea has formally protested Japan’s ban on imports of Samsung SDI's plasma display panel screens, as patent litigation between Samsung and Fujitsu threatens to escalate to a trade dispute between the two countries.
A German parliamentary group has postponed the completion of a list of patent-protected drugs for which public health insurers will pay fixed prices.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will hear the appeal in the closely observed dispute between Research in Motion and NTP over the patents covering Blackberry devices on June 7.
The merger between Hale and Dorr and Wilmer Cutler Pickering will bring together two intellectual property practices with little overlap and no significant conflicts of interests.
John Gould, one of the best-known practicing patent attorneys in the U.S., has marked his 50th anniversary with the firm that bears his name, Merchant & Gould.
Gun maker Colt Defense has sued rivals Bushmaster and Heckler & Koch for trademark infringement, claiming the two companies have copied its best-selling weapon.
German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG has filed a lawsuit against the University of Wisconsin seeking a declaration of noninfringement in a dispute over a patent for a process used in making semiconductors.
Miriam Beezy has joined Foley & Lardner LLP as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property department and leader of the national trademark and copyright practice group.
Canada has amended proposed legislation to allow domestic drug-makers to export generic copies of patented HIV/AIDS drugs to the developing world, stripping patent holders of the “right of first refusal'” over contracts negotiated between developing countries and Canadian generics manufacturers.
Israel’s cabinet, under pressure from U.S. trade officials, is expected to approve recommendations for drug marketing exclusivity on Sunday, according to a local newspaper report.