In a move that marks a trend toward a legal stamp of approval for settlements between brand-name drug makers and their generic competitors, a federal court in New York has rejected an antitrust challenge to Barr Pharmaceuticals’ 1997 settlement with Bayer Corp. of patent litigation related to the antibiotic Cipro.
In a summary judgment for U.S. electronics retailer RadioShack, a Texas federal court has ordered Circuit City Stores Inc. to stop using the RadioShack brand name on InterTan Inc. stores it purchased in Canada last year.
Swedish handset maker LM Ericsson has sued U.K.-based mobile phone company Sendo in three countries for patent infringement.
The University of Texas has filed a patent lawsuit against 14 mobile telecommunications equipment makers, claiming that they infringe a university professor’s invention that lets users type in words recognized by their handsets when they send text messages.
The University of California topped the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s list of top university patent recipients in 2004, a position the state’s public university system has held for more than a decade.
Yitai Hu, who recently left Finnegan, Henderson’s Taiwanese outpost to help Shaw Pittman launch its own office in Taipei, has jumped ship again with five other Shaw Pittman attorneys to assist Texas-based law firm Akin Gump in gaining a presence in the Taiwanese market.
A federal court has denied motions by satellite television provider EchoStar to dismiss digital video recording company TiVo Inc.’s lawsuit over patents for set-top boxes that record television programming onto a built-in hard drive.
Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP has hired three intellectual property shareholders for the firm’s San Diego office from Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.
A judicial panel has transferred eight cases in Forgent Networks’ controversial JPEG patent litigation to California, where they will be centralized for pretrial proceedings.
Canadian memory chip maker Mosaid Technologies has settled its patent infringement lawsuit against South Korean rival Hynix Semiconductor Inc., barely a month after it settled a similar lawsuit against Korea’s Samsung Electronics.
AT&T has changed the name of its Internet phone service to resolve a trademark infringement dispute with its competitor Vonage, according to Vonage.
Over 250 people thronged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday to watch oral arguments in a case that strikes at the heart of the U.S. patent litigation system and could potentially affect every patent issued in the U.S.
A federal judge in Texas has outlined the time schedule for Forgent Networks’ closely watched patent lawsuit against the world’s top technology companies over image compression technology.
Former Baker Botts LLP partner Rochelle K. Seide has joined Arent Fox PLLC’s intellectual property practice in New York.
Computer maker Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $141 million to settle patent disputes with software maker Intergraph, capping a series of patent lawsuits over the “Clipper” chip that have netted Intergraph $860 million.
Forgent Networks Inc. has penned a deal for Godwin Gruber LLP to take over as its legal representation in its controversial patent litigation against the world’s leading technology companies over the JPEG image compression standard.
One day after Canadian memory chip maker Mosaid Technologies settled its patent infringement lawsuit against South Korean rival Samsung Electronics, the company said it had filed a similar suit against Korea’s Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
Optical equipment maker Ciena Corp. has filed a federal lawsuit against Canadian rival Nortel Networks, alleging that Nortel infringes six patents relating to Ciena's communications networking technology.
A federal district court has rejected Sony Corp.’s assertion that Command Audio purposely misled the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the early 1990s while seeking an on-demand media patent at the center of a lawsuit against the Japanese electronics maker.
Patent litigation powerhouse Fish & Richardson has hired high-tech litigators Alan Albright and Barry Shelton from Gray Cary to set up shop in Austin, Texas, targeting the city’s vibrant technology industry.