• March 10, 2006

    SEC Sues Investment Firm For $1.9M “Scalping” Scheme

    A Dallas investment-advisory firm and its president have been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with illegally garnering $1.9 million in a fraudulent “scalping” scheme that involved simultaneously marketing and selling penny stocks.

  • March 9, 2006

    New Patent Bolsters SmartDisk’s Attack

    Adding ammunition to its pending lawsuit, storage provider SmartDisk Corporation has tacked another patent onto its list of infringement charges against French electronics manufacturer Archos S.A.

  • March 9, 2006

    Allergan, Alcon Settle Patent Feud Over Eye Drops

    Botox manufacturer Allergan Inc. and Alcon Inc. have amicably ended a patent infringement battle that has lasted nearly two years over Alcon’s brimonidine 0.15% eye drops product.

  • March 7, 2006

    Sanyo Brings New Patent Charges Against Mediatek

    Piling on to a growing patent dispute over integrated circuit devices and chips for CDs and DVDs in Texas, Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. has filed a fresh lawsuit against Mediatek in a Los Angeles federal court following a court order.

  • March 6, 2006

    Antitrust Claims Dismissed In Texas Instruments Suit

    One month after winning a $112-million jury verdict in its patent infringement countersuit, Texas Instruments Inc. has dodged charges in concurrent antitrust litigation after the plaintiff failed to prove the patents in suit constitute market power.

  • March 3, 2006

    Agere Socks Sony With Wide-Ranging Lawsuit

    Chip maker Agere Systems has whacked electronics giant Sony Corporation with an expansive lawsuit, alleging extensive infringement of its technology patent portfolio.

  • March 3, 2006

    Medtronic Pins Infringement Charges on Boston Scientific

    Although Medtronic Vascular, Inc. has been unsuccessful in the past to pin down infringement charges on Boston Scientific Corp., it took another swipe in its latest court filing March 1, hoping that this time the accusations will stick.

  • March 3, 2006

    T-Mobile's "Sidekick" Targeted In Patent Suit

    A small patent-holding company is seeking to halt sales of the popular Sidekick wireless e-mail device sold by telecom retailer T-Mobile USA Inc., accusing the company of patent infringement and widespread theft of trade secrets.

  • March 2, 2006

    High Profile Merger Of IP Boutiques Falls Apart

    Law firms Merchant & Gould PC and Welsh & Katz Ltd. confirmed Thursday that their highly publicized merger has fallen apart, dashing their plans to create one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States.

  • March 1, 2006

    Gateway Pays HP $47M to Settle Patent Litigation

    After an ongoing battle in court, industry rivals Hewlett-Packard and Gateway Inc. resolved their outstanding intellectual property litigation Wednesday, with Gateway agreeing to fork over $47 million to HP without admission of fault.

  • March 1, 2006

    Metrologic Ordered To Pay $13M Arbitration Award

    A federal judge has ordered barcode equipment maker Metrologic Instruments Inc. to pay a $13.4 million arbitration award to its rival after it allegedly failed to pay royalties on a patent license agreement.

  • March 1, 2006

    Heller Ehrman Bolsters East Coast Bankruptcy Practice

    Heller Ehrman has snagged Akin Gump bankruptcy attorney Russell L. Reid Jr., along with his extensive litigation experience, signifying a continued expansion of the firm’s New York office.

  • February 28, 2006

    DataTreasury Launches Fresh E-Banking Assault

    Check processing company DataTreasury Corp., which has made headlines by aggressively asserting its patents in the banking industry, has once again targeted dozens of institutions in a new patent infringement lawsuit.

  • February 28, 2006

    Judge Reverses $51M Verdict In Medical Device Suit

    In a dramatic turnaround, a district judge has reversed a $51 million jury award to medical device maker Medtronic Navigation Inc., deciding after four months that its rival did not infringe the company’s patents for image-guided surgical techniques.

  • February 24, 2006

    IES Unsecured Creditors Tap Weil Gotshal

    The unsecured creditors in the Integrated Electrical Services bankruptcy have brought in Weil, Gotshal & Manges to go to bat for them, after a bankruptcy court judge approved an $810 an hour fee for Weil partner Marcia Goldstein.

  • February 24, 2006

    Former Broker Dealer Head May Get 15 Years

    The former owner of defunct broker-dealer Lloyd Wade Securities has been convicted for allegedly participating in a scheme that ultimately drained investors in an online gaming company of more than $12 million.

  • February 24, 2006

    Ericsson Charges Samsung With Patent Infringement

    Talks between Swedish handset maker Ericsson Inc. and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. took a turn for the worse this week, when Ericsson filed a suit in four countries alleging the mobile phone maker is infringing a number of its patents.

  • February 22, 2006

    IES Looks For Speedy Bankruptcy Exit

    A judge has granted several requests made by newly bankrupt Integrated Electrical Services, clearing the way for the company to seek permission to solicit creditor support for its reorganization plan as early as next month.

  • February 22, 2006

    Judge Close To Approving $5.8B Enron Deal

    In a deal that further swells record-setting payouts to aggrieved investors following Enron’s accounting scandal and bankruptcy, a federal judge in Houston is close to approving a $5.8 billion settlement from three investment banks accused of helping Enron hide massive financial losses.

  • February 21, 2006

    Amazon, Target Sued Over E-Commerce Patent

    Just weeks after several other online retailers were sued over a strikingly similar technology, Amazon.com and Target Corp. have been slapped with a lawsuit that accuses them of infringing a patent for storing customer data on third-party websites.