Since the Patent Trial and Appeal Board rarely allows patent amendments during America Invents Act reviews, some patent owners have proposed creating an “off-ramp” where amendments would be considered by patent examiners instead. Attorneys say many tricky questions must be answered before such a system could begin.
In a decision that could have broad implications for Japanese electronics makers, a Tokyo court has ruled that re-cycled printer cartridges do not infringe on Canon's patents.
In a landmark decision that could raise the bar for plaintiffs in federal trademark lawsuits, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the existence of some consumer confusion should not completely bar a fair-use defense.
Japan’s Honda Motor Co. has filed lawsuits against two Chinese automakers over design rights and is planning to take legal action against nine more.
In a widely publicized case, a Chinese criminal court has convicted three former employees of network gear makers Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and UTStarcom Inc. of stealing Huawei’s trade secrets.
The European Union will hold off on voting over a controversial proposal to introduce software patents until next year, Belgium’s minister of justice has told the country’s parliament.
In a troubling development for Pfizer Inc., the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to reexamine the drug maker’s patent on the cholesterol-lowering treatment Lipitor, the world’s best-selling drug.
India’s government has pledged to introduce legislation by the end of this month to completely revamp the country’s intellectual property regime and introduce product patents on drugs for the first time.
Australia has passed tougher copyright laws to comply with the recently penned Australia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
In a decision that could represent the final blow to an aggressive licensing program by LG Electronics, a federal judge in Northern California has thrown out the Korean electronics maker’s four-year patent lawsuit against U.S. and Taiwanese makers of computers and motherboards.
A U.S. federal judge has denied the appeal of the remaining two sanctions against Samsung Electronics Co. for destroying evidence in a patent dispute with Canadian rival Mosaid Technologies Inc.
U.K. drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC and German rival Merck & Co. Inc are in talks over a cross-licensing deal to share patents for cervical cancer vaccines at the center of a lawsuit filed by Indiana University.
Texas-based Forgent Networks has added Canadian imaging technology company Creo, Inc. to the list of defendants in its controversial series of lawsuits claiming patent rights to the JPEG image compression technology.
Biotech company Chiron has sued Seattle startup Corus Pharma, which is preparing to go public, for allegedly misappropriating trade secrets underpinning the development of an inhalable drug for cystic fibrosis.
Commerce One, a bankrupt California software company with patent rights to a number of key technical protocols for online commerce, sold its intellectual property portfolio for $15.5 million to a mysterious bidder at Monday’s closely watched auction at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.
A panel of judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C. is scheduled to hear an appeal this week of a lower court’s decision to order Microsoft Corp. to pay $565 million in damages for infringing a patent with its Internet Explorer web browser.
A U.S. appeals court in Washington, D.C. has rejected Mylan Laboratories' bid to market a generic version of Johnson & Johnson's Duragesic pain-relief skin patch.
Akamai Technologies Inc. has agreed to a cash settlement in its long-standing dispute with a bankrupt unit of Cable & Wireless over patents for content delivery technology, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company said.
Chicago-based intellectual property specialty firm McAndrews, Held & Malloy has expanded its staff with six more associates, bringing the firm’s size to more than 90 attorneys and nine technology specialists.
A federal judge has thrown out Pinpoint’s patent lawsuit against Amazon.com, Borders Group and other online retailers, but said the company could refile the lawsuit if it ensures that the patents are properly assigned.
Piper Rudnick’s merger with the British law firm DLA will create one of the world’s largest intellectual property practices, with well over 200 attorneys dedicated to IP.