Waymo and Uber reached a settlement Friday to end their blockbuster trade secrets fight over self-driving car technology, capping off a year of contentious discovery disputes, shocking revelations and numerous delays. Here's a play-by-play of how we got here.
International consulting firm FTI Consulting has hired a pair of widely recognized intellectual property experts and put them in charge of launching an IP practice based in San Francisco.
Severe import restrictions were placed on California-based antivirus company Fortina, Inc. by the U.S. International Trade Commission, jeopardizing U.S. sales of the company’s software.
Trading Technologies, the company behind a slew of patent infringement lawsuits against major players in the futures trading industry, has pried settlement agreements out of another pair of companies.
Both Hewlett-Packard and Gateway declared partial victory in their patent dispute at the International Trade Commission over computer technology patents.
Nearly 20 technology companies have joined forces to pool their patents into a licensing consortium designed to promote an emerging wireless tracking technology that could one day replace bar codes on packaged goods.
Merchant bank Ocean Tomo has launched an investment fund to provide private equity capital and mezzanine debt to companies with undervalued intellectual property rights, including patents and trademarks.
A federal judge in Virginia ruled Monday that an advertising practice subsequently abandoned by Google may have caused confusion under the Lanham Act, but stayed the trial to give Google and insurance provider Geico 30 days to settle the case out of court.
Kevin Goering, a seasoned media litigator with extensive experience in intellectual property, has left Coudert Brothers in New York to join Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group.
King Pharmaceuticals has sued Israel’s Teva Pharmaceuticals in federal courts in Delaware and New Jersey over Teva’s plans to make a generic version of the line of insomnia drugs marketed under the label Sonata.
Canadian drug maker Apotex Inc. has sued Merck & Co. for damages for lost sales of a generic version of osteoporosis drug Fosamax.
In a legal assault that targets large swaths of the travel and financial-services industries, a small California company has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against travel-services giant Cendant Corp. over a widely used business method.
A pair of decisions by a federal appeals court has left communications equipment maker Harris Corp. bruised, if not defeated, in a 17-year battle with Swedish rival Ericsson, Inc. over wireless gear patents.
Patents granted by the U.K. Patent Office rose 8% in 2004, fuelled largely by patenting by technology companies, the government agency said.
An obscure Scottish company that had filed a mysterious challenge to the U.K. patent covering Sanofi-Aventis’ best-selling blood thinner Plavix has dropped its lawsuit, Sanofi-Aventis said Friday.
Symbol Technologies Inc., a maker of bar code scanners and handheld computers, said Friday that it settled its trademark, trade-dress and design-patent lawsuit against Mobile Knowledge Group Services Inc.
A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled for “Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown in a $150 million copyright infringement lawsuit filed by an author who claimed the best-selling thriller plagiarized his novel.
In a setback for Nokia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has barred the Finnish mobile handset maker from intervening in a patent suit between competitor Ericsson, Inc. and cellular technology vendor InterDigital Communications.
Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. has settled a lawsuit against wireless network gear maker Harris Corp. over patents for mobile communications technology.
Software developer Trading Technologies pushed through additional settlement deals Thursday, bringing two competitors to the bargaining table just days after filing patent infringement suits in the Northern District of Illinois.
A patent dispute pitting big-screen movie pioneer Imax Corp. against a boutique technology vendor is raising questions about the ownership of the next generation of film technology.