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Stories with subject: Patents
  • Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 12:04 pm
  • GENEVA - Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U.S.'s Eli Lilly & Co. that heralds more restructuring in the fast-changing industry.

  • Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:40 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.

  • Smartphone trial judge annoyed by phones in court 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:56 am
  • SAN JOSE, California - So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world's largest smartphone makers isn't about stolen ideas. It's getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.

  • Nokia gets Chinese approval for Microsoft deal 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:40 pm
  • HELSINKI - Nokia has received regulatory approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone unit to Microsoft Corp., removing one of the last major hurdles to the 5.4 billion-euro ($7.3 billion) deal.

  • New Hampshire bill aims to nip false patent claims 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:16 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Lawmakers are considering making it harder for companies with false patent claims - known as patent trolls - to demand that businesses pay licensing fees or be sued.

  • Samsung: Patents developed by Google engineers 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 8:19 pm
  • SAN JOSE, California - Samsung fired back at Apple's accusations of patent theft Tuesday, saying the South Korean tech giant didn't write any of the Android software on its smartphones and tablets, Google did.

  • Judge awards CMU $1.54B in Marvell patent dispute 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:34 pm
  • NEW YORK - A court has awarded Carnegie Mellon University $1.54 billion in a patent dispute with chip maker Marvell Technology.

  • Supreme Court could limit software patents 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 5:01 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Is it too easy for high-tech companies to patent inventions that are not really new, but simply take an old idea and blend it with computer wizardry?

  • BlackBerry wins ruling against iPhone keyboard 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:18 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest.

  • Court: Company can move forward with Lexmark suit 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:41 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a competitor of printer maker Lexmark International Inc. can move forward with a lawsuit accusing the company of disparaging its business.