Patent battle between Apple, Samsung moves to federal appeals court
Apple and Samsung will take their global patent feud to a federal appeals court Friday, marking another legal showdown with sweeping implications for tech companies increasingly looking to ban the sales of rival products ...
Some Samsung imports banned in US patent case
The US International Trade Commission blocked imports of some older model Samsung mobile devices following complaints by Apple that the South Korean company had violated its patents.
Implications loom large in human gene patent case before US Supreme Court (w/ video)
A human gene patenting case before the U.S. Supreme Court next week could have major implications for biotechnology research and the public interest in the nation's patent system, according to a University of Michigan expert. ...
Do intellectual property rights on existing technologies hinder subsequent innovation?
A recent study published in the Journal of Political Economy suggests that some types of intellectual property rights discourage subsequent scientific research.
Court dismisses Nokia patent claims against HTC
Taiwan's top smartphone maker HTC said on Saturday a German court had dismissed two patent infringement complaints brought against the company by Finnish phone giant Nokia.
Invention and economic performance in the United States and its metropolitan areas
"Patenting Prosperity: Invention and Economic Performance in the United States and its Metropolitan Areas" is the first analysis of its kind to present patenting trends on a regional level from 1980 to 2012. The report ranks ...
Judge affirms Apple-Samsung award, limits damages (Update)
A US judge refused to toss out a verdict ordering Samsung to pay $1 billion to Apple for patent infringement, but reversed a finding of "willful" violations which could have tripled the award.
iRobot proposes 3-D printing with less human intervention
Lipid vesicles to replace mouse experiments
Researchers from ETH Zurich have filed a patent application for a method to test the biological activity of one of the strongest toxins known, the botulinum neurotoxin. If the procedure is adopted by the ...
Apple to drop patent claims against Samsung phone
Apple has agreed to drop its patent claims against Samsung's Galaxy S III Mini after the South Korean rival said it would not sell the gadget in the United States, a court filing showed Friday.
EU approves common patent rules (Update)
The European Union approved a new common patent system on Tuesday designed to cut red tape and streamline patent procedures across much of Europe.
iPhone 5, Galaxy S3 added to US patent battle
A California judge granted motions to add Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S3 with the Jelly Bean operating system to a patent infringement suit between the mobile giants.
Apple ordered to pay $368 million in patent case
Apple has been ordered to pay $368 million for patent infringement in its use of Facetime, an application that allows for video calls on mobile devices, the plaintiff said Wednesday.
Maine firm sues Microsoft over Windows 8 elements
A small technology company based in Portland, Maine, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft over elements included in Windows 8.