New York

  • August 4, 2004

    Pfizer Sues Online "Viagra" Marketers

    Drug maker Pfizer Inc. has launched a legal broadside to stamp out online sales of counterfeit Viagra.

  • August 3, 2004

    IP Takes Back Seat To Labor, Contract Disputes, Survey Finds

    Employment suits and contract disputes loom much larger as concerns among U.S. corporate counsels than intellectual property litigation, a new survey has found.

  • July 28, 2004

    Judge Grants Summary Judgment For Gen-Probe In Enzo's Patent Suit

    A federal court has has granted summary judgment in Gen-Probe's favor in a long-running patent infringement lawsuit brought by Enzo Biochem for products for the diagnosis of gonorrhea.

  • July 29, 2004

    Judge Rules ISPs May Be Compelled To Divulge Subscriber Identities

    In a decision with broad implications, a federal judge has ruled that an internet service provider may be required to divulge the identities of subscribers sued over copyright infringement.

  • July 26, 2004

    Cipla Eyes Generic Challenge To Sanofi-Synthelabo's Plavix

    Indian generic drug maker Cipla is planning to apply for approval to sell its version of Sanofi-Synthelabo's Plavix, the blood-thinning drug already at the center of Sanofi’s drawn-out patent litigation against Canada's Apotex and India's Dr. Reddy's.

  • July 26, 2004

    Judge Denies Subpoena Of Patent Counsel

    A New York judge has rejected an attempt to depose the plaintiff's litigation counsel, even though the attorney prosecuted the patents at issue in the lawsuit.

  • July 22, 2004

    Plavix Patent Trial Delayed

    A trial over patent rights to Sanofi-Synthélabo’s best-selling blood-thinning drug Plavix has been delayed until next year, leaving a shadow over the French pharmaceutical company.

  • July 19, 2004

    Judge Limits Kodak's Patent Suit Vs. Agfa

    A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled that Kodak did not give adequate warning of potential infringements in some of its claims against German rival Agfa, but nonetheless rejected Agfa’s motion to have the patent lawsuit dismissed.

  • July 16, 2004

    Steinbeck Heirs Sue Estate Over Copyrights,Trademarks

    The heirs of author John Steinbeck have sued the estate of his third wife, Elaine Steinbeck, over royalties and copyrights to classics such as “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Of Mice and Men,” and “East of Eden.”

  • July 16, 2004

    James Myers Leaves Kilpatrick Stockton For Ropes & Gray

    Seasoned litigator James R. Myers has left Kilpatrick Stockton and joined Ropes & Gray as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice.

  • July 16, 2004

    Tom Canova Joins Baker & Hostetler As IP Partner

    Thomas A. Canova, previously of now-defunct intellectual property specialty firm Pennie & Edmonds, has joined Baker & Hostetler LLP as a partner in its New York office.

  • July 13, 2004

    Ampex Sues Sony Over Digital Camera Patents

    Ampex has filed complaints against Japanese electronics maker Sony in a U.S. district court and with the U.S. International Trade Commission, seeking to block the importation of digital cameras and hand-held devices that Ampex claims infringe its U.S. patents.

  • July 12, 2004

    GlaxoSmithKline To Pay $92m To Settle Suits Over Patent Gaming

    U.K. drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $92 million to settle a series of antitrust lawsuits targeting its alleged “gaming” of the patents covering antibiotic prescription drug Augmentin.

  • July 12, 2004

    ICE Countersuits In Nymex Copyright Case Dismissed

    In a closely watched battle over copyrights for market prices, a U.S. judge has dismissed three antitrust-based lawsuit counterclaims against a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) against its rival the IntercontinentalExchange.

  • July 8, 2004

    Disney, OpenTV Settle Patent Litigation

    The Walt Disney Co. and OpenTV Corp. have settled a patent lawsuit over an interactive television system that Disney employs during ABC broadcasts of shows including "Monday Night Football."

  • 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.

  • 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 24, 2004

    USPTO Issues Patent For Bank Layout

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to Washington Mutual Inc., the largest savings & loans bank in the U.S., for the layout and design of its retail branches.

  • June 28, 2004

    Court Grants Stay In Cohiba Cigar Trademark Case

    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals had granted General Cigar’s request for a stay pending appeal of a lower court's ruling against the company in a trademark dispute over the world's most famous cigar brand.

  • June 29, 2004

    State Legislatures Target Trademark Tax Loophole

    State legislatures across the United States are making a concerted effort to close a tax loophole that allows corporations to claim as business expenses trademark royalty payments paid to sister companies established in other states.