Intellectual Property Patents

  • NEW YORK, June 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said federal judges should have more discretion to boost penalties in patent infringement cases and ordered an appeals court to review whether Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc willfully violated Stryker Corp patents on a surgical cleaning wand. In a unanimous opinion, the high court also ordered the appeals court in...

  • NEW YORK, June 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said federal judges should have more discretion to boost penalties in patent infringement cases and ordered an appeals court to review whether Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc willfully violated Stryker Corp patents on a surgical cleaning wand. In a unanimous opinion, the high court also ordered the appeals court in...

  • NEW YORK, June 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said federal judges should have more discretion to boost penalties in patent infringement cases and ordered an appeals court to review whether Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc willfully violated Stryker Corp patents on a surgical cleaning wand. In a unanimous opinion, the high court also ordered the appeals court in...

  • NEW YORK, June 13- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said federal judges should have more discretion to boost penalties in patent infringement cases and ordered a lower appeals court to review whether Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc willfully violated Stryker Corp patents on a surgical cleaning wand. In a unanimous opinion, the high court also ordered the appeals...

  • BOGOTA, June 9- Colombia will set a new price for the Novartis cancer drug imatinib in a bid to cut healthcare costs after price negotiations with the Swiss company broke down, the health minister said on Thursday. Colombia stopped short of declaring a compulsory license, which would have overridden Novartis' patent and permitted other companies to make cheaper...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ SEOUL, June 9- The U.S. Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that had favored Apple Inc over Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in smartphone patent litigation, and asked that it return the case to the trial court for more litigation. Samsung had appealed a federal appeals court ruling to the Supreme Court, which...

  • Facebook browsing on phone application.

    Neeraj Jhanji created a mobile social network called ImaHima that could send status and location updates, all the way back in 1999.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 8- The U.S. Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that had favored Apple Inc over Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in smartphone patent litigation, and asked that it return the case to the trial court for more litigation. Samsung had appealed a federal appeals court ruling to the Supreme Court, which agreed...

  • Analysts said Xiaomi's ambitions to be a major player outside China were hampered by weak patent protection and a fear of a prolonged legal battle. "Their position in China has been under constant attack from even lower-end Android vendors, so moving overseas is now a necessity." Shipments of Xiaomi phones fell 9 percent year-on-year in China in the first...

  • WASHINGTON, May 31- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc's bid to revive four patents for its antibiotic drug Cubicin, paving the way for rival Hospira Inc to introduce a generic version as soon as this year. The high court left in place a November ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upholding a lower court...

  • WASHINGTON, May 31- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc's bid to revive four patents for its antibiotic drug Cubicin, paving the way for rival Hospira Inc to introduce a generic version as soon as this year.

  • HONG KONG, May 25- Huawei Technologies Co Ltd on Wednesday said it sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd claiming infringement of smartphone patents, the Chinese firm's first intellectual property challenge against the world's top mobile maker. Huawei has filed lawsuits in the United States and China seeking compensation for what it said was unlicensed use of...

  • SEOUL, May 25- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it will defend itself against patent lawsuits filed by smartphone rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.. Huawei, the world's third-largest smartphone maker, has filed lawsuits against Samsung in the United States and China claiming infringement of smartphone patents. "We will thoroughly...

  • Huawei has filed lawsuits in the United States and China seeking compensation for what it said was unlicensed use of fourth-generation cellular communications technology, operating systems and user interface software in Samsung phones. The lawsuit marks a reversal of roles in China where firms have often been on the receiving end of patent infringement...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday said it launched an investigation into whether Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries infringed hybrid electric vehicle patents owned by Baltimore- based Paice LLC. But a ruling against Volkswagen could be a significant setback to the automaker's strategy to shift towards hybrid...

  • NEW DELHI, May 13- India announced a new intellectual property policy on Friday, speeding up the online registration of patents and trademarks, but resisted pressure from the United States and other Western countries to amend its patent laws. Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in 2014, global drug brands led by U.S. companies have been pushing for...

  • Groupon sues IBM over patent

    The online marketplace is accusing the tech giant of infringing a patent that helps businesses find customers based on location.

  • The Groupon Inc. app is displayed on a mobile device.

    Groupon sued IBM, accusing it of infringing a patent related to technology that helps businesses solicit customers based on the customers' locations.

  • Groupon filed its lawsuit on Monday with the federal court in its hometown of Chicago, two months after IBM accused Groupon of patent infringement in a separate lawsuit. Groupon said the platform infringes a December 2010 patent, and that it deserves royalties based on the "billions of dollars" of revenue that Armonk, New York- based IBM has received through its...

  • May 5- Alphabet Inc's Google and climate control systems maker Honeywell International Inc have reached an agreement to resolve patents disputes related to Alphabet's Nest Labs, a maker of Internet-connected thermostats. The companies said on Thursday that they had reached a long-term patent cross-license agreement. The statement did not disclose...