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  • NEW YORK, March 25- Patent holding company Intellectual Ventures' second crack at holding Motorola Mobility liable for using its technology without permission partially succeeded on Wednesday after a U.S. jury in Delaware found Motorola infringed a patent on multimedia text messaging. Another trial between the two, involving a single Intellectual...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Several major banks were hit on Monday with lawsuits filed by California- based analog circuits maker Maxim Integrated Products Inc alleging their smartphone banking apps infringe the company's patents. The complaints were filed against M&T Bank Corp and the U.S. affiliates of HSBC Holdings Plc and Banco Santander SA in federal court in...

  • China's Huawei leads international patent filings: WIPO Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:25 AM ET

    BEIJING, March 19- Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd became the world's No. 1 applicant for international patents in 2014, a United Nations agency said Thursday, underscoring the innovative strides made by Chinese technology companies. Huawei was followed by San Diego- based chipmaker Qualcomm Inc while Huawei's crosstown rival ZTE Corp,...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- A federal jury in Texas on Monday said Apple Inc did not infringe five wireless technology patents owned by Canadian patent licensing firm Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.. Conversant acquired Core Wireless and its 2,000 Nokia patents and patent applications in 2011. At the time, as part of an agreement with Nokia,...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- A federal jury in Texas on Monday said Apple Inc did not infringe five wireless technology patents owned by Canadian patent licensing firm Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.. Core Wireless Licensing Sarl, a subsidiary of Ottawa-based Conversant, sued Apple in 2012 in a federal court in Tyler, Texas alleging the iPhone maker...

  • JURY SAYS APPLE INC DOES NOT INFRINGE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY PATENTS OWNED BY CORE WIRELESS LICENSING, SARL.

  • APPLE INC CLEARED OF INFRINGING FIVE PATENTS OWNED BY UNIT OF CONVERSANT IP MANAGEMENT, INC- U.S.

  • NEW YORK, March 10- A federal judge in California on Tuesday invalidated four Hewlett-Packard Co patents for being too abstract, marking a setback in the company's patent infringement lawsuit against competitor ServiceNow Inc. Hewlett-Packard last year accused its competitor, a Santa Clara, California- based software company, of infringing eight patents on...

  • NEW YORK, March 10- A California federal judge has invalidated four Hewlett-Packard Co patents for being too abstract, marking a setback in a major patent infringement lawsuit the company filed last year against competitor ServiceNow Inc..

  • NEW YORK, March 9- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Google Inc executive Michelle Lee to head the U.S. President Barack Obama's choice was approved by an unrecorded voice vote in the full Senate, just over a week after the Senate Judiciary Committee gave the nod to her nomination. The agency had gone without a confirmed leader since David Kappos, a former...

  • NEW YORK, March 9- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Google Inc executive Michelle Lee to head the U.S. President Barack Obama's choice was approved by an unrecorded voice vote in the full Senate, just over a week after the Senate Judiciary Committee gave the nod to her nomination. The Alexandria, Virginia- based federal agency which has more than 12,000...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 6- Microsoft Corp sued Kyocera Corp for patent infringement on Friday, alleging the Japanese company's Duraforce, Hydro and Brigadier cell phone lines violate seven Microsoft patents. Microsoft asked a Seattle federal judge to impose a U.S. sales injunction against Kyocera's infringing products, according to the lawsuit.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- Apple Inc told a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday that rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should be barred from selling products that infringe on its smartphone patents, but the judges were skeptical. Apple lawyer William Lee of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hall& Dorr LLP said Samsung could quickly design work-arounds for the patents but did not do...

  • March 3- A little known but controversial program that flagged sensitive patent applications involving potentially touchy subjects such as AIDS vaccines and abortion devices has been scrapped by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The program, called the Sensitive Application Warning System, began in 1994 and was meant to notify the agency's...

  • Apple faces patent lawsuits from Ericsson   Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Apple faces patent lawsuits from Ericsson

    CNBC's Dominic Chu and International Business Times Tech Editor Michael Learmonth discuss the latest patent lawsuit against Apple.

  • STOCKHOLM, Feb 27- Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson is suing Apple Inc for patent infringement after Apple refused Ericsson's offer to have a court determine fair licensing terms, Ericsson said on Friday. Ericsson said it filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting an exclusion order against Apple's products for...

  • Ericsson sues Apple for telecom patent infringement Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:39 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, Feb 27- Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson is suing Apple Inc for patent infringement, Ericsson said on Friday. Ericsson said it filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting an exclusion order against Apple's products for infringing Ericsson patents that are essential to the 2 G and 4 G/LTE standards.

  • Apple faces second suit from victorious patent firm Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Feb 26- Fresh off a $532.9 million jury win against Apple Inc, a Texas company is again suing the tech giant, this time over the same patents' use in devices introduced after the original case was underway. Smartflash LLC aims to make Apple pay for using the patent licensing firm's technology without permission in devices not be included in the previous case, such as...

  • Apple ordered to pay $533M for patent infringement Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:49 AM ET
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    Apple has been ordered to pay $532.9 million after a federal jury found iTunes software infringed patents owned by patent licensing firm Smartflash.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 25- Apple Inc has been ordered to pay $532.9 million after a federal jury found its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by Texas- based patent licensing company Smartflash LLC. After deliberating for eight hours in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the jury said that Apple not only used the Smartflash patents...