Pillsbury Winthrop has hired the co-chair of Mintz Levin’s intellectual property practice, James Gatto, and his team of eight attorneys for its Northern Virginia office.
Luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton has suffered another setback in its attempt to prevent competitors from imitating its famous "LV" logo, with a New York judge refusing to order rival Dooney & Bourke to stop marketing a line with its "DB" monogram.
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has hired intellectual property partner William J. Sipio from Chadbourne & Parke to focus on patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
Kansas City-based Lathrop & Gage has hired seven intellectual property litigators from Duane Morris LLP and will open a New York City-based outpost focused on intellectual property on Sept. 1.
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 court has scheduled a preliminary hearing for Dec. 8 in Sanofi-Aventis' patent infringement lawsuit against Apotex and Dr. Reddy’s over its blood-thinning drug Plavix, following months of delays.
Gary Abelev has left Baker & Botts to join Dorsey & Whitney as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property group in New York City.
Software maker Compuware has filed an emergency motion in its copyright and trade-secret lawsuit against IBM, accusing Big Blue of failing to introduce crucial evidence until after the close of the case's discovery period.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed a district court jury's finding that Dorel Industries’ Safety 1st unit infringed two patents held by toymaker Mattel Inc.’s Fisher-Price unit, and said another product should be considered when a new jury calculates damages.
Miami-based general-practice firm Greenberg Traurig has hired the former chief intellectual property officer of German software maker SAP to head the intellectual property practice in the firm’s new Silicon Valley office.
Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman has hired two seasoned Welsh & Katz attorneys with a background in biotech and pharmaceuticals litigation as partners in its intellectual property practice group.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis has filed two separate patent infringement lawsuits against generic makers Dr. Reddy’s and Watson Pharmaceuticals in response to their plans to make generic versions of Alzheimer treatment Exelon.
Patent litigation is on the rise in the lucrative market for bond trading technology, with several players suing each other as they jostle for control over the electronic systems that support the $3.3 trillion bond market.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has hired Alexander J. Hadjis from Fish & Richardson and charged him with building a new patent litigation practice in Washington, D.C.
Intellectual property specialty firm Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman has acquired the firm Robin, Blecker & Daley and hired additional lawyers from the firm of St. Onge Steward Johnson & Reens.
Horace H. Ng has joined national law firm McDermott Will & Emery’s Silicon Valley office as a partner in the firm's intellectual property department.
The battle over the collapsed trademark licensing deal between frozen treats maker CoolBrands International Inc. and Weight Watchers International is escalating, with CoolBrands suing Weight Watchers for $360 million in response to a lawsuit filed by Weight Watchers last week.
Two patent attorneys and history buffs have unearthed copies of 14 early patents that predate U.S. Patent No. 1, including an 1826 patent for the first internal combustion engine.
In a move that removes a legal threat looming over Google's initial public offering, the search engine has agreed to pay at least $300 million in stock to settle a patent infringement lawsuit brought by rival Yahoo!
High-tech law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has hired Terry Kearney as a lateral partner from Fish & Neave to work on strategic intellectual property and patent litigation in the firm's Palo Alto headquarters.