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  • 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...

  • Federal jury orders Apple to pay $532.9M in patent dispute Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:38 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple has been ordered to pay nearly $533 million by a federal jury that found Apple's iTunes music store uses software that infringes on patents held by a Texas company. "Smartflash makes no products, has no employees, creates no jobs, has no US presence and is exploiting our patent system to seek royalties for technology Apple invented," Apple said...

  • 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...

  • Apple to ordered to pay $533 mln for patent infringement Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:22 AM ET

    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...

  • UPDATE 1-InterDigital loses another round in patent fight Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:55 PM ET

    InterDigital had sued phone maker Nokia and ZTE Corp over patents used in the phones. Since the suit was filed, Nokia's handset business was purchased by Microsoft Corp. Microsoft was pleased with the decision, said spokesman David Cuddy.

  • ZTE's efforts to collect patent royalties- months ahead of Qualcomm Inc's China antitrust settlement this week, according to people with knowledge of the matter- shows how that deal has already changed the way China's booming smartphone industry does business. As anticipated by ZTE, a key term in the settlement dissolved Qualcomm's cross-licensing...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The New York Times Co, J.C. Penney Corp and CBS Corp lost a round on Tuesday in a patent fight with Helferich Patent Licensing LLC, which had accused them of infringing on patents for looking at websites on mobile telephones. Between mid-2010 and March 2012, Helferich filed complaints against the New York Times, J.C. Penney Corp, G4 Media LLC, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The New York Times Co, J.C. Penney Corp and CBS Corp lost a round Tuesday in a patent fight with Helferich Patent Licensing, LLC, which had accused them of infringing on patents for looking at websites on mobile telephones. Between mid-2010 and March 2012, Helferich filed complaints against the New York Times, J.C. Penney Corp, G4 Media LLC, the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 9- Microsoft and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have settled a contract dispute over patent royalties, though terms of the settlement are confidential, Microsoft said in a statement on Monday. Microsoft sued Samsung last year in a federal court in New York, accusing Samsung of breaching a collaboration agreement by initially refusing to make...

  • Feb 9- Microsoft and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have ended their contract dispute over patents, though terms of the settlement are confidential, Microsoft said in a statement on Monday.

  • Feb 6- Symantec Corp, maker of the popular Norton antivirus software, was ordered to pay $17 million in damages on Friday after a federal jury in Delaware found it had violated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures, a major patent licensing company. The verdict is a blow to Mountain View, Calif.- based Symantec. A Symantec spokesman said the company was pleased...

  • Feb 6- Symantec Corp, maker of the popular Norton antivirus software, was ordered to pay $17 million in damages on Friday after a federal jury in Delaware found it had violated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures, a major patent licensing company. While a blow to Mountain View, Calif.- based Symantec, the verdict, which also confirmed the validity of the...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 3- World No.2 condom maker Ansell Ltd has accused larger rival Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC of infringing a patent for non-latex contraceptives, kicking off what could be a global legal battle over one of the pair's biggest drivers of growth. Australia's Ansell, in a complaint filed at Sydney's federal court, wants its London- listed peer to stop...

  • LLY's quarterly checkup: CEO  Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:15 AM ET

    John Lechleiter, Eli Lilly CEO, runs through the quarterly numbers and provides insight to products coming off patents, R&D, and new Alzheimer's drugs in the pipeline.

  • Poking the cloud  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    Discussing innovation in the cloud computing space, with Jay Walker, Patent Properties chairman.

  • Unlocking America's 2 million patents  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    Jay Walker, Patent Properties chairman, discusses the U.S. patent data base and the idea behind the creation of his patent utility, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Hyundai was among the leaders in every category, ranking number three overall behind Toyota Motor Corp and Robert Bosch. Hyundai, which along with sister company Kia Motor is fifth in global sales, has outperformed the overall auto market thanks to its stylish, yet affordable models, but experts say the duo lacks a technological edge to better compete with...

  • GoPro rebounds slightly after move lower  Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:08 AM ET

    GoPro dropped 12 percent in Tuesday's trading after news Apple was granted a camera patent. Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and Mike Santoli, Yahoo! Finance senior columnist, provide perspective.