Playing the federal-law trump card, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. has prevailed in its continuing bid to toss failure-to-warn claims from cases in the multidistrict litigation over its bone cancer drugs Aredia and Zometa.
Months after suing Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific Corp., inventor W. Henry Wall has now targeted Abbott Laboratories, claiming the company’s cardiovascular stents infringe his patent.
Milan, Italy-based Manuli Rubber Industries SpA and a former executive have agreed to plead guilty to participating in a conspiracy to fix prices, rig bids and allocate market shares, paying $2 million in fines for their role in an international marine hose cartel.
Software giant Adobe Systems Inc. has reached a settlement agreement with Aloft Media LLC in a patent dispute over two Web browser patents Adobe allegedly infringed.
The trade secrets dispute between Oracle Corp. and SAP AG took on an even more bitter tone Monday as Oracle alleged that officials of the highest rank at SAP knew that one of its subsidiaries was stealing proprietary information from Oracle.
Apple Inc., Nintendo of America Inc. and Motorola 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.
Canon Inc.'s terminated patent license with Nano-Proprietary Inc. over flat-panel TV technology has been reinstated by a federal appeals court, which ruled that an “irrevocable” contract means exactly that, even though Canon was found to have breached the contract.
A Texas court of appeals has affirmed a jury finding that BP America Production Co., a U.S. arm of one of the world's largest energy companies, defrauded a family that had granted it an oil and gas lease in Texas when the company effectively stopped oil production and concealed the fact that it had done so.
Shire LLC fired off its third infringement suit of the month Thursday when it sued Actavis Inc. for infringing two patents covering Shire's epilepsy drug Carbatrol.
Several companies that make printers have settled a suit filed against them by a subsidiary of Los Angeles patent-holding company Acacia Research Corp. over patents related to technology for copiers and printers.
Weber-Stephen Products Co., Dioptics Medical Products Inc. and Northwest Agricultural Services 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.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by security software maker McAfee Inc. in an effort to force WilmerHale LLP to forfeit most of the $12 million the company paid the firm to represent its former CEO in a criminal securities action.
A federal judge has denied motions by Facebook Inc. and ContextWeb after learning that they are negotiating settlements with PA Advisors LLC in its patent infringement suit against 13 online advertising providers.
Want to tune in to an exciting oral argument, but can't swing the trip to the courthouse? As long as the case is in state court, there are a growing number of opportunities to get a front-row seat without leaving the office.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission launched a civil enforcement action on Thursday against the proprietary trading company Optiver Holding BV, charging it with manipulating crude oil prices on a U.S. exchange.
The “broken” system of private securities class actions that has sapped the competitiveness of U.S. capital markets and rarely benefits shareholders should be fixed by Congress, a new analysis of the massive suits suggests.
As New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo hit UBS AG with a civil suit for securities fraud Thursday, Texas authorities have reportedly moved to bar the Swiss investment bank from conducting business in the state.
A federal judge on Wednesday granted a permanent injunction against Nintendo Inc. in its final judgment in a patent suit over controllers for its popular GameCube and Wii video gaming systems, but stayed the injunction with certain conditions.
Nokia Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. have agreed to settle all litigation between the two companies in a global battle over licensing fees for Qualcomm's global system for mobile communications and other patents.
With a sharp uptick in the volume of mass tort litigation in recent years, the burdens on litigants and the judicial system are higher than ever before. But there is sharp disagreement among lawyers as to when, and in which cases, “Lone Pine” orders can and should be used.