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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen to revive several patent claims against AOL Inc, Apple Inc, Google Inc and Yahoo Inc over software pop-up notifications. The patents, held by Allen's Interval Licensing, relate to the pop-ups that computer and smartphone users regularly see.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 5- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen to revive several patent claims against AOL Inc, Apple Inc, Google Inc and Yahoo Inc over software pop-up notifications. The Supreme Court left in place a September 2014 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- A group of patients and campaigners has called on Britain's health minister to over-ride patents protecting Roche's expensive breast cancer drug Kadcyla to allow for the import or manufacture of cut-price copies. It said UK and European law contained provisions for this and one company had already indicated a willingness to make the drug in...

  • MSFT and GOOGL patent battle over Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    MSFT and GOOGL patent battle over

    Microsoft and Google have agreed to bury all patent infringement litigation against each other, settling 18 cases in the U.S. and Germany.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- A group of patients and campaigners has called on Britain's health minister to over-ride patents protecting Roche's expensive breast cancer drug Kadcyla to allow for the import or manufacture of cut-price copies. It said UK and European law contained provisions for this and one company had already indicated a willingness to make the drug in...

  • Microsoft, Google stand down in patent battles Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 3:26 AM ET
    Google and Microsoft

    Microsoft Corp and Google Inc have agreed to bury all patent infringement litigation against each other, the companies announced on Wednesday.

  • Microsoft, Google stand down in patent battles Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 6:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 30- Microsoft Corp and Google Inc have agreed to bury all patent infringement litigation against each other, the companies announced on Wednesday, settling 18 cases in the United States and Germany. In another sign of the winding down of the global smartphone wars, the companies said the deal puts an end to court fights involving a variety of...

  • Patent and Trademark Office on Friday denied a request by Celgene Corp to sanction Bass and his Coalition for Affordable Drugs by throwing out their challenges to its patents. Celgene in July accused Bass of abusing the patent review process by short-selling pharmaceutical shares that drop when a patent review is filed. A spokeswoman for Bass' $2 billion...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said Apple should have been awarded an injunction barring Samsung from selling products that infringe its patents, handing Apple another victory in its ongoing smartphone fight with its biggest rival. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. said the lower court abused its discretion...

  • WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept 17- BlackBerry Ltd sees its massive patent portfolio as one of the key elements in its turnaround strategy as it pivots to focus more on its software and enterprise business, Chief Executive John Chen said on Thursday. BlackBerry's fiscal first quarter results in June benefited from this strategy of monetizing its intellectual...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said Apple should have been awarded an injunction barring Samsung from selling products that infringe its patents, handing Apple a major victory in its ongoing smartphone fight with its biggest rival. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. said the lower court abused its discretion...

  • Patenting your big idea may be a costly error Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Patent

    Think your brilliant idea needs a patent pronto? Think twice. Patents for lone inventors can be a waste of time and money.

  • Fight against big pharma not about just profiting: Bass Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    Fight against big pharma not about just profiting: Bass

    Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management founder and managing partner, discusses the reasons behind why he's bringing challenges to drug patents.

  • Biopharma lobbying making this a big fight: Bass Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    Biopharma lobbying making this a big fight: Bass

    Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management founder and managing partner, discusses the criticism he is facing as he takes on drug patents.

  • LONDON, Sept 10- Pfizer suffered a major setback in Britain on Thursday when the High Court in London ruled that claims of patent protection for the use of its $5 billion- a-year drug Lyrica as a pain treatment were invalid. While the original patent on pregabalin expired last year, Pfizer was awarded a secondary patent covering pain, valid until July 2017, and the...

  • Five strange-but-true patents from the past Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Five hilarious patents from the past

    From a hat that mechanically salutes to a parachute “fire escape” contraption, CNBC has compiled five of the absolute strangest patents out there.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its financially troubled mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute. The decision rejected a ruling in April by a U.S. trade judge who found that Microsoft had infringed two...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its financially-troubled mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute.

  • MICROSOFT CORP CLEARED OF INFRINGING INTERDIGITAL INC PATENTS- U.S.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 25- Apple Inc patents covering the "slide to unlock" feature on smartphones are invalid, Germany's highest appeals court ruled on Tuesday, reaffirming a 2013 decision rejecting the U.S. company's claims by a lower court. In a statement, the appeals court said it confirmed a ruling by the lower Federal Patent Court that cancelled Apple's German...