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Groupon settles IBM patent dispute for $57m

Groupon will pay IBM $57 million to drop a long-running patent dispute between the two companies. The initial lawsuit in 2016 had IBM claiming that e-commerce marketplace Groupon willfully infringed upon their patents and continually refused to enter any licensing...

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Court strips Gilead of hepatitis C drug patent in Brazil

A Brazilian court has stripped the patent protection of a company selling hepatitis C treatment in the country. A presidential candidate pushed for the move against Gilead Sciences Inc to pave the way for cheaper generics. The ruling invalidates the exclusivity patent...

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Pharma Industry join WIPO to launch medicines patent database

WIPO and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations launched a new online tool to help procurement agencies understand the global patent status of medicines. Dubbed Pat-INFORMED, The Patent Information Initiative allows patent...

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Qualcomm launch second trial seeking iPhone ban

The second trial between Apple and Qualcomm began today before the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.. The iPhone company is being contested by the world’s biggest mobile chipmaker over whether several recent models of iPhones should be banned in...

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Amazon received patent to put workers in cages

2016 saw Amazon granted a patent for cages which could transport humans around their warehouses. Workers would sit in box-like enclosures on top of a claw-arm device and could navigate the work floor alongside the company's robots. The patent surfaced after a recent...

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