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  • Qualcomm wins appeal in $173 mln ParkerVision case Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 10:41 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 31- A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court's decision to clear Qualcomm Inc in a patent lawsuit by ParkerVision Inc, allowing it to escape a $173 million verdict for infringement. ParkerVision had accused Qualcomm of infringing its patents beginning in 2006 over a means to convert radio frequency signals, and incorporating its...

  • Google loses case against low-cost patent licenses Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    An employee walks through the lobby of Google's Washington, D.C., headquarters.

    U.S. court ruled Microsoft can keep paying low rates to use some of Google's Motorola patents.

  • NEW YORK, July 30- Google Inc will have to make do with the low rate it must offer Microsoft Corp to use some of its Motorola Mobility patents after a U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled the licensing rate had been properly set. Microsoft sued Motorola in 2010, alleging Motorola had breached its obligation to offer licenses at a reasonable cost.

  • COURT OF APPEALS IN CALIFORNIA RULES LOWER COURT JUDGE PROPERLY VALUED GOOGLE PATENTS IN LICENSING DISPUTE WITH MICROSOFT- DECISION.

  • NEW YORK, July 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which faced a trial on patent infringement in a lawsuit brought by patent holder Smartflash LLC, can halt the proceedings while the Smartflash patents are scrutinized for their validity by the U.S. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit also declined to stay the Smartflash case against Apple.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- Celgene Corp, one of the world's largest biotechnology companies, has accused U.S. hedge fund manager Kyle Bass of attempting to profit from his attempts to wipe out several major drug patents through his Coalition for Affordable Drugs. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday to sanction Bass and others behind the group by throwing out its...

  • Is an Apple TV touch screen remote on its way? Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    A file photo of an Apple TV remote control

    Though the possibility of an Apple TV is slim to none, an Apple TV remote with Touch ID could still be on the horizon, according to 9to5mac.com.

  • BEIJING, July 17- Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc is strengthening its patents in preparation for its entry into the U.S. market, head of international operations Hugo Barra told Bloomberg Television on Thursday, without offering a time table. Former Google Inc executive Barra told Bloomberg TV in San Francisco that Xiaomi phones would not...

  • July 16- Rovi Corp, a digital entertainment guides provider, said it will appeal a California court decision to invalidate five of its patents and the order that Netflix did not infringe the patents. Santa Clara, California- based Rovi's intellectual property portfolio includes patents licensed to pay TV providers such as Comcast Corp, Time Warner Cable Inc,...

  • Love or hate it? Check out this new plane seat look Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Airline seating could soon look like this.

    Zodiac Seats France, has filed a patent for a space-saving design for aircraft cabins, which aims to switch up seating arrangements... dramatically.

  • July 8- A federal judge has thrown out a $532.9 million award against Apple Inc and ordered a new trial on damages, in a case where a jury found that the iPhone maker's iTunes software infringed three patents owned by a Texas company. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap in Tyler, Texas, said jurors who on Feb. 24 awarded the damages to Smartflash LLC because of Apple's...

  • July 8- A federal judge has thrown out a $532.9 million damages award against Apple Inc after a jury found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by a Texas company. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap said his jury instructions might have "skewed" jurors' understanding of the damages that Apple should pay SmartFlash LLC, a licensing company that held...

  • Gilead still has China patent for active compound. NEW YORK/ SHANGHAI, June 19- China has rejected a Gilead Sciences Inc patent application related to its costly hepatitis C drug, a U.S. advocacy group said, adding the move may lead to other countries to consider rejecting patents for the controversial treatment. Gilead, however, holds the China patent to the base...

  • June 19- China has rejected Gilead Sciences Inc's application for a new patent related to its costly hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, removing a potential barrier to generic versions of the drug there, a U.S. legal group announced on Friday. Gilead still has a patent in China on sofosbuvir, the main ingredient of Sovaldi, a highly effective treatment for hepatitis C which...

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the District of Columbia said a patent held by genetic testing company Sequenom Inc on detecting fetal DNA in a pregnant woman's blood was invalid. Sequenom's innovation was in finding a way to use DNA found in maternal blood samples that had previously been discarded as medical waste in order to determine...

  • Bill aimed at 'patent trolls' advances in U.S. House Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 6:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 11- A U.S. congressional panel on Thursday approved a bill aimed at deterring frivolous patent lawsuits, but which some critics say undermines the ability to protect new innovations. The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, in a 24-8 bipartisan vote, sent the measure to the full House, a move reflecting lawmakers' desire to neutralize...

  • Jawbone sues Fitbit Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 1:55 PM ET
    Jawbone sues Fitbit

    Jawbone is seeking a jury trial in a lawsuit against Fitbit, reports CNBC's Kayla Tausche.

  • June 5- Orexigen Therapeutics Inc and partner Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said they had filed a lawsuit against Actavis Plc to block a generic version of diet-pill Contrave. The lawsuit, filed at a Delaware district court, alleges that Actavis has infringed patents on Orexigen and Takeda's weight-loss treatment. Actavis and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries...

  • CNBC update: Mysterious oil globs in LA Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    CNBC update: Mysterious oil globs in LA

    Coast guard scientists are investigating mysterious balls of tar washing ashore in Los Angeles County, and Teva will pay a $1.2 billion settlement, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • WASHINGTON, May 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against Cisco Systems Inc over a patent infringement claim the tech giant is fighting. On a 6-2 vote, with Justice Stephen Breyer recused from the case, the court threw out a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in favor of Cisco. Commil sued Cisco for patent infringement and induced...