Intellectual Property News & Events

Court of Appeals Rejects Motion to Dismiss University of Utah RNAi Patent Case

Hagens Berman’s Intellectual Property group won an important court victory today on behalf of their client, the University of Utah, in a case brought against Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”), the Max-Planck Institute, the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, and three officers of the University of Massachusetts (“UMass”).Read More »

Anonymous Yelp review admitted as evidence in infringement case

Negative online reviews can scare off potential customers, and now they could land companies in legal hot water, following a judge’s decision to admit an anonymous review from as evidence in an infringement case. The decision was part of a case involving two competing health club chains. YouFit, a Florida-based health club chain, sued two of its former franchisees for trademark infringement after they opened their own chain of “Fit U” health clubs. Read More »

Gildan Activewear, Russell Brands reach $1M million trademark settlement

Canadian apparel manufacturer Gildan Activewear Inc. (TSX:GIL) has reached a $1-million trademark infringement settlement with two American companies. Read More »

Inventor argues Nintendo infringed his 3-D patent

A patent infringement trial over 3-D display technology has pit an inventor against videogaming giant Nintendo Co. The patent relates to technology that inventor Seijiro Tomita developed for providing 3-D images without the need for 3-D glasses.Read More »

Lawsuit over Oscar copyright infringement settled by Academy

Unlike last year, people hoping to jazz up their Academy Awards viewing parties this weekend with an oversized statuette resembling Oscar are now out of luck. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has settled a lawsuit it brought against an Edwardsville, Ill.-based events rental company for copyright infringement stemming from the alleged renting and selling of eight-foot statues that looked like the Oscar statuettes.Read More »

Under Armour Files Lawsuit Against Nike For Trademark Infringement

Late this afternoon, in a district court in Baltimore, Maryland, Under Armour filed a complaint against Nike, alleging trademark infringement. The trademark in question is Under Armour’s advertising phrase, “I Will,” which is part of a brand new marketing campaign. It is the first time that Under Armour has ever sued Nike.Read More »

LinkedIn Accused of Patent Infringement

AvMarkets, an aviation service and technology company, claims LinkedIn violates a patent on online sales and marketing. AvMarkets, a privately held company based in Pittsburgh, claims LinkedIn violates its patent on a "Method for Generating Increased Numbers of Leads Via the Internet."Read More »

RED Founder Jannard sues Sony for patent infringement

In a David vs Goliath lawsuit, California based company Red Digital Cinema sues Sony for patent infringement claiming that Sony's latest video cameras, F65, F55, and the F5, use Red's patented technology without proper licensing. Jim Jannard, founder of Red Digital Cinema, pioneered the revolution of digital cinematic filmmaking when his company released the Red One camera in 2007. The Red One was the first digital cinematic camera in history that could shoot raw footage at 4K resolution which was comparable to the resolution quality of traditional 35 mm film used in big budget movies.Read More »

Tiffany accuses Costco of selling counterfeit rings

Tiffany & Co. is seeking millions in damages from Costco, alleging the discount retailer was selling counterfeit Tiffany diamond rings. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York on Valentine's Day, accuses Costco with trademark infringement, counterfeiting, and false and deceptive business practices. It is seeking damages equal to triple the amount of any profit Costco made on the sale of the rings and $2 million in punitive damages for every model of the Tiffany rings that were sold.Read More »

Sophia Stewart, The Real Creator of ‘The Matrix,’ Wins Copyright Case

A six-year dispute has ended involving Sophia Stewart, the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers. Stewart’s allegations, involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and acknowledged by the Central District of California, Judge Margaret Morrow presiding.Read More »

Facebook may have infringed 'like' button patent

Mark Zuckerberg's social network is facing legal action over its use of the "like" button and other tools of the site, including the Timeline. A patent-holding company claims that Joannes Jozef Everardus Van Der Meer, a dead Dutch programmer, patented the feature in 1998.Read More »

Stryker Corp. wins $70 million award in major patent infringement lawsuit against rival Zimmer Inc.

Stryker Corp. won a major patent infringement lawsuit Tuesday against rival medical technologies maker Zimmer Inc. in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. An eight-person jury found that Warsaw, Ind.-based Zimmer had infringed on a Stryker medical system that is a mainstay of hip- and knee-replacement procedures. As a result, Stryker stands to collect $70 million in estimated lost profits.Read More »

Local company's 'timelines' suit against Facebook to go to trial in April

Facebook Inc. will go to trial in April against a small Chicago company, Timelines Inc., which sued the social-media giant in late 2011 over the use of its name. In a trademark infringement lawsuit filed in September 2011, Timelines, which then had been in business for almost five years, said that Facebook had begun touting "Timelines" as a new product offering.Read More »

Four mobile device makers investigated for patent infringement in US

U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is launching an investigation into Samsung, Nokia, Huawei and ZTE for patent infringement in their 3G or 4G wireless devices.Read More »

AbbVie Sues Generic Drugmaker Sun Over Zemplar Patent

AbbVie Inc. (ABBV), the drug unit that split from parent Abbott Laboratories (ABT) on Jan. 1, sued Indian generic drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for infringing a patent for Zemplar, used to treat kidney patients.Read More »

U.S. launches Section 337 probe on Chinese paper shredder producers

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) on Tuesday initiated a Section 337 investigation on eight Chinese and one U.S. producers of paper shredders.Read More »

Patent Trial Awards Soar With Some Big Ones Cut by Judges

Research in Motion Ltd., the Canadian maker of the BlackBerry, lost a $147 million jury verdict in July in a patent-infringement lawsuit brought by closely held Mformation Technologies Inc. over mobile-device management software.Read More »

Landmark case may set grounds for fair use over photos shared on Twitter

In a landmark case that may set policies over fair use of images shared on social networks, a judge has ruled that using someone else’s images for commercial use, even if it was shared to Twitter, is still subject to copyright laws.Read More »

Brocade wins patent lawsuit against A10 Networks

Brocade announced that a San Jose federal court confirmed a US$60m damages verdict against A10 Networks and entered an order permanently enjoining A10 from infringing on Brocade's patents involving technologies for Global Server Load Balancing and High Availability.Read More »

Chinese man guilty of $100 million hi-tech software piracy

The US has dismantled one of the most significant cases of copyright infringement ever in the country with a Chinese man pleading guilty to pirating hi-tech software worth over $ 100 million. Read More »

Taiwan TPK filed patent suits in China against Nokia, others

Finnish handset maker and partners accused of violating patent relating to touchscreen technology.Read More »

Samsung, Nokia and others hit with fresh patent infringement lawsuit

InterDigital (IDCC) on Thursday filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission against Samsung (005930), Nokia (NOK), Huawei (002502), and ZTE (000063) for selling devices that allegedly infringe upon seven of its 3G and 4G wireless patents. Read More »

Forest Labs Settles BYSTOLIC Patent Lawsuit

Forest Laboratories announced today it has agreed to settle the patent infringement lawsuit it had brought against Glenmark Generics. TRead More »

Nestlé Wins Trademark Lawsuit Over KitKat Bar's Shape

KitKat loyalists are in luck. Nestlé has won a trademark lawsuit against Cadbury over their rights to the candy bar's shape. Now, confectioners will not be able to sell products with a similar, four-bar structure.Read More »

Apple ordered to pay $165K in Chinese copyright dispute

A Chinese court on Thursday ordered Apple to pay 1.03 million yuan, roughly $165,000, to a group of writers who claimed their work was pirated and sold through the App Store.Read More »

CMU wins billion-dollar patent infringement lawsuit

A jury today found in favor of Carnegie Mellon University in a patent case with billion-dollar financial implications.Read More »

OpenTV owner sues Netflix for patent infringement

OpenTV's owner Kudelski SA has sued Netflix Inc., accusing the company of violating patents related to Internet video.Read More »

Google Copyright Infringement Notices Now Exceeding 2.5 Million Requests Per Week

The team at Google might have their work cut out for them when it comes to copyright takedown requests. The company announced on Sunday that it now faces upwards of 2.5 million notices a week.Read More »

Ivanka Trump Copyright Lawsuit: Mystique Footwear Claims Design Theft

Ivanka Trump is being sued by Mystique Footwear. The company claims that Trump stole two sandal designs from its footwear collection. Mystique claims that it registered with the US Copyright Office its ornamental designs affixed to sandals titled “By the Sea – Style 3323” and “Starry Eyed – Style 4179.”Read More »

Abbott, Casio, Tesco, Best Buy: Intellectual Property

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up a multibillion-dollar fight between the drug industry and federal antitrust enforcers, a case that may determine how quickly low-price generic medicines reach the market.Read More »

California tech company awarded $27 million in Best Buy trade-secret judgment

A federal court in California has entered a $27 million judgment against the consumer electronics giant for essentially swiping the idea for its Buy Back Program from a used-electronics seller called TechForward Inc.Read More »

Stock Photo Agency Can Go After McGraw-Hill

Grant Heilman Photography can advance claims that McGraw-Hill infringed more than 2,300 copyrighted photographs, a federal judge ruled.Read More »

Family Business Took on Walmart Over Alleged Patent Infringement

Just days before federal trial was to begin, terms of a settlement have been reached in the case of a patent infringement lawsuit against the retail giant Walmart, NBCLA has learned from attorneys on both sides.Read More »

Samsung To Pay Apple $129,000 Per Day For Patent Infringement Case

A new ruling from the Dutch Court of the Hague in Netherlands has ordered Samsung to pay Apple $129,000 per day if it continues to infringe on a photo gallery patent that's apparently owned by the Cupertino-based company, according to a report.Read More »

Kickstarter sued over project's alleged patent infringement

3D Systems, a three-dimensional printing company, announced on November 20th it is suing Formlabs, a rival, for patent infringement. As Formlabs had raised funds for its Form 1 printer on Kickstarter, 3D System is also bringing the allegations against the crowdfunding site.Read More »

Deer-hunting entrepreneurs lock horns in circuit court

A Coldwater couple who started a consulting business in 1994 is suing the owners of a similar business near Addison that was started in January. Tony and Lesa LaPratt claim trade secrets were stolen from them by Whitetail Ambush Secrets Inc.Read More »

Tolkien Estate Files Copyright Infringement Suit Against Warner Bros. and Partners

The J.R.R. Tolkien estate and Tolkien’s master publisher HarperCollins have filed an $80 million lawsuit in the U.S. Central District Court of California against Warner Bros., its subsidiary New Line, and Middle-earth Enterprises (a division of The Saul Zaentz Company) over copyright infringement and breach of contract. The suit focuses on digital licensing rights, specifically related to online slot machines.Read More »

Seattle designers sue Disney, claim copyright infringement

It's a Disney-esque story that includes cute dogs, a Hollywood starlet and a dastardly case of alleged copyright infringement. Read More »

Alnylam to Pay Tekmira $65M as Part of Litigation Settlement

Just days before they were scheduled to go to trial, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals announced that they have hammered out a settlement to their protracted patent-infringement and technology-misappropriation lawsuits.Read More »

Accuray settles patent infringement claim for $150k

Radiotherapy systems maker Accuray (NSDQ:ARAY) settled a patent infringement beef with Radiation Stabilization Solutions this month, agreeing to pay $150,000 to resolve all outstanding claims.Read More »

Raytheon denies it stole warhead trade secrets

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems is denying allegations raised in a former partner's lawsuit that it stole missile warhead trade secrets.Read More »

'Call Me Maybe' singer Carly Rae Jepsen to be sued for copyright infringement

Allyson Nichole Burnett, an Alabama-based singer/songwriter, alleges that her 2010 song "Ah, It's a Love Song," was ripped off in the song "Good Time," a new, collaborative hit single between Owl City and Jepsen. Read More »

Faulkner Estate in Mississippi Files Copyright Suit Over Quotes in Movie, Ad

William Faulkner wrote that the past is never dead. His heirs say their copyright to that phrase is very much alive.Read More »

Dow Chemical Patent Verdict Against Nova Left Intact

The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a $61.7 million verdict won by Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) in a patent fight with Nova Chemicals Corp. over the plastic used in grocery bags.Read More »

BMI Sues Rock & Roll Hotel for Copyright Infringement

Music rights organization BMI, on behalf of 16 copyright holders, has filed a civil suit against the Rock & Roll Hotel and its owner, Joe Englert, for alleged copyright infringement.Read More »

Former Broncos quarterback moves to trademark ‘Tebowing’

Thou shalt not Tebow, for the wages of Tebowing is trademark infringement. Read More »

BuzzFeed Sued for $1.3M After Publishing 9 Celebrity Photos Without Permission

Copyright infringement of photographs is anything but uncommon in this Internet age, as countless images are published all across the web every day without the owners’ consent. The problem is so widespread that virtually everyone gets away with it. The ones that don’t, however, are occasionally in for a good deal of pain.Read More »

Zynga Files Suit Against Former Staffer, Claiming Theft of Trade Secrets

Following the departure of several high-level employees, Zynga is striking back by filing a lawsuit against one of its former general managers, alleging “the wholesale theft of some of its most sensitive and commercially valuable data.”Read More »

Artist Files Copyright Suit against Apple for Retina Display Photo

Sabine Liewald of Switzerland has filed a copyright lawsuit against Apple for their use of her registered photograph used in connection with Apple's latest Retina Display based MacBook Pro ad campaign without proper license.Read More »

Stan Lee Media Files Billion-Dollar Disney Lawsuit Over Marvel Characters

Despite years of court losses, the resilient company that was founded by Stan Lee in the late 1990s still is attempting to convince the world that it was robbed a decade ago of many of valuable franchises including Fantastic Four, X-Men and Spider-Man.Read More »

Vringo spikes after filing patent suit against ZTE

Shares of Vringo, which buys and licenses patents, jumped more than 16 percent in heavy trading Monday, after the company said it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against ZTE Corp.'s U.K. subsidiary.Read More »

Google, book publishers settle copyright suit

Google and major book publishers have settled a lengthy legal battle over digital copyrights, but a bigger dispute still looms with thousands of authors who allege that Google is illegally profiting from their works.Read More »

Ludacris Sued For Trademark Infringement

Atlanta rapper Ludacris is involved in a legal battle over the name of his record company Disturbing Tha Peace. A couple out of Dallas, Texas named Demitry Brown and his wife Donna Evans-Brown allege the “My Chick Bad” rapper is infringing upon their trademarked “Disturb The Peace” phrase.Read More »

Ameranth Sues Apple over their new Passbook Ticketing System

A California base company by the name of Ameranth has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. Ameranth's "award winning" inventions enable generation and synchronization of menus, event tickets, and other products across fixed, wireless and/or internet platforms. Ameranth is suing Apple on four counts related to the Passbook Ticketing System that is integrated with iPhone 5 and other iPhone and iPod Touch devices that are running Apple's iOS-6 software, and linked to/with Apple's iCloud, the "Apple Notification Service", and Apple's Safari browser. One of Ameranth's patents were quoted as prior art in an iPhone patent that listed Bas Ording and the late Steve Jobs as inventors.Read More »

Patent Dispute – LG & Samsung Battle It Out!

The rivalry between two electronic giants, LG and Samsung seems to be assuming different dimensions as both companies prepare to explore legal options. Both companies have been engaged in fight over patent rights for a while now; and there seems to be no end in sight to the battle. Read More »

LG Display Files Patent Lawsuit Against Samsung

LG Display Co. (034220), the world’s second- largest maker of liquid-crystal displays, said it filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) and Samsung Display Co., claiming they infringed its patents related to organic light- emitting diode technology.Read More »

Hagens Berman Files Patent Lawsuit Against Canon, Inc.

A lawsuit filed Friday against Canon, Inc. (NYS: CAJ) ("Canon") by nationwide intellectual property law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP claims that a number of the company's digital cameras infringe on a patent covering a method to reduce noise and improve image clarity in digital photos.Read More »

Motorola found guilty of Microsoft patent infringement

A German court today found that Motorola has infringed upon Microsoft patents, and granted the latter firm an injunction against the offending products.Read More »

AMOA-NY files lawsuit over copyright violation

The Amusement and Music Owners Association of New York has filed a lawsuit against two amusement companies for violating the copyright it holds on its business contacts. AMOA-NY filed the suit in the New York State Supreme Court for monetary damages against American Vending, owned and operated by Richard Overals, and Manhattan Amusement, owned and operated by John Cullen. Read More »

Uniloc files patent suit against 'X-Plane' developer

Laminar Research, maker of flight simulator X-Plane, is being sued for patent infringement by Uniloc. The studio is one of nine developers, including Minecraft maker Mojang, against whom Uniloc filed a lawsuit in July for infringing on a patent for copy protection on the Android platform.Read More »

Eolas strikes again: sues Facebook, Wal-Mart, and Disney over UC patents

Eolas Technologies Inc. acted on behalf of the University of California Regents today to sue Facebook, Wal-Mart, and Disney over four patents related to hypermedia display. The University of California has licensed the four patents to Eolas, who is litigating on behalf of the UC Regents. The company gained notoriety several years ago when it sued Microsoft in a lengthy courtroom battle which ended with a settlement in 2007. Eolas was initially founded to litigate on behalf of the UC system's patents, and has earned critics for its aggressive litigation.Read More »

Rock band Muse sued for copyright infringement

British rock band Muse and Warner Music are being sued by a songwriter who says the concept for their 2009 suite "Exogenesis" came from him.Read More »

lululemon Sues Calvin Klein for Patent Infringement

Yoga clothing company lululemon athletica has sued Calvin Klein and G-III Apparel Group, a Calvin Klein supplier, claiming that Calvin Klein, which is owned by PVH is carrying pants that violate three of its patents.Read More »

Smartphone patent wars: HTC patents are “probably valid” in a trial to get 4G iPhones and iPads banned in the US

International Trade Commission Judge Thomas Pender has said that two key patents owned by smartphone-maker HTC, are “probably valid”, in a lawsuit that could eventuate in the 4G iPad and future 4G iPhones being banned from sale in the US.Read More »

Apple’s Message to the World: Innovate, Don’t Imitate

Apple’s victory in the Samsung patent case sends a hidden, but clear message to the business world: Innovating is far better than imitating.Read More »

Hologic loses patent infringement suit

Bedford-based Hologic Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), which develops diagnostic, medical imaging and surgical products for women, announced late Wednesday that a jury has awarded $4 million to its opponent in a patent infringement lawsuit.Read More »

Apple, Motorola Come to Patent Agreement in Germany

A filing on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California confirmed an agreement between Apple and Google-owned Motorola that places some, if not all, of Moto's standard-essential patent licenses in Cupertino's hands, but only in Germany.Read More »

Chicagoan says Heinz stole his invention

Frustrated with the difficulties of juggling fast food and condiment packets while eating in his car, Scott White, 47, says he invented a dual-purpose container that made it easy for drivers to put ketchup on their food.Read More »

Myriad wins gene patent ruling from U.S. appeals court

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday revived its decision to uphold Myriad Genetics Inc's patents on two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer, after the U.S. Supreme Court told it to take another look at the hotly contested case.Read More »

Google beefs up patent search library with European patents

Google is improving its patent search tools by expanding results from just United States patents but also those in Europe.Read More »

Startups' New Creed: Patent First, Prototype Later

Craig Ciesla set out five years ago to do something ridiculous and wonderful. He wanted to develop technology that would cause buttons to rise up out of the normally flat screens found on smartphones, tablets, TVs, and other devices when they were needed, and to disappear when they weren’tRead More »

Court Revives Raytheon Claims Ex-Workers Stole Secrets

U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Co. won an appeals court ruling that revives claims Flir Systems Inc. (FLIR)’s Indigo Systems unit lured away former workers to steal trade secrets related to infrared cameras.Read More »

Kodak patents attract 'low bids' from Apple and Google

Kodak's efforts to save itself from collapse have been dealt a setback after initial bids for some of its patents came in significantly below target, according to reports.Read More »

Damages Could Exceed $1 Billion in Authors Guild Case Against Google

If the Authors Guild prevails in its legal battle over Google’s library book scanning program the search giant could theoretically be on the hook for over $1 billion in damages.Read More »

Patent disputes rise 182 per cent in 12 months

A story in the Financial Times reports that patent disputes are on the rise. Read the story here.Read More »

Inventor Challenges New U.S. Patent Law

An inventor claims in court that the America Invents Act of 2011 violates inventors' rights, by replacing the "first to invent" patent system with a deficient "first to file" rule.Read More »

Microsoft Says It Wants Patent Peace With Google’s Motorola

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), embroiled in patent litigation with Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Motorola Mobility unit, said it’s open to reaching a comprehensive settlement of disputes...Read More »

Apple, Samsung Patent Lawsuit Enters New Phase Monday, Trial Could Make History

Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd take their battle for mobile supremacy to court on Monday in one of the biggest-ever technology patent trialsRead More »

Genzyme, Apple, Royal Worcester: Intellectual Property

Shelbyzyme LLC, the owner of a patent used to treat organ-destroying Fabry disease, won $50 million from Genzyme Corp. after a jury trial.Read More »

Kodak Loses Patent Suit Against Apple and RIM

Eastman Kodak has lost its patent case against Apple and Research in Motion over digital image-preview technology in a ruling that could hurt the company’s efforts to get a high price for its patents.Read More »

Hagens Berman Lawsuit Alleges LG Devices Infringe Touchscreen Patent

Intellectual Property law firm Hagens Berman has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against LG Electronics (KSE: 06657011.KS) alleging that several of the company’s smart phones and tablets infringe a patent covering the use of certain finger gestures on touchscreen devices.Read More »

Ivoclar Vivadent, 3M settle patent litigation

Ivoclar Vivadent and 3M have settled their respective patent lawsuits in Germany and the U.S. involving polymer-based restoratives materials.Read More »

Congress mulls changes to patent lawsuit forum

A relatively obscure government agency at the center of a high stakes battle between the companies that make smartphones - Apple, Samsung Electronics, HTC and others - could well be headed for big changes.Read More »

US Lawmakers Question If Patent Holders Are Abusing USITC Process

Patent licensing firms that can't get satisfactory results in patent infringement cases in U.S. courts are abusing a patent complaint process at the U.S. International Trade Commission that can lead to... Read More »

Fujifilm cracks whip on Android, lays patent infringement charges

Oracle, Apple, Microsoft, Gemalto, British Telecom, Nokia and now Fujifilm- Google’s Android seems to have unwillingly become an enticing lawsuit magnet. Read More »

US Congress to discuss sales bans if key patents infringed

The U.S. Congress is considering whether companies that hold patents essential to a standard, such as a digital movie format, should be forbidden from asking that infringing products be banned from the U.S. market.Read More »

Apple Sued for Siri Patent Infringement

A Chinese company claims Apple's Siri technology infringes on a patent for software providing a similar service.Read More »

Apple Loses Lawsuit Over Flagship Patents

Technology giant Apple has lost the lawsuit pertaining to the patent infringement by the smartphone maker HTC, at the High Court.Read More »

Effort to speed patents, new Silicon Valley office

Lots of high-fiving in Silicon Valley now that it's getting its very own U.S. patent office. It's not clear when - or precisely where - the office will open, but "we want to move forward as quickly as possible," said acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank Read More »

Judge Shoots Down Samsung’s 12 Summary Judgement Requests

Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung’s request over the weekend for summary judgement in all twelve of its patent infringement claims against Apple.Read More »

Samsung scores 3G patent win over Apple in Dutch court

Samsung Electronics has scored a legal victory against rival Apple in a Dutch court and will seek compensation for its damages.Read More »

Pantent Lawsuit Loss Over Nasonex Could Hurt Merck’s Anti-Infectives Business

Merck (NYSE:MRK) received a major setback as a U.S. District court rejected its patent infringement lawsuit against Apotex Inc. over the latter’s plan to launch a generic version of Nasonex, one of Merck’s major drugs.Read More »

Nokia to acquire developers, technologies and intellectual property for imaging from Scalado

Acquisition aimed at enhancing imaging experiences for Nokia Lumia devices -- Espoo, Finland and Lund, Sweden: Nokia is announcing plans to acquire world-class imaging specialists as well as all technologies and intellectual property from Scalado AB. Read More »

Tivo Goes After Cisco in Patent Fight

MARSHALL, Texas (CN) - One week after Cisco sued it pre-emptively in San Jose, Tivo claims in Federal Court that Cisco Systems violates three of its patents.Read More »

Nokia, HP, Verizon Back FTC Against Import Bans Over Standards Patents

Tech companies including Nokia and Hewlett-Packard and industry associations have backed a submission by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, warning that exclusions based on standards-essential patents could stifle innovation and competition.Read More »

Facebook, Yahoo Reportedly Near Deal To Settle Patent Spat

Yahoo and Facebook are close to reaching a settlement of their patent infringement litigation, All Things D reports, citing “multiple sources close to the situation.”Read More »

Samsung drops a patent from ITC complaint as Apple battle looms

The company reportedly decided to withdraw a patent related to a "method for storing and reproducing digital audio data in a mobile terminal."Read More »

Apple's Samsung Copy Case Hinges on Cheech and Chong Test

(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc.'s claim that Samsung Electronics Co. copied the design of the iPhone may hinge on what a U.S. trade judge today described as the "Cheech and Chong test."Read More »

HP Resolves Ink Cartridge Patent Infringement Lawsuit With Brazil's Multilaser

PALO ALTO, CA, May 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- HP HPQ +2.10% today announced that it has amicably resolved patent litigation with Brazil-based Multilaser Industrial Ltda. relating to HP's integrated printhead inkjet cartridges.Read More »

Cumberland, Apple-HTC, NovaLogic: Intellectual Property

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals (CPIX), the maker of prescription drugs for emergency medicine, accused generic- drug makers Perrigo Co. (PRGO) and InnoPharma Inc. of infringing its patent 8,148,356., which covers the acetaminophen overdose treatment Acethetadote.Read More »

Welcome to the IP Bubble

As tech companies buy and sell patents for escalating sums of money, it’s beginning to look a lot like a bubble. What should CFOs do to value their companies’ intellectual property accurately and diligently?Read More »

Nvidia, Intellectual Ventures scarf up wireless patents

The two will split ownership of the patents, which focus on LTE, 3G, and 4G. Nvidia will license whatever patents it didn't acquire, while IPWireless gets royalty-free access to the patents.Read More »

Google guilty of infringement in Oracle trial; future legal headaches loom

In what could be a major blow to Android, Google's mobile operating system, a San Francisco jury issued a verdict today that the company broke copyright laws when it used Java APIs to design the system. Read More »