Patent News

All the most recent news stories, updated every Tuesday, to keep you informed of the events in an ever changing and fast paced industry.

Cancer drug declared valid

Takeda Pharmaceuticals cancer treatment - Velcade - has been ruled valid by a US Appeals Court this week, meaning generic drug makers will be prevented from launching lower-cost versions of the drug in the USA until 2022. More than a dozen generic drug companies...

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Renesas wins US patent infringement

Renesas Electronics says the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts has ruled in its favor in a patent infringement lawsuit brought against it in 2013 by a Massachusetts-based firm named Zond. In July 2013, Zond brought suit against a number of...

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Qualcomm and Apple could settle out of court

Since January, the Qualcomm and Apple legal battle has been in the headlines every week, with new escalations occurring every day. Last week, we reported on Qualcomm's latest hit to Apple to prevent them importing to the USA. This week, the latest addition to the case...

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Eli Lilly win UK Supreme Court decision

A Court of Appeal decision this week, from a 2015 case between Eli Lilly and Teva Actavis, overturned the original High Court and Court of Appeal judgment that Lilly’s method-of-use patents for Alimta were not infringed by Actavis’ product. The UK Supreme Court has...

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Apple vs. Qualcomm: Update

Since the beginning of the year, Apple and Qualcomm have been head-to-head in a patent infringement case that has more twists and turns than we can count. This week, the latest twist, stemming from talks between the two companies breaking down further, resulted in...

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Waymo and Uber settle (most of) their differences

An agreement has been reached this week for Waymo to drop a majority of its patent claims against Uber, in their ongoing legal fight. In return for the settlement, Uber promises to halt development of its allegedly infringing lidar device 'Spider'. While this may be a...

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Fellows & Associates Annual Salary Survey – Out now!

The Fellows & Associates salary survey is out now and can be viewed directly on their website by following this link, or via The Patent Lawyer Magazine by following this link. Introduction This report presents data from a salary survey of the Intellectual Property...

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New Apple patent shows controller-free interaction system

Since the release of Apple's new ARKit platform, all that was missing was a controller-free interaction system. It now seems, with the uncovering of a new patent, that this may be on the way. Patently Apple has revealed a new filing for a new 3D camera system with...

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Claim made by Silence Therapeutics

A claim has been made in the UK High Courts of Justice (Patents) by Silence Therapeutics plc against Alnylam UK Limited, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc, and The Medicines Company UK Limited. Silence Therapeutics plc, (“Silence” or “the Company”) is an industry leader in...

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