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.
Qualcomm has alleged in courts around the world that Apple violated its patents.
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 argues that the specific intellectual property Apple has challenged isn’t relevant to the broader licensing dispute between them.
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.
For glucose monitors alone, the number of published patent applications has grown steadily for a decade and has accelerated significantly since 2015.
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.
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 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.
Texas jury said Samsung infringed a patent of a technology known as FinFet, owned by a South Korean university.
The country needs a radical overhaul of the health sector rather than minor changes at the fringe.
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.
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 Co, which makes hydrogen-powered semi trucks, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against electric automaker Tesla Inc alleging design patent infringements.