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  • Kyle Bass challenges Acorda patents

    Kyle Bass, who started the Coalition for Affordable Drugs, has challenged a drug patent from biotech company Acorda, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • Some of the world's poorest countries and medical charities such as Medecins Sans Frontieres depend on India's robust pharmaceutical industry to make cheaper forms of drugs and vaccines developed by big Western pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer. If India granted Pfizer a patent on its Prevnar 13 pneumonia vaccine, Indian firms would not be able to...

  • March 2- International Business Machines Corp filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against daily deals website operator Groupon Inc alleging infringement of its patents. The complaint, filed at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, accuses Groupon of building its business model using IBM's patents without authorization despite prior warnings.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 29- Belgian specialty materials group Umicore indirectly infringed two patents on lithium-ion battery components, a U.S. trade judge ruled on Monday in a case brought by German chemicals firm BASF. The judge with the U.S. International Trade Commission, Thomas Pender, said Umicore is liable for importing and selling in the United States battery...

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd did not infringe Apple's "quick links" patent, and that two other patents covering the iPhone's slide-to-unlock and auto-correct features were invalid. Apple has mostly prevailed, and in December Samsung paid Apple $548.2 million stemming from a separate...

  • Feb 26- A U.S. appeals court on Friday overturned a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung, finally handing the South Korean smartphone maker a significant win in its longstanding patent feud with top rival Apple. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd did not infringe Apple's "quick links" patent, and...

  • SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO LTD FOUND NOT LIABLE FOR INFRINGEMENT OF THREE APPLE INC PATENTS- U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday signaled a willingness to give federal judges more discretion to boost penalties for patent infringement as the justices heard arguments in cases brought by Stryker Corp and Halo Electronics Inc.. The nation's top patent court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, has said that to be...

  • Feb 17- Marvell Technology Group Ltd on Wednesday said it will pay Carnegie Mellon University $750 million to settle a nearly seven-year-old lawsuit accusing it of infringing two hard disk drive patents held by the Pittsburgh school. The accord was announced six months after a federal appeals court said an earlier $1.54 billion damages award against the...

  • Feb 5- A federal judge on Friday said Allergan Plc's planned generic version of a drug meant to treat epilepsy infringed patents belonging to Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc.. They closed up $2.00, or 19.7 percent, at $12.13 on the Nasdaq. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden, New Jersey said Allergan's proposed generic infringed two of the three Supernus...

  • Feb 5- A federal judge on Friday said Allergan Plc's plan to sell a generic version of a drug meant to treat epilepsy infringed patents belonging to Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc.. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden, New Jersey said the proposed generic version of Oxtellar XR infringed two of three Supernus patents in question. In afternoon trading,...

  • *Nokia's patent sales run rate at 800 mln euros. HELSINKI, Feb 1- Nokia said it had settled a lengthy patent dispute with South Korea's Samsung on Monday, but investors were disappointed by the financial terms of the deal. Nokia's shares fell more than 10 percent after the Finnish firm said the Samsung deal would lift patent unit Nokia Technologies' sales to around...

  • *Nokia's patent sales run rate at 800 mln euros. HELSINKI, Feb 1- Nokia said it had settled a lengthy patent dispute with South Korea's Samsung on Monday, but investors were disappointed by the financial terms of the deal. Nokia's shares fell 10 percent after the Finnish firm said the Samsung deal would lift patent unit Nokia Technologies' sales to around 1.02...

  • HELSINKI, Jan 30- Nokia and Samsung are expected to settle their two-year patent dispute within days, with analysts forecasting a one-time payment of hundreds of millions of euros for the Finnish company. The International Chamber of Commerce's arbitration court is due to make its ruling on the issue imminently. Nordea analyst Sami Sarkamies, one of few...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether a federal agency's procedures have made it too easy to successfully cancel patents after agreeing on Friday to decide a case involving a vehicle speedometer that alerts drivers if they are speeding. The nine justices will hear an appeal filed by Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC, whose speedometer...

  • Jan 14- U.S. patent officials on Thursday denied petitions by Amgen to review two formulation patents on AbbVie's Humira, a potential setback in Amgen efforts to market a biosimilar version of the world's top-selling prescription medicine. In June, Amgen, the world's biggest biotechnology company, asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the review,...

  • Jan 14- U.S. patent officials on Thursday denied petitions by Amgen to review two formulation patents on AbbVie's Humira, a potential setback in Amgen efforts to market a biosimilar version of the world's top-selling prescription medicine. Patent and Trademark Office for the review, arguing that the patents should not have been granted in the first place for...

  • Jan 13- International Business Machines Corp was granted the most U.S. patents for the 23rd year in a row in 2015, according to a ranking by patent analysis firm IFI Claims Patents Services. There were 298,407 utility patents granted in 2015, down slightly from 2014, IFI Claims said on Wednesday. IBM gained 7,355 patents last year.

  • IBM inventor Jeremy Greenberger contributed new patent applications in 2015 to advance the future of cognitive, cloud and Internet of Things.

    IBM kept its top spot in IFI's annual patents ranking for a 23rd straight year, but other players are shaking up the game.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 5- Automakers, not technology companies, are in the driver's seat in developing self-driving, "autonomous" cars, and Japan's Toyota Motor Corp is best positioned to lead the way, according to a new report on patents for the fast-evolving technology. As automakers enter agreements with Silicon Valley companies to develop self-driving cars, Tesla...