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  • The biggest myth about small-town America Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Wheat farm

    This county of only 10,000 is the most innovative in relation to population, filing patents on everything from biocrops to plant genomes.

  • NEW YORK, May 13- Limelight Networks Inc did not directly infringe a patent on managing Web images and video held by rival Akamai Technologies Inc because it did not carry out all the steps, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Wednesday. The case dates to 2006, when Akamai accused Limelight of infringing on its patented technology for efficiently handling website...

  • STOCKHOLM, May 8- Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson has filed lawsuits in Germany, Britain and the Netherlands against Apple over technology licence payments, Ericsson said on Friday, extending a U.S. battle between the firms to Europe. We are confident the courts in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands will be able to help us resolve this matter in a fair...

  • STOCKHOLM, May 8- Swedish mobile telecom equipment maker Ericsson has filed lawsuits in Germany, Britain and the Netherlands against Apple over technology licence payments, Ericsson said on Friday. We are confident the courts in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands will be able to help us resolve this matter in a fair manner, "he added. Last year, smartphone maker...

  • Needle-free insulin patch Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 5:52 PM ET
    Needle-free insulin patch

    CNBC's Melissa Lee speaks to Devon Grimme, Prometheon Pharma director of business, about a new patch that could end needle injections for people with diabetes.

  • Fujifilm Corp, a subsidiary of Tokyo- based Fujifilm Holdings Corp, sued Motorola in 2012, accusing the company of infringing three of its patents on digital camera functions and a fourth patent relating to transmitting data over a wireless connection such as Bluetooth. The damages the jury ordered on Monday were lesser than the $40 million Fujifilm sought...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- A lawsuit against fitness equipment maker Nautilus, Inc was revived on Monday, when a U.S. appeals court ruled that a heart rate monitoring patent the company is accused of infringing is valid. On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the nation's top patent court, said the patent owned by Biosig Instruments, Inc was not too vague,...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Microsoft Corp lost a round in a potentially costly patent battle when a U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Monday found that the software giant used InterDigital Inc's technology in its mobile phones without permission. The judge, Theodore Essex, said that Microsoft infringed two wireless cellular patents owned by InterDigital,...

  • NEW YORK, April 27- Microsoft Corp lost a round in a potentially costly patent battle when a U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Monday found that the software giant used InterDigital Inc's technology in its mobile phones without permission. The judge, Theodore Essex, said that Microsoft infringed two wireless cellular patents owned by InterDigital,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 24- Former National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander has asked the U.S. intelligence agency to review patent filings by his company to make sure that they do not reveal any secrets or misappropriate any government work. Alexander told Reuters he took the step to head off additional controversy about IronNet Cybersecurity, a...

  • LLY CFO: Here's what's driving profits Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:39 AM ET
    LLY CFO: Here's what's driving profits

    Derica Rice, Eli Lilly CFO breaks down the company's quarterly results, and talks about products in the pipeline as some drugs come off patent.

  • HONG KONG, April 23- Chinese telecom gear manufacturer ZTE Corp has published a letter accusing Huawei Technologies Co Ltd of copying its camera technology and threatened legal action, a sign that smartphone patent battles have begun in earnest in China. Patent battles among Chinese smartphone manufacturers are expected to rise in the wake of Qualcomm Inc's...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- A U.S. judge has invalidated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures just weeks before its lawsuit against Japanese security software provider Trend Micro Inc over the same patents was set to go to trial. The ruling came after Trend Micro and Symantec asked Stark to analyze the patents, which relate to email and software security, to...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- A U.S. judge has invalidated two patents owned by Intellectual Ventures just weeks before its lawsuit against Japanese security software provider Trend Micro Inc, which centers on the patents, was set to go to trial. The ruling came as both Trend Micro and Symantec had asked Stark to analyze the patents, which relate to email and software...

  • Apple Watch launch hit by patent issue Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 9:13 AM ET
    Tim Cook introduces the Apple Watch

    Apple is not able to launch its new smartwatch in Switzerland until at least the end of this year because of an intellectual property rights issue.

  • FRANKFURT/ BRUSSELS, April 2- German chemicals firm BASF said on Thursday it has sued Belgian specialty materials group Umicore in the United States for infringing two patents related to components for lithium-ion batteries. According to the court filings, it accused Umicore of selling battery technology, certain lithium metal oxide cathode materials, that...

  • Stephen Hawking to join the trademark club? Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous theoretical physicist, has become the latest celebrity to apply for trademark of their name.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- Patent holding company Intellectual Ventures' second crack at holding Motorola Mobility liable for using its technology without permission partially succeeded on Wednesday after a U.S. jury in Delaware found Motorola infringed a patent on multimedia text messaging. Another trial between the two, involving a single Intellectual...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Several major banks were hit on Monday with lawsuits filed by California- based analog circuits maker Maxim Integrated Products Inc alleging their smartphone banking apps infringe the company's patents. The complaints were filed against M&T Bank Corp and the U.S. affiliates of HSBC Holdings Plc and Banco Santander SA in federal court in...

  • China's Huawei leads international patent filings: WIPO Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:25 AM ET

    BEIJING, March 19- Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd became the world's No. 1 applicant for international patents in 2014, a United Nations agency said Thursday, underscoring the innovative strides made by Chinese technology companies. Huawei was followed by San Diego- based chipmaker Qualcomm Inc while Huawei's crosstown rival ZTE Corp,...