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.
Singapore has amended several laws on intellectual property to fulfill obligations made when the island nation signed a Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. last year.
A House panel has approved a tax bill that would severely limit tax deductions for industry donations of patents and other intellectual property rights to universities.
A U.S. district court has dismissed chipmaker IXYS Corporation's claims of patent infringement against rival Advanced Power Technology and invalidated the patents that formed the basis of the lawsuit.
In a case with broad implications for anti-piracy law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled that DirecTV cannot use wiretapping law to sue consumers who merely possess satellite signal descramblers.
Cooley Goodward, which recently lost intellectual property practice chair Jeffrey Randall to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, has named Steve Swinton replace him.
The U.S. Congress is considering a proposal to scale back on tax breaks for intellectual property transfers to charitable groups.
Miller Brewing Co. has dropped part of its lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch Cos. over claims made in the fierce advertising war between the two rival breweries.
In a sign that Research In Motion’s partners are becoming increasingly wary over a lawsuit pending before the U.S. Federal Circuit, Finnish mobile telephone maker Nokia has agreed to license the technology at the center of NTP Inc.’s lawsuit against Research In Motion over RIM’s popular BlackBerry handsets.
In a case that could have broad implications for online audio and video transmissions, Acacia Technologies has expanded its litigation over its controversial streaming-media patents with lawsuits against nine major cable and satellite providers.
The maker of the Botox anti-wrinkle treatment has won a $1.5 million judgment against a company that marketed a product with a confusingly similar name.
A federal judge has barred a Connecticut attorney from establishing a firm with a name that is likely to be confused with that of his old firm.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to re-examine a Microsoft patent on the Windows file format, FAT.
A Los Angeles author has sued a talent agency and a producer, charging they stole her idea for a television program on the experiences surrounding plastic surgery and sold it to ABC for a reality show.
Chip makers Microtune and Broadcom Corp. have settled their far-reaching litigation over patents for analog signal processing technology.
General-practice firm Jenner & Block will become a force to be reckoned with in Chicago’s intellectual property field with the acquisition of IP specialty firm Roper & Quigg.
A federal court has issued a permanent injunction barring sales of Smith & Nephew surgical devices that infringe ArthroCare's patents, after the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals denied Smith & Nephew's motion to delay enforcement of the injunction pending appeal, Arthrocare said.
Andrx Corp. will pay Kos Pharmaceuticals $6 million and agree to stop using the Altocor trademark for any of its products under a settlement agreement between the two companies.
In the latest sign of mounting patent litigation over flat-screen technology, Japan’s Sharp Corp. has filed a lawsuit against Taiwanese rival TECO claiming infringement of LCD patents.
Consumer activists are protesting a proposal currently under review by the World Intellectual Property Organization that would extend copyright protection over broadcast signals to 50 years.
Microsoft has filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, asking it to overturn the $565 million judgment against the company over the so-called “Eolas” patent.