The nearly $1 billion won by VirnetX in patent trials against Apple Inc. exists under a cloud since the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has found the patents invalid. With appeals pending from the board's decisions and one of the trials, here's a look at VirnetX's arguments that the patents shouldn't have been reviewed, and Apple's efforts to flip the verdict.
Defense argues Economic Espionage Act is vague and possibly unconstitutional.
Defendants are accused of stealing semiconductor designs and equipment from Silicon Valley companies for China.
Suit seeks compensation for use of copyrighted domestic tones; foreign music not covered.
Critics claim law would criminalize innocent conduct and extend drug patents another 18 months.
Working group's proposal focuses on preventive measures that can be carried out during the production of disks.
Companies had been trading legal volleys for more than one year.
Judge sees no sign Disney sought to "somehow poach or free ride" on Caterpillar's trademarks.
Criticizes legislature and judiciary for regression in intellectual property rights.
Decision comes in response from corporate concerns about divulging sensitive information in court.
Lawsuit concerned five employees who handled wealthy clients.
Guidelines call for improved information exchange and training of IPR enforcement personnel.
Australian policy makers urge Australia to take hard line in response to U.S. demands.
As a part of its adoption of the European Union's Copyright Directive, the U.K. will require all businesses to pay copyright licence fees.
Disney says 2.2 million copies of "George of the Jungle 2" DVD have already been distributed to retailers.
Program aims to double university patent applications in three years.
Declaration seeks to define the ethical principles that should govern the collection, processing, storage and use of human genetic data.
Court finds generics maker can market drug even after original is pulled.
In a sign that industry has modified approach, targets are given a chance at settlement before lawsuits are filed.
Lawsuit concerns 1991 patent of ice dispensers in refrigerators.
Opponents claim database publishers are sufficiently protected, while supporters complain about watered-down legislation.