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.
Chip equipment maker Applied Materials Inc. and Dutch rival ASM International NV have agreed to end their two-year old patent dispute, in a deal in which neither party will make any financial concessions or sign any licensing agreements.
Forgent Networks has expanded its controversial litigation over a patent for the JPEG image compression standard with complaints against 11 new defendants, including Yahoo!, Google, Sun Microsystems and TiVo.
A small company that claims to own a patent for downloading services has settled a lawsuit against Apple Computer but filed additional complaints in Texas against a host of e-commerce players, including Amazon.com, The New York Times Co. and Hallmark Cards.
In a curious case that may prove your company does indeed own your thoughts, a Texas appeals court has affirmed that Alcatel owns the rights to a former employee’s business idea, even though it existed only in his head at the time of his employment.
Employment suits and contract disputes loom much larger as concerns among U.S. corporate counsels than intellectual property litigation, a new survey has found.
Cisco Systems has agreed to settle its copyright lawsuit against China's Huawei Technologies, after protracted negotiations led to a number of key concessions by China's largest maker of telecommunications gear.
Forgent Networks has signed on Baker Botts LLC in a contingency deal for much of its patent portfolio, but will still retain Jenkens and Gilchrist for a controversial litigation strategy that has become the target of a lawsuit by two former Jenkens partners.
Canadian telecom company Nortel Networks Corp. has filed a lawsuit against U.S. rival Arbinet-thExchange Inc over alleged copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriations.
Jenkens & Gilchrist is asking a Texas state court to prevent two of its former attorneys from disclosing "trade secrets and confidential information" about a patent licensing project believed to involve Forgent Networks.
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.
A coalition of 20 computer companies has sued Forgent Networks and a Motorola unit to invalidate a patent for the JPEG digital image standard.
Eye-care maker CooperVision Inc. on Monday lambasted rival CIBA Vision Corp. for trying to strike a witness from the ongoing litigation between the two over various contact lens patents.
Both Qualcomm and Texas Instruments declared victory after a Delaware Court ruled that TI violated an agreement with Qualcomm but that Qualcomm is not entitled to break off the deal.
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates has filed a lawsuit against Japanese rival Nissin Ion Equipment Co., Ltd. over chip patents.
A jury in a federal district court in Texas has awarded Halliburton damages of $24 million in a patent infringement case filed against Smith International over drill bits.
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.
Computer peripheral maker Kensington has been awarded $4.1 million by a federal jury after winning a patent infringement suit against rival Belkin over notebook security locks.
A coalition of influential technology companies has launched a lobbying effort to revise a key part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Sony’s digital video recorders infringe a patent held by Command Audio Corp., a U.S. District Court has ruled.