A group representing university technology transfer officers is opposing many of the measures in a proposed sweeping reform of the U.S. patent system.
Global behemoth Jones Day, which claims to be the only law firm prosecuting patents in North America, Europe and Asia, sees Asia's barren IP landscape as a fertile market for further expansion.
Software maker Symantec has agreed to pay $10 million to rival Altiris Inc. as part of a settlement of a protracted patent dispute over disk management technology.
Amid strong growth in intellectual property practices at general-practice firms, many firms are looking to Baker Botts as a model for how to grow aggressively through acquisitions and lateral hiring.
An organization representing inventors procuring patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is opposing several key provisions in the patent reform proposal being considered by Congress.
Satellite television provider EchoStar Communications has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against digital video recorder company TiVo and South Korean electronics maker Humax over DVR technology.
Acacia Research Corp. has added Intel Corporation and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., the world’s top computer chip makers, to its patent infringement litigation over computer memory cache coherency technology.
Circuit City will rename its RadioShack stores in Canada The Source after losing a U.S. trademark lawsuit brought by rival RadioShack Corp.
Flash-memory drive maker SanDisk Corp. has expanded its patent lawsuit against rival STMicroelectronics with a federal complaint in Texas, targeting a technology widely used in mobile phones.
Newly merged Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has tapped William Atkins and Larry Gotts to head up the firm’s combined intellectual property department.
Forgent Networks has sued Microsoft for infringing a patent for JPEG digital image compression, just days after Microsoft filed a declaratory-action lawsuit against Forgent subsidiary Compression Labs in a preemptive strike.
Industry representatives praised plans for sweeping reforms of the U.S. patent system at a hearing held Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives.
A new copyright bill is headed for the President’s signature after both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives passed the measure, which would crack down on piracy and permit technologies that allow users to skip “objectionable” content in movies.
A company known for the aggressive way in which it enforces its portfolio of high-tech patents has sued Intel Corp. and Texas Instruments Corp. over a chip design patent.
A committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has drafted a proposal for a radical overhaul of U.S. patent law, including the establishment of post-grant opposition procedures and the abolition of increased damages based on willful infringement.
A Texas federal court has ruled in favor of Universal Instruments in a patent lawsuit brought by two inventors of a technology used in manufacturing printed circuit boards that are part of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.
Chip packaging company Tessera Technologies Inc. has amended its patent infringement suit against Infineon Technologies AG and Micron Technology Inc. to include what it claims are violations of antitrust law and illegal business interference.
Canadian chip maker Mosaid Technologies Inc. has filed another patent lawsuit against German rival Infineon Technologies AG in a Texas federal court, just days after facing a major setback in a separate lawsuit against the same company in New Jersey.
Optical network equipment maker Finisar Corp. has sued satellite television provider DirecTV Group Inc. for infringing a patent for an information-transmission system used in electronic programming guides.
Baker & McKenzie has hired a team of seasoned intellectual property attorneys for its Washington and Houston offices from Jenkens & Gilchrist, months after Kelley Drye poached two of Jenkens’ senior partners to start a new patent practice.