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  • 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.

  • Sneaker war! Skechers slaps Reebok with patent suit Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    Sport shoes maker Skechers said it filed a lawsuit against Reebok, alleging infringement of patents related to the company's Go Walk shoes.

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that implementing an abstract idea using a computer does not make an invention patent eligible. On a 9-0 vote, the court ruled for CLS Bank International, which challenged patents held by Australia- based Alice Corporation Pty Ltd for a computer system that facilitates financial transactions.

  • 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.