Amid uncertainty over payouts for infringement for design patents, Columbia Sportswear's recent multimillion-dollar trial win in a case over cold-weather gear has been a source of hope for patent owners, and is among a handful of cases that may signal where the law is headed.
The U.S. Congress may consider a bill that would end the diversion of funds from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when the legislature convenes for a post-election "lame-duck" session on November 16, according to the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
An architect who claims Donald Trump’s company stole his unique design for a hotel complex has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the real-estate developer, seeking to demolish a resort currently under construction.
Cendant Corp., the world’s largest real-estate and travel-services company, has filed a federal lawsuit against online retailer Amazon.com Inc., claiming that Amazon’s "recommendations" feature infringes on a Cendant business method patent.
U.S. movie studios are expected to file a series of copyright infringement lawsuits on Thursday against computer users they say are illegally distributing films online, in a move that closely resembles the strategy employed by the recording industry.
In one of the first moves of the company’s new licensing unit, Finnish mobile handset maker Nokia Corp. has filed patent infringement lawsuits against two rivals, Sagem of France and Vitelcom of Spain, over GSM and GPRS technologies.
In a marked escalation of the patent dispute between two giant Japanese and South Korean electronics makers, a Korean government agency has agreed to launch an investigation into Panasonic Korea for its alleged infringement of patents for plasma display panel technology.
Taking a cue from Canada, the European Commission has proposed a Europe-wide system for compulsory licensing that would allow generic drug makers to make patented medicines for export to developing countries.
A series of little-noticed patent lawsuits involving the world’s top technology companies and some of the most preeminent intellectual property practices in the U.S. is steadily moving its way through a Texas federal court.
The estate of Pablo Picasso has vowed to take its opposition to DaimlerChrysler’s planned new “Picaro” model all the way to the European Court of Justice.
A patent dispute between Japanese and South Korean electronics makers over plasma displays took a turn for the worse on Wednesday, with a new series of countersuits and a diplomatic intervention.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, LLP has hired an intellectual property partner in London as part of a European expansion of its IP practice.
A small intellectual property holding company in Florida has sued computer-networking equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. in federal court, alleging that Cisco infringed on patents for routing technology.
Minnesota-based Merchant & Gould P.C., one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the U.S., is continuing to expand its staff following the termination of merger talks with Alexandria -based Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, L.L.P.
California-based DVD software maker InterVideo Inc has settled a lawsuit that accused Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. of infringing on patents related to integrating computer and electronic device functions.
In an agreement that took many observers by surprise, mobile telecommunications operators Verizon Wireless and Nextel Communications Inc. have settled a 15-month legal dispute the right to the “push-to-talk” trademark.
Continental PET Technologies has agreed to pay $25.1 million to settle a patent infringement lawsuit brought by food and beverage container maker Constar International Inc. over oxygen barrier technology.
In a possible revival of the bitterly fought Japanese-Korean trade spat over flat-panel displays, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has filed a patent infringement suit seeking to block imports and sales of displays made by South Korean rival LG Electronics Inc.
Comic book publisher Marvel Enterprises Inc. has filed another lawsuit against entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. as part of a copyright dispute over the ownership of cartoon characters including Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and X-Men.
A policy panel that is preparing a planned overhaul of Japan’s intellectual property laws has yet to decide on the patentability of new uses for existing drugs and medical devices, according to local media.
Weaker earnings among many of the world’s top drug makers have raised questions about the blockbuster drug model, as the industry faces an ominous wave of patent expirations over the next few years.