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

Qualcomm settle $93 million litigation

An antitrust case between Qualcomm and Taiwanese regulators has been settled this week, with the mobile chipmaker agreeing to pay $93 million and to invest $700 million to the country in the next five years.  The settlement replaces a fine of roughly $778 million...

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India rejects sex toy application

According to the BBC, India's patent office has rejected a patent application from Canadian company Standard Innovation Corp for a sex toy. The vibrating toy allegedly violates "public order and morality" in the country. Nonetheless, it was only 7 years ago that a...

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Two Screens better than one, according to new Microsoft filing

The most recent patent unearthed by Windows Latest was submitted by Microsoft in June 2017, and published by the US Patent and Trademark Office at the beginning of July 2018, and it suggests the company is working on a multi-screen mobile device that could be used...

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IBM receives $83 million decision

An $83 million judgment has been given in a patent court case between Groupon and IBM this week. The jury ruled in favor of IBM, stating that Groupon infringed on four of IBM's e-commerce patents. The win is important,  although they had originally been seeking a much...

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Hologic Awarded $4.8 Million in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

It was announced this week that a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware awarded Hologic $4.8 million in damages for Minerva Surgical's infringement of two Hologic patents related to endometrial ablation technology. On June 28, 2018, the Court...

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Allergan faces a further setback

This week, a US Appeals Court has ruled at Allergan and St. Regis Mohawk Indian Tribe can’t use tribal sovereign immunity to shield patents on the dry-eye drug Restasis from challenges at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The decision comes after the controversial...

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Black women less likely to be granted patents, report shows

Despite being the leading growth of new female-owned businesses over the last 20 years, women of color - specifically Black and Hispanic women - are less likely to be granted a U.S patent than White women and men. This information comes from a new study from...

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Pierre Fabre Selects ANAQUA for IP Management

French multinational pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetic group Pierre Fabre has entered into a multi-year agreement with Anaqua, Inc., to use the ANAQUA software to accelerate its patent, trademark, and design management processes. The company’s IP department was...

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Mast-Jägermeister’s European design application rejected

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently rejected an appeal by the well-known liquor producer Mast-Jägermeister related to a European registered design application directed to shot glasses. In 2015, Mast-Jägermeister filed a registered design...

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