Intellectual Property Patents

  • Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased a Tesla-branded tequila earlier this year as part ruse on Instagram. Now the company has officially filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark "Teslaquila."

  • Oct 12- A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling that canceled patents owned by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on its blockbuster multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone.

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Juul Labs, the e-cigarette maker at the heart of a U.S. crackdown on youth vaping, has filed patent infringement complaints in the United States and Europe against what it said were copycat rivals. Juul, which controls nearly three quarters of the U.S. e-cigarette market, filed a complaint on Wednesday with the U.S. International Trade Commission...

  • LONDON, Oct 4- Juul Labs, the e-cigarette maker at the heart of a U.S. crackdown on youth vaping, has filed patent infringement complaints in the United States and Europe against what it said were copycat rivals. Juul, which controls nearly three quarters of the U.S. e-cigarette market, said on Thursday that it filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade...

  • A jury sided with IBM in July, ordering Chicago- based Groupon to pay $83 million in damages. William Lafontaine, IBMs general manager of intellectual property, said in a statement the deal demonstrates the value of the intellectual property the Armonk, New York- based company derives from its annual investment of more than $5 billion in research and development.

  • A U.S. International Trade Commission judge said Apple's phones infringed one Qualcomm patent related to power management technology, but denied the chipmaker's request for a ban on the import of some iPhones into the United States. Thomas Pender, an administrative law judge at the ITC, said that "public interest factors" weighed against granting Qualcomm's...

  • A U.S. International Trade Commission judge said Apple's phones infringed one Qualcomm patent related to power management technology, but denied the chipmaker's request for a ban on the import of some iPhones into the United States. Thomas Pender, an administrative law judge at the ITC, said that "public interest factors" weighed against granting Qualcomm's...

  • A U.S. International Trade Commission judge said Apple's phones infringed one Qualcomm patent related to power management technology, but denied the chipmaker's request for a ban on the import of some iPhones into the United States. Thomas Pender, an administrative law judge at the ITC, said that "public interest factors" weighed against granting Qualcomm's...

  • BOSTON, Sept 27- A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a pair of patent infringement lawsuits by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd that sought to block Eli Lilly and Co from bringing its migraine drug Emgality to market in the United States. District Judge Allison Burroughs in Boston said the lawsuits failed to raise an actual controversy that would allow...

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling that four Acorda patents on Ampyra were invalid because they described obvious ideas. Acorda Chief Executive Officer Ron Cohen said in a statement the company was disappointed by the decision and reviewing the possibility of a further appeal. Analysts are forecasting $370...

  • Aug 7- A U.S. jury on Tuesday returned a $315 million verdict against Scientific Games Corp, saying the gambling products company had initiated a frivolous patent lawsuit in hopes of controlling the market for automatic card-shufflers at casinos. The Chicago jury awarded $105 million to a group of companies led by Shuffle Tech International LLC that compete...

  • Aug 1- A federal jury in California has awarded Canadian patent licensing company WiLan Inc $145.1 million in damages against Apple Inc for patent infringement, according to a court filing on Wednesday. The jury in San Diego determined that versions of Apple's iPhone infringed two WiLan patents relating to wireless communications technology, WiLan, a unit of...

  • Aug 1- A federal jury in California has awarded Canadian intellectual property company WiLan Inc $145.1 million in damages against Apple Inc for patent infringement, according to a court filing on Wednesday. The jury in San Diego determined that versions of Apple's iPhone infringed two WiLan patents relating to wireless communications technology, the...

  • July 27- A U.S. jury on Friday awarded International Business Machines Corp $83 million in a patent dispute with e-commerce company Groupon Inc.. A jury in Delaware said Groupon used IBM's patented e-commerce technology without authorization following a two-week trial. "IBM invests nearly $6 billion annually in research and development, producing...

  • July 27- A U.S. jury on Friday awarded International Business Machines Corp $83 million in a patent dispute with e-commerce company Groupon Inc.. A jury in Delaware said Groupon used IBM's patented e-commerce technology without authorization following a two-week trial. "IBM invests nearly $6 billion annually in research and development, producing...

  • July 27- A U.S. jury on Friday awarded International Business Machines Corp $83 million in a patent dispute with e-commerce company Groupon Inc.. A jury in Delaware said Groupon used IBM's patented e-commerce technology without authorization following a two-week trial. "IBM invests nearly $6 billion annually in research and development, producing...

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said it would not block Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and other companies from selling generic versions of Ampyra while it reviews a lower court decision that ruled invalid Acorda patents covering the drug. Acorda's stock dropped 12 percent to about $25 early on Wednesday after the ruling was issued.

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said a tribunal run by the U.S. Allergan spokeswoman Amy Rose declined to comment. Allergan in September 2017 transferred the patents to New York's Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, claiming the tribe's sovereign status meant the patents were immune from administrative review.

  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said a tribunal run by the U.S. Allergan spokeswoman Amy Rose declined to comment. The company in September 2017 transferred the patents to New York's Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, claiming the tribe's sovereign status meant the patents were immune from administrative review.

  • July 20- A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a novel strategy adopted by drug company Allergan PLC to shield patents from review by an administrative court by transferring them to a Native American tribe. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said a tribunal run by the U.S. The company last year transferred the patents to New York's St. Regis Mohawk...