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  • UPDATE 1-Skechers sues Reebok for patent infringement Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    June 19- Sport shoes maker Skechers USA Inc said it filed a lawsuit against larger rival Adidas AG's Reebok International Ltd, alleging infringement of patents related to the company's Go Walk shoes.

  • IBM, Pure Storage sign cross-licensing agreement Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Pure Storage FlashArray.

    IBM and Pure Storage announced in a release that the private computer storage company has acquired more than 100 technology patents from IBM.

  • Skechers sues Reebok for patent infringement Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    June 19- Sport shoes maker Skechers USA Inc said it filed a lawsuit against Reebok International Ltd, alleging infringement of patents related to the company's Go Walk shoes. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, seeks compensatory and punitive damages and injunctive relief, the company said in a statement.

  • Washington Redskins trademarks cancelled     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled the Washington Redskins' trademark registration saying the name is "disparaging" to Native Americans.

  • Judge Randall Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit previously stepped down from his leadership position on May 23. His decision at the time followed a report by the Wall Street Journal on an email Rader sent to Edward Reines, a lawyer at law firm Weil Gotshal& Manges, praising his work.

  • Tesla opens patents: What's Musk's end game?     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced it is opening up all its patents to competitors to spur innovation. CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details.

  • DETROIT, June 12- Tesla Motors Inc on Thursday said it would allow others to use its intellectual property in hopes of speeding up development of electric cars by all manufacturers. Tesla co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said the company would not take legal action against anyone who "in good faith, wants to use our technology."

  • Elon Musk opens Tesla's patents     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced the automaker will open up its patents to spur innovation in the auto industry.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 10- Patent risk management company RPX Corp is in advanced talks to acquire litigation data provider PatentFreedom, three sources familiar with the deal said, a move that highlights the growing importance of services for companies trying to fend off patent lawsuits.

  • Patent system not broken: Inventergy CEO     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    Patents help spur innovation and competitiveness in the U.S., says Joe Beyers, Inventergy chairman and CEO.

  • Business of IP patents     Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    Joe Beyers, Inventergy chairman and CEO, shares the company's business model and reasons for going public.

  • Why Merck's Idenix deal is bad news for Gilead Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    Analysts say there's more to Merck's interest in Idenix than its drug portfolio: intellectual property. And that's why Gilead's shares are lower.

  • Revolution coming to biology: CEO     Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    "What happened in electronics and software is about to happen in biology," says Jay Walker, Patent Properties chairman, discussing the impending explosion in the health and wellness sector. Walker also explains how Apple's "HealthKit" may be paving the way towards a market with tech driven, individualized health care.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned two lower court patent decisions, one related to heart rate monitors and the other to management of Web images, in rulings that could make it harder for so-called patent trolls to win infringement cases.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- The U.S. Supreme Court threw out two patent decisions on Monday, one related to heart rate monitors and the other on management of web images, rulings that could make it harder for patent trolls to win infringement cases.

  • Over-the-counter Cialis?     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports Sanofi and Eli Lilly announced an agreement to pursue regulatory approval of an over-the-counter version of erectile dysfunction drug Cialis.

  • May 20- Medtronic Inc agreed to pay royalties to rival Edwards Lifesciences Corp so it can continue to sell its CoreValve replacement heart valves, the medical device maker said on Tuesday. Medtronic said it would give Edwards a one-time payment of $750 million, plus ongoing royalty payments through April 2022, based on a percentage of CoreValve sales.

  • May 20- Medtronic Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to pay royalties to rival medical device maker Edwards Lifesciences Corp in a settlement that allows Medtronic to continue to sell its CoreValve replacement heart valves.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Apple Inc and Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit have agreed to settle all patent litigation between them over smartphone technology, ending one of the highest profile lawsuits in technology. "Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform," the statement said.

  • How not to fear biotech     Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Discussing hot picks in the biotech space, with Matthew Roden, UBS executive director.