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.

Apple hit by another patent troll over Siri

Word to Info has filed a lawsuit in the patent holder-friendly Eastern Texas District Court against tech-giant Apple. More specifically, Word to Info's lawsuit alleges infringement of seven patents detailing methods of natural language processing. The company asserted...

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484% Increase in New Legal Services Patents Globally

There has been a 484 percent increase in the number of patents filed covering new legal services technology globally in the last five years, reveals an analysis from the legal business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of news and information for...

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Ericsson suing smartphone maker Wiko

Smartphone maker Wiko has been sued by tech-giant Ericsson for patent infringement. The case was made in the regional courts Düsseldorf and Mannheim in Germany on August 14, 2017. The patents relate to those essential for 2G, 3G and 4G cellular technology, as well as...

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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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