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Mar 1, 2011

Motorola Mobility Holdings recently filed a lawsuit over TiVo's "time warp" patents and claims it actually owns the rights to the technology for digital-video recording, Bloomberg reports.

According to the news provider, the patent lawsuit was filed in federal court in Texarkana, Texas, and is seeking a judgment that the television boxes of Motorola's customer, Verizon Communications Inc., are not using the inventions of TiVo.

TiVo had previously filed a lawsuit against Verizon in 2009 claiming that FiOS infringes upon its patents, the news source said.

Feb 18, 2011

Houston, Texas-based ION Geophysical Corporation announced recently that it has been given a permanent injunction against seismic equipment company Sercel Incorporated as a result of a patent infringement lawsuit, The Associated Press reports.

The ruling, which was handed down in the Eastern District of Texas, prohibits Sercel from manufacturing, using or selling in the U.S.

Feb 10, 2011

Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently won a patent ruling that could be beneficial for the company as it tries to sell generic versions of Mucinex cough medicine, reports Bloomberg.

According to the news source, U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas said that the company would not be infringing upon Reckitt Benckiser Group's patent on the drug. The reasoning for the ruling was reportedly sealed by the court.

Watson, which is based in Corona, California, is reportedly seeking approval from the U.S.

Feb 1, 2011

Cordis, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, has been ordered to pay a New Jersey radiologist $482 million in a patent infringement lawsuit regarding heart stents, reports the Wall Street Journal.

A federal jury in Texas decided the lawsuit, which was filed by Dr. Bruce Saffran. The case centered around Cordis's Cypher drug-coated stents, which Saffran said infringed upon one of his patents.

In a statement, Cordis said that it "is disappointed with the jury's ruling.

Jan 20, 2011

Two major manufacturers of flat-screen LCD TVs have settled a patent infringement lawsuit after two years of legal disputes, reports Bloomberg.

Korean manufacturer LG and Irvine, California-based company Vizio submitted a filing this week with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington, D.C.