The differences between the Federal Circuit’s most-reversed and least-reversed district courts run far deeper than their success rates on appeal — a metric that can vary widely throughout the judiciary, according to Law360’s look at three years of Federal Circuit cases.
The European Commission ruled this week Johnson & Johnson may need to license Guidant Corp.’s patents in litigation before acquisition of Guidant will be granted final approval.
The Federal Circuit’s recent en banc ruling on claim construction in Philips v AWH Corp. provided precedent in a Markman decision earlier this month, with the court favoring a French inventor’s patent against New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company Scherer Corp.
A final ruling Monday brought to an end arbitration between rival technology companies over barcode technology patents, with Metrologic Instruments Inc. told to pay up to $12 million to Symbol Technologies Inc. for past royalties and interest.
New York-based Forest Laboratories Inc. and its Danish licensing partner H. Lundbeck AS are in settlement talks with Australian generic drug maker Alphapharm Pty. Ltd. over its updated antidepressant drug Lexapro, (escitalopram oxalate).
iRobot, maker of an autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner, prevailed in Massachusetts district court Friday against a Canadian rival accused of copying the company’s high-tech, disc-shaped robot.
An online pornography company is seeking an injunction against internet search company Google, accused of infringing copyrighted images in search results.
Trading Technologies International Inc. has settled another patent lawsuit over its futures trading software, only days after filing yet another lawsuit over its patented trading platform.
Greenberg Traurig LLP added John Ward as a shareholder in its Silicon Valley office Thursday, as part of a continued expansion of its intellectual property practice. Several other shareholders have been added in 2005.
Switzerland's SEZ Holding AG has filed a complaint against chip equipment maker Applied Materials Inc., alleging a patent for semiconductor wafer technology was issued to the wrong inventor.
IP litigation partners pulled in an average compensation of almost $400,000 in the last year, according to an annual survey by Altman Weil Associates.
Colorado-based CQG Inc. has joined the growing list of companies tangled in litigation with trading software developer Trading Technologies Inc.
Software repair company Custom Hardware did not infringe the copyright of a software maker’s code by hacking in to repair it, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday.
Acacia Research Corporation reached a settlement with Sony Corp. Thursday, ending patent infringement litigation over audio/visual enhancement technology.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reversed a lower court’s decision on patent validity, vindicating a patent asserted by Illinois-based Broadcast Innovation LLC against cable company Charter Communications Inc.
Two semiconductor companies are squaring off over alleged patent infringement after Arizona-based Microchip Technology Inc. asserted three patents against rival ZiLog Inc.
Two makers of cutting-edge personal handhelds for patient monitoring have settled patent litigation leveled against eTrials Worldwide Inc. by PHT Corporation.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a civil liberties organization, filed an amicus brief on behalf of “clean movie” companies Tuesday, throwing its support to the copying of movies for the purpose of editing out objectionable scenes.
A federal judge in New Jersey has ruled in favor of five generic makers in their battle against drug giant Pfizer, Inc. over rights to the epilepsy drug Neurontin.
InternetAd Systems LLC, the Illinois-based subsidiary of patent holding firm Acacia Technologies, has wrenched a settlement out of defendant PriceLine.com in a patent dispute over a feature common in online advertising.
Tokyo-based Fujitsu is taking on a small competitor in Tokyo District Court, asserting patents covering its computer memory technology.