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  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 24- Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander has asked the U.S. intelligence agency to review patent filings by his company to make sure that they do not reveal any secrets or misappropriate any government work. Alexander told Reuters he took the step to head off additional controversy about IronNet Cybersecurity, a...

  • LLY CFO: Here's what's driving profits   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:39 AM ET
    LLY CFO: Here's what's driving profits

    Derica Rice, Eli Lilly CFO breaks down the company's quarterly results, and talks about products in the pipeline as some drugs come off patent.

  • HONG KONG, April 23- Chinese telecom gear manufacturer ZTE Corp has published a letter accusing Huawei Technologies Co Ltd of copying its camera technology and threatened legal action, a sign that smartphone patent battles have begun in earnest in China. Patent battles among Chinese smartphone manufacturers are expected to rise in the wake of Qualcomm Inc's...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- A U.S. judge has invalidated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures just weeks before its lawsuit against Japanese security software provider Trend Micro Inc over the same patents was set to go to trial. The ruling came after Trend Micro and Symantec asked Stark to analyze the patents, which relate to email and software security, to...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- A U.S. judge has invalidated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures just weeks before its lawsuit against Japanese security software provider Trend Micro Inc, which centers on the patents, was set to go to trial. The ruling came as both Trend Micro and Symantec had asked Stark to analyze the patents, which relate to email and software...

  • This year's fight for the tech industry: Patent trolls Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 4:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The same week that Alex Haro and Chris Hulls raised $50 million for their mobile app, Life360, the business partners got a letter. Beyer insists the mobile app's $50 million in fundraising had nothing to do with it. Congress is expected to take up legislation this year that would make it tougher for people like Beyer to claim patent infringement, and put...

  • Apple Watch launch hit by patent issue Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 9:13 AM ET
    Tim Cook introduces the Apple Watch

    Apple is not able to launch its new smartwatch in Switzerland until at least the end of this year because of an intellectual property rights issue.

  • FRANKFURT/ BRUSSELS, April 2- German chemicals firm BASF said on Thursday it has sued Belgian specialty materials group Umicore in the United States for infringing two patents related to components for lithium-ion batteries. According to the court filings, it accused Umicore of selling battery technology, certain lithium metal oxide cathode materials, that...

  • Stephen Hawking to join the trademark club? Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous theoretical physicist, has become the latest celebrity to apply for trademark of their name.

  • 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...