Allergan suffered a major setback when a federal judge invalidated parts of four patents for the dry-eye drug Restasis, but the judge’s concerns about striking a deal with a Native American tribe to shield the patents from review at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board could reverberate beyond the East Texas courtroom.
U.S. and Israeli negotiators made progress over the weekend in bridging the gap between the two countries on intellectual property rights in the pharmaceutical sector, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick said Sunday.
A Quebec court has ordered the Canadian Space Agency to pay $800,000 in damages to a former Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who invented a high-performance alloy appropriated by the agency.
Johnson & Johnson unit Biosense Webster, Inc. has sued a newly acquired subsidiary of medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. for infringement of patents covering the diagnostic mapping of arrhythmias.
Diebold Election Systems has agreed to pay $125,000 in damages and fees to a group of students who argued the company abused the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to cover up problems with its voting machines.
A federal judge has ruled in biotech company Amgen Inc.’s favor in its seven-year legal battle against Transkaryotic Therapies Inc. (TKT) and Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. over patents for an anemia treatment.
A delegation from the European Union has told Israel that its drug patent policy is provoking “a dispute not between Israel and the U.S., but with the Western world.”
A U.S. drug maker has asked the European Patent Office and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to revoke patents held by French rival Sanofi-Aventis on the dermatological treatment Sculptra.
A federal judge has ordered Rockwell Electronic Commerce Corporation to pay Golden Voice Technology & Training, LLC more than $3.5 million for infringing its patented telephone call center technology.
Medical device maker Digene Corp., which markets a DNA-based test for cervical cancer, has agreed to pay Enzo Biochem $16 million, plus guaranteed royalty payments, to settle a patent-infringement suit over a method for detecting infectious viruses.
In an unusual case, two physicians who copied a colleague’s confidential patient lists in order to build a client base for their own practice were found to have misappropriated trade secrets by a Pennsylvania court.
U.S. President George W. Bush is expected to sign a tax bill passed by the U.S. Congress that cubs tax deductions for donations of intellectual property to universities.
A federal district court judge has denied drug maker Pfizer Inc.'s motion for a preliminary injunction to block Alpharma's sale of a generic version of epilepsy drug Neurontin.
A federal judge has barred Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Inc. and Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. from selling screws used with spinal implants that infringe a Biomet Inc. patent.
Bingham McCutchen has raided Baltimore’s Venable LLP for two partners in its intellectual property practice.
In another coup for the small firm that won a $565 million judgment against Microsoft in the controversial Eolas patent suit, a federal judge has denied Microsoft’s motions for summary judgment in a strikingly similar patent suit involving a key Windows feature.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to take on the music industry’s appeal of a lower court’s finding that circumscribed the use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 to obtain subpoenas for the identities of suspected music pirates from internet service providers.
The U.S. Justice Department will seek to adopt legal strategies employed in the wars on drugs and terrorism, including wiretapping, in a global crackdown on piracy in the entertainment industry, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft announced on Tuesday.
Copyright industries account for a growing part of the U.S. economy and produce greater-than-average job growth, a new survey by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) suggests.
MediaTek has added Sunext Technology as a co-respondent in its patent infringement complaint filed with the U.S International Trade Commission (ITC) against Zoran and Oak Technology, according to a filing with the Taiwanese Stock Exchange.
A jury in Tennessee has ordered a subsidiary of medical device maker Medtronic to pay $400 million in punitive damages to the doctor who invented some of its spinal fusion technologies, bringing the total value of the verdict in the patent infringement lawsuit to more than $1 billion by some estimates.