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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20- Intellectual Ventures is set to square off this week against Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit in the first trial that the multibillion-dollar patent-buying firm has undertaken since it was founded.

  • Jan 15- A U.S. jury strengthened Edwards Lifesciences Corp's efforts to protect sales of the company's transcatheter heart valve implants, by ruling that a competing product from Medtronic Inc infringes its patent.

  • SAN FRANCISCO Jan 14- A Texas judge has upheld U.S. patents covering Allergan Inc's Lumigan glaucoma drug through 2027, the company said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday, helping to send its shares up 6 percent.

  • Teva did not infringe OxyContin patents, shares rise Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    Jan 14- A federal judge said Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd did not infringe five patents related to the painkiller OxyContin, helping push shares of the world's largest generic drug manufacturer up 6.7 percent on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monsanto Co's biotech seed patents on Monday, dealing a blow to a group of organic farmers and other activists trying to stop the biotech company from suing farmers if their fields contain a few plants containing the company's genetically modified traits.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld Monsanto Co's biotech seed patents, dealing a blow to a group attempting to ward off lawsuits by the company against farmers.

  • Forest Labs loses two patents but not lead     Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    Brent Saunders, president and CEO at Forest Labs, explains how his company is taking the pharma world by storm and weighs in on several new products in the pipeline.

  • Court backs Apple in patent fight with Google Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    Apple does not use patented technology owned by Google unit Motorola Mobility in making its iPhones, an appeals court said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 10- Apple Inc does not use patented technology owned by Google unit Motorola Mobility in making its iPhones, an appeals court said on Friday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a decision by the International Trade Commission in April that Apple did not violate a Google patent to make the popular iPhone.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 8- Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics have agreed to attend a mediation session to be held on or before Feb. 19, as they prepare to clash in court in March over smartphone patents. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon will attend the session with in-house lawyers only, according to a Wednesday court filing.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 8- Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics have agreed to attend a mediation session to be held on or before Feb. 19, as they prepare to clash in court in March over smartphone patents. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon will attend the session with in-house lawyers only, according to a Wednesday court filing.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- The drug company AstraZeneca PLC lost a bid on Thursday to defend its widely used heartburn drug Nexium when an appeals court ruled that a new drug from Hanmi Pharmaceuticals did not infringe on Nexium patents.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- The drug company AstraZeneca PLC lost a bid on Thursday to defend its widely used heartburn drug Nexium when an appeals court ruled that a new drug from Hanmi Pharmaceuticals did not infringe on Nexium patents.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- U.S. senators discussed on Tuesday whether a proposed bill aimed at reining in unnecessary patent litigation could also hurt companies whose patents have been genuinely infringed.

  • Pharma: 'Key patents' end soon     Tuesday, 17 Dec 2013 | 5:20 AM ET

    James Wade, senior analyst at Datamonitor Healthcare, talks about the pharmaceuticals industry which faces a "big patent cliff" at the moment, and discusses the outlook for next year.

  • Dec 16- InterDigital Inc, a U.S. patent licensing firm, says its executives will not attend a meeting with Chinese antitrust authorities in Beijing on Wednesday because it fears they will be arrested.

  • Dec 13- Intellectual Ventures has settled a patent lawsuit against chipmaker Altera Corp, leaving Xilinx Inc as the only remaining defendant in a suit in which IV had claimed infringement by four semiconductor companies, according to court documents.

  • SEOUL, Dec 12- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday lost its bid to ban sales of Apple Inc's older iPhone and iPad in South Korea after a court dismissed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. firm had infringed on three of Samsung's mobile patents.

  • Apple scores legal victory over Samsung in South Korea Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 8:50 PM ET

    SEOUL, Dec 12- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday lost its bid to ban sales of Apple Inc's older iPhone and iPad in South Korea, as a court dismissed a lawsuit claiming the U.S. firm had infringed three of Samsung's mobile patents.

  • UPDATE 1-Former Google executive to run U.S. patent office Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Former Google Inc executive Michelle Lee has been named deputy director of the U.S. Lee is a former deputy general counsel and head of patents and patent strategy at Google, the search engine giant.

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