The District of Delaware's chief judge recently held in two rulings that companies must have permanent ties to the state to face patent suits there following the U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland ruling, and his analysis could keep many generic-drug cases in his court. Here's what attorneys can learn from the decisions.
Biotech company Genentech has filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, asking the agency to hold off on the release of its much-anticipated plan for approving generic biological drugs.
The U.S. Trade Representative has unveiled its closely watched annual list of countries considered the worst offenders of intellectual property rights.
The University of Wisconsin has sued Samsung Electronics for infringing a patent for the process of making semiconductors.
The European Commission has warned 16 societies that collect royalties for music sold online that they may be breaking antitrust law.
A federal judge has refused to throw out a challenge filed by the largest AIDS group in the U.S. against GlaxoSmithKline’s patent for AZT (Retrovir), the first AIDS drug.
Ropes & Gray has hired veteran intellectual property litigator Bradford J. (Jim) Badke from Dewey Ballantine LLP to work in the firm’s New York office.
The Canadian Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by Danish toymaker Lego against Canadian rival Mega Bloks Inc. over alleged copyright infringements.
The Philippines has issued new rules for trademark filings to facilitate opposition to registration applications, the Intellectual Property Office said.
In a decision seen as broadly favoring generic drug makers, the European Court of Justice has ruled for the U.K. Medicines Control Agency in a lawsuit brought by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has endorsed a bill that raises fees for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and ends the diversion of fees to other programs.
The European Court of Justice has rejected appeals by U.S. consumer-goods conglomerate Proctor & Gamble Co. and German counterpart Henkel to trademark the size, shape and color of their detergent tablets.
The Recording Industry Association of America has sued 477 more computer users for illegal online music sharing, including numerous university students at schools in 11 states.
A copyright ruling by the European Court of Justice could provide legal ammunition to Microsoft Corp. in its battle against European antitrust regulators.
Indian generic drug maker Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has withdrawn its challenge to the main U.S. patent on GlaxoSmithKline anti-nausea drug Zofran, the U.K. drug maker said on Thursday.
Abelman Frayne & Schwab took the mantle as the most active filer of trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2003, according to a quarterly ranking published Thursday by NameProtect Inc.
Two providers of digital jukeboxes have settled their patent infringement lawsuits and agreed to cross-license their technologies.
The European Union’s Council of Ministers has given the final seal of approval to the controversial Directive on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, which includes procedures covering evidence and the protection of evidence and provisional measures such as injunctions and seizure.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has appealed an administrative law judge’s ruling in favor of chip maker Rambus over the use of the company’s patented technology in industry standards.
Rival software makers Symantec and Aladdin Knowledge Systems have settled a lawsuit over a patent for an anti-virus system.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld a lower court’s decision that extends Pfizer’s U.S. patent on blockbuster antifungal drug Diflucan until late July.