Intellectual Property

  • April 14, 2005

    Delaware Court Consolidates, Postpones Trial In Adderall XR Patent Challenge

    A Delaware federal court has postponed the trial in Impax Laboratories, Inc.’s patent challenge against Shire Pharmaceuticals Group’s best-selling attention-deficit-disorder treatment Adderall XR until February 2006.

  • April 14, 2005

    Litigators Leave Morgan & Finnegan For Chadbourne & Parke

    Three seasoned intellectual property litigators with clients among high-tech companies and financial-services firms have left Morgan & Finnegan to join Chadbourne & Parke LLP’s office in New York as partners, Chadbourne said.

  • April 14, 2005

    Medtronic Infringes Biomet Patent, California Court Rules

    A California federal court has ruled that the design of a Medtronic Inc. spinal implant polyaxial screw infringes a patent held by musculoskeletal products company Biomet Inc.

  • April 15, 2005

    Trading Technologies Sues Man Group Over Software Patent

    A Chicago software vendor that has rattled the futures industry with patent litigation has sued U.K.-based Man Group, one of the largest futures brokerages in the world.

  • April 15, 2005

    Barr Gets FDA Green Light For Allegra-D Amid Patent Dispute

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Barr Laboratories a final approval for a generic version of Aventis Pharmaceuticals' blockbuster allergy medicine Allegra-D, the company said.

  • April 15, 2005

    Universal Instruments Prevails In Patent Suit Over Printed Circuit Boards

    A Texas federal court has ruled in favor of Universal Instruments in a patent lawsuit brought by two inventors of a technology used in manufacturing printed circuit boards that are part of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.

  • April 15, 2005

    Tessera Adds Anti-Trust Claims To Patent Suit Vs. Infineon, Micron

    Chip packaging company Tessera Technologies Inc. has amended its patent infringement suit against Infineon Technologies AG and Micron Technology Inc. to include what it claims are violations of antitrust law and illegal business interference.

  • April 15, 2005

    Sharp, Sanyo Join DVD Patent Licensing Group

    Japanese electronics companies Sanyo Electric Co. and Sharp Corp. have joined a DVD patents licensing group that consists of some of the major DVD-related patent holders in the world, the group said Friday.

  • April 14, 2005

    Judge Upholds Zyprexa Patent

    In a major victory for Eli Lilly & Co., an Indiana federal judge has upheld the patent on the key ingredient on its $4.4 billion-a-year Zyprexa schizophrenia drug.

  • April 13, 2005

    South Korea Lifts Ban On Panasonic Plasma Displays In Patent Dispute

    South Korean authorities have ended an investigation into Japan's Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. and lifted a temporary ban on imports of the company's plasma display panels in the wake of the settlement of a patent dispute between Matsushita and Korea’s LG Electronics.

  • April 13, 2005

    In Trial Twist, Magma Co-Founder Backs Synopsys Claims

    In a stinging setback for Magma Design Automation, the company’s chief scientist and co-founder has admitted to using ideas he conceived of as an employee of Synopsys when he filed for two patents at the center of a dispute between the two rivals in the semiconductor industry.

  • April 13, 2005

    U.S. District Court To Issue Ruling In Zyprexa Case Thursday

    An Indiana judge will render his decision Thursday afternoon in Eli Lilly & Co.’s closely watched patent infringement lawsuit against would-be makers of generic versions of the company’s blockbuster schizophrenia treatment Zyprexa.

  • April 13, 2005

    Celebrity Architect Awarded $5.9M In Copyright Case

    A California “architect to the stars” has won a copyright infringement lawsuit against a contractor who ripped off one of his designs to surreptitiously build a copycat mansion for himself in Beverly Hills, just a few miles away from the original building.

  • April 14, 2005

    Preliminary Injunction Casts Shadow Over Microsoft Release

    In a move that could spell trouble for the release of Microsoft’s next operating system, a small data-networking company has been granted a preliminary injunction in a patent infringement lawsuit against the software giant.

  • April 13, 2005

    Kos, Barr Settle Niaspan Patent Litigation With Unusual Deal

    Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Kos Pharmaceuticals Inc. have penned an unusual settlement agreement to put an end to their patent litigation over Kos' cholesterol lowering drugs Niaspan and Advicor, the two companies said Wednesday.

  • April 11, 2005

    Shire Opts Not To Sue Teva Over Adderall XR ANDA

    Shire Pharmaceuticals Group has decided not to sue Israeli generics maker Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. over its application for a generic version of the best-selling attention deficit drug Adderall XR.

  • April 11, 2005

    Federal Circuit Rules For Tyco Unit In Patent Suit Vs. Masimo

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has revived a lawsuit filed by Tyco International Ltd.'s Nellcor unit against Masimo Corp. over a patent for machines that measure the oxygen content in blood.

  • April 11, 2005

    Barr Drops Suit Vs. FDA Over Allegra Marketing Exclusivity

    Generic drug maker Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. has dropped a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over exclusive marketing rights to a generic version of Sanofi-Aventis’ allergy treatment Allegra.

  • April 12, 2005

    Merck Sues Canadian Online Pharmacies Over Zocor Sales

    In an attempt to crack down on fast-growing cross-border sales of prescription drugs to U.S. consumers, drug maker Merck & Co. has filed a series of lawsuits against Canadian online pharmacies that ship Apotex’ generic version of Zocor south of the border.

  • April 12, 2005

    Teco Countersues Sharp In LCD Patent Dispute

    Taiwan’s Teco Group has struck back against Japan’s Sharp Corp. in their dispute over patents for LCD television sets, suing the Japanese rival in Tokyo District Court for unfair competition.