The nearly $1 billion won by VirnetX in patent trials against Apple Inc. exists under a cloud since the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has found the patents invalid. With appeals pending from the board's decisions and one of the trials, here's a look at VirnetX's arguments that the patents shouldn't have been reviewed, and Apple's efforts to flip the verdict.
Ending an array of patent disputes, Canadian payment processor LML Payment Systems Inc. has reached a settlement with rivals First Data Corp., Electronic Clearing House Inc. and Nova Information Systems Inc. in the battle over systems that convert paper checks into electronic transactions.
Medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp. has ended its legal row with patent holding company Acacia Research Corp., joining other defendants in settling a contentious lawsuit over multi-dimensional bar code systems.
Laying down their swords, disk-drive makers Seagate Technology and Cornice Inc. have finalized a settlement, putting to end their long-standing patent dispute over tiny disk drives.
Years of legal wrangling has finally come to an end, as a federal court has thrown out a patent infringement lawsuit brought by LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. against the toy maker Mattel Inc. and its Fisher-Price unit.
In a verdict that could have ripple effects throughout the wireless industry, a jury this week found that private wireless technology company PadCom’s patents covering mobile technology are valid, and that NetMotion’s Mobility software product infringes on those patents.
While many firms have built their intellectual property groups on patent litigation, Katten Muchin Rosenman has relied on the strength of its trademark and copyright practices and its portfolio of entertainment industry clients to drive the firm’s expanding IP presence.
A patent trial between Gateway Inc. and a former IBM engineer has yet to begin, but a federal judge has already slapped Gateway computer giant with sanctions amid allegations the company intentionally destroyed critical evidence in the case.
With the debate over authorized generics heating up in recent months, this week’s move by the Federal Trade Commission to determine whether the practice violates anticompetitive guidelines could have wide-ranging effects on the pharmaceutical industry, experts say.
In a blow to Micron Technology Inc., a federal judge has halted the semiconductor maker’s fresh lawsuit against Rambus Inc., though the rivals’ bitter patent infringement war promises to rage on.
A popular cable provider is pushing the limits of copyright law by launching a service that stores viewer-recorded programs on the company’s own network servers, something experts predict may not be ‘fair use’ and could become a pivotal case in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Drawing from the firm’s own ranks, Holland & Knight LLP has plucked Joshua Krumholz, the head of its patent litigation team, to serve as the overall leader for the firm’s growing IP practice.
As part of a wide probe into anticompetitive practices in the prescription drug industry, the Federal Trade Commission will subpoena nearly 200 pharmaceutical companies to determine whether they are stifling competition by releasing authorized generics of brand-name drugs to stave off generic challengers made by competitors.
Communications company Qualcomm, which has been trading lawsuits in venues across the United States with rival Broadcom, has launched another round of litigation against the company, filing a new complaint alleging patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark office has given a boost to eBay Inc.’s argument at the U.S. Supreme Court by confirming an earlier reexamination decision that a patent asserted against the online retailer never should have been issued.
Online auctioneer eBay Inc. may be feeling the heat after its much-anticipated apperance at the U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up Wednesday, with many analysts predicting the Court would refrain from weakening the use of permanent injunctions as a result of eBay’s appeal.
Hot off its arbitration win against Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic Inc. has been hit with a bucket of cold water, after a federal judge denied the medical device maker’s request for a new trial this week in a separate dispute over stent products.
In a potentially costly setback for General Motors Corp., a state supreme court has ruled the auto maker must face a new trial – this time with a jury – in the $1.4 billion trade secret lawsuit filed by an obscure inventor.
Marking what industry professionals say is a milestone in global trademark regulation, a new international treaty on trademarks has been adopted by a group of intellectual property rights experts and member states of the United Nations’ World Intellectual Property Organization.
GlaxoSmithKline PLC will fork over $14 million to U.S. states in order to settle allegations that the drug giant forced government health plans to pay inflated prices for its widely-used antidepressant Paxil in a fraudulent scheme to block generic versions of the drug from being made.
Ending a patent dispute over lighting devices for computers and liquid crystal display screens, Microsemi Corp. and Monolithic Power Systems Inc. reached an amicable settlement Monday.