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  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Monday rejected an attempt by prominent hedge fund manager Kyle Bass to challenge two patents on Acorda Therapeutics Inc's flagship multiple sclerosis drug, Ampyra. Bass, founder of Dallas- based Hayman Capital Management, has said big companies were improperly extending patent protection in...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- InterDigital Inc has violated U.S. antitrust law by failing to keep its promise to fairly license its technology considered essential to mobile phone communications, Microsoft Corp said in a lawsuit on Thursday. It comes as the U.S. International Trade Commission is set to rule this month on whether Microsoft smartphones should be banned from...

  • The complaint against InterDigital, filed in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, comes as the U.S. International Trade Commission is set to rule this month on whether Microsoft smartphones should be banned from import into the United States for infringing two of InterDigital's patents.

  • 7 famous celebrity inventors with cool ideas Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Michael Jackson performing in 2002.

    Creativity can lead to success in more ways than one. These 7 celebrities hold odd inventing patents sparked by artistic challenges.

  • Aug 17- Tech licensing company Rambus Inc said it would start selling chips under its own brand, a move aimed at reducing its dependence on income from litigation to defend its patents. Instead of manufacturing the chips itself, Rambus will hire specialists to make them, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, adding that commercial production would start...

  • COURT WILL NOT RECONSIDER DECISION IN. Aug 13- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. *Denied rehearing in patent and trademark infringement case with apple inc- u.s.

  • COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT SAYS WILL NOT RECONSIDER MAY DECISION UPHOLDING RULING THAT SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD INFRINGED APPLE INC DESIGN PATENTS.

  • Celgene Corp has alleged Bass is abusing a process set up to challenge patents by short selling pharmaceutical shares that drop when a patent review is filed. Last month, Celgene, one of the world's largest biotechnology firms, asked the patent office to sanction Bass and others behind the coalition by throwing out its patent challenges. Celgene said Bass' real...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- Johnson& Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc will get a second chance to hold rival surgical instrument maker Covidien Plc liable for allegedly infringing two patents on a specialized ultrasonic scalpel that cuts and seals blood vessels. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday said on Friday a lower court should not...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- Johnson& Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc will get a second chance to hold rival surgical instrument maker Covidien Plc liable for allegedly infringing two patents on a specialized ultrasonic device that cuts and seals blood vessels. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday said a lower court should not have...

  • FEDERAL CIRCUIT SAYS FOUR ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY DESIGN PATENTS ON SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS ARE VALID, BUT COVIDIEN DOES NOT INFRINGE THEM.

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit also said five of Allergan's Lumigan patents were valid. The case stems from lawsuits Allergan filed in 2011 against Akorn's Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co Inc, Novartis AG, and Lupin Ltd over proposed generic versions of Lumigan, which has more than $600 million in annual sales. The Allergan patents cover an improved...

  • Paris to Tokyo in 3 hours: Airbus wins patent Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    The Airbus logo on a glass sign in Toulouse, France.

    Airbus has won a patent for a hypersonic plane, but Concorde's hydrogen-powered successor is unlikely to leave the drawing board any time soon.

  • 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 wireless chip developer ParkerVision Inc, allowing it to escape a $173 million verdict for infringement. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the District of Columbia also ruled that nearly all of the patents ParkerVision...

  • 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...

  • 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.