A case that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear could dramatically expand the amount of damages potentially available in patent cases, as the court weighs whether patent owners should be able to recover profits lost outside the U.S. due to infringement.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is moving forward with plans for a common intellectual property framework for the 10-nation region.
Ampex Corp. has sued Sanyo for patent infringement and filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade to bar Sanyo from importing digital still cameras and camera phones, the company said.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved “some terms” of a proposed settlement of a patent suit filed by drug originator Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. against a unit of Israeli generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical, Bristol-Myers said.
Boston's Sullivan & Worcester has hired seven attorneys from Paris-based Salans, including prominent trademark and licensing attorney Jeffrey L. Laytin.
German drugmaker Altana AG and marketing partner Wyeth have sued Israeli generics maker Teva for patent infringement of its anti-ulcer drug, pantoprazole.
GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $75 million dollars to settle a drug patent lawsuit brought by a consumer group that had accused the U.K. drug maker of using illegal tactics to maintain its patent on the anti-inflammatory drug Relafen and keep a cheaper generic version off the market.
Chip maker Zoran Corp. and its subsidiary Oak Technology have added a number of defendants in their patent infringement suit against Taiwanese rivals MediaTek and Mintek in the U.S. District Court for the District of Central California.
The countries that make up the World Intellectual Property Organization are discussing ways to further harmonize their patent laws, including criteria for evaluating whether an invention is novel and industrially applicable.
Two Medtronic units infringed a patent held by Interpore Cross International for spinal implant polyaxial screws, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has ruled.
Online games developer Mythic Entertainment has settled its trademark lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. over Microsoft's online game "Mythica."
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s decision in favor of Vicor Corp. in its patent infringement lawsuits against rival power suppliers Artesyn Technologies, Lambda Electronics, Lucent Technologies, Tyco Electronics, and Power-One.
Patient advocates and industry officials clash at a hearing over whether the U.S. should grant a generic license for an AIDS drug made by Abbott Labs.
A U.S. District Court has dismissed Xerox Corp.'s patent lawsuit against PalmOne Inc., ruling that a Xerox patent for its Unistrokes single-stroke handwriting recognition software is invalid.
An appeals court has denied Microsoft’s bid for interlocutory appeal in its ongoing trademark litigation against Lindows, Inc.
A U.S. District Court Judge in Nevada has invalidated two of casino operator Harrah’s patents in its three-year-old patent lawsuit against rival Station Casinos.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued an initial determination that Taiwanese chip makers Media Reality Technologies, Inc. and Trumpion Microelectronics, Inc. both infringe a patent by U.S. rival Genesis Microchip.
Mosaid Technologies Inc. has agreed to drop one of 10 claims in a patent dispute with Infineon Technologies in an effort to avoid delays in the litigation process.
Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled for U.S. biotech giant Monsanto on Friday in a closely watched patent suit against Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser.
The European Union’s Directive on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, which harmonizes intellectual property rights across the union, went into force Thursday.
Toronto-based All Computers, a manufacturer of computer parts, is seeking $500 million from Intel in a patent infringement lawsuit filed Thursday morning.