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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Patent expirations weigh on Merck   Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 9:31 AM ET
    Patent expirations weigh on Merck

    The "Squawk on the Street" crew discusses pressures facing Merck in regards to drugs coming off patent, and the play on pharma companies.

  • Positive for Regeneron: Cramer   Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    Positive for Regeneron: Cramer

    CNBC's Jim Cramer discusses news Regeneron's drug Eylea for treating diabetic macular edema created significantly greater improvement in visual acuity compared with Lucentis.

  • Beats & Bose settle lawsuit: Report   Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 3:28 PM ET
    Beats & Bose settle lawsuit: Report

    Apple's Beats and Bose have settled their patent infringement dispute, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • 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.

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

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

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

    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
    Jay Walker's key to Apple's pipeline

    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.

  • 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.

  • IBM, Pure Storage sign cross-licensing agreement Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Pure Storage FlashArray.

    IBM and Pure Storage announced in a release that the private computer storage company has acquired more than 100 technology patents from IBM.

  • Washington Redskins trademarks cancelled   Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:19 AM ET
    Washington Redskins trademarks cancelled

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled the Washington Redskins' trademark registration saying the name is "disparaging" to Native Americans.