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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.

IBM sues Groupon for $167 million

Tech giant IBM is suing Groupon this week over the unauthorized use of its patented technology. IBM are seeking $167 million in compensation from the e-commerce marketplace. The case will be held in District Court in Delaware, where a jury will decide whether they...

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China closes gap with the US in Cybersecurity patent filings

China has recently caught up and overtaken the US in the Cybersecurity technology field, according to a new report from Minesoft and Patinformatics. The report, which covers cybersecurity patenting trends from the US, China, Europe, Japan, South Korea and WIPO,...

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Micron Inc.’s products halted in China

A Chinese court decision has placed a temporary injunction on some of Micron Technology Inc.'s products in the country. Micron released a statement that claimed that a Chinese court in the Fujian Province temporarily stopped the sale of certain Crucial and...

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Uber files patent application for avoidance of unsafe areas

Uber filed a patent on January 26th with the USPTO that would allow users to select a route that would 'take safety considerations into account.' This was updated on June 28th 2018, hence the limelight in the news this week. The 'safe routing' option has been classed...

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Apple and Samsung settle their 7-year dispute

In the District Court of Northern California in San Jose this week, Apple and Samsung ended their seven-year litigation battle over smartphone design and utlity patents. Both Samsung and Apple will be keeping the terms of the agreement quiet and, despite Samsung...

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SCOTUS rule in favor of Schlumberger

According to Reuters, Schlumberger won a ruling this week stating they can recover profits for "unauthorized use of its patented technology" in foreign countries. Schlumberger is the world's largest oilfield services provider and the case in question was over patents...

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Eli Lilly win US District Court Ruling

Eli Lilly and Company have announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana ruled in favor of Lilly that the Alimta® (pemetrexed for injection) vitamin regimen patent would be infringed by a competitor that had stated its intent to market...

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