Bayer Schering Pharma AG has appealed a judge's recent finding that the patent at issue in the lawsuit against Barr Laboratories Inc. over the $488 million U.S. market for the contraceptive Yasmin is invalid due to obviousness.
Chiquita Brands International Inc. and Dole Fresh Fruit Co. have become the latest produce sellers to recall salmonella-tainted cantaloupes imported from Honduras, a week after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported almost 60 illnesses related to the melons.
Mylan Laboratories Inc. suffered another setback in its battle to sell a generic version of the epilepsy drug Topamax, after a federal appeals court on Monday upheld a summary judgment ruling that Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical Inc.'s patents for the blockbuster pharmaceutical were valid.
Burying a proposed $500 million natural gas facility and ending a long-running state border dispute, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Delaware has the power to block development in waters it shares with New Jersey.
Last Wednesday was an eventful day in Sea Containers Ltd.'s Chapter 11 case, with a judge approving the sale of a boat-commuting service in a deal that rids the company of as much as $17.6 million in obligations to two prominent banks.
A federal judge has denied Cordis Corp.'s request to move a consolidated patent dispute filed by rival Medtronic Inc. from Texas to California.
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP has expanded its toxic tort practice by adding an expert product liabilities litigator who specializes in the nuclear energy sector, the firm announced Monday.
A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of Bloomberg LP in an employment discrimination suit filed by four of the media company's current and former editorial employees.
Today, we're introducing our daily "hire sheet" of law firms hired to represent Fortune 500 companies in IP cases in recent weeks. Pfizer, Nike and the Walgreen Company were just some of the companies that hired law firms to represent them in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.
A federal judge delivered a mixed ruling in Shire Laboratories Inc.'s patent lawsuit against generics maker Corepharma LLC over Shire's anti-seizure drug Carbatrol, accepting Corepharma's proposed construction of one disputed term and rejecting its constructions of three others.
Punitive damages should be used to deter and punish the wrongdoer in a specific case and not as a general deterrent against the misconduct of others, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday, overturning a jury award in a sexual harassment case.
The criminal trial of the former chief financial officer of Bristol-Myers Squibb Inc. will proceed without two of the government's key arguments, after a judge ruled that prosecutors may not raise certain issues when presenting their case.
A federal judge has granted Eisai Co. Ltd.'s request for a preliminary injunction to block Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. from marketing a generic version of its Alzheimer's disease treatment Aricept.
After winning $4.6 billion in insurance payments to cover the destruction of the World Trade Center, developer Larry Silverstein is reportedly seeking $12.3 billion in damages from airlines and airport security companies, claiming that they failed to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks.
Drivers for FedEx Ground Package System Inc. scored a victory on Tuesday, when a judge certified classes of drivers from 19 states in their lawsuit to claim benefits for which they were deemed ineligible because of their status as independent contractors.
Seeking to give the debtors a little more time, the judge presiding over the bankruptcy case of Kara Homes Inc. has pushed back the deadline for the beleaguered homebuilder to file objections to claims.
Casino operator Tropicana Entertainment LLC revealed on Tuesday that it had taken its bondholders to the Delaware Chancery Court to enjoin them from trying to force the company into bankruptcy in order to gain a better chance to take it over.
Overcoming virulent objections from competitor Stryker Corp., medical device maker Synthes Corp. has won a bid to stay a legal battle over patents for a clamp used in trauma surgery while re-examination of one of the patents is pending.
An electricity industry group has asked a federal appellate court to reconsider its rejection of a plan to regulate mercury emissions at coal- and oil-fired power plants via a cap-and-trade system rather than a stricter provision of federal law.
U.S. federal investigators are shifting the focus of an ongoing review of an alleged kickback scheme in the orthopedic device industry to center on the hip and knee surgeons who received the illegal boosts, according to a news report.