Flash-memory drive maker SanDisk Corp. has expanded its patent lawsuit against rival STMicroelectronics with a federal complaint in Texas, targeting a technology widely used in mobile phones.
Newly merged Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has tapped William Atkins and Larry Gotts to head up the firm’s combined intellectual property department.
Forgent Networks has sued Microsoft for infringing a patent for JPEG digital image compression, just days after Microsoft filed a declaratory-action lawsuit against Forgent subsidiary Compression Labs in a preemptive strike.
Industry representatives praised plans for sweeping reforms of the U.S. patent system at a hearing held Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives.
A new copyright bill is headed for the President’s signature after both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives passed the measure, which would crack down on piracy and permit technologies that allow users to skip “objectionable” content in movies.
A company known for the aggressive way in which it enforces its portfolio of high-tech patents has sued Intel Corp. and Texas Instruments Corp. over a chip design patent.
A committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has drafted a proposal for a radical overhaul of U.S. patent law, including the establishment of post-grant opposition procedures and the abolition of increased damages based on willful infringement.
A Texas federal court has ruled in favor of Universal Instruments in a patent lawsuit brought by two inventors of a technology used in manufacturing printed circuit boards that are part of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.
Chip packaging company Tessera Technologies Inc. has amended its patent infringement suit against Infineon Technologies AG and Micron Technology Inc. to include what it claims are violations of antitrust law and illegal business interference.
Canadian chip maker Mosaid Technologies Inc. has filed another patent lawsuit against German rival Infineon Technologies AG in a Texas federal court, just days after facing a major setback in a separate lawsuit against the same company in New Jersey.
Optical network equipment maker Finisar Corp. has sued satellite television provider DirecTV Group Inc. for infringing a patent for an information-transmission system used in electronic programming guides.
Baker & McKenzie has hired a team of seasoned intellectual property attorneys for its Washington and Houston offices from Jenkens & Gilchrist, months after Kelley Drye poached two of Jenkens’ senior partners to start a new patent practice.
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.