WASHINGTON, May 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a patent dispute concerning Medtronic Inc over medical devices it manufactures that give the heart electrical jolts when it fails to pump blood properly.» Read More
March 22- Cisco Systems Inc must pay $70 million in damages to patent licenser XpertUniverse Inc for fraudulently obtaining technology developed by the New York company, a jury found on Friday, according to court filings. The jury also found that Cisco violated two XpertUniverse patents, and awarded an additional $34,000 in damages on those claims.
March 22- Cisco Systems Inc committed fraud against patent licensor XpertUniverse Inc in an intellectual property dispute, a jury found on Friday, ordering the networking company to pay $70 million in damages, according to court filings. "We are surprised and extremely disappointed with the jury's verdict," Cisco said in an emailed statement.
March 20- Intertrust Technologies Corp, a software firm owned by a group that includes Sony Corp and Royal Philips Electronics, said on Wednesday it has sued Apple Inc for infringing 15 patents relating to security. The company listed major tech companies, from Microsoft Corp and Samsung Electronics to Nokia and HTC among its licensees.
SAN FRANCISCO/ SEOUL, March 20- Patent competition in the United States is usually a fierce arena for private companies, but now the South Korean and French governments are suiting up. China and Japan are making moves into the business too.
March 14- The International Securities Exchange has ended its patent infringement case against CBOE Holdings Inc's Chicago Board Options Exchange, it said on Thursday, saying it was forced to do so by pre-trial rulings that favored CBOE.
WASHINGTON, March 13- The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Wednesday that it would delay a decision on allegations that Apple infringed upon patents owned by Samsung Electronics in making the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. The ITC said it would now issue a decision on May 31.
LONDON, March 7- Apple won a patent infringement lawsuit on Thursday in an English court, which exonerates the iPhone maker from charges it unlawfully used Samsung technology. Samsung had argued that three individual patents relating to processing and transmitting data on 3 G mobile networks had been infringed, but the court found all three claims invalid.
CHENNAI, March 4- An Indian patent appeals board upheld on Monday a decision to allow a domestic company to sell a generic version of Bayer AG's cancer drug Nexavar, in a blow for global drugmakers' efforts to hold on to monopolies on high-price medicines.
CHENNAI, March 4- An Indian patent appeals board dismissed on Monday Bayer AG's petition against a government decision to allow a domestic company to sell cheap copycat versions of cancer drug Nexavar, delivering a blow to global drugmakers' monopolies on high-priced medicines.
A judge threw out part of the $1 billion verdict for Apple in its patent battle with Samsung and ordered a new trial.
March 1- Apple Inc had a major setback in its ongoing patent battle with Samsung Electronics on Friday, as a federal judge slashed a $1.05 billion jury award by more than 40 percent and set a new trial to determine damages.
SEOUL, Feb 28- A Tokyo court on Thursday ruled in favour of Apple Inc in a patent lawsuit over mobile devices filed by Samsung Electronics, the South Korean firm said. The world's top two smartphone makers are engaged in a global legal battle over patents on smartphones and tablets, as they vie to win customers in the lucrative mobile market.
Representatives Peter DeFazio, an Oregon Democrat, and Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, sponsored the bill, which would ensure a company bringing a frivolous patent lawsuit would pay all the costs and attorney fees associated with the case.
*ViiV Healthcare places paediatric abacavir in patent pool. *Move follows earlier sign-up to pool by Gilead Sciences. ViiV Healthcare, majority-owned by GSK, is the second research-based pharmaceutical business to sign up to the new Medicines Patent Pool, following a lead set in 2011 by Gilead Sciences.
WASHINGTON, Feb 19- U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled on Tuesday that agribusiness giant Monsanto Co was in a strong position to claim that an Indiana farmer violated its patent for a type of soybean. The soybean crop turned out to contain Monsanto's patented genetics.
Feb 15- A 75- year-old Indiana grain farmer will take on global seed giant Monsanto Co at the U.S. Supreme Court next week in a patent battle that could have ramifications for the biotechnology industry and possibly the future of food production.
*U.S. Supreme Court to consider same issue in April. CANBERRA, Feb 15- An Australian court ruled on Friday that two technology companies could hold a patent on genetic material related to cancer, in a case similar to one before the U.S. Supreme Court that has implications for gene-based medicine worldwide.
WASHINGTON, Feb 14- President Barack Obama, in an unusual foray into patent law, on Thursday said U.S. patent reform needs to go farther to address the trend of companies that do not manufacture any products aggressively suing other companies for patent infringement. Many high-tech firms settle to avoid litigation risk but some, like Google, fight back.
Feb 13- Inventors based in the United States led the world in nanotechnology patent applications and grants in 2012, according to a new study by law firm McDermott Will& Emory.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- Google Inc and its Motorola Mobility unit struck back on Wednesday against BT Group Plc, filing patent lawsuits against the British telecommunications group more than a year after BT launched its own lawsuit against Google.