Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision limiting where patent suits can be filed, attorneys foresee heated battles in court over what constitutes a company’s “place of business” for venue purposes, as patent owners aim to blunt the ruling’s impact and keep cases in their favored districts.
Gateway has fired a legal salvo in the mounting patent battle between two of the world’s top computer maker, suing rival Hewlett-Packard Co. for infringement of five of its patents.
Cephalon Inc. said in a regulatory filing to the U.S. Securities and Trade Commission that it plans to sue Sandoz Inc. over its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a generic form of modafinil, the active drug substance in its narcolepsy drug Provigil.
Japanese electronics and office supply maker Ricoh Co. has filed lawsuits against Taiwan's Lite-On Information Technology Corp., CMC Magnetics Corp. and their related firms over the use of optical disc-related technologies.
The U.S. Patent Board of Appeals and Patent Interferences has issued judgment in favor of auto parts supplier ArvinMeritor against Eaton Corporation on all claims in two related transmission patent interferences, ArvinMeritor said.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reversed a lower court’s decision to invalidate drug maker Elan's patent for controlled-release naproxen.
Japan will propose the establishment of a specialized intellectual property body at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to local media reports.
Fueled by a rising volume of patent expirations, growth for generic drugs sales is expected to sharply outpace growth for branded drugs in the next few years, according to a new survey.
Expanding its patent litigation against one of its chief rivals, U.S. computer maker Hewlett-Packard has petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission to block Gateway from importing computers.
Japan’s plans for a specialized intellectual property court have progressed quickly, with a tentative launch date now set for April 2005.
Ireland’s government, which currently holds the presidency of the European Union, has launched an effort to roll back controversial measures in a bill that would harmonize the way in which national patent laws deal with software innovations.
Search engine Google, which has been sued in the U.S. and France over its advertising policy, now faces another trademark infringement lawsuit in Germany.
Gillette Co., already embroiled in litigation over razor technology with rivals Schick and Remington, has asked a federal judge to declare that its soon-to-be-launched vibrating razor handle does not infringe patents held by the Sharper Image Corp.
Burns Doane and Merchant & Gould are in talks about a merger that would form one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the U.S.
Three months after a Federal Trade Commission judge threw out an antitrust case against chip maker Rambus over the use of the company’s patented technology in industry standards, Rambus has filed its own antitrust suit against four rivals.
A trade group representing drug originators has urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to define key terms in the Medicare Prescription Drug Act’s patent reforms concerning 180-day marketing exclusivity.
A panel at the World Intellectual Property Organization has recommended updating the Trademark Law Treaty to keep pace with technological advances.
Canada’s legislature is expected to amend the country’s patent laws this week to let the government issue licenses to companies to produce generic versions of drugs for use in developing countries.
Poverty is a much greater barrier than patents to access to essential medicines in the developing world, a study authored by Royal Institute of International Affairs fellow Amir Attaran concludes.
Seven leading electronics companies that control patent rights for the MPEG-2 video compression standard have filed suit in Duesseldorf, Germany, against French telecom and defense company Sagem for infringing 11 patents.
Houston-based intellectual property law firm Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP has opened an office in Austin.