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China increases US patent holdings while IBM keeps top spot

The number of patents issued by the patent office is declining for the year, with every major country except China receiving fewer patents than the year before.

German court rules Apple infringed Qualcomm patent

Qualcomm has alleged in courts around the world that Apple violated its patents.

China court bans iPhone sales in patent dispute

The move marked the latest in a long-running dispute over patents and royalties between the two California tech giants playing out in courts and administrative bodies worldwide.

Qualcomm seeks to cut patent claims from Apple license fight

Qualcomm argues that the specific intellectual property Apple has challenged isn’t relevant to the broader licensing dispute between them.

Qualcomm loses first round in Apple patent fight at ITC

Judge Thomas Pender found that Apple infringed one of three Qualcomm patents in the case but declined to recommend the import ban sought by Qualcomm.

Sensors to smartphones bring patent wars to diabetes monitoring

For glucose monitors alone, the number of published patent applications has grown steadily for a decade and has accelerated significantly since 2015.

IBM wins US$83 million from Groupon in e-commerce patent fight

IBM sued Groupon for US$167 million, accusing it of building its online coupon business on the back of the IBM e-commerce inventions without permission.

China court bans Micron chip sales in patent case – Taiwan’s...

The ruling, which hit shares of Idaho-based Micron and other US chipmakers on Tuesday, comes amid an escalating trade spat between Washington and Beijing over tariffs.

Apple, Samsung declare peace in biggest modern tech patent fight

Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. told a judge Wednesday they’d resolved the first filed but last remaining of the legal disputes that once spanned four continents.

Samsung told to pay Korean university $400 million by Texas jury

Texas jury said Samsung infringed a patent of a technology known as FinFet, owned by a South Korean university.

With new govt, comes hope for a better health sector

The country needs a radical overhaul of the health sector rather than minor changes at the fringe.

EU makes it easier for companies to produce generic medicines for...

The European Commission on Monday proposed to change intellectual property rules to let pharmaceutical companies produce generic drugs for export to countries and regions where they are not under extended patent protection.

Jury tells Samsung to pay big for copying iPhone design

The case was keenly watched as a precedent for whether design is so important that it could actually be considered the "article of design" even in a product as complex as a smartphone.

Nikola Motor sues Tesla alleging design patent violation

Nikola Motor Co, which makes hydrogen-powered semi trucks, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against electric automaker Tesla Inc alleging design patent infringements.