Calyxt says Bayer CropScience agrees to settle

Food and agriculture company Calyxt, Inc. said Bayer CropScience, LP has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by Calyxt in the Delaware Chancery Court. “Under the settlement terms, the parties agreed that the 2013 License Agreement is terminated, that Bayer…

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Patent for International Stem Cell

International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO), a California-based biotechnology company developing novel stem cell based therapies and biomedical products, said the USPTO granted the firm a key patent “on the method used to manufacture ISC-hpNSC.” “These are the cells administered in…


Pharma patent litigation rises 30% in 2017 – report

LexisNexis company Lex Machina released its fourth annual Hatch-Waxman/ANDA Litigation Report. The report focuses on FDA Paragraph IV pharmaceutical patent litigation related to Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) filed in US district courts under the Hatch-Waxman Act, and Patent Trial…


Patent for SenesTech rat control technology

SenesTech, Inc. announced the issuance of its patent on “reducing the reproductive capacity of mammals.” “This intellectual property is a key aspect of ContraPest, SenesTech’s flagship product that targets the reproductive capabilities of Norway and roof rats,” said SenesTec. “The patent application…


USITC to investigate Nintendo after Gamevice complaint

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) said it will investigate certain gaming console systems from Nintendo Co Ltd after California-based Gamevice Inc filed a complaint alleging that their importation infringed on its patents. The USITC said it voted to institute…


TiVo renews patent license deal with VIZIO

TiVo Corporation announced that it has renewed its patent license agreement with TV manufacturer VIZIO. Under terms of the agreement, the multi-year license renewal extends VIZIO’s use of TiVo’s patent portfolios for the company’s products. “TiVo’s intellectual property (IP) continues…


RPX to be acquired for $555m by HGGC

Patent risk management company RPX Corporation said it entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by HGGC, a middle market private equity firm, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $555 million. HGGC will initiate a tender offer for RPX…


Retailers say Supreme Court ruling will help stop trolls

The National Retail Federation welcomed the US Supreme Court ruling that upholds the constitutionality of a process “that allows bad patents to be reexamined administratively at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and thereby eliminates many lawsuits by patent trolls.”…


Spin Master alleges Mattel patent infringement

Children’s entertainment company Spin Master Corp said it sued Mattel, Inc. in the Central District of California in connection with Mattel’s sale and marketing of its Mecard branded toys. “Specifically, Spin Master claims Mattel’s Mecard toys infringe on at least two…


Court ‘missed patent reform opportunity’ claims IEEE

IEEE-USA, an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), has claimed the US Supreme Court “missed an opportunity” with its ruling that Intellectual Property Review (IPR) proceedings are constitutional. Many Silicon Valley technology companies favor the IPR…


$25m settles Alnylam-Dicerna trade secret case

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc said it entered into a settlement agreement with Dicerna Pharmaceuticals “resolving trade secret misappropriation claims against Dicerna, and counterclaims asserted by Dicerna, in pending litigation in the Superior Court of Middlesex County, Massachusetts.” Alnylam said the settlement also…


Ribbon files patent lawsuit against Metaswitch

Cloud communications firm Ribbon Communications Inc said its subsidiary filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Metaswitch in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. “This lawsuit seeks enhanced damages for Metaswitch’s continued infringement of seven Ribbon patents (from…


Nonprofit sues to block licensing of patents to Gilead

Nonprofit group Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) said it filed a lawsuit against the National Institutes of Health (NIH) “to block or invalidate an exclusive license of patents on a new chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR T) therapy to Gilead Sciences.”…


Patent approvals for Bee Vectoring Technologies

Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) announced that it has received two new key patent application allowances. The company said US Patent Application Ser. No. 15/092,968 received a Notice of Allowance and, upon issuance, “will provide a second patent in the US…


Patents for Altan Pharma’s intravenous paracetamol

Altan Pharma Limited said the USPTO granted two patents to Altan covering its intravenous formulation of acetaminophen (paracetamol). “U.S. Patent No. 9,943,479 covers Altan’s unique formulation, which allows the product to be packaged in a flexible plastic container and maintain…


200 patents for ViaCyte stem cell diabetes therapies

Regenerative medicine company ViaCyte announced “the recent issuance of more than 200 patents, which provide protection to the company’s core technologies around the world.” ViaCyte said the newly-issued patents further strengthen its position “in pluripotent cell-derived and implantable cell replacement therapies for…


Boston Scientific claims a win in EU patent dispute

Boston Scientific Corporation said that it “along with several other opponents” successfully opposed Edwards Lifesciences Corporation’s European patent EP 2,399,550 (‘550) in the European Patent Office (EPO) “resulting in a revocation of the patent.” “The ‘550 patent was the only…


Glaukos files patent lawsuit against Ivantis

Glaucoma treatment company Glaukos Corporation said it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ivantis, Inc. in the US District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division. “The lawsuit alleges that Ivantis’ Hydrus Microstent device infringes Glaukos patents relating to…


Ford licenses hybrid vehicle patents from Paice

Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, said it reached an agreement to license all of its hybrid vehicle technology to Ford Motor Company. Paice was founded in 1992 with the support of the University of Maryland. “The resolution…


Patents for UCSF and Akili Interactive initiative

Akili Interactive, a prescription digital medicine company, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) announced the issuance of patents broadly covering Akili’s proprietary platform technology that “adaptively delivers a range of stimuli designed to target specific networks in the brain.” “The…


Cree licenses patents to Nexperia

LED lighting company Cree, Inc. said it signed a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-bearing patent license agreement with Nexperia BV, a Dutch company. “The agreement provides Nexperia access to Cree’s extensive gallium nitride (GaN) power device patent portfolio, which includes over 300 issued…


Syneron Candela files patent suits v 18 distributors

Syneron Medical Ltd and its subsidiary Candela Corporation (Syneron Candela) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) said they filed patent infringement complaints against 18 manufacturers and distributors of fractional RF micro-needle dermatological treatment systems in both the US International Trade Commission…


Patent suits filed v AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint

Fractus S.A., a Barcelona-based antenna technology company, said it has filed lawsuits against AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint for alleged infringement of its United States patents on cellular base station antenna technologies. “Founded in 1999, Fractus developed innovative cellular base station…


Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $502m in latest twist

Patent licensor VirnetX Holding Corp. won $502.6 million against Apple after a federal jury in Texas said Apple was infringing patents for secure communications, Bloomberg reported. The decision is just the latest development in a dispute that is now in its…


Mediacom extends licensing agreement with TiVo

TiVo Corporation said it renewed its product and patent portfolio license agreement with Mediacom Communications, the multichannel video service provider. The extension provides Mediacom with access to a range of TiVo products, including the TiVo Gateway DVR, TiVo Mini, classic guides,…


Finjan, Carbon Black in patent license agreement

Cybersecurity licensing company Finjan Holdings said its subsidiary Finjan, Inc. entered into a confidential patent license and settlement agreement with Carbon Black on April 6, 2018, whereby the companies have resolved all pending litigation matters. In addition, subsidiary Finjan Mobile,…


CommScope, CCI in antenna patent license deal

CommScope and CCI have reached an agreement that resolves all litigation between the parties in India and the United States. The litigation relates to advanced base station antenna technologies that enable better performance in wireless networks. “Under the terms of…


WiLAN firm in patent license deal with MSI

WiLAN, a Quarterhill company said its subsidiary Anton Innovations granted a license for certain patents owned by Anton Innovations to MSI Computer Corporation. The licensed patents relate to multi-modal wi-fi technology. MSI designs, develops and provides computer hardware, related products…


Memjet, Canon in patent cross-license deal

Digital inkjet technology firm Memjet and Canon have entered into a long-term, global agreement to cross-license their patents around key segments and applications. Terms of the agreement remain confidential. “We are excited and pleased with our agreement with Canon, which validates…


Microsoft says joint venture partners will keep patents

Microsoft president Brad Smith wrote in a blog post that Microsoft customers do not have to be concerned that Microsoft might set up a competing business after working with them to develop new products. In the post, Smith outlined what Microsoft…


AbbVie in Humira patent deal with Samsung Bioepis

AbbVie announced a global resolution of all intellectual property-related litigation with Samsung Bioepis over its proposed biosimilar adalimumab product. Under terms of the settlement agreements, AbbVie will grant to Samsung Bioepis a non-exclusive license to AbbVie’s intellectual property relating to…


Indivior files patent lawsuits over addiction treatment

Pharmaceutical company Indivior plc said its US subsidiary Indivior Inc. has filed patent lawsuits against Dr. Reddy’s, Actavis, Par, Alvogen and Teva for alleged infringement of a US patent relating to their respective proposed generic versions of Indivior’s Suboxone Film…


InterDigital, Kyocera in patent license agreement

Mobile technology firm InterDigital, Inc. said the company’s patent licensing subsidiaries signed a multi-year, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-bearing patent license agreement with Kyocera Corporation. InterDigital said: “The agreement covers sales by Kyocera Corporation and its affiliates of terminal unit products designed…


Marathon Patent amends Global Bit Ventures deal

IP licensing firm Marathon Patent Group, Inc. said it amended the terms of its pending acquisition of Global Bit Ventures Inc. (GBV), a digital asset technology company that mines cryptocurrencies. Marathon said it will issue 70 million shares in purchase consideration instead…


Innovative Sonic joins Via Licensing’s LTE patent pool

Via Licensing Corporation said Innovative Sonic has become the newest licensor in Via’s LTE (Long Term Evolution) wireless licensing program. Via said its LTE licensing program “offers the industry a fair, transparent, and cost-effective means to obtain a license to…


Humach licenses patent portfolio to RPX

Dallas-based outsourcer Humach said it has licensed a portion of its extensive patent portfolio to patent risk management company RPX Corporation. Humach said its patent portfolio includes patents for “dynamic scalability in the cloud” and that it has retained ownership of…


IHI moves IP management systems to Anaqua

Boston-based IP management and analytics software firm Anaqua, Inc said Japanese heavy-industry manufacturer IHI Corporation will upgrade its IP management systems by moving to ANAQUA 9, Anaqua’s integrated software and services platform. IHI, which provides a broad range of products such as power…


Workhorse gets patent for HorseFly drone delivery

Workhorse Group Inc. said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent for the HorseFly Truck Launched Drone Package Delivery System. “The HorseFly UAV Delivery System is a custom-built, high efficiency delivery UAV that is fully integrated with…


TiVo signs long-term IP license with Starz Entertainment

TiVo Corporation said that Starz Entertainment LLC, a media distribution company that owns several TV networks in the US, signed a long-term intellectual property (IP) license. “Starz is acquiring a license to the TiVo patent portfolios and the over-the-top (OTT) assets…


Ultravision files USITC patent complaint v 37 firms

Ultravision International, a manufacturer and distributor of LED displays and LED lighting, said it filed a patent infringement complaint at the US International Trade Commission (USITC) seeking remedial orders barring 37 companies from importing, selling and distributing infringing LED display…


Indivior to pay up to $294m in C4X license deal

Indivior said its subsidiary Indivior UK Limited and C4X Discovery Holdings entered into a license agreement whereby Indivior UK obtained exclusive global rights to develop and commercialize C4X’s oral orexin-1 receptor antagonist program. “The orexin-1 (OX1) molecular pathway has been…


Teva wins reversal of $235m GSK patent verdict -report

A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a jury’s verdict that required Teva Pharmaceutical Industries to pay GlaxoSmithKline more than $235 million for infringing a patent covering its blood pressure drug Coreg, according to a Reuters report. US District Judge Leonard…


Two patent allowances for Glytec’s diabetes software

Glytec said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued two more patent allowances for Glytec’s FDA-cleared proprietary software used by healthcare providers to guide the dosing of insulin. “The allowances, which comprise a combined total of 52 claims,…


TricorBraun settles patent dispute with Ghost

Packaging firm TricorBraun said it resolved its patent infringement dispute with Ghost, LLC. “TricorBraun filed suit against Ghost on November 7, 2017 in Nevada Federal Court alleging infringement of TricorBraun’s U.S. Patent Number 9,541,441,” said TricorBraun. “The mutually satisfactory settlement between…


Roche claims court win in haemophilia patent case

Roche said that the Tokyo District Court ruled in favour of its Chugai Pharmaceutical business in a patent litigation case relating to its haemophilia medicine Hemlibra (emicizumab). “The court ruled that Hemlibra does not infringe patent 4313531, held by Shire’s wholly-owned…


Boston Scientific claims UK court win v Edwards

Boston Scientific Corporation said the UK Court of Appeal “dismissed Edwards Lifesciences’ appeal and upheld a prior court decision that Edwards’ Sapien 3 device infringes Boston Scientific patent EP (UK) 2 926 766 and that all claims of that patent…


Court rules in Shire’s favor over Adderall patents

Pharmaceutical firm Shire plc said its subsidiary Shire Development LLC welcomed the favorable ruling against Abhai LLC in connection with its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for a generic version of Shire’s Adderrall XR, which is used for treating attention…


Microsoft and ClearSky in licensing partnership

Microsoft and ClearSky Data announced they entered into a licensing agreement to enable access to Microsoft’s Server Message Block (SMB) file transport technology for ClearSky’s on-demand, hybrid cloud storage service for backup and disaster recovery (DR). Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC…


Indivior intends to appeal Alvogen patent ruling

Indivior plc said it intends to appeal after it lost a second legal case in recent months in its fight to protect the patent of the Suboxone Film opioid addiction treatment that generates most of its revenues. Indivior said a US District…


Finjan files patent suit against Carbon Black

Cybersecurity licensing company Finjan Holdings said that “after two years of good faith efforts” to resolve a patent dispute with Carbon Black, Inc, its subsidiary Finjan, Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Carbon Black in the US Northern…


Rambus in patent license agreement

Rambus Inc said it signed a patent license agreement with Beijing Tongfang Microelectronics Co., Ltd., a fabless chip design company focusing on smart cards and related technologies. The agreement includes the use of Rambus patents such as Differential Power Analysis (DPA)…


China number two in international patent applications

China moved into second position as a source of international patent applications filed via the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2017, closing in on long-time leader United States in another record year in the use of WIPO’s intellectual property services for…