It was a big year for intellectual property at the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices issued eight decisions on patents, copyrights and trademarks. In the first of a two-part series, Law360 looks at the key takeaways from each case, including decisions that reined in damages in design patent cases and set rules on when apparel can be protected by copyright.
Antitrust regulators with the European Union have ordered an in-depth investigation into a deal between Microsoft Corp. and Time Warner Inc. to collaborate on a project to make anti-piracy software.
Allergan, Inc. has sued Alcon, Inc. for patent infringement over its plans to make a generic version of its Alphagan eye drops.
In a double whammy seen as a big boon for Kilpatrick Stockton’s international aspirations, the 470-attorney firm has hired both the London and New York heads of intellectual property at U.K.-based powerhouse Simmons & Simmons.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has partially upheld a lower court’s verdict in a case about a technique used to mold plastic tail light lenses on more than 30 different Japanese cars sold in the U.S.
German footwear and athletic-gear maker Adidas Salomon AG has sued Ralph Lauren Corp. for trademark infringement, accusing the U.S. fashion label’s Polo line of copying its famous three-striped logo.
In a move designed to curb patent evergreening, India’s government is considering legislation that would limit data exclusivity to four years, according to local media reports.
Michigan State University has established a master’s program in intellectual property and communications law, one of less than twenty such programs in the U.S.
Australian biotech company Benitec Ltd. has settled its U.S. patent infringement case against rival Genscript over gene silencing technologies, just two weeks after it settled its suit against Ambion under similar terms.
A federal court has once again dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Promega Corp. against Roche and Applied Biosystems, which alleged that the companies committed fraud against the U.S. government, Roche said.
Medimmune Oncology has sued Indian generic maker Sun Pharmaceuticals over its plans to make a generic version of the cancer-related drug Ethyol (amifostine).
A federal court has scheduled a preliminary hearing for Dec. 8 in Sanofi-Aventis' patent infringement lawsuit against Apotex and Dr. Reddy’s over its blood-thinning drug Plavix, following months of delays.
Taiwanese chip makers MStar Semiconductor, Media Reality Technologies (MRT) and Trumpion Microelectronics infringed a patent for liquid crystal display (LCD) controllers held by rival Genesis Microchip, the U.S. International Trade Commission said in a final determination.
A federal court has denied drug maker Pfizer Inc.’s attempt to bar Ivax Corp. from introducing a generic version of blockbuster epilepsy drug Neurontin.
A federal judge has upheld the validity of two key method-of-use patents for GlaxoSmithKline’s anti-nausea drug Zofran (ondansetron), dealing a blow to challenger Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Gary Abelev has left Baker & Botts to join Dorsey & Whitney as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property group in New York City.
A former employee of Pfizer Japan Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. drug maker with the Tokyo District Court, seeking 1 billion yen for what he claims is his invention of a technology for dosage adjustments.
Biotech rivals Illumina, Inc. and Applera Corp. have agreed to settle two lawsuits over a partnership that went sour, penning a deal that involves royalty-free cross-licensing of key technologies and the dismissal of a patent infringement suit.
In a major setback for the entertainment industry, a federal appeals court in California has ruled that online file-sharing software companies are not liable for copyright infringement.
Taiwan Semiconductor has filed an unfair import complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), seeking a probe of a mainland rival already targeted in a trade-secret lawsuit in California.
A federal judge has denied ZonePerfect Nutrition Company's request for a preliminary injunction to stop the sale of Hershey Foods Corporation’s SmartZone nutrition bar.