Intellectual Property

  • July 8, 2004

    Duke Suit Vs. Elan Targets Competing Patent Filings

    Duke University has sued drug maker Elan Corp. over competing patents for a promising obesity drug.

  • July 8, 2004

    European Software Patent Policy In Jeopardy

    European governments are questioning the voting process that led to the passage of a European Union law on software patents in May.

  • July 9, 2004

    Gateway Files ITC Complaint Vs. HP Over Patents

    Gateway has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, seeking to ban rival Hewlett-Packard from importing certain computers, monitors and the components used to make them.

  • July 9, 2004

    Mylan Pays $9M To Settle Paclitaxel Patent Suit

    Mylan Laboratories has agreed to pay $9 million to Tapestry Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Australia-based Mayne Group Ltd's U.S. unit to settle a patent lawsuit over the cancer treatment paclitaxel.

  • July 9, 2004

    EU To Help China Revamp Copyright System

    Chinese authorities are cooperating with European regulators and experts to revamp the country’s copyright system.

  • August 4, 2004

    King & Spalding Hires Another IP Litigator From Rival In Hiring Spree

    King & Spalding has picked up yet another intellectual property litigator from a rival, as the firm continues its aggressive expansion of its newly established New York City patent litigation practice.

  • June 19, 2007

    CIBA's Witness Concerns Unfounded: CooperVision

    Eye-care maker CooperVision Inc. on Monday lambasted rival CIBA Vision Corp. for trying to strike a witness from the ongoing litigation between the two over various contact lens patents.

  • July 2, 2004

    Qualcomm, Texas Instruments Cheer Patent Suit Ruling

    Both Qualcomm and Texas Instruments declared victory after a Delaware Court ruled that TI violated an agreement with Qualcomm but that Qualcomm is not entitled to break off the deal.

  • July 2, 2004

    House Of Lords To Hear Amgen,TKT Patent Dispute Next Week

    England’s highest court, the House of Lords, will hear the long-running patent dispute between Amgen and Transkaryotic Therapies/Hoechst over the blockbuster blood booster hormone erythropoietin (epo) next week.

  • July 12, 2004

    Federal Circuit Dismisses University's Appeal Vs. Fujitsu

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has dismissed an appeal by the University of Illinois that sought a shield of sovereign immunity from counterclaims filed by Japanese electronics maker Fujitsu in a lawsuit over patents for plasma displays.

  • July 1, 2004

    Alain Pompidou Takes Office As EPO President

    Alain Pompidou has succeeded Ingo Kober as President of the European Patent Office, taking office as part of an unusual “dual-mandate” deal that was negotiated to quell a row between member states over the appointment.

  • July 1, 2004

    Canada: ISPs Not Liable For Copyright Royalties

    The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that internet service providers cannot be held accountable for digital music files transmitted over their networks, dealing a blow to the music industry’s anti-piracy efforts.

  • July 1, 2004

    Mylan Demands FDA Response To Petition On "Branded Generics"

    Mylan Laboratories has supplemented a petition with the FDA, seeking an immediate response to its claim that branded drugmakers are unfairly undermining sales of generic drugmakers.

  • July 1, 2004

    Barr Cleared Of Infringing Three Patents In Allegra Case

    A U.S. district court has cleared Barr Laboratories of infringing three patents at the center of the generic drug maker’s challenge involving Aventis’ Allegra blockbuster allergy drug.

  • July 1, 2004

    Federal Judge Dismisses Promega Suit Vs. Hoffman LaRoche, Applera

    A federal judge has dismissed biotech company Promega Corp.'s lawsuit in a long-running legal battle against rival Hoffmann LaRoche and its partner, Applera Corp, but Promega two weeks to provide additional details in an amended lawsuit.

  • July 2, 2004

    Start-Up Sues Google Over Code For Affinity Network

    California start-up Affinity Engines has sued Google for theft of trade secrets, alleging that a former employee stole code to create Google's social-networking site Orkut.com.

  • July 2, 2004

    European Patent Academy To Open In 2005

    The European Patent Organization has made plans to establish an academy for training and education benefiting the European Patent System.

  • July 7, 2004

    Ex-Employee Sues Sharp Over LCD Patents

    A former employee of Japanese consumer electronics maker Sharp has filed a $4.6 million lawsuit against the company over liquid crystal displays patents.

  • July 7, 2004

    Western Digital Sues Cornice Over Microdrive Patents

    Western Digital has joined Seagate Technology in suing rival microdrive disk manufacturer Cornice for patent infringement.

  • July 1, 2004

    Court Rules For Pfizer In Accupril Patent Suit

    A U.S. district court judge has ruled that Pfizer’s patents for Accupril are valid, dealing Israeli drug maker Teva a blow in its efforts to market a generic version of the $600 million blood pressure medicine.