Amid uncertainty over payouts for infringement for design patents, Columbia Sportswear's recent multimillion-dollar trial win in a case over cold-weather gear has been a source of hope for patent owners, and is among a handful of cases that may signal where the law is headed.
The U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for Unova to sue Hewlett-Packard over patents protecting computer battery technology, despite the fact that Unova had reached an earlier settlement with Compaq.
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart has beefed up its intellectual property practice in New York by acquiring a local IP boutique.
U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft has tapped David Israelite, his deputy chief of staff, to head a new intellectual property taskforce.
Sony Corp. fired a legal salvo back at Eastman-Kodak Co. on Wednesday in a mounting legal battle over digital camera technology, suing the rival for patent infringement.
Inflatable mattress maker Aero Products International has won $3.9 million in a patent infringement suit against two of its rivals.
Recording industry associations in Denmark, Germany, Italy and Canada have taken legal action against alleged online music pirates, mimicking the U.S. legal tactic used by the Recording Industry Association of America.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit of Washington has remanded a lawsuit between Monsanto Co. and rival Bayer BioScience to a St. Louis federal court, ruling that the lower court mistakenly dismissed the case two years ago.
Broadband telephony provider Vonage has filed a trademark infringement in federal court in New Jersey against telecom giant AT&T, claiming that Ma Bell’s new internet phone service "CallVantage" is too similar-sounding to its trademark.
A federal judge in New York has ruled in favor of Cubatabaco, the Cuban cigar company, in a trademark dispute with U.S. rival General Cigar over the U.S. rights to the famous Cuban cigar brand Cohiba.
Online broker Ameritrade and retailer Federated Department Stores have asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to reexamine a business-method patent for establishing credit accounts after the companies were sued for patent infringement.
Eight attorneys formerly with the Austin office of Bracewell & Patterson have started a new intellectual property specialty firm in Austin, leaving Bracewell’s Austin IP practice in tatters only three years after it absorbed a local boutique.
U.K. intellectual property and technology law firm Bristows has promoted three of its solicitors to partnership.
Beverage maker Bacardi has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C., seeking a declaratory judgment that Bacardi is the exclusive owner of the Havana Club brand.
Chip maker Intel will pay Intergraph Corp. $225 million to settle a patent suit over the technology used in Intel’s Itanium semiconductors, the two companies said Tuesday.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled in favor of Japan’s Nidek, affirming a lower court’s decision that a device for laser eye surgery did not infringe patents held by Summit Technology Inc.
Research in Motion Ltd. and Good Technology Inc. have settled their patent litigation over wireless e-mail systems.
A federal jury in Los Angeles has awarded $134.5 million in damages to medical device maker Masimo after finding that a unit of Tyco International willfully infringed four patents held by the company.
The same legal team that compelled Intel to pay $225 million to settle a patent lawsuit brought by Intergraph is representing a small firm in another patent suit against the chip maker and computer maker Dell.
A California judge has dismissed Stephen Slesinger Inc.’s lawsuit against Walt Disney Co. over rights to Winnie the Pooh, accusing the agency of tampering with justice.
A federal judge in Seattle has ruled for Earth Resource Mapping in LizardTech’s long-running patent infringement lawsuit against its Australian rival over a method for compressing large computer images.