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Intellectual Property Patents

  • Patent Pain Mostly Over for Big Pharma

    Mad Money's Cramer says the worst of the patent expirations is over for many of the big pharma companies and that's why investors can now own the best of them, like Merck.

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    A small company has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the online giant of patent infringement, fraud and coercion.

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    Pharmaceutical giants’ profits could take a "double-dip" hit next year from patent expirations on blockbuster drugs and President Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms, according to a report from CreditSights, a credit market research firm.

  • Apple Up 5%

    Discussing whether Apple could break new highs in 2012, even as it hit $403/share today, with Jeff Fidarco, Susquehanna Financial.

  • Legal Victory for Apple

    Federal agency rules against Taiwan HTC Corp stating some HTC smart phones using Google Inc.'s Android software infringe on an Apple patent, with Dan Ernst, Hudson Square Research principal.

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    Audi and MIT have teamed up to create  a website that tells users how the roadways and drivers’ moods in their city compare to others nationwide and how urban planners can improve the transportation system.Index findings can tell planners which road segments to improve for the most efficient results. It can also reveal how drivers change their motoring routines when they have more information

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    Yale professor David Gelernter survived an attack by the Unabomber. Now, he's up against a bigger force: He's suing Apple. After seeing an email from Steve Jobs in the case, one patent law expert said simply, "Wow."

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    Many would-be innovators have misconceptions about the process of innovation itself. Here, we review some common myths of innovation and separate fiction from fact.   

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    A former Goldman Sachs board member on Wednesday surrendered to federal authorities to face criminal charges stemming from a massive hedge fund insider trading case.

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    A Booz & Company study found that companies whose innovation strategies are clearly aligned with their business and culture goals delivered 17-percent higher profit growth over five-year periods than those lacking such tight alignment.

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  • ChotuKool, the world's cheapest refrigerator, launched by Indian conglomerate Godrej and Boyce

    With so much need that must be met, businesses with that “bigger is always better” mentality are struggling with how to capture all of the opportunity.

  • Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility gives the Internet search company patent protection while putting it squarely into the smartphone hardware business, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt told CNBC Monday.

  • iPad

    One after another, like moths to a flame, technology companies have been seduced into entering the market for tablets. Apple made it look so irresistible, with 29 million eager and sometimes fanatical consumers snapping up an iPad in the device’s first 15 months, the NYT reports.

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    Invention and innovation can change how an economy, a company, even the human body, works — quickly and profoundly. Our special report, "The Future of Innovation," is about defining innovation in the 21st century, and seeking out where it is alive and well in America.

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    Necessity no longer seems to be the mother of invention. The disposable consumer society has facilitated rapid-paced innovation that has blurred the line between good and bad.

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    Great new ideas are only the first link in a chain that includes government and corporate allies in an economy that supports risk.

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    What a terrible time to try to sell an innovation. Oh, for the boom years of a decade ago, when investment capital was as plentiful as the dew.

  • Future of Innovation - See Complete Coverage

    Depending on whom you ask, there's divergence about which entrepreneur, brand, and product is the most innovative — as technology strikes a different chord with each generation.

  • Future of Innovation - See Complete Coverage

    As the pace of innovation quickens, finding an edge is becoming harder.  How can the U.S. nurture innovation?