Arista claims latest win in patent fight v Cisco

Arista Networks is claiming another victory in its long-running intellectual property battle with larger rival Cisco Systems after a judge ruled that Arista redesigned its ethernet switches so that they do not infringe on a patent owned by Cisco. Arista said the Administrative Law…

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Apple ‘broadens legal attack on Qualcomm’

Apple has broadened its legal attack on chip maker Qualcomm by arguing to a US federal court that license agreements that make Qualcomm a cut of every iPhone manufactured were invalid, Reuters reported. Apple sued Qualcomm in January arguing the chip maker improperly withheld $1 billion…


Intellia patent for CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based genome editing company Intellia Therapeutics said China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) indicated it will grant a patent broadly covering CRISPR/Cas9 single-guide gene editing methods and compositions. “The patent includes claims covering methods for editing DNA in non-cellular and cellular…


Patel takes helm at TiVo’s IP licensing business

TiVo Corporation announced the appointment of Arvin Patel to the position of executive vice president and chief intellectual property (IP) officer effective in the third quarter. Reporting directly to TiVo CEO Tom Carson, Patel will be responsible for all facets of…


Skechers claims wins in Adidas patent fight

Footwear brand Skechers USA said that in two separate rulings the US District Court for the District of Oregon denied an Adidas’ motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to prevent Skechers from selling its Mega-Blade series of children’s shoes — and dismissed Adidas’ claim…


Cedexis patent to speed up internet traffic delivery

Oregon-based internet management company Cedexis announced the grant of a patent covering “programmable, data-driven content delivery infrastructure selection.” Cedexis said this represented a significant enhancement to the traditional DNS resolution methods that govern internet use. “A web client obtains an Internet Protocol…


Payfone gets patent for technology to stop SIM fraud

Mobile identity authentication company Payfone said it secured a patent for a technology that thwarts SIM swap scams, a fast-growing type of fraud. Payfone said SIM swap scams typically involve fraudsters impersonating customers in order to persuade customer service representatives to…


First CRISPR patent for MilliporeSigma

Genome editing company MilliporeSigma said the Australian Patent Office granted it patent rights relating to the use of CRISPR in a genomic integration method for eukaryotic cells. The patent is the first that MilliporeSigma has received for CRISPR technology. The patent covers…


Dana reaches milestone of 10,000 patents

Ohio-based auto parts manufacturer Dana Incorporated said it achieved the milestone of 10,000 patents issued to the company’s engineers and inventors. “Dana consistently maintains a sharp focus on innovation, and the drive to advance technology is a cornerstone of our culture,” said…


TiVo and Funai renew product and IP license

TiVo Corporation said Funai Electric renewed its multi-year product and intellectual property (IP) license for entertainment products across Japan, North America and Europe. Funai has licensed TiVo’s electronic program guides including G-Guide and G-Guide xD. Funai will also implement TiVo’s G-Guide HTML…


Certain drug patents ‘survive IPRs at higher rate’

Intellectual property law firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto has released research suggesting that certain pharmaceutical patents survive challenges at the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) “at a significantly higher rate than patents across all technologies.” The findings are included in a…


Litigation resolved in Amazon, Wi-LAN patent deal

Quarterhill Inc. said its wholly-owned subsidiary, patent licensing company Wi-LAN Inc, entered into a patent license agreement with Amazon.com Inc. “The consideration paid to WiLAN and all other terms of the license agreement are confidential,” said Quarterhill. Quarterhill said the license resolves…


IGT, Konami Gaming in patent cross-licensing deal

International Game Technology (IGT), holder of the largest slot game feature patent portfolio in North America, said it signed a patent cross-licensing agreement with Konami Gaming. Under the agreement, Konami Gaming can offer games including patented game features from the IGT…


Kush Bottles patent for child resistant feature

Kush Bottles, a provider of packaging, supplies and accessories for the regulated cannabis industry, said the US Patent Office approved a patent for a mechanism on one of its child resistant packaging products. Kush Bottles said the patent covers the configuration…


Allowance for Nobilis Therapeutics licensed patent

Nobilis Therapeutics said the patent it had exclusively licensed from Partners HealthCare/McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard University, has received a notice of allowance. The patent is titled “Xenon and/or Argon treatment as an adjunct to psychotherapy for psychiatric disorders” and covers a wide range of noble…


Court to consider whether IPRs violate constitution

The US Supreme Court has agreed to rule on the constitutionality of the inter partes review (IPR) system. Under the IPR system, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board has the power to throw out issued patents. The justices will hear arguments that the IPR…


Stem cell company Cellect gets patent allowance

Cellect Biotechnology Ltd, a developer of stem cells isolation technology, said it received a formal notice of allowance for a patent covering “a key composition of matter and method of use.” “Similar to the patents granted previously, the current patent significantly…


Wi-LAN in patent license deal with Ericsson

Quarterhill Inc. said its wholly-owned subsidiary Wi-LAN Inc. entered into a wireless patent license agreement with Ericsson. “The license agreement resolves the LTE wireless litigations pending between WiLAN and Ericsson in the Southern District of Florida and the Eastern District of…


CollPlant files patent for 3D bio-printing of organs

CollPlant, a regenerative medicine company utilizing its proprietary plant-based rhCollagen technology for tissue repair products, announced it filed a patent application in the United States for bio-ink based on rhCollagen for three-dimensional printing of tissues and organs. “The patent application is…


ChromaDex in Scripps Research Institute patent deal

ChromaDex Corp announced an exclusive worldwide patent license and research agreement with The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to identify the potential role of Niagen in treating breast cancer. ChromaDex said it signed the new patent license and research agreement “gaining access to groundbreaking,…


IGC licenses THC-based treatment for alzheimer’s

Maryland-based India Globalization Capital, Inc. (IGC) said it entered into a definitive license agreement with the University of South Florida making IGC the exclusive licensee of the US patent filing entitled “THC as a Potential Therapeutic Agent for Alzheimer’s Disease.” “By…


Allowance for CLEAR biometric boarding pass patent

CLEAR said the US Patent and Trademark Office issued it a Notice of Allowance related to a patent application covering biometric boarding pass technologies. CLEAR said the patent application covers a biometric solution that enables end-to-end access throughout an airport without producing ID…


EU to probe Qualcomm’s $38bn bid for NXP

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed $38 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors by San Diego-based Qualcomm under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission said it has concerns that the transaction could lead to…


Seoul Semiconductor resolves Kmart patent litigation

Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys said they resolved a patent litigation that was filed on behalf of Seoul and The Regents of the University of California against Kmart. The patent case was filed in US Federal District Court asserting infringement of eight patents…


USITC launches Sony patent infringement probe

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) said it voted to open a patent infringement investigation of certain consumer electronic devices made by Sony. “The investigation is based on a complaint filed by Arris Enterprises LLC of Suwanee, GA, on May 9, 2017,”…


Malibu Boats claims favorable patent ruling

Malibu Boats, LLC, a subsidiary of Malibu Boats, Inc. announced a favorable ruling from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) regarding Malibu’s patent related to wake surfing systems. “The USPTO recently issued a Notice of Intent to Issue Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate…


Joseph Matal named acting head of US patent office

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross named US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) associate solicitor Joseph Matal to perform the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO following the abrupt resignation of…


InterDigital, Panasonic Mobile renew 4G license

Mobile technology company InterDigital said its patent holding subsidiaries renewed their worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-bearing patent license agreement with Panasonic Mobile Communications (PMC) covering 4G technologies, including LTE and LTE-Advanced. “Renewing this agreement with PMC confirms that reasonable parties can find agreement…


Mobile vending payment patent for PayRange

PayRange Inc., a maker of mobile payment solutions for machines, said it was issued a US patent for technology “that sends machine events to the mobile device to notify users of the status of the transaction.” PayRange said this was particularly useful “to…


Top 100 university patent holders unveiled in report

The Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted US Utility Patents in 2016 report has been announced by The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). The top 10 universities granted patents in 2016 were The University of California System,…


Patent for Mitek vehicle ID number mobile capture

Mobile capture and identity verification software company Mitek said it was issued a patent for “Methods For Mobile Image Capture Of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) In A Non-Document” by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Mitek now has 30 patents issued. “This latest…


Autoimmune disease patent for Galectin Therapeutics

Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. said it was issued a US patent for “Composition of Novel Carbohydrate Drug for Treatment of Human Diseases.” The patent’s principal claims cover method of use for GR-MD-02 in patients with an autoimmune disease. The patent coverage extends through…


Patent and Trademark Office head Michelle Lee resigns

UPDATE 1 — US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) director Michelle Lee resigned from her position late on Tuesday. In an email to colleagues, Lee wrote: “This afternoon, I submitted my letter of resignation from my position as the Under…


Acacia, Medtronic in surgical device patent license deal

Acacia Research Corporation said Acacia Research Group LLC and its LifePort Sciences LLC subsidiary entered into a license agreement with Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Vascular Inc. covering patents relating to surgical devices. The agreement resolves litigation that was pending in the…


IP5 seeks more global patent harmonisation

Members of the IP5 — the forum of the five largest intellectual property offices in the world — said they committed themselves to “effective work-sharing and harmonisation of patent practices and procedures to further improve the patent landscape for users…


Unified Patents predicts 69% drop in East Texas cases

“Anti-troll” organization Unified Patents has predicted a 69% decrease in patent case filings — or almost 1,000 fewer new cases — in the Eastern District of Texas (ED Texas) following the Supreme Court’s “Heartland” decision to tighten rules for where patent…


Nest Labs, ecobee in patent cross-license agreement

Smart thermostat companies Nest Labs, Inc. and ecobee Inc. said they reached a long-term patent cross-license agreement “reflecting the respective strength of the companies’ investments in innovation.” Details of the agreement are confidential. “Nest and ecobee believe that this patent accord…


Garmin facing $37m fine; plans ITC appeal

Marine electronics company Navico said an Enforcement Initial Determination (EID) filed by an International Trade Commission (ITC) administrative law judge (ALJ) found that Garmin violated a cease-and-desist orders issued in 2015 regarding the importation and sale of products featuring DownVü scanning sonar technology….


Taconic Biosciences gets CRISPR license from ERS

New York-based Taconic Biosciences, which specializes in genetically engineered rodent models and services, said it signed a license agreement with ERS Genomics to utilize the company’s CRISPR-Cas9 technology to generate “unique murine models.” Under the agreement, Taconic receives a worldwide non-exclusive…


Court limits patent owners’ right to block resale

In a ruling against printer company Lexmark International Inc, the US Supreme Court has made it harder for patent owners to control the use of patented products once they are sold. The high court said that Lexmark, which has patents on ink cartridge…


ParkerVision case reopened v Apple, LG, Qualcomm

Wireless chip developer ParkerVision, Inc. said the Middle District of Florida granted ParkerVision’s request to lift the stay and reopen its patent infringement case against Apple, LG and Qualcomm. It said the court also ordered the parties to conduct a case…


BlackBerry says Qualcomm to pay it $940m

BlackBerry Limited said it reached an agreement with chipmaker Qualcomm resolving “all amounts payable” in connection with the interim arbitration decision announced on April 12, 2017, related to a major licensing dispute. “Following a joint stipulation by the parties, the arbitration panel…


Patent infringement probe of Nikon cameras

The US International Trade Commission said it launched a patent infringement investigation of certain Nikon digital cameras, software and components following a complaint by Carl Zeiss AG and ASML Netherlands B.V. “The products at issue in the investigation are digital cameras that include…


USITC probes Fujifilm magnetic tape imports

The US International Trade Commission said it would investigate imports of Fujifilm magnetic tape cartridges and components after a patent infringement complaint from Sony Corp. The investigation will concern magnetic tape cartridge products as well as the cartridge components, magnetic tape,…


Qualcomm in China smartphone chipsets joint venture

Qualcomm said it signed an agreement to form a joint venture called JLQ Technology which will focus on chipsets for “mass-tier smartphones” designed and sold into China. Qualcomm said Jianguang Asset Management (JAC Capital), Leadcore Technology (a subsidiary of Datang Telecom Technology Co), Qualcomm…


Digital Ally to pay at least $1m for SightDeck IP

Digital Ally, which makes advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications, said it signed a letter of intent to acquire the SightDeck intellectual property (IP) from iMatte, Inc. “The combined technologies will form the basis for a new…


Midwest Energy acquires patent rights for $2.5m, stock

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (ME2C) said it acquired all patent rights for its Sorbent Enhancement Additive (SEA) mercury emissions control technology from the Energy & Environmental Research Center Foundation (EERCF). ME2C acquired the rights for $2.5 million and 925,000 shares of…


US patent for Intec Pharma Parkinson’s Accordion Pill

Intec Pharma Ltd. said the US Patent and Trademark Office granted the company a patent titled “Accordion Pill Comprising Levodopa for Improved Treatment of Parkinson’s Diseases Symptoms.” Intec Pharma said the patent is scheduled to remain in force until November 2031 and…


Diebold claims latest ITC ruling in Hyosung ATM fight

UPDATE 1 — Diebold Nixdorf said the International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a final ruling in favor of Diebold Nixdorf in a long-running ATM patent case against Korean company Nautilus Hyosung. However, Nautilus Hyosung America responded by saying the ITC ruling confirmed its prior…


Honeywell in ITC complaint over bar code patents

Honeywell said it took additional legal actions against Code Corp., a company that manufactures bar code readers, for alleged infringement of Honeywell patents. “Honeywell filed a complaint asking the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to preclude Code from importing into the U.S….


Nokia, Apple settle litigation, agree patent license deal

Nokia and Apple announced that they settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute and agreed a multi-year patent license. “While details of the agreement remain confidential, Nokia will receive an up-front cash payment from Apple, with additional revenues…


Apple, Visa face USR patent suit over Apple Pay

Boston-based Universal Secure Registry LLC (USR) said it filed a complaint in US District Court for the District of Delaware alleging Apple, Visa and Visa’s subsidiary Visa U.S.A. infringed “seminal” patents for electronic payments and identity authentication that paved the way for their mobile…


Supreme Court limits where patent suits can be filed

The US Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed as it ruled that patent infringement suits can be filed only in courts located in the jurisdiction where the targeted company is incorporated. The decision could make it harder…


Anaqua ‘to manage IBM patent, trademark portfolio’

IP management and analytics software firm Anaqua said IBM selected Anaqua’s platform to manage its global patent and trademark portfolio. “It is a tremendous honor to be selected by a global innovation leader like IBM,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “We are…


AstraZeneca $300m rights deal for Seloken heart drug

AstraZeneca said it sold the European rights to its Seloken heart medicines to Italian firm Recordati for about $300 million. AstraZeneca said it entered an agreement with Recordati “for the commercial rights to Seloken/Seloken ZOK (metoprolol tartrate and metoprolol succinate respectively) and associated…


GeneriCo says it prevails in IPR of Valeant patent

Generic drug company GeneriCo, LLC said the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office ruled in favor of its petition for Inter Partes Review (IPR) of the Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. US Patent 8,865,688 (the ‘688 Patent)….



iRobot complaint leads to vacuum robot patent probe

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) voted to institute an investigation into alleged patent infringement in robotic vacuum cleaning devices and their components by multiple companies following a complaint by iRobot Corporation of Bedford, MA. Respondents include Bissell Homecare, Hoover Inc and Black and Decker. “The complaint…


Schutt files football helmet patent lawsuit v Riddell

Kranos Corporation, doing business as Schutt Sports, said it filed a lawsuit against Riddell, Inc. claiming that Riddell is infringing three patents covering Schutt’s football helmet technologies. The Schutt complaint alleges that Riddell’s SpeedFlex, Revolution Speed, Revolution Speed Classic, 360, Revolution…


ATUM in patent licensing deal with Thermo Fisher

ATUM — formerly DNA TwoPointO, Inc. — said it signed a patent licensing agreement that gives Thermo Fisher Scientific access to certain systems and methods for gene design as described in United States Patent No. 7,805,202. “Most people think visually, so seeing…


Qualcomm sues Apple manufacturers in patent fight

In an escalation of its patent battle with Apple, Qualcomm said it is suing “the four manufacturers of all Apple iPhones and iPads sold worldwide” for non-payment of royalties. Qualcomm said it filed a complaint in the US District Court for the Southern District of…


Coherus BioSciences says it prevails in IPR decision

Coherus BioSciences, Inc. said the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the US Patent and Trademark Office ruled in favor of Coherus’ petitions for Inter Partes Review (IPR) of AbbVie’s US patent 8,889,135. “The PTAB’s decision invalidates all claims of the patent…


ResMed ‘withdraws’ USITC complaint v Fisher & Paykel

New Zealand-based Fisher & Paykel Healthcare said California-headquartered ResMed filed a motion with the US International Trade Commission (USITC) to terminate a current investigation by withdrawing its complaint against Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. Reuters reported that ResMed lodged its complaint with the…


Vonage gets seven patents in first quarter

Cloud communication company Vonage said it received seven new patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office covering SMS (short message service) features, call processing, and improvements to QoS (quality of service) and security. “At the end of the first quarter of…


Voip-Pal may add billions to claims v Apple, Verizon, AT&T

Voip-Pal.com, Inc. announced its intention to increase by many billions of dollars the damage claims in its lawsuits against Apple, Verizon and AT&T. Bellevue, Washington-based Voip-Pal said it owns a portfolio of patents relating to Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. “Over the past…


Weight Watchers sues app company for infringement

Weight Watchers International has accused a small software maker of creating an app that infringes on its patents and trademarks, Reuters reported. Weight Watchers sued UK-based Fenlander Software Solutions and its owners, Christopher Foulds and Nella Foulds, in the US District Court in…


Zipit Wireless patent for remote device technology

Zipit Wireless said the US Patent Office issued it a patent covering the remote device management technologies that are an integral part of its Internet of Things platform. “In addition, Zipit’s cloud-based enterprise messaging solution applies these technologies in order to help…


Invista buys Cone Denim dual core patent portfolio

Lycra brand owner Invista said it bought the dual core patent portfolio of Cone Denim and International Textile Group (ITG). “The patent estate covers a broad variety of dual core yarns, fabrics, and garments made from those fabrics, which are sold…


Patent litigation fell again in 2016, PwC study says

The number of patent cases filed declined again in 2016, continuing a downward trend from a high point reached in 2013, according to the latest PwC patent litigation study. The report said about 5,100 patent cases were filed in 2016, a…


Avita Medical files IPR against Renovacare patent

Avita Medical Limited, a regenerative medicine company focused on the treatment of wounds and skin defects, said it filed an Inter Partes Review (IPR) petition against US Patent No. 9,610,430 (the ‘430 patent) owned by Renovacare Sciences Corp. Avita holds…


Facebook hit with patent suit over newsfeed, timeline

Network-1 Technologies, Inc. said its subsidiary Mirror Worlds Technologies, LLC initiated patent litigation against Facebook, Inc in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York for alleged infringement of three patents. “The lawsuit alleges that the patents in suit are…


Microsoft patents ‘Shazam for food’ glasses

Microsoft has been granted a patent for a wearable system for imposing dietary self-control, according to a post by data provider CB Insights. The system involves augmented reality glasses that can monitor what the wearer eats including calorie content and makes food recommendations based…


Key patents for Burcon NutraScience

Burcon NutraScience Corporation said it has been granted a US patent covering technology for the production of its Peazazz pea protein. Burcon also said it has been granted two more US patents covering technologies for the production of Clarisoy, and it has also received…


S&W Seed in alfalfa agreement with Generic Genetics

S&W Seed Company said it entered into an agreement with Generic Genetics, which is led by biotech trait developer David Stalker, to develop novel alfalfa seed varieties containing select biotechnology traits. S&W said that as a number of unique technologies come off patent…


Patent for EyeLock single camera iris biometrics system

Iris-based identity authentication company EyeLock LLC said the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued it a patent “that enables a single camera to acquire iris biometrics as well as a face image by providing suitable illumination adjustments between the two…


Prism says Federal Circuit rejects rehearing for Sprint

Prism Technologies Group, Inc. said the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rejected a request by Sprint Spectrum LP, doing business as Sprint PCS, for a rehearing of Sprint’s appeal of the patent infringement verdict in favor of its subsidiary,…


GreenKey files patent on voice-driven trading tool

GreenKey Technologies, the creator of an artificial intelligence (AI) and voice-driven collaboration tool for financial market participants, said the US Patent and Trademark Office accepted its application “for human speech-to-text and subsequent interpretation of spoken financial trades in a fast and accurate manner.” GreenKey…


Wal-Mart seeks patent for Amazon Dash rival

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has applied for a patent for an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to track the way products are used in shoppers’ homes, according to a blog post by data provider CB Insights. The patent could help Wal-Mart compete with Amazon.com Inc’s one-button…


Qualcomm seeks iPhone import ban – Bloomberg

In what would be a major escalation of its legal dispute with Apple, Qualcomm is preparing to ask the US International Trade Commission to ban the imports of iPhones, according to a Bloomberg report. The dispute revolves around patents Qualcomm holds…


Imagination Tech starts Apple ‘dispute resolution’

Imagination Technologies Group said on Thursday it “commenced a dispute resolution procedure” with its largest customer Apple after failing to resolve a licence and royalty standoff. Imagination said last month that Apple told the British firm it was developing its own graphics chips and would…


GTL successfully requests IPR of Securus patents

GTL, which provides services to 32 state departments of corrections, said the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has instituted trial against three Securus US patents. The three patents, issued in 2015, address communications among inmates and various aspects of inmate video visitation….


Malibu Boats, MasterCraft settle patent litigation

Malibu Boats said it settled the patent infringement cases brought by Malibu against MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC before the US District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Malibu said that under the terms of the settlement MasterCraft will make a one-time payment to Malibu Boats and will…


Crossmatch in patent complaint v Integrated Biometrics

Biometric identity management company Crossmatch said it filed a complaint in the US District Court for the District of Delaware against Integrated Biometrics. “At issue are numerous Integrated Biometrics scanners that infringe four Crossmatch patents covering core functionalities of fingerprint scanners, including auto-capture, print…


CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing patent granted

CRISPR-Cas genome engineering company Caribou Biosciences announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted Vilnius University a CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing patent. “Caribou has rights to this intellectual property in multiple fields of use, including exclusive access in the research…


Celyad gets up to $96m in Novartis patent license deal

Biopharmaceutical company Celyad announced a non-exclusive license agreement with Novartis for Celyad’s US patents for the production of allogeneic CAR-T cells. “This license agreement is related to two targets currently under development by Novartis,” said Celyad. “The agreement includes Celyad’s intellectual property…


USITC to probe imported thermoplastic vehicle parts

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) said it voted to institute an investigation into certain imported thermoplastic electric motors and vehicle components following a complaint by patent holding company Intellectual Ventures II LLC. “The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff…


Qualcomm-Apple royalties battle intensifies

Qualcomm said that Apple is now withholding payments to Apple’s contract manufacturers for the royalties those contract manufacturers owe under their licenses with Qualcomm for sales during the quarter ended March 31, 2017. The development is an escalation of the ongoing legal battle between Apple…


IBM patent for transferring packages between drones

IBM said its inventors have been granted a patent for transferring packages between drones during flight. IBM said drones are being used to transport packages to customer locations, but there are still challenges to this delivery method including limited flight range and theft of…


Motorola says ITC to probe Hytera over radios

Motorola Solutions said the US International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to institute an investigation into the trade practices of Hytera Communications. Motorola said the ITC’s investigation will examine whether Hytera is unlawfully importing and selling two-way radio equipment and systems and related software and components…


ASML files patent countersuits against Nikon

ASML said it is filing initial legal claims against Nikon for infringement of more than 10 patents related to a broad range of products in the fields of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, flat panel display manufacturing equipment and digital cameras. This follows…


Asetek receives $600,000 after patent lawsuit

Liquid cooling technology company Asetek said it received payment of $600,000 as awarded in a patent infringement lawsuit against CMI USA, Inc. Asetek said that in December 2014, the US District Court unanimously ruled in favor of Asetek on all claims in a patent infringement lawsuit against…


Dry Creek Vineyard gets patent for cork sourcing info

Sonoma County-based Dry Creek Vineyard announced the issuance of a US patent related to the design of printed sustainable sourcing information on its wine cork closures. “The innovative closure is laser printed with ornamental and detailed information about the source of…