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Stories with subject: Patents
  • Leahy, Grassley back bill on humanitarian patents 
    Updated: May-23-15 3:34 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is joining with his Republican colleague Chuck Grassley of Iowa to back patent legislation designed to encourage developers of technologies for use in poor nations.

  • US appeals court upholds delay in Alzheimer's drug swap 
    Updated: May-22-15 2:00 pm

    ALBANY, New York - A federal appeals court has rejected a drug manufacturer's appeal and affirmed a judge's order that Actavis PLC keep distributing its widely used Alzheimer's medication until after its patent expires this summer.

  • Court agrees Samsung copied Apple, but tosses some damages 
    Updated: May-18-15 5:13 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple's iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the $930 million in damages the South Korean company had been ordered to pay.

  • California court sides with consumers in generic drug fight 
    Updated: May-07-15 6:25 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - In a win for consumers, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that settlement agreements between pharmaceutical companies that keep cheaper, generic drugs off the market may be illegal if they include excessive cash payments.