Intellectual Property

  • September 21, 2004

    Drug Companies Target India For R&D Under New Patent Regime

    International pharmaceutical companies are ramping up their investments in India in anticipation of the introduction of product patents in the country in 2005, according to local reports.

  • September 22, 2004

    O2Micro Sues Samsung Over LCD Patents

    California-based O2Micro International Ltd. has sued Korean electronics maker Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. over patents for liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors.

  • September 20, 2004

    Setback For NASDAQ In Trademark Suit Over QQQ Trading

    A federal judge has dismissed part of a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. against Archipelago Holdings Inc. over Archipelago's trading of a highly liquid type of securities that Nasdaq claims as its intellectual property.

  • September 20, 2004

    Judge Rules For Yahoo, Microsoft, AOL In Web Caching Suit

    A federal judge in California has granted summary judgment for Akami, Inktomi, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Netscape in Teknowledge's patent lawsuit over of a web caching technology.

  • September 20, 2004

    Senate Appropriators Urged To End USPTO Fee Diversion

    The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has written a letter to Senate appropriators, urging them to increase funding for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to avert delays of up to four years for patent applications.

  • September 20, 2004

    Lee Osman Tapped To Head Dorsey's IP Group

    Denver partner Lee Osman has been tapped to head the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney’s intellectual property practice, the firm said.

  • September 20, 2004

    Judge Overturns $7.1M Jury Verdict Vs. Umbilical-Cord Blood Banks

    A federal court in Delaware has overturned a $7.1 million jury verdict for patent infringement against several of the nation's largest umbilical-cord blood banks and granted the defendants a new trial.

  • September 20, 2004

    Pfizer Lobbies China's IP Office To Restore Viagra Patent

    Pfizer Inc. has quietly been lobbying China's State Intellectual Property Office to restore the company's domestic-use patent for the erectile-dysfunction drug Viagra, according to a published report.

  • September 21, 2004

    Montblanc Sues A.T. Cross Over Trademark For Pen Designs

    Luxury pen maker Montblanc North America LLC has sued rival A.T. Cross Co. for alleged trademark infringement and false advertising.

  • September 17, 2004

    Senate Appropriators Give Nod To USPTO Fee Increase

    Senate appropriators have approved a funding bill that would raise fees for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and ban the diversion of funds collected by the USPTO to other federal programs for the next year.

  • September 17, 2004

    Synopsys Sues Magma For Patent Infringement

    Synopsys and Magma Design Automation, two California rivals in the semiconductor field of electronic design automation, are facing off in a dispute over patent rights and trade secrets.

  • September 17, 2004

    AstraZeneca Sues KV Pharma Over ANDA For Toprol-XL Generic

    U.K-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca has sued generic maker KV Pharmaceutical Company for patent infringement over its plans to launch a 50 mg generic version of hypertension drug Toprol-XL.

  • September 17, 2004

    U.S. Mulls Reinstating Israel On IPR Blacklist

    The U.S. is “seriously considering” reinstating Israel on its blacklist of intellectual property violators as a result of the Israeli cabinet’s approval of a bill that falls short of U.S. and European demands for better patent protection for pharmaceuticals, according to local news reports.

  • September 17, 2004

    Fish & Neave In Merger Talks With Ropes & Gray

    Fish & Neave, one of the oldest and most prominent intellectual property firms in the U.S., has held preliminary talks with Boston-based Ropes & Gray about a possible merger, according to a report.

  • February 7, 2005

    Hogan & Hartson's IP Group Takes Cross-Disciplinary Approach

    A case involving the Vatican, ancient art works and a forged 45-year-old license agreement recently took Hogan & Hartson LLP’s intellectual property litigators into legal territory no law school could have prepared them for.

  • September 16, 2004

    Infosys To Take Trademark Battle To India's Supreme Court

    Infosys, one of India’s top information technology companies, is going to the country’s Supreme Court to fight off a challenge to the company’s well-known trademark.

  • September 16, 2004

    Eight IP Attorneys Defect From Bose McKinney For Baker & Daniels

    Eight attorneys have joined Baker & Daniels’s intellectual property practice in the firm’s Indianapolis downtown office from local rival Bose McKinney & Evans LLC.

  • September 16, 2004

    Adorno & Yoss Acquires NY Boutique With Focus On Corporate, IP Law

    Minority-owned national law firm Adorno & Yoss has gained a foothold in New York through its acquisition of the seven-lawyer Bryant Law Group, whose practice focuses on corporate law and intellectual property.

  • September 16, 2004

    Boutiques See Little Impact From Knorr-Bremse Decision

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s landmark Knorr-Bremse ruling won’t hurt opinion practices at boutique firms, the president of the Association of Patent Law Firms insisted.

  • September 16, 2004

    Appeals Court Rules Scientific-Atlanta Infringed Gemstar Patent

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that Scientific-Atlanta infringed on a patent held by Gemstar-TV Guide International, overturning a decision by the ITC.