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  • Apple camera patent a GoPro threat?  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 5:35 PM ET

    GoPro shares are taking a hit on news Apple has been granted a patent for a remote control camera system. Charlie Anderson, Dougherty and Co. senior research analyst, discusses whether this patent presents real competition to GoPro.

  • Jan 13- Apple Inc has been granted a patent for a wearable camera that could possibly challenge action cameras made by GoPro Inc.. The patent, which cites specific weaknesses in GoPro's cameras, includes details about a camera system that can be mounted on bike helmets or scuba masks, Apple said in an application filed with the U.S. JMP Securities analyst Alex...

  • Analyzing Eli Lilly's drug pipeline  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 10:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell speaks to John Lechleiter, Eli Lilly CEO, about the strength and outlook for the health care sector, and what new drugs he's most excited about.

  • China aiming to triple patents by 2020 Saturday, 3 Jan 2015 | 10:26 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Jan 4- China is aiming to triple the number of patents it files by 2020 as Beijing looks to boost the country's high-tech economy in areas from agriculture to pharmaceuticals, according to a notice from the central government on Sunday. China is targeting 14 invention patents per 10,000 habitants by 2020 compared to four in 2013. It published 629,612...

  • Patent risk firm RPX to buy ‘Rockstar’ assets Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:08 AM ET
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seal is displayed outside the headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia

    Patent risk management company RPX announced a deal to buy out the bulk of the assets owned by patent consortium Rockstar.

  • Dec 23- DuPont and Monsanto Co have agreed to dismiss patent infringement lawsuits against each other over some seed development technologies. Monsanto had alleged that DuPont infringed some of its seed chipping patents, while DuPont had claimed that Monsanto infringed some patents related to seed processing. DuPont shares were up 1.6 percent at $75.30 in...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 23- Patent risk management company RPX Corp said on Tuesday it would buy patents owned by Apple Inc and other firms for $900 million, helping to further scale back lawsuits over smartphone technology. The deal puts an end to litigation started last year by Rockstar against several handset manufacturers whose phones operate on Google Inc's Android...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 23- Patent risk management company RPX Corp on Tuesday announced a $900 million deal to buy most of the patents owned by Rockstar Consortium, formed by Apple Inc. and other major technology firms in 2011 following the bankruptcy of Nortel Network Corp.. The consortium last year also sued several handset manufacturers whose phones operate on...

  • Dec 19- A U.S. federal appeals court has slashed the damages that Zimmer Holdings Inc will have to pay Stryker Corp for infringing its patents on a surgical cleaning wand. Last year a jury in Grand Rapids, Michigan, awarded medical device maker Stryker $70 million in lost profits and found Zimmer's conduct to have been willful. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of...

  • *Decision marks win for International Stem Cell Corp. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Dec 18- Europe's top court has opened the door to certain stem cell patents in the European Union by ruling that an organism incapable of developing into a human being is not a human embryo and may be patented. Thursday's judgment by the European Court of Justice was made following a case...

  • Novartis sues India's Cipla over respiratory drug Onbrez Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    MUMBAI, Dec 17- Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG said on Wednesday it had sued India's Cipla Ltd for infringing patents covering its respiratory drug Onbrez, a month after Cipla launched a copy at a fifth of the original drug's price. Cipla, India's fourth-largest drugmaker by revenue, launched its copy of Onbrez in New Delhi in October, citing urgent unmet need for the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- President Barack Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, incoming chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said in opening remarks that he expected the Senate would not vote on the nominations this year and that incoming committee members may also have questions for Lee. Grassley, an Iowa Republican, also pressed Lee on a report...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc filed two lawsuits on Friday against Arista Networks Inc, accusing the smaller rival of copying its networking technologies. Arista was formed by former Cisco employees, including Chief Development Officer Andreas Bechtolsheim, Chief Technology Officer Kenneth Duda, and Chief Executive Officer...

  • Sandoz loses bid to shield psoriasis drug Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    Dec 5- The top U.S. patent appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Sandoz Inc that sought to shield its planned version of Amgen Inc's psoriasis and arthritis drug Enbrel from patent lawsuits. Taranto only ruled that the lawsuit against Amgen was premature because Sandoz had not yet sought approval for the drug from the U.S. Food and Drug...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc filed two lawsuits on Friday against smaller rival Arista Networks Inc, accusing it of copying Cisco's networking technologies. In the lawsuits, filed in a California district court, Cisco accused Arista of infringing on 14 patents related to networks and also infringing on related copyrights,...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 4- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd asked a U.S. appeals court on Thursday to toss out an order that it pay Apple Inc $930 million for infringing on iPhone patents to make its Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets. In this case, Samsung asked the court to throw out a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California which had...

  • Dec 4- The top U.S. patent appeals court has thrown out a $176 million award for healthcare company Covidien Plc in a dispute with a Johnson& Johnson subsidiary over surgical instruments. Judge Sharon Prost of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., ruled on Thursday that Covidien's patent claims, which involve surgical cutting tools...

  • Nov 26- Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc persuaded a federal judge to throw out a jury verdict ordering it to pay $105 million to Power Integrations Inc for willfully infringing two power generation patents, and will get a new trial on damages. But she said Power Integrations' damages expert testified at trial that he had not assessed what portion of...

  • *64 percent of e-cigarette patents come from China. Research by Thomson Reuters shows that China- with over 300 million smokers- is the front runner in the manufacture and development of so-called e-cigarette technology, while new versions being patented include a "pay as you go" computer-assisted device and others that can deliver caffeine instead.

  • Apple to pay $23.6 million for infringing patents Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:21 AM ET
    An Apple store in the China Central Mall in Beijing, China

    A jury has told Apple to pay a Texas company $23.6 million for using SkyTel pager technology in its devices without permission, Bloomberg reported.