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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 3- The acting head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, former Google Inc executive Michelle Lee, is being seriously considered to permanently head the agency, sources have told Reuters. After leaving Google and before coming to the Virginia- based patent office, Lee headed the U.S. patent office's Silicon Valley outpost.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 3- Gay marriage may be the most anticipated issue heading for the U.S. Supreme Court, but the justices also must tackle a host of business cases as they convene for their new term, including a patent battle involving Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.. The case also has broader ramifications in the patent arena as shown by the number of businesses...

  • Oct 1- A federal jury on Wednesday said Philips Electronics NA should pay $466.8 million to Masimo Corp for having infringed two patents for technology used to help measure blood oxygen and track pulse rates. Shares of Masimo closed 12.9 percent higher, rising $2.74 to $24.02 on the Nasdaq. Jurors in Wilmington, Delaware needed less than a day of deliberations...

  • Oct 1- A federal jury on Wednesday said Philips Electronics NA should pay $466.8 million to Masimo Corp for having infringed two patents for technology used to help measure blood oxygen and track pulse rates. Shares of Masimo closed 12.9 percent higher, rising $2.74 to $24.02 on the Nasdaq. Jurors in Wilmington, Delaware needed less than a day of deliberations...

  • WiLan says loses LTE patent case against Apple Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 1- Canadian patent licensing company WiLan Inc on Wednesday said a U.S. judge had ruled in favor of Apple Inc in a litigation case against it. "WiLan has been advised that Judge Dana M. Sabraw has issued a ruling today that grants Apple's motion for summary judgment," the company said in a statement, referring to Apple's move to have two patent infringement...

  • Sept 16- A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet.

  • Sept 16- A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet.

  • Crocs trying to monopolize marketplace, competitor says Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    Sept 11- A family-owned, Nevada- based shoe company is taking on the giant shoe maker Crocs, accusing it of creating a monopoly by suing smaller competitors and putting them out of business. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in federal court in Nevada, USA Dawgs said Crocs Inc was using "sham" patent lawsuits in order to "litigate its competition out of the market."

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Sept 4- Nvidia Corp has sued rival chipmakers Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics, accusing both companies of infringing its patents on graphics processing technology.

  • FDA OKs Merck melanoma drug, 1st in its class Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 5:36 PM ET
    An undated product image provided by Merck & Co., shows packaging for its Keytruda cancer drug.

    U.S. regulators granted accelerated approval to Merck's Keytruda drug, a new type of melanoma treatment for patients with advanced melanoma.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27- A U.S. judge rejected Apple Inc's latest bid for a permanent injunction against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in another sign of the diminishing impact of the smartphone patent wars. Apple won a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung earlier this year over three Apple patents.

  • Disney seeks drone-related air show patents Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    ORLANDO, Fla., Aug 25- Walt Disney Co has filed for three drone-related patents that it says could lead to an era of aerial movie screens and larger-than-life puppets flying through the sky.

  • Magic behind Tesla  Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    Karan Girotra, professor at INSEAD, discusses Tesla's business model and their ability to grab the fascination of consumers.

  • SEOUL/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc said they had agreed to drop all patent litigation outside the United States, scaling down a protracted legal battle between the smartphone rivals.

  • SEOUL/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc said on Wednesday they had agreed to drop all patent litigation outside the United States, scaling down a protracted legal battle between the smartphone rivals.

  • SEOUL, Aug 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc agreed to scale down their international legal war and withdraw patent lawsuits outside the United States, a Samsung spokesman said on Wednesday.

  • SEOUL, Aug 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc agreed to withdraw patent lawsuits outside the United States, a Samsung spokesman said on Wednesday. "This agreement does not involve any licensing arrangements, and the companies are continuing to pursue the existing cases in U.S. courts," Samsung said in a statement.

  • Bose suing Apple's Beats  Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports Bose is suing Apple's Beat's Electronics over noise-cancelling headphone patents.

  • Jay Walker's key to Apple's pipeline  Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    With CEO Tim Cook pumping unprecedented cash into R&D, Jay Walker, Patent Properties chairman, discusses Apple's upcoming product line and how patents create jobs and drive stock prices.

  • Apple loses Siri voice recognition case in China Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:55 AM ET
    Attendees gather at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center in June in San Francisco.

    A Beijing court has ruled against Apple by upholding the validity of a patent held by a Chinese company.