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Apple facing $2bn patent lawsuit in Germany

In Germany next week, Apple will have to defend itself against a patent lawsuit which could potentially cost the company over $2bn. In the lawsuit — which is for approximately €1.57bn in damages, plus interest — German patent-licensing company IPCom claims that Apple’s products infringe on a mobile patent that it owns.  Reference:  Apple facing […]

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Honeywell to Get $75 Million to End Goggle Patent Fight

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) will get $75 million from the U.S. government to end a decade-long patent dispute over night-vision goggle technology used in Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT)’s F-16 fighter jet. Honeywell in return will give the government a license to use the technology, according to a judgment entered yesterday by U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge […]

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Apple Joins Google in Pressing Court to Curb Patent Abuse

Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc. (GOOG), saying they’re tired of being slapped with frivolous patent suits that cost millions of dollars in legal fees, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let them hit back. The rival tech giants are leading a group of companies urging the court to make it easier to collect attorneys’ fees […]

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Cisco, Google Agree that Litigation Stinks and Ink Cross-Licensing Patent Agreement

It’s a sue happy society we live in, that’s just the way it is. Not only is that true of individuals, but it especially applies to businesses, hence why it’s so important to own a robust patent portfolio. Without one, a company is at risk of litigation over patent infringement. It’s with that in mind […]

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BioTelemetry Announces Significant Patent Litigation Victory; Acquisition of Mednet Healthcare Technologies for $16M

BioTelemetry, the leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information to improve quality of life and reduce cost of care, announced today a significant victory in the patent infringement case against Mednet Healthcare Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Heart-Care Corporation of America, Universal Medical Inc., and Universal Medical Laboratory, Inc. (“Mednet”), […]

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Eli Lilly provides statement in response to Sanofi US lawsuit

Eli Lilly has provided the following statement regarding a lawsuit filed by Sanofi in the US District Court for the District of Delaware alleging patent infringement with respect to LY2963016, a new insulin glargine product for which Eli Lilly is currently seeking approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Eli Lilly vice president […]

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Market newcomer CooTek beats industry giant in patent case

An upcoming Chinese company, which develops smartphone keyboard software, has won a patent infringement case filed by an industry giant because of its decision to invest in applying for overseas patents, the Global Entrepreneur magazine reports. The company CooTek announced in late October its victory in the patent infringement claim brought by Nuance Communications before […]

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IBM, Microsoft, and Friends Renew Fight Against Patent-Troll Measure

A powerful coalition of large tech firms and other business stakeholders are rising up once again in opposition to a contentious patent-reform provision, as the Senate weighs a path forward on legislation to slay so-called patent trolls. BSA | The Software Alliance and over a hundred other groups sent a letter to leadership of the Senate Judiciary […]

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Forest Laboratories, Inc. Files Lawsuit Against Several Companies for Infringement of NAMENDA XR® Patents

Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Forest Laboratories Holdings, Ltd. (collectively, “Forest”) announced that Forest, Merz Pharma GmbH & Co. KgaA (“Merz”) and Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Adamas”) have jointly filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against several companies for infringement of some or all of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,061,703 (“the ’703 […]

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Twitter Buying 900 IBM Patents to End Infringement Dispute

Twitter Inc. , the microblogging service that went public last year, agreed to buy 900 patents from International Business Machines Corp. (IBM:US)to gain access to new technology and build a defense against infringement suits.  Reference:  Twitter Buying 900 IBM Patents to End Infringement Dispute

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