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Intellectual Property Patents

  • Amazon wins patent for data feed marketplace that could include bitcoin transactions

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved Tuesday the Amazon.com subsidiary's Sept. 2014 filing for a patent that can correlate different data streams and sell the combined feed in a marketplace.

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared divided over whether to make it easier for companies to recoup profits lost due to the unauthorized use of their patented technology overseas in a dispute involving Schlumberger NV, the world's largest oilfield services provider. Both companies are based in Houston. Conservative Justices Samuel...

  • NEW DELHI, April 11- A court ruled on Wednesday that Monsanto cannot claim patents on its genetically modified cotton seeds in India, the Indian company that brought the case said. "Todays order will have wide-ranging, negative implications for biotech-based innovation across many sectors within India, and is inconsistent with other international markets...

  • March 23- Shares in Britain's Indivior were hammered on Friday after it lost a second legal case in recent months in its battle to protect the patent of its opioid addiction treatment that generates 80 percent of its revenues. The stock fell 24 percent to a six-month low before clawing back most of that to trade 4.5 percent down at 390 pence at 1100 GMT, with...

  • GENEVA, March 23- The United States launched a complaint against China at the World Trade Organization on Friday, part of a package of trade measures announced by President Donald Trump on Thursday over China's alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property. China, which dismisses Trump's allegations, has said it is ready to retaliate against U.S. imports.

  • LONDON, March 23- Britain's Indivior is set to face cheap competition to its opioid addiction treatment Suboxone Film after losing a patent protection case, sending its shares more than 20 percent lower on Friday. Indivior said the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware had found generic drugs firm Alvogen had not infringed three of the British firm's...

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, March 15- Walmart Inc's patent filings hint that it may see a future where farmers use its drones to not only spot crop problems but selectively apply chemicals or even disperse pollen to bring shoppers the freshest and cheapest food possible. Groceries make up 56 percent of the company's total revenue and Walmart may see drone technology as...

  • Litigation over patent infringement is part of BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen's strategy for making money for the company, which has lost market share in the smartphone market it once dominated. "Defendants created mobile messaging applications that co-opt BlackBerry's innovations, using a number of the innovative security, user interface, and...

  • BlackBerry is suing Facebook for patent infringement

    BlackBerry claims infringement on patents it holds covering message encryption, battery and message notifications and combining messaging with gaming.

  • "Defendants created mobile messaging applications that co-opt BlackBerry's innovations, using a number of the innovative security, user interface, and functionality enhancing features," Canada- based BlackBerry said in a filing with a Los Angeles federal court. BlackBerry spokeswoman Sarah McKinney said in a statement that the lawsuit followed years of...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- Nasdaq Inc on Thursday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rival IEX Group, accusing the newest U.S. exchange operator of copying several core aspects of its electronic trading platform. The New York- based company launched as a full-fledged stock exchange in August 2016 after getting regulatory approval despite opposition from...

  • New Autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California October 14, 2015.

    Tesla is the only major player in the race to autonomous cars that has no patents in recent years related to self-driving. Why?

  • Feb 5- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed lawyer Andrei Iancu as the next head of the U.S. The Senate voted 94-0 to confirm Iancu, 49, who was nominated by President Donald Trump in August. Silicon Valley firms like Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc have urged the agency to review applications more carefully, saying in the past it granted too many dubious patents that...

  • A worker stacks boxes inside of an Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey.

    Amazon has won two patents for a wristband that will track employees' actions and let them know when they are doing something wrong, The NY Times reports.

  • Jan 25- Gene testing company Illumina on Thursday won a $26.7 million jury verdict in a U.S. lawsuit accusing rival Ariosa Diagnostics, a subsidiary of Roche Holdings AG, of using patented prenatal testing technology without authorization. San Diego, California- based Illumina had sought more than $100 million in damages. Roche acquired San Jose, California-...

  • Jan 25- Gene testing company Illumina on Thursday won a $26.7 million jury verdict in a U.S. lawsuit accusing rival Ariosa Diagnostics, a subsidiary of Roche Holdings AG, of using patented prenatal testing technology without authorization. A federal jury in San Francisco said Ariosa's Harmony non-invasive prenatal test kits infringed on two Illumina...

  • *Deal comes as Google looks to expand its presence in China. BEIJING, Jan 19- Alphabet Inc's Google has agreed to a patent licensing deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd as it looks for ways to expand in China where many of its products, such as app store, search engine and email service, are blocked by regulators. Tencent oversees China's top social media and payments app,...

  • Jan 12- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to review a bid by Schlumberger NV, the world's largest oilfield services provider, to allow companies to recoup profits lost due to patent infringement when patented technology is used overseas. The jury awarded $12.5 million in royalties and $93.4 million in lost profits. In 2015, the Washington- based U.S. Court of...

  • Breaking down Amazon's patent strategy

    CNBC's Deirdre Bosa takes a look at the patents in the works for Amazon and what they could signal for future innovations from the tech giant.

  • Erich Spangenberg, founder of IPwe, made a fortune amassing tech patents during the software boom. Attacked by some as a patent troll for the $150 million he made, he now wants to bring the entire patent world into the 21st century, using AI and the blockchain.

    Erich Spangenberg made $150 million suing technology firms over software IP. Now the former troll wants to be the patent system's savior.