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  • Samsung tries to topple IBM in US patent wars Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Samsung tries to topple IBM in US patent wars

    The Korean company is on track to unseat IBM as the number one company to win U.S. utility patents.

  • Hoverboard 101: What you need to know Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    Hoverboard 101: What you need to know

    Joalene Jolivette, Inventist CMO, discusses hoverboard safety concerns, including injuries and battery-related fires. Also Jolivette weighs in on hoverboard tips and the battle for patents.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- Samsung fought until the bitter end to avoid paying Apple, but the company now says it will finally hand over the more than $548 million it owes for infringing the patents and designs of its biggest smartphone rival. In papers filed in federal court in San Jose, California on Thursday, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it will make the payment by Dec. 14 if...

  • Scooter giant Razor sues Swagway over hoverboard Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
    Hoverboard

    While hoverboards have become a popular item for holiday shoppers they have also become the gift that keeps on giving for lawyers.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- A U.S. appeals court refused on Wednesday to reconsider its decision invalidating a Sequenom Inc prenatal DNA test patent, a decision that could put in doubt the validity of a wide range of medical and biotechnology patents. Sequenom shares fell 9.5 percent to $1.62 on Wednesday. Sequenom's patent relates to the discovery of a way to detect fetal...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by Covidien LP seeking to restore a $176 million patent infringement verdict against Johnson& Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc.. In a separate patent case, the court declined to hear Biolitec AG's challenge to a $70 million contempt finding relating to a patent dispute the company had with...

  • MARSHALL, Texas, Nov 20- A U.S. jury on Friday found Apple Inc did not infringe five antipiracy patents owned by a Pendrell Corp subsidiary at trial in a Texas federal court. No damages were awarded to Pendrell subsidiary ContentGuard Holdings. The trial came after a jury in a separate case in the same court in September cleared Google Inc of infringing the same five...

  • Apple wins patent trial against Pendrell subsidiary Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 4:26 PM ET

    MARSHALL, Texas, Nov 20- A U.S. jury on Friday found Apple Inc did not infringe five patents owned by a Pendrell Corp subsidiary at trial in a Texas federal court. The jury also found that Apple did not prove that the patents were invalid. No damages were awarded to Pendrell subsidiary ContentGuard Holdings.

  • The iPhone could soon...squirt water out! Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    iPhone 6s

    If you've dropped your phone in toilet, Apple could soon have your back! The tech giant has filed a patent making it possible for future iPhones to expel water.

  • Apple's waterproof phone patent Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Apple's waterproof phone patent
  • Nov 9- Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tentatively approved its experimental opioid painkiller, with final approval depending on the outcome of a lawsuit filed by Purdue Pharma over patents related to the drug. The FDA had last month delayed ruling on the opioid painkiller, meant to be taken after a meal for maximum...

  • Nov 9- Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given its experimental opioid painkiller a tentative approval. The FDA can provide final approval to the drug, Xtampza ER, once Collegium gets a court order that the listed patents are invalid or not infringed, or if Collegium settles the Purdue Pharma litigation prior to the 30-...

  • LLY CEO: Aim to resume growth and expand margins Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 7:18 AM ET
    LLY CEO: Aim to resume growth and expand margins

    John Lechleiter, Eli Lilly chairman & CEO, discusses the impact of the strong dollar on revenues as the company posts mixed quarterly results which beat on earnings. Also Lechleiter provides an outlook on several drugs, including data on clinical trials for its diabetes drug.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether a $70 million jury award that Stryker Corp won against Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc for patent infringement should be tripled. The justices agreed to hear an appeal filed by Stryker after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said last December that the award should not be...

  • Apple to pay $234M to school for infringing patent Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    Shoppers at an Apple store in New York.

    A U.S. jury on Friday ordered Apple to pay the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing arm more than $234 million in damages.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- As a veteran of the global smart phone wars, Apple is used to courtroom battles with fierce competitors such as Samsung and Nokia. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's licensing arm, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, convinced a jury that Apple had infringed its patent for improving chip efficiency when the company incorporated the...

  • Apple loses a patent lawsuit Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Apple loses a patent lawsuit

    Apple could face $862M in damages after losing a patent lawsuit for a technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Airbus files patent for 'flying bunk beds' Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 4:06 PM ET

    PARIS, Oct 8- Airlines already know how to pack' em in, but in future they may be able to pile' em high thanks to a blueprint for split-level seating invented by planemaker Airbus. "They are covering themselves for what the future may or may not hold, but... there is no intention to bring this to a real design for any near-term scenario," said cabin interiors expert Mary Kirby,...

  • Airbus is full of ideas for its planes Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    AirBus is full of ideas for its planes

    Aircraft manufacturer Airbus filed another unusual patent for passenger seating.

  • Top Court rejects Paul Allen's patent appeal Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 10:16 AM ET
    Paul Allen

    The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a bid by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to revive patent claims against AOL, Apple, Google, and Yahoo over pop-ups.