A recent Federal Circuit decision chastising the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for using an "unreasonably broad" reading of a patent could push the board to interpret patent claims more narrowly, which may help patent owners facing validity challenges, attorneys say.
A federal judge has ruled that the claims of a patent at the center of a lawsuit filed by biotech company Cytomedix against a foot clinic should be broadly construed, according to the plaintiff.
French luxury retailer Lacoste has lost a high-profile trademark infringement suit in China against long-time rival Crocodile International over the famous crocodile emblem that emblazons its polo shirts.
U.S. marshals seized counterfeit tools in a series of raids after a federal court granted a preliminary injunction in a trademark suit brought by Swanson Tool, according to the law firm Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione.
Patent applications are rising sharply in China amid growing industry awareness of the need for intellectual property protection, China’s State Intellectual Property Office said.
The Hong Kong Legislative Council passed and approved two bills Wednesday to reinforce actions against copyright infringement.
South Korea applied Wednesday to the World Intellectual Property Organization for participation in the WIPO Copyright Treaty.
A Canadian parliamentary committee will review draft legislation Thursday that could pave the way for Canada to sell generic drugs to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria to developing countries.
The U.S. recording industry has sued 532 people accused of illegal file sharing, in a legal move targeting U.S. universities.
Microsoft blasted the E.U.'s €497.2 million antitrust ruling, claiming it would infringe its intellectual property rights.
Intellectual property specialist firm McAndrews, Held & Malloy has promoted five of its attorneys to its partnership, the firm said.
Mylan is suing Procter & Gamble and Watson Pharma, claiming that their "authorized generic" deal for the Macrobid antibiotic violates Mylan's 180-day exclusivity period.
Endo Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday it would get 180-day market exclusivity for its generic versions of 10 milligram, 20 mg. and 40 mg. of the painkiller OxyContin.
Shire Pharmaceuticals Group Plc, the U.K.'s third-largest drugmaker, will spend up to $31 million to buy global patent rights to its kidney-failure drug Fosrenol from AnorMED, the company said.
Two New York City intellectual property boutiques have merged following the death last year of one of the firm’s name partners.
Generic drug maker Andrx Corp. has relinquished its right to a 180-day period of marketing exclusivity for the 150mg strength of Wellbutrin SR(R), a best-selling antidepressant from GlaxoSmithKline.
National law firm Foley & Lardner has absorbed Bay Area intellectual property boutique Swiss Law Group and opened a Silicon Valley practice.
Indian drug maker Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has filed an abbreviated new drug application with the United States Food and Drug Administration for levetiracetam, a generic form of Belgian pharmaceutical company UCB's epilepsy drug Keppra.
A downgrade of David Bowie’s “Bowie bonds” to near-junk status raises questions about the future of intellectual property securitization, observers say.
Gibson Guitar has won a trademark-infringement lawsuit against instrument manufacturer Paul Reed Smith.
Firing another legal volley in its assault on a controversial form of online advertising, contact lens retailer 1-800-Contacts has sued a competitor that bought advertisements designed to pop up when consumers visit its website.