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Cisco Systems spent almost $16 million fighting patent claim

Internet giant Cisco Systems Inc. settled Wi-Fi patent litigation with an alleged patent troll called Innovatio for $2.7 million — after racking up $13 million in legal costs. The San Jose company, led by CEO John Chambers, took up the case on behalf of customers — mostly retailers and small businesses — who’d gotten threatening letters from Innovatio […]

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Settlement reached in Myriad Genetics' patent dispute with Houston company

Houston-based Gene by Gene Ltd. and Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYGN) have reached an agreement to settle litigation regarding gene-related patents. The agreement requires Gene by Gene to stop selling or marketing clinical diagnostic tests that include analysis of the BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 genes as a standalone test or in conjunction with gene panes […]

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InvenSense and ST announce settlement of pending patent litigation

STMicroelectronics and InvenSense, a leading provider of MotionTracking sensor system on chip (SoC) and Sound devices, announced that they have settled all pending proceedings between them and have entered into a patent cross license agreement. The two companies had instituted various proceedings beginning in May 2012 in the United States District Court for the Northern […]

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Apple: We’re the patent trolls’ top target, facing 92 lawsuits in 3 years

Recent public comments by Apple show that the Cupertino gadget company has reason to believe it’s the most popular target of so-called “patent trolls,” companies whose only business is suing over patents. “No firm has been targeted by PAEs more than Apple,” wrote Apple in public comments filed with the Federal Trade Commission. “Apple has litigated against PAEs […]

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Nokia and HTC End Patent Litigation

Nokia and HTC announced today that they’ve settled all of the pending patent litigation between the two firms and will cross-license each other’s patents going forward. Both firms make some of the best hardware in the smartphone market but struggle in the face of ever-growing dominance by Samsung. Many are positioning this agreement as a […]

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InvenSense and STMicroelectronics Announce Settlement of Pending Patent Litigation

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, the world’s top MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) manufacturer and the leading supplier of MEMS for devices for consumer and mobile applications, and InvenSense INVN +4.19%  , the leading provider of MotionTracking(TM) sensor system on chip (SoC) and Sound devices, announced today that they […]

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Mistrial Declared in Intellectual Ventures, Google Patent Dispute

The courtroom showdown between a giant patent-holding firm and Motorola Mobility has ended in a tie. After a day of jury deliberations, a federal judge this week declared a mistrial in Intellectual Ventures’ patent infringement dispute with the Google owned company.  Reference:  Mistrial Declared in Intellectual Ventures, Google Patent Dispute

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U.S. ends probe of Samsung's use of essential patents

The U.S. Justice Department will close its investigation into Samsung Electronics’ use of a special class of essential patents to attack rivals but would keep monitoring related patent litigation, it said on Friday. Samsung had filed a patent infringement complaint against Apple Inc at the U.S. International Trade Commission and won an order in June […]

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Nokia and HTC signed a patent and technology collaboration agreement

Nokia and HTC have settled all pending patent litigation between them, and entered into a patent and technology collaboration agreement. HTC will make payments to Nokia and the collaboration will involve HTC’s LTE patent portfolio, further strengthening Nokia’s licensing offering. The companies will also explore future technology collaboration opportunities. The full terms of the agreement […]

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Mannheim Regional Court sets trial date for $2 billion lawsuit against Apple Inc

Apple Inc. (AAPL) will face the latest of a seemingly endless barrage of patent lawsuits on Tuesday, February 11 2014, according to a press release issued today by the presiding authority, the Mannheim Regional Court. The German court will be hearing arguments both from Apple’s representatives and those of the plaintiff, IPCom GmbH & Co. […]

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