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Judge Declines to Sanction Samsung for Role in Apple-Nokia Patent License Leaks

Last October, Apple filed a motion seeking sanctions against Samsung and its outside lawyers, accusing both of unlawfully obtaining sensitive data about Apple’s 2011 patent license agreement with Nokia. Samsung responded to the allegations by filing three motions intended to slow the investigation. However, those motions were denied by Judge Lucy Koh, who also proceeded to call Samsung’s lack […]

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Celgard Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against LG Chem, Ltd.

Celgard, LLC (“Celgard”), a subsidiary of Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE:PPO), announced today that it has filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of North Carolina against LG Chem, Ltd. and LG Chem America, Inc. (collectively “LG”). The complaint alleges that LG has infringed Celgard’s United States Patent No. 6,432,586 issued […]

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Wi-LAN delivers fourth-quarter profit as revenues exceed its expectations

Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) had a US$2.4 million profit in the fourth quarter as the patent licensing firm’s revenue surpassed its management’s expectations. The company, which reports in U.S dollars, said its earnings were equivalent to two cents per share, compared to a loss of $2.1 million, or two cents a share, a year earlier.  Reference: […]

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Samsung, Google Sign Global Patent License Agreement

Samsung announced that it has signed a global patent cross-license deal with Google that is expected to strengthen their long-term cooperative partnership. The agreement will cover a “broad” range of technologies and business areas, their existing patents, and those that will be filed over the next ten years  Reference:  Samsung, Google Sign Global Patent License Agreement

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Netlist Adds New Patents to ULLtraDIMM Litigation

Netlist, Inc. a leading provider of high performance memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, announced today that it has filed motions to add two additional patents to the lawsuits against the recently announced ULLtraDIMM memory module from Diablo Technologies, Inc., and Smart Storage Systems, Inc. The lawsuits are pending before Judge Gonzalez Rogers […]

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Google’s Motorola Sale Underscores Primacy of Patent Portfolio

Google yesterday agreed to sell its Motorola Mobility handset division to Lenovo Group Ltd. for $2.9 billion, while holding onto most of the unit’s patent portfolio. Earlier this week, Google signed a patent-licensing agreement with hardware partner Samsung Electronics Co., covering existing patents and those filed for the next decade.  Reference:  Google’s Motorola Sale Underscores […]

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Google Sells Handset Business to Lenovo

Google Inc.’s experiment making Motorola phones has ended after just 22 months, with the company unloading the handset business to China’s Lenovo Group Inc. for $2.91 billion but keeping a valuable trove of patents. The deal unwinds the Internet company’s costly move into smartphone hardware after it acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in May […]

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Edwards Lifesciences Wins $392 Million in Medtronic Case

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW), awarded more than $392 million in a patent-infringement lawsuit against Medtronic Inc. (MDT), plans to ask a judge to prevent its rival from selling a new heart-valve device in the U.S. Medtronic was set to begin selling its CoreValve by April pending Food and Drug Administration clearance, one of the biggest medical-device […]

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Google faces $125 million damages claim after losing Android patent lawsuit

SimpleAir is seeking $125M in damages from Google after a jury found that push notification services in Android infringe on a SimpleAir patent, the company said Tuesday. Google infringed SimpleAir’s patent with its Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) and Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) services, SimpleAir said in a news release. These services are used by […]

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Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit: Holds that Patentees Always have Burden of Proving Infringement

In a unanimous opinion, the US Supreme Court has reversed the Federal Circuit – holding that the patentee has the burden of proving infringement even in declaratory judgment actions by a licensee in good standing. I had previously noted that the Federal Circuit decision here was “odd” and likely to be rejected by the Supreme Court. The […]

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