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  • Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday described as bizarre the legal process used by companies to challenge competitors' patents as the Supreme Court heard a case involving a vehicle speedometer that alerts drivers if they are driving too quickly. The eight justices heard an appeal filed by Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC, whose speedometer patent was...

  • *India to soon put out new intellectual property policy. Both companies, BDR Pharma and Lee Pharma, had been seeking so-called compulsory licenses that override patents and allow generics firms in India to launch cheap copies of medicines manufactured by big Western drugmakers. But now the two mid-sized generics players say their efforts have been thwarted...

  • Apple laptop, MacBook Pro

    Apple's latest patent seeks to remove the keys from a keyboard—turning it into a giant, force-sensitive touchpad.

  • LONDON, March 31- GlaxoSmithKline is to adopt a graduated approach to patenting its medicines, depending on the wealth of different countries, in order to make drugs more affordable in the developing world. The company will continue to seek full patent protection in high- and upper middle-income countries, as well as members of the Group of 20 major economies,...

  • JURY TO DECIDE HOW MUCH GILEAD SCIENCES INC MUST PAY IN DAMAGES TO MERCK& CO INC FOR INFRINGING HEPATITIS C TREATMENT PATENTS.

  • March 21- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the high-profile patent fight between the world's two fiercest smartphone rivals, Apple and Samsung, agreeing to hear Samsung's appeal of what it contends were excessive penalties for copying the patented designs of the iPhone. Last May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington upheld...

  • FRANKFURT/ SAN FRANCISCO March 16- A German district court has ruled that Apple Inc violated patents acquired by Swiss security company Kudelski's OpenTV business, which could force Apple to remove some video streaming features from popular products sold in Germany. The ruling by a three-judge panel at the Duesseldorf district court on Tuesday said that...

  • The ruling on Tuesday from the Dusseldorf District Court said Apple products sold in Germany must not use streaming software which infringes OpenTV's patents. "The claim is predominantly valid and well-founded," the Dusseldorf court said in its ruling on Tuesday. OpenTV also has pending patent litigation against Apple in the United States.

  • The ruling on Tuesday from the Dusseldorf District Court said Apple products sold in Germany must not use streaming software which infringes OpenTV's patents.

  • Jury favors Amgen in patent case

    A jury rules against Sanofi and Regeneron in a patent case with Amgen, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • 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...