Apple is closing two of its stores in Dallas in an apparent bid to ward off litigation from patent trolls. The stores closing on April 12th will supposedly make it easier for Apple to resist being pulled into Eastern District courtrooms in patent cases. The move...
Finjan Holdings, and its subsidiary Finjan, Inc., announced that the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board entered a Decision Denying Institution of Inter Partes Review against Juniper Networks. Juniper brought a petition which...
Intellectual property management solutions company Anaqua today announced that multinational technology company Sony has selected the company to manage patent and trademark portfolios for Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”). Sony Mobile is a wholly owned...
Rouse unveils world’s first Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions calculator to guarantee GHG neutrality of IPRs
IP consultancy and law firm Rouse has announced the creation of the world’s first tool for calculating the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) incurred in protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights (IPRs). Officially unveiled at the Climate Change and IP Summit...
Apple was ruled to have been infringing on three Qualcomm’s patents and needs to pay up, according to a recent court ruling. A jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of California found that Apple used three of Qualcomm technologies in a multitude of...
Qualcomm is putting the value of its patent portfolio on the line in a California courtroom to try and make Apple pay for using the chipmaker's technology, which it links to the iPhone’s success. This move represents the first time a US jury will deliberate in the...
The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware upheld Amgen’s patent on the cholesterol drug Repatha, rejecting the challenge by Sanofi and Regeneron. Repatha, a monoclonal antibody designed to inhibit PCSK9 from binding to the low-density lipoprotein (LDL)...
Chapman IP sold on Monday to Murgitroyd Group for £6.6m. Chapman IP has been working with IP for the past 15 years and has serviced a broad mix of clients. Following the acquisition, Helga Chapman stepped down as managing director and has now taken a position as...
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IP management and technology businesses CPA Global and ipan/Delegate Group yesterday announced their agreement to merge. The merger will combine the two companies and give customers from both CPA Global and ipan/Delegate Group the group’s combined capabilities, which...read more
In a victory for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the U.S. Supreme Court today refused to revive Helsinn Healthcare S.A.’s patent on an anti-nausea drug Aloxi. The decision was unanimously upheld in a lower court ruling which canceled Helsinn’s patent on the drug for...read more
As we prepare our 2018 year in review of the USPTO patent and publication statistics, we see a year where patent quality and utility to the patent owner is more important than ever. This results in little movement in the overall numbers, but what we believe is likely...read more
A German court dismissed Qualcomm's latest patent suit against Apple on Tuesday in the latest chapter in the Apple - Qualcomm saga. The case relates to bulk tension in iPhones. The ruling comes from a regional court in Mannheim, and states Apple didn't infringe...read more
Apple are ordered to pay VirnetX $440 million after a court of appeals upheld an earlier judgement in favor of the patent holding tech company. The U.S. Court of Appeals denied Apple's appeal on a 2016 verdict that awarded VirnetX $302 million. This amount increased...read more
Nichia Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court against Corlant Inc. (“Corlant”), a distributor of automotive aftermarket parts under the brand of Valenti, seeking an injunction and compensation for damages. The accused product,...read more
World’s largest genetically modified seed manufacturer Monsanto claimed victory today as India’s highest court reinstated their claim for a patent of BT Cotton seed. The Supreme Court of India overruled the previous order instated by the Delhi High Court which...read more
Apple today released iOS 12.1.2 which carries software changes to address the contentious patent which is involved with their ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm. The iOS update reportedly fixes issues addressed with the patent, however, Qualcomm says it violates the...read more
After the final judgment of the Düsseldorf District Court (docket number 4b O 132/16) finding for infringement of YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) of Nichia Corporation (“Nichia“) by WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH (“WOFI”), Nichia recently requested WOFI...read more
Silence Therapeutics stated its ongoing patent dispute with Alnylam Pharmaceutics Inc has ended after they issued a license to the US-listed company to sell the Onpattro drug. The company, which develops technology to silence defective genes, alleged that the Onpattro...read more
A Chinese court has banned the import and sale of the majority of iPhone models due to the company's alleged infringements on patents held by chip supplier Qualcomm. The Court in east China’s Fujian Province granted the two preliminary injunctions at the requested of...read more
The increasingly lengthy saga between tech giant Apple and mobile chip maker Qualcomm seems to have an end in sight as a date is now set for a courtroom battle in April. The ongoing case is fought over multiple patents and royalties lawsuits between the two companies...read more
Neal Gerber Eisenberg today announced the addition of Ian J. Block as a partner in the Intellectual Property practice group. Block recently joined Neal Gerber Eisenberg from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a partner. Block has extensive experience representing...read more
The UK Supreme Court has today handed down its highly-anticipated decision in a patent dispute between Pfizer and two generic pharmaceutical manufacturers, Actavis and Mylan, relating to Pfizer’s blockbuster pregabalin product, which it sells under the trade name...read more
IT giant IBM filed a new patent that indicates interest in using blockchain technology to support scientific research and reporting. The filing - initially submitted in December - surfaced last week, and shows IBM continuing to pursue the use of blockchain technology...read more
A quarter of businesses who have applied for patents have no idea they could claim a valuable form of tax relief on profits known as Patent Box, research by tax specialist Catax reveals today. Censuswide survey of 1,000 senior and middle managers nationwide showed...read more
The Dennemeyer Group has purchased Munich-based start-up patent search service provider Octimine Technologies. Founded in 2015 founded by former LMU Munich and Max Planck Institute scientists Michael Natterer, Matthias Pötzl and Dietmar Harhoff, Octimine provides...read more
Recent statistics for patent applications reveal that innovation in self-driving vehicles (SDV) is accelerating fast and could signal the coming of a transport revolution. The number of European patent applications related to autonomous driving has grown 20 times...read more
Perkins Coie announced that Nathan Kelley has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C., office. Kelley recently stepped down as the Solicitor and Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law at the U.S. Patent and...read more
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