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Intellectual Property Patents


  • Expert: Top Court May Favor M'soft Over AT&T Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 12:30 PM ET

    The battle between software giants Microsoft and AT&T rumbles on, as Microsoft prepares to defend itself in front of the U.S. Supreme Court against AT&T’s claim that its patent has been infringed. The outcome of this latest step, which rests on a technicality involving outsourcing, will be hugely significant in the case that will make the difference of billions of dollars to the software industry.

  • Kodak, Sony Enter License Agreement Wednesday, 3 Jan 2007 | 10:23 AM ET

    The companies also agreed to conclude their patent litigation, which involved imaging technologies, Kodak said.

  • U.S. Group Sues Nokia, Samsung Over Bluetooth Wednesday, 3 Jan 2007 | 4:42 AM ET

    The Washington Research Foundation has sued mobile phone makers Nokia, Samsung Electronics and Matsushita-owned Panasonic for infringing on a patent for wireless Bluetooth technology.

  • AstraZeneca's European Nexium Patent Revoked Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006 | 11:37 AM ET

    Private generic drugmaker Ratiopharm International had challenged the patent, which led to the decision.