Financial companies are leading the rush to file patents for tools and products based on blockchain, the ledger technology underlying bitcoin, and a wave of litigation could be on the horizon. Here is what intellectual property attorneys need to know about the patent landscape for the increasingly popular tech.
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.
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, Inc. is considering an appeal to the Supreme Court of the Federal Circuit’s latest decision in its drawn-out and acrimonious dispute with NTP Inc.
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.
Dewey Ballantine has hired Noemi "Nicky" Espinosa as a partner in its intellectual property group, in a move designed to bolster its presence in the emerging pharmacogenomics industry.
International Business Machines has sold a portfolio of 250 patents for DVD-related technologies to Japanese electronics giant Mitsubishi Electric Corp., the company confirmed Wednesday.
Japanese electronics maker Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has sued Taiwanese chip maker MediaTek Inc in federal court in California for patent infringement related to integrated circuit chips.
Biotech companies Genentech, Inc. and Chiron have quietly settled the remaining patent disputes in a $300 million lawsuit over Genentech's metastatic breast cancer drug, Herceptin (Trastuzumab).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reluctantly agreed to launch a pilot program for voluntary mediation, a step that moves the court closer to joining the ranks of every other federal appeals court in the U.S.
Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. has sued Korean chip maker Hynix Semiconductor Inc. in a California federal court, asking the court to declare that Toshiba isn’t infringing a patent for a method for making semiconductors.
Fresh from a bevy of settlements with several players in the futures market, software developer Trading Technologies is pressing on with a legal onslaught against another batch of competitors.
In a mixed decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld some parts and struck down other parts of a ruling by a Virginia federal court in NTP Inc.’s closely watched patent lawsuit against Blackberry maker Research In Motion, Inc.
Swedish-U.K. drug maker AstraZeneca has sued India’s Ranbaxy Laboratories in New Jersey federal court over its plans to launch a generic version of ulcer and acid reflux drug Prilosec.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reinstated a $1.2 million verdict in favor of a maker of software to speed up online college applications.