The Supreme Court has refused to consider a trademark dispute over Idaho russet potatoes.
Toymaker Mattel Inc. is entitled to copyright protection for the facial features of the Barbie doll, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has determined in a ruling that overturned a lower court’s decision.
A public advocacy group has challenged the patent for Microsoft’s computer file format system at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Coudert Brothers LLP has hired seasoned patent attorney Peter C. Su from Fernandez & Associates to join the firm’s Palo Alto office.
A federal appeals court has reversed a $46 million judgment against Conair awarded by a German engineer who claimed the company infringed on his patent for a technology to prevent electrocution from use of a hair dryer.
Another trademark lawsuit against Google is set to go to court after a U.S. District Court judge in New York refused to dismiss the case.
CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals has settled its patent litigation against Mutual Pharmaceuticals over a treatment for adult periodontitis, in an agreement that includes a licensing agreement and a $2 million payment to Mutual.
International law firm Shaw Pittman is actively looking for intellectual property attorneys to fill its planned office in the Silicon Valley area, the firm’s practice group leader says.
International law firm Shaw Pittman is planning to open new offices in Silicon Valley and Taiwan in an effort to beef up its intellectual property practice.
Sony Corp. fired a legal salvo back at Eastman-Kodak Co. on Wednesday in a mounting legal battle over digital camera technology, suing the rival for patent infringement.
Kos Pharmaceutical has sued Barr Laboratories over its plans to make generic versions of two cholesterol drugs, Niaspan and Advicor.
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart has beefed up its intellectual property practice in New York by acquiring a local IP boutique.
A federal judge in New York has ruled in favor of Cubatabaco, the Cuban cigar company, in a trademark dispute with U.S. rival General Cigar over the U.S. rights to the famous Cuban cigar brand Cohiba.
Online broker Ameritrade and retailer Federated Department Stores have asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to reexamine a business-method patent for establishing credit accounts after the companies were sued for patent infringement.
A German court has issued a preliminary injunction blocking a company from generating “pop-up” and “pop-under” advertising on car rental company Hertz’ German website.
The U.S. recording industry has sued 532 people accused of illegal file sharing, in a legal move targeting U.S. universities.
Endo Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday it would get 180-day market exclusivity for its generic versions of 10 milligram, 20 mg. and 40 mg. of the painkiller OxyContin.
Two New York City intellectual property boutiques have merged following the death last year of one of the firm’s name partners.
A downgrade of David Bowie’s “Bowie bonds” to near-junk status raises questions about the future of intellectual property securitization, observers say.
Gibson Guitar has won a trademark-infringement lawsuit against instrument manufacturer Paul Reed Smith.