Waymo and Uber reached a settlement Friday to end their blockbuster trade secrets fight over self-driving car technology, capping off a year of contentious discovery disputes, shocking revelations and numerous delays. Here's a play-by-play of how we got here.
A surge in patent filings by consumer electronics companies such as Sony, Matsushita and Samsung is fueling a dramatic rise in Asian international patent applications, statistics from the World Intellectual Property Organization reveal.
In a major victory for India’s burgeoning software industry, the country’s government is planning to allow software patents under limited conditions as part of a major overhaul of the country’s patent system.
Chipmaker Genesis Microchip has penned licensing deals with Samsung Electronics and Tovis Co. in the wake of its victory at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in a dispute over a patent for liquid crystal display (LCD) controllers.
A coalition of U.S. high-tech companies has asked lawmakers to consider a watered-down alternative to the controversial Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act.
A federal court has declared Ormco Corp.’s patents for teeth straightening invalid, throwing out the company’s lawsuit against rival Align Technology, Inc.
India is considering the creation of a special court for intellectual property cases, according to a government official.
Taiwan’s legislature has passed a beefed-up version of the Copyright Law, imposing heavy penalties including prison terms for infringers.
California-based DVD software maker InterVideo Inc has sued computer maker Acer Inc., accusing the Taiwanese company of infringing on patents related to integrating computer and electronic device functions.
Allergan, Inc. has sued Alcon, Inc. for patent infringement over its plans to make a generic version of its Alphagan eye drops.
German footwear and athletic-gear maker Adidas Salomon AG has sued Ralph Lauren Corp. for trademark infringement, accusing the U.S. fashion label’s Polo line of copying its famous three-striped logo.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has partially upheld a lower court’s verdict in a case about a technique used to mold plastic tail light lenses on more than 30 different Japanese cars sold in the U.S.
In a double whammy seen as a big boon for Kilpatrick Stockton’s international aspirations, the 470-attorney firm has hired both the London and New York heads of intellectual property at U.K.-based powerhouse Simmons & Simmons.
A federal judge has declared six Agfa Corp. patents unenforceable due to inequitable conduct, entering a judgment in favor of defendant Creo Inc. in a dispute over printing technology.
Online fax and messaging provider j2 Global Communications, Inc. has sued rival CallWave, Inc. over a patent for storing, delivering and managing phone and fax messages over the internet.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office acted appropriately in rejecting a patent application because a description of the invention was posted at a billboard at a public meeting a year earlier, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has determined.
Antitrust regulators with the European Union have ordered an in-depth investigation into a deal between Microsoft Corp. and Time Warner Inc. to collaborate on a project to make anti-piracy software.
In a sign of the rising value of intellectual property in the fast-growing market for flat-panel displays, Canon Inc. has agreed to pay 1.3 billion yen ($11.8 million) for Candescent Technologies’ patent portfolio, according to news reports.
Michigan State University has established a master’s program in intellectual property and communications law, one of less than twenty such programs in the U.S.
Australian biotech company Benitec Ltd. has settled its U.S. patent infringement case against rival Genscript over gene silencing technologies, just two weeks after it settled its suit against Ambion under similar terms.
A federal court has once again dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Promega Corp. against Roche and Applied Biosystems, which alleged that the companies committed fraud against the U.S. government, Roche said.