• August 13, 2004

    Weil, Gotshal To Open D.C. Patent Litigation Practice

    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.

  • August 12, 2004

    Applied Materials, ASM Settle Patent Dispute

    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.

  • August 9, 2004

    Forgent Expands Controversial Litigation Over JPEG Patent

    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.

  • August 5, 2004

    Apple Settles Download Patent; 14 More Companies Sued

    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.

  • August 5, 2004

    Appeals Court Affirms Ex-Employee's Idea Belongs To Alcatel

    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.

  • 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 29, 2004

    Cisco Settles Suit Vs. Huawei

    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.

  • July 28, 2004

    Forgent Signs On Baker Botts As Jenkens Battles Ex Employees

    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.

  • July 21, 2004

    Nortel Sues Arbinet Over Copyrights, Trade Secrets

    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.

  • July 13, 2004

    Jenkens Sues Two Attorneys Over Forgent Patent Project

    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.

  • 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

    Computer Giants Sue Motorola Unit To Invalidate JPEG Patent

    A coalition of 20 computer companies has sued Forgent Networks and a Motorola unit to invalidate a patent for the JPEG digital image standard.

  • June 19, 2007

    CIBA's Witness Concerns Unfounded: CooperVision

    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.

  • July 2, 2004

    Qualcomm, Texas Instruments Cheer Patent Suit Ruling

    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.

  • June 25, 2004

    Varian Semiconductor Sues Nissin Over Chip Patents

    Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates has filed a lawsuit against Japanese rival Nissin Ion Equipment Co., Ltd. over chip patents.

  • June 25, 2004

    Halliburton Unit Awarded $24M In Patent Suit

    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.

  • 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.

  • June 23, 2004

    Kensington Wins $4 Million In Patent Suit Over Notebook Locks

    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.

  • June 22, 2004

    High-Tech Lobbying Group Pushes For DMCA Rollbacks

    A coalition of influential technology companies has launched a lobbying effort to revise a key part of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

  • June 23, 2004

    Sony DVRs Infringe Patent Held By Command Audio, Court Rules

    Sony’s digital video recorders infringe a patent held by Command Audio Corp., a U.S. District Court has ruled.