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Intellectual Property Patents

  • *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.

  • Tivo filed lawsuits in Boston and Los Angeles on Wednesday, saying Comcast's X1 video recording system infringed on patents describing functionality like pausing and resuming shows on different devices and restarting live programming in progress. A pioneer in digital video recording technology, Tivo said on Thursday that it also planned to sue Comcast at...

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Jan 11- A German court dealt a blow to razor maker Wilkinson Sword on Thursday by saying it must stop selling blades that fit on rival Gillette's Mach 3 model. Wilkinson's blades, which can sell for 30 percent less than Gillette's, infringe the Procter& Gamble subsidiary's patent rights, a regional court in Duesseldorf said in a statement, backing...

  • HONG KONG— Chinese tech giant Huawei won a patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea smartphone rival Samsung on Thursday, according to information released by a Chinese court. The decision by the Shenzhen Intermediate Court is the latest in a series of deepening patent disputes between the Asian smartphone makers, which have filed lawsuits against...

  • China has stepped up its R&D efforts

    Yankun Hou of UBS rattles off a string of research milestones for Chinese academics and tech start-ups.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 22- Allergan Inc said on Friday that it had lost its appeal in a patent battle with Novartis AG over its Sandoz division's rival version of Allergan's Combigan eye drug and said it would file a petition to for a rehearing of the case. Allergan said the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District...

  • Republican tax overhaul passed by Congress this week will allow Apple Inc to bring back its $252.3 billion foreign cash pile without a major tax hit- a long-standing company goal. One creates a minimum tax on foreign patent income that is expected to come to about 13 percent, said Gavin Ekins, a research economist with the Tax Foundation. At the same time, a tax break...

  • The bitcoin logo is displayed on a power supply unit at a cryptocurrency mining facility in Incheon, South Korea, on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

    The blockchain technology behind bitcoin interests banks and other major corporations. But patent trolls are also moving in.

  • Dec 1- Over 30 technology companies including Alphabet Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc. on Friday urged a U.S. patent court to disregard drugmaker Allergan Plc's contention that its transfer of some of its patents to a Native American tribe shields them from the court's review. Two trade groups comprised of tech industry leaders argued in a joint brief...

  • HELSINKI/ TORONTO, Dec 1- An arbitration court ordered smartphone pioneer BlackBerry Ltd to pay $137 million to Nokia to settle a payment dispute and the Canadian company said it would pursue a separate patent infringement case against the Finnish firm. The International Court of Arbitration ruled earlier this week that BlackBerry had failed to make certain...

  • Nov 30- Qualcomm Inc said on Thursday it filed three new patent infringement complaints against Apple Inc, saying there were 16 more of its patents that Apple was using in its iPhones. That case accompanied a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission seeking to ban the import of Apple iPhones that use competing Intel Corp chips because of the...

  • Nov 30- Qualcomm Inc said on Thursday it filed three new patent infringement complaints against Apple Inc, saying there were 16 more of its patents that Apple was using in its iPhones. The new complaints represent the latest development in a long-standing dispute and follows Apple's countersuit on Wednesday against Qualcomm, which alleged that Qualcomm's...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 29- The European Commission published patent licensing guidelines on Wednesday aimed at avoiding disputes such as those that have ensnared Qualcomm and Apple, while balancing the interests of patent holders and users. With billion of dollars in sales at stake, patent holders such as world No. 1 smartphone chip maker Qualcomm, Ericsson, Nokia and...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 29- The European Commission published patent licensing guidelines on Wednesday aimed at avoiding disputes such as those that have ensnared Qualcomm and Apple, while balancing the interests of patent holders and users. With billion of dollars in sales at stake, patent holders such as world No. 1 smartphone chip maker Qualcomm, Ericsson, Nokia and...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 27- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellations uncertain. In one of the most important Supreme Court patent cases in years, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 27- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellations uncertain. In one of the most important patent cases to come before the Supreme...

  • Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Chief Eric Thompson next to the Saint Lawrence River in upstate New York. The tribe aims to diversify its economy through patent partnerships.

    Inter partes review is at the center of a case before the Supreme Court, and the decision will have far-reaching effects.