The District of Delaware's chief judge recently held in two rulings that companies must have permanent ties to the state to face patent suits there following the U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland ruling, and his analysis could keep many generic-drug cases in his court. Here's what attorneys can learn from the decisions.
Intellectual property litigator Robert Unikel has joined Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP's intellectual property practice as a partner in Chicago.
Dorsey & Whitney intellectual property specialist Niel Ackermann has resigned to return to his former firm, Hewitsons of Cambridge, U.K., Legal Week reported.
Shearman & Sterling is expected to hire two leading intellectual property specialists from Fish & Neave, Legal Week reported.
Darby & Darby, a New York intellectual-property law firm, has hired David Tellekson as managing partner of its new Seattle office, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.
Elizabeth Stotland Weiswasser has rejoined the Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP as a partner in the Life Sciences and Intellectual Property practices, working out of the firm's Washington, D.C. and New York offices.
Glenayre agrees to license BellSouth patent for one-number technology involving sequential routing to locate user.
The decision marks a turnaround in policy and follows a deal to cut costs for generic anti-HIV drugs in developing nations.
Lawsuit is believed to concern advanced semiconductor manufacturing technologies used for Sony Playstation consoles.
Haier-Sanyo joint venture sells refrigerators and other home appliances in Japan.
Middle Eastern piracy rates are among the highest in the world.
Dispute concerns technology enabling roaming across multiple active networks.
IMPAX enters into license agreement related to allergy treatment.
Endorsement is seen as controversial, since a distribution of generic drugs could violate a variety of patents.
IP litigation rose 18% in 2002, head of China's IPR Office tells news agency.
Agreement with Indian, South African drug makers will cut price of triple-drug regimen by almost one third in developing countries.
Companies are eager to capitalize on a French court ruling that rebuffs the way Google displays advertisements next to results related to trademarked search keywords.
Issue concerns tariffs to license photocopying of books, magazines, newspapers and journals by government staffers.
Andrx will receive a license to a patent for the drug from Schering-Plough.
Crocodile Garments agrees to phase out marketing of clothes with crocodile logo in mainland China.
Seven-year dispute goes back to Dutch supreme court.