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  • UPDATE 1-InterDigital loses another round in patent fight Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:55 PM ET

    InterDigital had sued phone maker Nokia and ZTE Corp over patents used in the phones. Since the suit was filed, Nokia's handset business was purchased by Microsoft Corp. Microsoft was pleased with the decision, said spokesman David Cuddy.

  • ZTE's efforts to collect patent royalties- months ahead of Qualcomm Inc's China antitrust settlement this week, according to people with knowledge of the matter- shows how that deal has already changed the way China's booming smartphone industry does business. As anticipated by ZTE, a key term in the settlement dissolved Qualcomm's cross-licensing...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The New York Times Co, J.C. Penney Corp and CBS Corp lost a round on Tuesday in a patent fight with Helferich Patent Licensing LLC, which had accused them of infringing on patents for looking at websites on mobile telephones. Between mid-2010 and March 2012, Helferich filed complaints against the New York Times, J.C. Penney Corp, G4 Media LLC, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The New York Times Co, J.C. Penney Corp and CBS Corp lost a round Tuesday in a patent fight with Helferich Patent Licensing, LLC, which had accused them of infringing on patents for looking at websites on mobile telephones. Between mid-2010 and March 2012, Helferich filed complaints against the New York Times, J.C. Penney Corp, G4 Media LLC, the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 9- Microsoft and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have settled a contract dispute over patent royalties, though terms of the settlement are confidential, Microsoft said in a statement on Monday. Microsoft sued Samsung last year in a federal court in New York, accusing Samsung of breaching a collaboration agreement by initially refusing to make...

  • Feb 9- Microsoft and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have ended their contract dispute over patents, though terms of the settlement are confidential, Microsoft said in a statement on Monday.

  • Feb 6- Symantec Corp, maker of the popular Norton antivirus software, was ordered to pay $17 million in damages on Friday after a federal jury in Delaware found it had violated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures, a major patent licensing company. The verdict is a blow to Mountain View, Calif.- based Symantec. A Symantec spokesman said the company was pleased...

  • Feb 6- Symantec Corp, maker of the popular Norton antivirus software, was ordered to pay $17 million in damages on Friday after a federal jury in Delaware found it had violated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures, a major patent licensing company. While a blow to Mountain View, Calif.- based Symantec, the verdict, which also confirmed the validity of the...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 3- World No.2 condom maker Ansell Ltd has accused larger rival Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC of infringing a patent for non-latex contraceptives, kicking off what could be a global legal battle over one of the pair's biggest drivers of growth. Australia's Ansell, in a complaint filed at Sydney's federal court, wants its London- listed peer to stop...

  • LLY's quarterly checkup: CEO   Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 7:15 AM ET
    LLY's quarterly checkup: CEO

    John Lechleiter, Eli Lilly CEO, runs through the quarterly numbers and provides insight to products coming off patents, R&D, and new Alzheimer's drugs in the pipeline.

  • Poking the cloud   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    Poking the cloud

    Discussing innovation in the cloud computing space, with Jay Walker, Patent Properties chairman.

  • Unlocking America's 2 million patents   Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    Unlocking America's 2 million patents

    Jay Walker, Patent Properties chairman, discusses the U.S. patent data base and the idea behind the creation of his patent utility, with CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Hyundai was among the leaders in every category, ranking number three overall behind Toyota Motor Corp and Robert Bosch. Hyundai, which along with sister company Kia Motor is fifth in global sales, has outperformed the overall auto market thanks to its stylish, yet affordable models, but experts say the duo lacks a technological edge to better compete with...

  • GoPro rebounds slightly after move lower   Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    GoPro rebounds slightly after move lower

    GoPro dropped 12 percent in Tuesday's trading after news Apple was granted a camera patent. Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and Mike Santoli, Yahoo! Finance senior columnist, provide perspective.

  • Apple sues Ericsson over LTE wireless telecom patents Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    Jan 14- Apple Inc sued Ericsson alleging that the Swedish company's LTE wireless technology patents are not essential to industry cellular standards and that it is demanding excessive royalties for these patents. If Ericsson's patents are deemed essential and the court rules Apple has infringed on them, Apple said it wants the court to assign a reasonable...

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

    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
    Analyzing Eli Lilly's drug pipeline

    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.