Novartis AG unit CIBA Vision Corp. said it plans to appeal a $47.1 million judgment entered against the eye care company Thursday in a patent dispute with Rembrandt Vision Technologies LP over contact lenses.
A federal judge has signed off on a stipulation dropping one patent Taiwan-based AU Optronics Corp. had asserted against LG Display Co. Ltd. in a wide-ranging patent battle LG is waging against several electronics companies over a myriad of patents covering liquid crystal display technology.
Finding that no actual controversy exists in a declaratory judgment suit between rival car-buying Web sites Autobytel Inc. and Edmunds.com Inc. over a patent that covers a method of notifying customers of purchase requests, a federal judge has granted Autobytel's motion to dismiss the case.
A federal judge has removed Media Queue LLC's patent infringement suit against Netflix Inc., Blockbuster Inc. and others to a federal court in California over Media Queue's objections, calling the relationship between the defendants and the district where the suit was originally filed “at best, random and minimal.”
Western Refining Co. has agreed to fund $2.25 million in environmental projects in northwestern New Mexico under a settlement with state environmental authorities resolving air quality violations at two of its refineries.
Bluetooth headset provider Aliph Inc. has cried foul against Fish & Richardson PC for allegedly dropping it as a client like a “hot potato” so that the law firm could represent another company in a patent infringement suit launched against Aliph just a day later.
An international manhunt is reportedly under way for the president of a company who is accused of knowingly shipping bacteria-laden prefilled syringes that have led to at least five deaths and sickened hundreds of people.
Patent licensee Digital Security Systems Corp. has dropped its case against more than a dozen major electronics firms, including Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sharp Corp. and LG Electronics Inc., over alleged infringement of patented encryption technology in Blu-ray disc players.
A judge has dismissed a case brought against the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority and the U.S. Department of Labor by more than 400 plaintiffs who said DART breached the employee protective arrangements of its contracts with the Federal Transit Administration for grant money.
In the long-running suit brought by the Quapaw tribe of Oklahoma against a group of mining companies over alleged contamination of tribal land, a federal court has ruled that the tribe's state law claims for natural resources damages are not preempted by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liablity Act.
The court overseeing a patent infringement suit over drug-eluting stent technology has stricken defendants Johnson & Johnson and Cordis Corp.'s invalidity contentions, granting a motion from plaintiff Dr. Bruce Saffran that accused the companies of burying their argument in a "haystack of references."
Zions Bancorporation and Zions First National Bank have become the latest companies to settle with DataTreasury Corp. in a protracted lawsuit that accused more than 50 financial companies of infringing several patents related to check-imaging and other banking technology.
A group of former and current Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. drivers in California has asked a federal court to certify a class alleging the bakery giant did not comply with the state’s meal and rest break laws.
Ruling in favor of the manager of nine Mississippi apartment complexes severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina, a federal judge has determined that excess insurer RSUI Indemnity Co. cannot use a clause in a primary policy to lump together and exclude damage caused by both wind, which is covered, and flooding, which is not.
U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent on Monday pled guilty to obstructing investigators in a case that accuses him of sexually harassing two women in a Texas courthouse, and immediately retired from the bench.
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has ruled mostly in favor of the federal government in the Markman stage of a suit brought by TDM America LLC against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies alleging infringement of three patents related to the processing and treatment of dredged materials.
The bankruptcy proceedings of Peanut Corp. of America — the company at the center of the salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds — have hampered its ability to carry out recall orders, prompting Texas health officials to take matters into their own hands regarding recalls related to PCA's Texas processing facility.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Indianapolis Life Insurance Co. knowingly sold life insurance policies that turned out to be illegal tax shelters, although the judge did give the plaintiffs 20 days to refile their claims.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has kicked off an investigation into a slew of complaints from Florida homeowners that drywall imported from China and installed in their homes emits unpleasant odors and causes electrical problems.
As courts begin to wrestle with the language of legislation enacted by Congress in January to combat pay inequity in the work force, management-side attorneys fear arguments that expand the law's scope might be gaining sway.