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  • July 16, 2008

    SEC Ends Suits Against Ex-Daisytek Execs

    The last two executives in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit against Daisytek International Corp. have settled allegations that they overstated the computer product distributor's earnings between 2000 and 2002.

  • July 16, 2008

    Jury Hands DeepNines $18M Victory Over McAfee

    A federal jury has awarded network security company DeepNines Inc. $18 million in a patent dispute with rival McAfee Inc., finding that McAfee infringed a DeepNines patent related to network security technology and deceived the public by marking its products with an invalid patent.

  • July 16, 2008

    Katten Hires Former Ev3 Patent Counsel

    Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP has snagged yet another high-profile partner for its intellectual property group, adding the former patent counsel for medical device company ev3 Inc. to the firm's Chicago IP practice.

  • July 16, 2008

    Former Chase Employee Sues For Age Discrimination

    A former bank employee has filed an age discrimination suit against JP Morgan Chase & Co. alleging that after more than 20 years of service to the company he was replaced by a less experienced man nearly half his age.

  • July 16, 2008

    Encryption Patent Holder Tags Microsoft In Suit

    Microsoft Corp.’s encrypting file software is the subject of an infringement suit brought by a Wilmington, Del.-based patent holder.

  • July 16, 2008

    Judge Rebuffs Attempt To Halt Pacific Lumber Plan

    The federal judge overseeing Pacific Lumber Co.'s bankruptcy case has rejected bondholders' attempts to put a freeze on the plan proposed by creditors Mendocino Redwood Co. and Marathon Structured Finance Fund LLP pending an appeal of his endorsement of the proposal.

  • July 16, 2008

    Comcast Settles Voice Messaging Suit With Klausner

    Comcast Corp. has settled a lawsuit brought by Klausner Technologies Inc. alleging that Comcast, along with several other companies, infringed a patent related to visual voice-messaging technology.

  • July 16, 2008

    Judge To Consider Challenge To $50M BP Deal

    A federal judge will reportedly consider victims' challenge to a proposed $50 million plea agreement in a criminal case against BP stemming from a 2005 explosion at a Texas refinery that killed 15 people and injured 170.

  • November 18, 2008

    IP Practice: WilmerHale

    As the difference between your cell phone and your laptop shrinks, expect intellectual property battles to grow, predicts Donald R. Steinberg, chair of the intellectual property department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.

  • August 21, 2008

    Energy Practice: DLA Piper

    While the price of oil hitting $140 a barrel may mark a trying time, it also marks the ultimate opportunity for those who work in energy fields, said lawyers in DLA Piper's energy sector.

  • July 15, 2008

    Wilson Sonsini Adds Veteran Litigator In New York

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC has continued the gradual expansion of its East Coast presence with the addition of a new litigation partner, bringing in former DLA Piper partner Robert Gold.

  • July 15, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    BMW of North America, Reynolds Foil Inc. and Osram Sylvania Inc. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • July 14, 2008

    Disabled Legal Secretary Accuses Law Firm Of Bias

    A former legal secretary at Armbrust & Brown LLP has sued the civil practice law firm, claiming she was discriminated against for her disability, denied medical leave and eventually fired in retaliation.

  • July 14, 2008

    Appeals Court Tosses Fleming's Enron Suits

    A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of 10 lawsuits filed by Fleming & Associates LLP on behalf of investors against Enron Corp.'s accounting firm, Arthur Andersen LLP, and its officers, former Enron officers and financial institutions that sold Enron's securities, in the aftermath of Enron's implosion.

  • July 14, 2008

    'Troll Tracker' Libel Case Now On Third Judge

    Two judges in as many days have recused themselves from presiding over a defamation lawsuit against a Cisco Systems Inc. employee revealed earlier this year as the anonymous author of the “Patent Troll Tracker” blog.

  • July 14, 2008

    Hire Sheet: Law Firms Hired For Major IP Litigation

    Virgin Enterprises Ltd., Johnson & Johnson and Polaroid Corp. were just some of the companies that hired law firms to work on major IP litigation in recent weeks, according to our daily review of court dockets.

  • July 14, 2008

    Chavez Directs Another Threat At ExxonMobil

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has once again threatened to stop exporting oil to the United States if Exxon Mobil Corp. succeeds in freezing the assets of state-run oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA.

  • July 14, 2008

    Ex-El Paso Execs Settle SEC Suit Over Reserves

    Five former executives of El Paso Corp. have agreed to pay a total of $235,000 to end a civil suit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleging that the energy company inflated figures relating to its natural gas reserves in order to boost share price.

  • July 14, 2008

    Judge Partly Reverses $250M Verdict For Medtronic

    A federal judge has partly reversed a jury's verdict that Boston Scientific Corp. infringed three Medtronic Inc. patents covering angioplasty catheters and balloons, and said he will reduce the jury's $250 million damages award.

  • July 14, 2008

    Overstock.com Settles Orion Patent Case

    A federal judge has granted Orion IP LLC's motion to dismiss Overstock.com from an ongoing suit involving patents for online sales methods, making the online retailer the latest company to settle infringement allegations with Orion.