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.
The U.S. once again added South Korea to its priority watch list of countries with weak intellectual property protection, citing a surge in music and film piracy.
TouchTunes has won a summary judgment ruling against Ecast in an ongoing legal battle between the two providers of digital jukeboxes.
A Los Angeles jury has ruled that the Frank Sinatra trademark was infringed by an unauthorized tribute to the entertainer staged in Atlantic City in 2001 and in Las Vegas in 2002.
Coca-Cola and a Chinese soft drinks maker have settled out of court over an alleged trademark infringement case regarding the branding of a fruit juice marketed on the mainland.
Patriot Scientific Corporation continues to press its multimillion-dollar litigation against chip makers, suing Matsushita in New Jersey over its patent for microprocessor clock speeds.
Alexandria, VA-based IP boutique Oblon, Spivak has elected Philippe J.C. Signore, Ph.D. and Robert C. Mattson as new members.
The Philippines will raise fees for intellectual property filings for the first time in nearly four years on Jan. 16, the Intellectual Property Office said.
A court has rejected a claim by U.S. brewer Anheuser-Busch Cos. that Czech brewer Budvar AS was infringing its trademark in South Korea.
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Macrovision Corp. sued 321 Studios over its DVD copying system, claiming the software infringes its patented copy protection technology and violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
InternetAd Systems, which recently sued several popular online content providers, says it plans to seek royalties from websites that use various online ad formats, including some types of pop-up and pop-under ads.
Agilent Technologies Inc. has sued PixArt Imaging in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleging that PixArt is infringing its patent for optical mouse sensor technology.
A maker of exercise equipment cannot use the Energizer trademark, according to a settlement between Energizer Holdings subsidiary Eveready Battery Co. and Abflex USA.
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.
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.