Intellectual Property Patents

  • Nov 21- U.S. customs officials ruled that Arista Networks Inc can import redesigned ethernet switches that had been banned by the International Trade Commission, reducing pressure on Arista as it battles allegations of intellectual property infringement made by rival Cisco Systems Inc.. The U.S. International Trade Commission had ruled earlier this year...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday it had voted to investigate whether some electronic mobile devices from Chinese companies contain hardware and software components that infringe upon patents owned by Qualcomm Inc.. The panel, acting on a complaint by Qualcomm, said it would look at integrated circuits, cameras,...

  • CNBC unveils new intelligence index

    CNBC's Dominic Chu introduces the CNBC IQ 100 - an index which contains a collection of companies that derive substantial revenue from intellectual property.

  • The fierce, big-money patent fight between Apple and Samsung left the U.S. Supreme Court groping for a solution on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- The fierce, big-money patent fight between Apple and Samsung left the U.S. Supreme Court groping for a solution on Tuesday, as the justices puzzled over how to discern the value of individual design elements in a complex product like an iPhone. The eight justices heard arguments in Samsung's bid to pare back $399 million of $548 million it paid...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday signaled a willingness to reduce the potentially huge penalties imposed for ripping off a patented design as it heard arguments in the legal fight over the amount Samsung should pay Apple for copying the iPhone's distinctive appearance. Smartphones like Cupertino, California- based Apple's iPhone and...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday signaled a willingness to reduce the potentially huge penalties for ripping off a patented design as it heard arguments in the legal fight over the amount Samsung should pay Apple for copying the iPhone's trademarked appearance. The eight justices heard arguments by lawyers for the world's two top...

  • Apple vs. Samsung case hits Supreme Court

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the latest on the Apple/Samsung patent case being heard at the Supreme Court.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- After five years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in the bitter patent dispute between the world's two top smartphone manufacturers over the amount Samsung should pay Apple for copying the iPhone's distinctive look. The justices' ruling, due by the end of June, could have a long-term impact for designers and...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a $120 million jury award for Apple Inc against Samsung, marking the latest twist in the fierce patent war between the world's top smartphone manufacturers. Friday's decision was made by the full slate of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. In an 8-3 ruling, the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 7- A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a $120 million jury award for Apple Inc against Samsung, in another stunning twist in the fierce patent war between the world's top smartphone manufacturers. The full slate of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., said a previous panel of the same court should not...

  • The full slate of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. said a previous panel of the same court should not have overturned the verdict related to three iPhone technology patents, last February.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 6- U.S. regulators on Thursday called for several reforms to how courts handle patent litigation in an effort to curb what some companies call nuisance lawsuits meant to extract settlements that may not be warranted. The Federal Trade Commission issued a study in response to complaints from high-tech companies and others that patent...

  • NEW YORK, Sept. 30- A federal jury in Texas on Friday night ordered Apple Inc to pay more than $302 million in damages for using VirnetX Holding Corp's patented internet security technology without permission in features including its FaceTime video conferencing application. The verdict came in a new trial in Tyler, Texas that had been ordered by the judge in the...

  • BRIEF-SPRINT PATENTS RULED AS VALID IN LITIGATION WITH COX. Sept 23-* Patents are not valid in litigation with cox communications inc- decision. Court of appeals for the federal circuit reverses delaware court that had ruled the patents were indefinite.

  • LAWSUIT RELATES TO COX COMPLAINT IN DELAWARE FEDERAL COURT THAT THE SPRINT PATENTS ARE INVALID AND NOT INFRINGED.

  • Price of innovation in pharma: Pro

    Kevin Sharer, Harvard Business School, discusses competition in the pharmaceutical industry and balancing drug prices and profits.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 14- Amid growing concerns by some U.S. lawmakers that federal officials may be granting patents that fuel abusive litigation, the head of the European Patent Office says his agency is producing better-quality patents than its American counterpart. Battistelli made his comments after USPTO Director Michelle Lee testified before the U.S. House...

  • How Xiaomi is navigating the smartphone war

    Hugo Barra, VP of Xiaomi Global, talks about how the company engages customers in India, and its development of a patent and IP war chest.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 1- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Thursday lost a third patent for its top-selling multiple sclerosis treatment as U.S. patent officials ruled that Copaxone did not deserve legal protection, bringing rivals one step closer toward selling generic versions. According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration data, Copaxone had been protected by...