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.

Codexis win summary judgment

In early 2016, Codexis filed a lawsuit against EnzymeWorks in the US District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco for willful infringement of 10 biocatalysis patents and for trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, interference...

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Apple to be investigated by the ITC over Qualcomm’s claims

An investigation by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC hereafter) has officially begun, looking into a complaint filed by Qualcomm that suggest tech giant  Apple is infringing on six of its patents covering various aspects of mobile phone...

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Crocs lose rights to patent making them vulnerable to copycats

The rights to Crocs' iconic clog have been lost after the USPTO ruled patent D517789 invalid. The decision was based upon the fact that a similar design was published over a year before Crocs' application, meaning the classic design will now be open to copycats. The...

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Nintendo violating patent, according to latest lawsuit

A California-based manufacturer of a detachable games console has sued video game giant Nintendo this week over an alleged case of patent infringement. Gamevice turn tablet computers into portable gaming devices and have owned the patent for the "Combination Computing...

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Uniloc has filed (another!) infringement case against Apple

Uniloc has filed yet another patent infringement battle against Apple at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, this time alleging Apple's TV remote software infringes its single patent - No. 6,216,158 for a "System and method using a palm sized...

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CRISPR gene editing battle has a new major player

The European patent battle over the revolutionary gene-editing tool, CRIPSR, has taken an unexpected turn with the introduction of MilliporeSigma. MilliporeSigma is a U.S and Canada subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, and are now the...

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Podcasts protected thanks to EFF win

An appeals court this week dismissed a case from Personal Audio against the dismissal of its so-called "podcasting patent". The patent case dates back to 2013 when Personal Audio began sending legal threats to podcasters, claiming they owned a patent for a “system for...

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Nokia’s $2bn settlement payment received

The financial results for the second quarter of 2017 were released by Nokia this week and the results gave readers a pretty good insight into what's been going on within the company. An "up-front cash payment" was listed on the document with a $2 billion cost attached...

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Apple to pay University of Wisconsin $506 million

Apple Inc. has been ordered by U.S District Court Judge William Conley to pay more than double what the original jury decided. The latest figures for Apple to pay the University of Wisconsin are $506 million. The original patent infringement case began in 2014 when...

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Kim Kardashian’s $100 million patent lawsuit

Kimsaprincess Inc., the brand owned by Kim Kardashian, has seen a variety of trouble in the past few weeks in the form of intellectual property lawsuits; with copyright and trademark infringement suits already reported on, the latest lawsuit is over patents. The...

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