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.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate claims that electronics makers Texas Instruments and Kenwood Corp. are infringing patents used in digital terrestrial radio tuners marketed in the U.S.
James Remenick has left Morrison & Foerster LLP to become a partner in Powell Goldstein LLP’s intellectual property and biotech practices in Washington, DC.
Bristows, one of the leading U.K. intellectual property firms, offers a clear testimony to the power of the global brand, with a client list that looks decidedly un-English.
A small company that is suing J.P. Morgan over patents for check imaging technology altered its patent applications after learning of J.P. Morgan's own check-imaging plans, attorneys for the bank assert in recent court filings.
Texas-based Forgent Networks has added Canadian imaging technology company Creo, Inc. to the list of defendants in its controversial series of lawsuits claiming patent rights to the JPEG image compression technology.
Chip maker Analog Devices has settled two separate patent lawsuits brought against the company by telecom equipment maker Motorola and the inventor of a standard for dial-up modem technology.
The U.S. Congress has passed a bill designed to shield private companies that collaborate with universities from legal challenges to their patents, a move that is likely to bolster biotech companies in particular.
A Texas company infringed Brooktrout, Inc.’s patent for a technology that allows corporations to route faxes directly to e-mail based on an ordinary telephone number, a federal jury has ruled.
A U.S. federal court has cleared the way for a patent lawsuit against Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard over smart-card technology, after ruling that the patent at the center of the complaint is valid.
Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. in a Texas federal court and the Tokyo District Court, claiming that the rival infringed on patents for flash memory chips
A series of little-noticed patent lawsuits involving the world’s top technology companies and some of the most preeminent intellectual property practices in the U.S. is steadily moving its way through a Texas federal court.
California-based DVD software maker InterVideo Inc has settled a lawsuit that accused Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. of infringing on patents related to integrating computer and electronic device functions.
Fashion retailer Liz Claiborne Inc. has settled a trademark infringement lawsuit against Texas-based closeout retailer Tuesday Morning Corp. over alleged sales of counterfeit jewelry.
Flash-memory drive maker SanDisk Corp. has sued STMicroelectronics for patent infringement in federal court and filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to bar import of the rival’s drives.
A Delaware judge has ruled in favor of Texas Instruments in Qualcomm’s far-flung lawsuit over TI’s alleged breach of a licensing deal for CDMA technology.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Piracy Deterrence and Education Act, which would criminalize the use of video cameras to record films in cinemas and allow the Justice Department to prosecute internet users who illegally distribute large amounts of music and other copyrighted works.
Cooley Godward LLP has hired two seasoned biotech patent attorneys to work in its Reston, Virginia office, the firm said.