U.S. lawmakers, influenced by companies including Cisco Systems Inc., Eli Lilly & Co. and Qualcomm Inc., are considering the second set of patent-law changes in three years as the courts try to race ahead of Congress.
Rackspace Hosting Inc. lawyer Van Lindberg is fed up with what he considers dubious patent- infringement lawsuits -- such licensing company Rotatable Technologies LLC’s demand for $75,000 to settle a February case.
Intellectual Ventures, the so-called “invention company” begun by former Microsoft Corp. chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold, has set up an in-house lobbying team in Washington, according to the Washington Post.
U.S. federal courts ordered the seizure of 150 domain names for websites alleged by authorities to have sold counterfeit goods in violation of copyright and other intellectual property laws, said a law enforcement official who wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter.
United Technologies Corp. ’s Pratt & Whitney jet-engine unit filed patent-infringement complaints against Rolls-Royce Group Plc , a counterpunch in a dispute that may affect delivery of Boeing Co.’s Dreamliner airplanes.