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  • SEOUL/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc said on Wednesday they had agreed to drop all patent litigation outside the United States, scaling down a protracted legal battle between the smartphone rivals.

  • SEOUL, Aug 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc agreed to scale down their international legal war and withdraw patent lawsuits outside the United States, a Samsung spokesman said on Wednesday.

  • SEOUL, Aug 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc agreed to withdraw patent lawsuits outside the United States, a Samsung spokesman said on Wednesday. "This agreement does not involve any licensing arrangements, and the companies are continuing to pursue the existing cases in U.S. courts," Samsung said in a statement.

  • July 25- High-end sound system and headphone maker Bose Corp is going after the newer kid on the block, Beats Electronics, with a lawsuit accusing Beats of infringing several patents related to noise-cancellation technology. Bose was seeking unspecified damages from Beats, which Apple Inc announced this year it would acquire for $3 billion.

  • Bose suing Apple's Beats     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports Bose is suing Apple's Beat's Electronics over noise-cancelling headphone patents.

  • Jay Walker's key to Apple's pipeline     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    With CEO Tim Cook pumping unprecedented cash into R&D, Jay Walker, Patent Properties chairman, discusses Apple's upcoming product line and how patents create jobs and drive stock prices.

  • U.S. House panel approves bill to rein in patent fights Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 10- A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday approved a draft bill aimed at reining in companies that seek licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand letters."

  • July 10- Sports shoe maker Skechers USA Inc said it filed a lawsuit against Fila U.S.A. Inc, claiming Fila Amazen Memory Moc shoes infringed patents related to its Go Walk line.

  • July 10- Sports shoe maker Skechers USA Inc said it filed a lawsuit against Fila U.S.A. Inc, claiming Fila Amazen Memory Moc shoes infringed patents related to Skechers Go Walk shoes.

  • WASHINGTON, July 9- Members of a U.S. House of Representatives panel disagreed on Wednesday on elements of a bill to rein in companies that demand licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand letters."

  • Apple loses Siri voice recognition case in China Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:55 AM ET
    Attendees gather at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center in June in San Francisco.

    A Beijing court has ruled against Apple by upholding the validity of a patent held by a Chinese company.

  • BEIJING, July 9- A Beijing court has ruled against Apple Inc by upholding the validity of a patent held by a Chinese company, clearing the way for the Chinese company to continue its own case against Apple for infringing intellectual property rights.

  • *Move bolsters Shire in defence against AbbVie. *AbbVie to put its case to Shire shareholders- source. LONDON, June 25- Shire, which has spurned a $46 billion takeover offer from U.S. group AbbVie as inadequate, has a new reason to argue it is worth more after a U.S. court backed patent claims on its top-selling drug Vyvanse.

  • *ParkerVision falls as much as 76 percent, plans appeal. June 23- A U.S. federal judge overturned a jury verdict that had required chipmaker Qualcomm Inc to pay ParkerVision Inc $173 million for infringing patents for technology used in smartphones. Shares of ParkerVision, which designs wireless chips, plunged as much as 76 percent on Monday.

  • *ParkerVision falls as much as 76 percent, plans appeal. June 23- A federal judge in Florida has overturned a jury verdict that had ordered Qualcomm Inc to pay ParkerVision Inc $173 million for infringing patents for technology used in smartphones. Shares of ParkerVision plunged as much as 76 percent in morning trading on Monday.

  • Philips wins patent case against Nintendo in UK Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    Philips Electronics said on Friday it had won a patent infringement cases against Nintendo in the United Kingdom.

  • AMSTERDAM, June 20- Philips Electronics NV said on Friday it had won a patent infringement cases against Nintendo in the United Kingdom, the first of four lawsuits filed against the Japanese gaming company. Philips spokesman Bjorn Teuwsen said the patent related to motion and gesture tracking systems used in the Wii game console.

  • The patent court had split 5-5, effectively upholding a lower court decision but offering no clear guidance, prompting the Supreme Court to take the case.

  • SCOTUS raises bar on what software can be patented Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    The Supreme Court unanimously upheld the patentability of software Thursday, but raised the bar on what types of software are protected.

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday modestly cut back on software patents by ruling that simply implementing an abstract idea using a computer does not make an invention eligible to be patented.