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Intellectual Property Patents

  • WILMINGTON, Del., July 16- International Business Machines Corp on Monday asked a U.S. jury to award it $167 million in a lawsuit accusing e-commerce marketplace operator Groupon Inc of using patented technology without authorization. IBM lawyer John Desmarais told a jury in federal court in Delaware that Groupon infringed patents describing foundational...

  • NEW YORK— The drugmaker Pfizer, facing an aging population and shifting risks from the loss of patents, is reshaping its structure into three businesses. Pfizer said the growth potential for that business is strong, due in part to an aging population that will create a growing demand for new medicines. Pfizer Inc., based in New York, expects a significant reduction...

  • Traders work on the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the Dow Jones industrial average passes the 20,000 mark shortly after the opening of the trading session on Jan. 25, 2017.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average cited the industrials sector waning significance to the economy in dropping GE, but it is the DJIA itself that is irrelevant. 

  • *Court temporarily bans sales of 26 Micron chips in China. *China accounts for half of Micron's revenues. It comes amid an escalating trade spat between Washington and Beijing over tariffs and also as China investigates Micron and its South Korean rivals over price fixing allegations, amid a surge in prices of dynamic random access memory chips.

  • Terms of the settlement, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, were not available. In May, a U.S. jury awarded Apple $539 million, after Samsung had previously paid Apple $399 million to compensate for patent infringement. After a loss at trial, Samsung appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Terms of the settlement, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, were not available. In May, a U.S. jury awarded Apple $539 million, after Samsung had previously paid Apple $399 million to compensate for patent infringement. Samsung would need to make an additional payment to Apple of nearly $140 million if the verdict was upheld.

  • Terms of the settlement, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, were not available. In May, a U.S. jury awarded Apple $539 million, after Samsung had previously paid Apple $399 million to compensate for patent infringement. Samsung would need to make an additional payment to Apple of nearly $140 million if the verdict was upheld.

  • June 27- Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday settled a years long patent dispute, according to a filing the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. In May, a U.S. jury awarded Apple $539 million. Samsung had previously paid Apple $399 million to compensate for patent infringement.

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that companies can recover profits lost because of the unauthorized use of their patented technology abroad in a victory for Schlumberger NV, the world's largest oilfield services provider. Both companies are based in Houston. Writing for the majority, Justice Clarence Thomas said ION infringed...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that companies can recover profits lost because of the unauthorized use of their patented technology abroad in a victory for Schlumberger NV, the world's largest oilfield services provider. Both companies are based in Houston. Writing for the majority, Justice Clarence Thomas said ION infringed...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that companies can recover profits lost because of the unauthorized use of their patented technology abroad in a victory for Schlumberger NV, the world's largest oilfield services provider. Both companies are based in Houston. In 2015, the Washington- based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,...

  • June 15- The staff of the U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday recommended that a trade judge find that Apple Inc infringed at least one of Qualcomm Inc's patents, a move that could lead to blocking the import of some iPhones. The San Diego chipmaker filed a complaint against Apple nearly a year ago, asking the commission to ban the import of iPhones...

  • June 1- U.S. farm equipment maker Deere& Co on Friday sued Precision Planting LLC and AGCO Corp, accusing them of infringing on 12 of its patents. In filings to the U.S. district court in Delaware, Deere alleged that products made or sold by Precision Planting, including vSet seed meters along with SpeedTube products, infringed on its patents. Kelli Cook, a spokeswoman...

  • June 1- U.S. farm equipment maker Deere& Co said on Friday it filed a lawsuit against Precision Planting LLC and AGCO Corp, claiming that the companies have infringed on 12 of its patents. The lawsuit alleges that products made or sold by Precision Planting, including vSet seed meters along with SpeedTube products, infringe on Deere patents. AGCO acquired...

  • Walmart store

    Walmart has been churning out a lot of ideas behind the scenes. The big box retailer recently published a slew of patent filings that could reshape the shopping experience.

  • After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury said Samsung should pay $539 million to Apple for copying patented smartphone features.

  • May 24- After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should pay $539 million to Apple Inc for copying patented smartphone features, according to court documents, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages. Samsung previously paid Apple $399 million to compensate Apple...

  • May 24- After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should pay $539 million Apple Inc for copying patented smartphone features, technology publication CNET reported, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages. Samsung previously paid Apple $399 million to compensate...

  • May 24- After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should pay $539 million Apple Inc for copying patented smartphone features, technology publication CNET reported, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages. Samsung was found liable in a 2012 trial, but a disagreement...

  • MUMBAI, May 7- India's Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant a stay on a Delhi High Court ruling that U.S. company Monsanto cannot claim patents on its GM cotton seeds, but the world's largest seed maker said it is "confident on the merits" of its case. The Delhi High Court last month concurred with Indian seed company Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd, which argued that India's...