A Federal Circuit decision Thursday setting guidelines where patent suits can be filed — and rejecting venue rules set by an Eastern District of Texas judge — provides need much-needed clarity in a contentious area of the law and should result in many cases leaving the Texas court, attorneys say.
A district-court jury has determined that Cybex International Inc., a publicly traded supplier of cardiovascular exercise equipment, copied the design of an inventor after inviting him to demonstrate his new technology for the company.
The family of Che Guevara, the legendary Cuban revolutionary, is preparing an international copyright litigation campaign to protect his iconic image from commercial exploitation.
Honeywell International has agreed to license its patent for increasing display quality in consumer electronics to Taiwanese competitor Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT).
The European Commission ruled this week Johnson & Johnson may need to license Guidant Corp.’s patents in litigation before acquisition of Guidant will be granted final approval.
A final ruling Monday brought to an end arbitration between rival technology companies over barcode technology patents, with Metrologic Instruments Inc. told to pay up to $12 million to Symbol Technologies Inc. for past royalties and interest.
The Federal Circuit’s recent en banc ruling on claim construction in Philips v AWH Corp. provided precedent in a Markman decision earlier this month, with the court favoring a French inventor’s patent against New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company Scherer Corp.
New York-based Forest Laboratories Inc. and its Danish licensing partner H. Lundbeck AS are in settlement talks with Australian generic drug maker Alphapharm Pty. Ltd. over its updated antidepressant drug Lexapro, (escitalopram oxalate).
iRobot, maker of an autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner, prevailed in Massachusetts district court Friday against a Canadian rival accused of copying the company’s high-tech, disc-shaped robot.
An online pornography company is seeking an injunction against internet search company Google, accused of infringing copyrighted images in search results.
Trading Technologies International Inc. has settled another patent lawsuit over its futures trading software, only days after filing yet another lawsuit over its patented trading platform.
Greenberg Traurig LLP added John Ward as a shareholder in its Silicon Valley office Thursday, as part of a continued expansion of its intellectual property practice. Several other shareholders have been added in 2005.
IP litigation partners pulled in an average compensation of almost $400,000 in the last year, according to an annual survey by Altman Weil Associates.
Switzerland's SEZ Holding AG has filed a complaint against chip equipment maker Applied Materials Inc., alleging a patent for semiconductor wafer technology was issued to the wrong inventor.
Software repair company Custom Hardware did not infringe the copyright of a software maker’s code by hacking in to repair it, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday.
Colorado-based CQG Inc. has joined the growing list of companies tangled in litigation with trading software developer Trading Technologies Inc.
Acacia Research Corporation reached a settlement with Sony Corp. Thursday, ending patent infringement litigation over audio/visual enhancement technology.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a civil liberties organization, filed an amicus brief on behalf of “clean movie” companies Tuesday, throwing its support to the copying of movies for the purpose of editing out objectionable scenes.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reversed a lower court’s decision on patent validity, vindicating a patent asserted by Illinois-based Broadcast Innovation LLC against cable company Charter Communications Inc.
Two makers of cutting-edge personal handhelds for patient monitoring have settled patent litigation leveled against eTrials Worldwide Inc. by PHT Corporation.
Two semiconductor companies are squaring off over alleged patent infringement after Arizona-based Microchip Technology Inc. asserted three patents against rival ZiLog Inc.