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  • 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.

  • July 25- High-end sound system and headphone maker Bose Corp is going after the newer kid on the block, Beats Electronics, with a lawsuit accusing Beats of infringing several patents related to noise-cancellation technology. Bose was seeking unspecified damages from Beats, which Apple Inc announced this year it would acquire for $3 billion.

  • 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.

  • U.S. House panel approves bill to rein in patent fights Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 10- A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday approved a draft bill aimed at reining in companies that seek licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand letters."

  • July 10- Sports shoe maker Skechers USA Inc said it filed a lawsuit against Fila U.S.A. Inc, claiming Fila Amazen Memory Moc shoes infringed patents related to its Go Walk line.

  • July 10- Sports shoe maker Skechers USA Inc said it filed a lawsuit against Fila U.S.A. Inc, claiming Fila Amazen Memory Moc shoes infringed patents related to Skechers Go Walk shoes.

  • WASHINGTON, July 9- Members of a U.S. House of Representatives panel disagreed on Wednesday on elements of a bill to rein in companies that demand licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand letters."

  • 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.

  • BEIJING, July 9- A Beijing court has ruled against Apple Inc by upholding the validity of a patent held by a Chinese company, clearing the way for the Chinese company to continue its own case against Apple for infringing intellectual property rights.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.